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Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell hang a painting at the new Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts Annex in the Brooks House Atrium.

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Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts Annex opens in the Brooks House Atrium

For more information, contact the gallery at 802-251-8290 or info@mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com.

BRATTLEBORO—Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, a two-year-old gallery showcasing contemporary art in solo and group exhibitions, has expanded.

The gallery founded and operated by Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings has opened up an annex in the atrium of the Brooks House, according to a news release.

Mitchell said this expansion will enhance MGFA’s ability to increase exposure of its artists by offering rotating exhibitions in the new, spacious, and light-filled public venue.

“We will continue in our established location,” Mitchell said in the release, “but now we will also have a continuing presence at the MGFA Annex in the Brooks House Atrium. This expands the visibility of our artists, and we are thrilled to be an integral part of the creative revitalization of downtown Brattleboro through programming and exhibits at Brooks House.”

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The divisiveness brought on by this shamefully poor excuse for a president has been once again, borne out by this article, and the responses to it .. his most devoted followers are the most gullible and easily swayed sheeple since the \"Kool-Aid party in Jonestown\" ... those who stand up the most fervently to this dictator \"wanabe\", will , inthe end, see him and the fellow purveyors of his garbage rhetoric like FOX News, Alex Jones, Breitbart, etc., crumble and be dumped like stale crackers (pardon the pun) .. we must impeach this tyrant before too much damage is done, either from within or outside our borders.

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So it’s OK that access to outlets that simply recognize Trump as President is indeed being shut down? But isn’t that exactly what this editorial is against? Should outlets that cheered on Obama’s wars and love of Wall St have likewise been shut down? Only John Birch Society–inspired screeds against Trump indicate the “legitimate” press?

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Kudos to the Boston Globe for encouraging newspapers across the country to remind us all of the value of a free press, and to the Commons for hearing that call. The NYTimes article, A Free Press Needs You, concludes with the following: \"If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers. Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together.\" Today I plan to subscribe.

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Thank you for your efforts to disseminate the news of the day and resist the hate-filled and deceitful rhetoric of this administration. I cannot believe, still, in this country that it is necessary for the press and regular citizens to defend themselves. Only one quarter or less of the citizens believe a word he says yet you are forced to defend yourselves because his speech is so incediary. The press is now officially our last line of defense.

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You nailed it perfectly.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #361 (Wednesday, June 15, 2016). This story appeared on page B3.

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