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Fresh new exhibit at Brooks House Atrium Hallway Gallery

New Passage show continues

BRATTLEBORO:   The Atrium Hallway Gallery in the Brooks House has a fresh new look for spring, with an exhibit spotlighting the artwork of four members of Brattleboro-West Arts.

Titled New Passage, the ongoing show’s latest offerings demonstrate the diverse talents of BWA members, from Kay Curtis’s bright and active Swing Dance series of drypoint monoprints to Bobbi Angell’s detailed and elegant botanicals to Sharon Myers’s handsome prints using lingerie to Lesley Heathcote’s closely observed and beautifully rendered animal and bird pastels.

Treat yourself to a visit to the Atrium Hallway Gallery at 130 Main St., and spread the word!

The exhibit is at the invitation of fellow Brattleboro-West Arts members Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings, owners of the Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts gallery. Its Annex exhibit space occupies the main part of the Atrium. They collaborated with the Brooks House management to create a venue in the hallway to showcase local artists.

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New England House features work of 6 members

Through winter 2021

Until spring 2021, work of six BWA members is on display at New England House, 254 Marlboro Road in Brattleboro.   The artists whose work is featured are:  Maisie Crowther, Lesley Heathcote, Stephen Lloyd, Greg Moschetti, Walter Slowinski, and Cai Xi.  

Individual Members' Events
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Jackie Abrams restrospective: 45 Years of Making 

Sadly, she announces exhibit May 29 – July 4 at Mitchell•Giddings Fine Arts will be her last

Jackie Abrams shares this very personal announcement and invitation to a special look back at her life's work this spring with an exhibit at Mitchell•Giddings Fine Arts:

This retrospective exhibit allows me to share pieces from my collection that I have created and accumulated during all my years of learning, experimenting and constructing.

It started in 1975 when I visited the Basket Shop in Chesterfield, MA, owned and operated by 81-year-old Benjamin Higgins. He made traditional and functional woven baskets of pounded white ash trees, a technique he learned from his father. I spent 6 months as his apprentice; it changed my life.

I have been a basket maker and fiber artist since then. For 13 years I made functional baskets using natural materials. Wishing for enlivened color, I began to explore other techniques, other materials, and the possibilities of contemporary, non-functional vessels. Such possibilities continue to be boundless and infinite.

During all these years, I have taken and presented workshops, worked with indigenous women in both Africa and Central America and felt inspired by the artistry of so many others. I have relished the time to experiment in my studio, with both success and failures along the way. Each new series of vessels has become an adventurous pathway to explore and has spurred my interest in the connection between art and social justice.

If you would like to be on MGFA's mailing list, to receive updates, you can register here.

This will be my last exhibit.

A recent stage 4 cancer diagnosis was an unexpected surprise.

I am now spending my time with family and friends, appreciating the life that I have had. Thank you to each and every one of you for your support and interest over all these years.

Your messages are most welcome. I regret that I will not be able to answer them.

 

For details, visit Mitchell•Giddings Fine Arts.

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Glass torch work with Marta Bernbaum

Book via Airbnb

Book an experience with Marta Bernbaum though Airbnb and learn how to torch work glass rods into beads small sculptures and marbles.