BWA's Group Events
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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 winter and spring , 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 and Cai Xi 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

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

Myers, Mitchell and Giddings honored with Ewing Awards

Recognized for arts excellence July 21 at Keene's Redfern Arts Center

KEENE, N.H.:BWA members Sharon Myers, Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings were among 14 local artists and arts organizations honored at the Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards, held July 21 at the Alumni Recital Hall of Keene State College's Redfern Arts Center. The awards, which are in their eighth year, are a partnership between Arts Alive! and The Keene Sentinel. The awards recognize excellence in the arts from the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont. More than 50 submissions were made this year from which the winners were selected.

Myers was recognized in the category of three-dimensional arts. See her profile video here.

Mitchell and Giddings, owners of Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts gallery, 181-183 Main St. in Brattleboro, were recognized as presenters of the arts. See their profile video here.

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Naomi Lindenfeld, Cai Xi on view at Putney School

Visual Arts Faculty Show runs through Oct. 30

Naomi Lindenfeld’s clay and painted tea bag pieces and Cai Xi Silver’s paintings are currently on exhibit as part of the Putney School's Visual Arts Faculty Show, which runs through Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the school's Michael S. Currier Gallery at 418 Houghton Brook Road,

Putney, Vt . For a complete list of faculty with work in the show, visit the Putney School website.

Tai Chi on the Common

Explore the 5 Chinese elements with Cai Xi

Tai Chi on the Common through Oct. and cooking via Zoom through Nov.

Chinese Five Elements through Tai Chi and Cooking is sponsored by Brattleboro Arts Council. Join with Artist/Chef Cai Xi to hold your body and mind in the center of your heart, practicing Tai Chi and Five Animal Qigong movement from 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 28 on the Brattleboro Common. In the event of rain, sessions will be offered via Zoom. Also, prepare meals with Cai's family recipes via Zoom from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15. Free events, all welcome. For more information, contact Cai at

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Kay Curtis featured at Harmony Collective

New work on view through Oct.

Kay Curtis is the featured artist for the month of October at the Harmony Collective Artist Gallery. A collection of her recent work (including her calendar featuring 13 new pieces) will be on view from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the gallery at 49 Elliot St. in Brattleboro.

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Fresh exhibit at MitchellGiddings Fine Arts

Liz Chalfin's Iterations: 2021-2022 through Oct.

Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts gallery, 181-183 Main St. in Brattleboro, owned by BWA members Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings, presents a new exhibit: Iterations: 2021-2022, works by Liz Chalfin. The show will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 and continue through Oct. 30, with a demonstration and conversation with the artist from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 9. Details about this show here. See the gallery's other current exhibits here.

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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.