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BWA's Group Events

Heathcote, Lann, Slowinski take part in Open Studio Weekend

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 statewide

Please join Brattleboro-West Arts members Lesley Heathcote, Chris Lann and Walter Slowinski next weekend as they invite the public to visit them in the spaces where they create their work.

The statewide Vermont Crafts Council’s Fall Open Studio Weekend Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 will include four artist studios and two galleries in the Brattleboro area, as well as others in southern Vermont.
  Participating sites will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and visitors will have the chance to see demonstrations, purchase handcrafted items, talk to the professional artisans who made them and see the environment where their creative work happens.
  The tour continues this year, even as Vermont communities are in the process of rebuilding in the aftermath of July’s heavy flooding that damaged many homes and businesses, particularly in the central and northern parts of the state. The VCC says events like the studio tour support the local arts and can help them along the path to recovery.


Learn more about participating sites statewide and in the Brattleboro area.

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Latest exhibit at Brooks House Atrium Hallway Gallery

New Passage show continues

BRATTLEBORO:   The Atrium Hallway Gallery in the Brooks House offers a new group show for the summer and fall, with an exhibit spotlighting the artwork of six members of Brattleboro-West Arts.

Titled New Passage, the ongoing show’s latest offerings demonstrate the diverse talents of BWA members, from oil paintings by Cyndi M. Ferrante, acrylic paintings by Stephen Lloyd and watercolors by Maisie Crowther to encaustic paintings by Jen Wiechers, tea bag art by Naomi Lindenfeld and pastels by Lesley Heathcote.

Treat yourself to a visit to the Atrium Hallway Gallery at 132 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.


New England House features work of 6 members


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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Sharon Myers, Erica Radich share Two Conversations

Through Aug. 27 at Salmon Falls Gallery in Shelburne Falls, Mass.

SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass.: Mixed media artist Sharon Myers and printmaker Erika Radich present their collaborative exhibit titled Two Conversations through Aug. 27 at Salmon Falls Gallery 1 Ashfield St.,  Shelburne Falls, Mass. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a reception will be held July 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Wanting to engage with one another in an artistic exchange amid the isolation of the pandemic,

Sharon chose 12 of Erika's recent monotype collages and created a set of fiber hangings that responded to those prints. The product of that work is two vivid and colorful conversations, the result of heartfelt expression during a challenging and emotional time.

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Naomi Lindenfeld to lead adult ceramics workshop

Aug. 6-12, part of Putney School's Adult Studio Arts & Writing Week

Naomi Lindenfeld will teach a workshop as part of The Putney School Adult Studio Arts & Writing Week, Aug. 6-12.

The focus will be on a variety of colored slip techniques. A different method will be explored each day. Naomi will also show ways of working with hand-built construction methods to make functional or sculptural pieces. If you don’t have access to a kiln, she will fire pieces after the workshop.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There are options to commute or stay on campus. For details and to register, visit Naomi's website or the Putney School's site.

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Journeys: The Life and Work of Jackie Abrams

New book chronicles the legacy of her creative and social justice work

The much-awaited Journeys: The Life and Work of Jackie Abrams, edited by artist and friend Beth Hester, is now available! This 52-page, image-rich book brings awareness of the fiber artist's remarkable voice through the forms and artwork she created over the past four-and-a-half decades. Through text and photos, the book documents the innovative basketry, open-handed teaching approach, social justice work, and Jackie Abrams's wide-ranging influence on the world of contemporary art in her personal, artistic, and professional journeys.

Readers can also flip through it electronically here.

Find out more about current and ongoing exhibits featuring Jackie's works.

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