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Stroll’s Plein Air Farm Art show sets closing reception

Stroll’s Plein Air Farm Art show sets closing reception


“Lilac Ridge Farm” by Debbie Lazar

Please join us for a closing reception celebrating the Strolling of the Heifers Plein Air Farm Art show  during Gallery Walk, Friday evening July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vermont Artisan Designs, downtown Brattleboro.

The gallery will also be introducing new exhibits of folk art by Warren Kimble and graffiti art by Scott Borofsky.

“Plein air” painting means painting out in the open — in this case, on the farm. The juried exhibit organized by local artist Deborah Lazar assembled works painted at Brattleboro-area farms during the months of April and May.

The plein air painting group included Deborah Lazar, Caryn King, Nancy Calicchio Mary Iselin, Marjorie Sayer, Karen Becker, Heidi Lorenze, Linn Bower and Georgie. They painted at Lilac Ridge Farm and the Robb Family Farm, West Brattleboro, and the Franklin Farm in Guilford.

All works are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Strolling of the Heifers Farm/Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund.

Vermont Artisan Designs is located at 106 Main Street, Brattleboro. Online: