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Cabin Fever Expo, which was scheduled for March 21st is postponed to a date to be determined. The Women's Expo, which was scheduled for May 1 is postponed to a date to be determined. We are also postponing all scheduled Brown Bag Lunch events until further notice. We will post a notification with the new date details as soon as possible.
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Farm Art

Starting during our Street Festival (Friday, June 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.) and for the month of June, Strolling of the Heifers Farm Art exhibits will be on view at two Brattleboro locations:

1. Farm Art at the Works Bakery Café, 118 Main Street

2. Farm Art at the Gallery at the Garden, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street

Farm Art at the Works Bakery Café

The Works - Full Color 2013Brattleboro-West Arts is collaborating with Strolling of the Heifers on this show, which will be on view at The Works on Main Street for the month of June. The Stroll’s Farm Tour this year includes five very special farms, and Brattleboro-West Arts is visiting those farms to get inspiration for the artwork in the show.

The farms are Deer Ridge Farm, the Bunker Farm, Cortland Hill Orchard, the Robb Family Farm and the Franklin Farm. The show will continue in July and August at the River Garden.

This show will open with a public preview during the Gallery Walk & Street Festival, Friday evening, June 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Participating artists are:

  • Kris McDermet (fabric art: rug hooking and braiding)
  • Gene Parulis, photography
  • Walter Slowinski, ceramics and wood construction
  • Janet Picard, painting
  • Naomi Lindenfeld, ceramics
  • Steve Lloyd, painting
  • Jason Breen, woodwork
  • Ron Karpius, painting/sculpture
  • Sharon Myers, sculpture/printmaking.

Here’s a sampling of what’s offered at this show!

Steve Lloyd — acrylic, Franklin Farm

Steve Lloyd — acrylic, Franklin Farm

Gene Parulis — photo, Franklin Farm

Gene Parulis — photo, Franklin Farm

Kris McDermet — hooked rug, Franklin Farm

Kris McDermet — hooked rug, Franklin Farm

Walter Slowinsky — tile assemblage, Bunker Farm

Walter Slowinsky — tile assemblage, Bunker Farm

 

Farm Art at the Gallery at the Garden, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street

16” x 16” paintings by 25 area artists

GalleryGardenlogoHorizStrolling of the Heifers celebrates the opening of its new gallery at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden with the inaugural exhibit, “16 by 16 by 25”. The exhibit will be on view during the Gallery Walk & Street Festival, Friday evening, June 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Saturday morning, June 7, and during normal hours, weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CarynKingCurated by artist Caryn King, the show presents the work of 25 artists, each of whom produced a 16-inch by 16-inch square painting on canvas. The paintings reflect a variety of subjects including still life, figurative, landscape, animals, and abstract.

All paintings are for sale, with proceeds benefiting both the artists and Strolling of the Heifers.

GeorgieKing reflected on the particular challenges of working with the 16-inch square canvases: “It’s actually harder than it might seem to be. Both artists and viewers have been trained to see things in horizontal or vertical rectangles. You see that in paintings and photographs as well as in the designs of buildings, books, furniture. Creating something that fits in a square doesn’t come naturally.”

The artists included in the show are Marilyn Allen, Nancy Calicchio, Trudy Crites, Alicia Drakiotes, Janet Eldridge-Taylor, Esther Fielding, Georgie, Bobbie Groves, David Howell, Mary Iselin, Caryn King, Heidi M Lorenz, Paul Madalinski, Jim McGrath, Nancie Mclean, Steven Meyer, Meris Morrison, Scott Nelson, Janet Picard, Anne Sawyer, Lori Schreiner, Kristina Wentzell and Jen Wiechers.

NancyCalicchioThe paintings will remain on view until early July. The River Garden is normally open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.