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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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K. Curtis Valentine's show: All We Need is Love!

Through February at River Gallery School's Gallery 34

ALL WE NEED IS LOVE! Is a collection of Valentine Works created by K. Curtis. The selected artwork shown illustrates the trajectory of some of the styles used over her 53-year career in the arts. She began by making drawings using a radiograph. Many of these images were translated into a line of soft sculpture mobiles which she calls stuffed drawings. The characters she invented moved into linoleum block printed designs. This period transformed into the Gouache & India Ink method which she still uses today.

The OPENING for the show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Gallery 34. If you would like to visit another time you may gain access by visiting the River Gallery School when it is open or call Kay at 802-258-7470 for an individual tour.


K. Curtis will lead two workshops on the Gouache & India Ink method. You will be taught an original approach to making exciting and colorful works of art. We will focus on the negative spaces, creating our drawings with India Ink and filling them with gouache colors. You may bring a drawing you might like to translate into this method, or create something new. At the end of four hours together, you will come away with your own original piece of art, a handout of steps and materials and the knowledge to use this method on your own. All materials are provided. No experience necessary.

The one-day workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 26,

Fee: $75. Click here to register online , or call River Gallery School at (802) 257-1577.     Questions:

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Two Conversations with Sharon Myers & Erika Radich

Feb. 10 through April 22 at Historical Society of Cheshire County

The Historical Society of Cheshire County announces an upcoming installation of artwork by fiber artist Sharon Myers and printmaker Erika Radich. As friends and colleagues, “we have had many varied conversations over the years, but this one has a different quality and a unique manifestation,” according to Myers. Titled Two Conversations, the show expresses two vivid and colorful conversations between friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, manifested through their art. The show will open with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 and continue through April 22, during regular hours at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, NH.

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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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