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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Wise Trees": National Geographic photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, who traveled across five continents to photograph some of the world's most historic and inspirational trees, show their work, share extraordinary stories, and discuss the research and techniques involved in finding and shooting their subjects. Among the more than 50 remarkable trees they photographed for their new book, "Wise Trees" (Abrams, 2017), are the sacred fig tree in India that is a direct descendant of the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment; the Montezuma cypress in Mexico, said to be the widest and oldest tree of its kind; and Isaac Newton's apple tree, the tree that inspired the laws of gravity. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE "Fifth Season": New Works by Liz Hawkes deNiord: A fifth season suggests an extra cycle of seasonal time. All the particulars of a regular season are present, a slant of light, shadows and the space between them, weather, and ordinary, daily events of living. In this new season, one sees differently in a similar but unexpected place. Painting after a life-threatening illness grounded and inspired Liz to continue creating in a reframed and altered territory. This collection of paintings ranges from abstract to self portraits drawn during chemotherapy--mostly on wood or canvas in thick acrylic. (5/25 Artist Reception). Tues.,Wed., Fri. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Thur. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Through Wednesday, May 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Exploring the Possibility of Establishing an Intentional Community in Brattleboro: Evangelina Holvino and James Cumming will have a series of conversations exploring definitions and examples of intentional communities and talking about participants' interest and concerns in setting one up in Brattleboro. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every other Tuesday. Through Tuesday, July 24. Open to all (come to one or more). Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Hear the Voices of Working People" along with a Reading of Howard Zinn's "Voices of a People's History": Hosted by Brattleboro Solidarity, community members representing historical figures include Dottie Morris, Edward Dowd, Nicholas Biddle, Ezlerh Oreste, Anneke Dunnington, Chris Lievense, and Amar Langsdorf. People from the audience are invited share their stories of working conditions and labor struggles. There will also be a discussion connecting people's stories to Dr. King's Poor People's Campaign, the teacher's strikes in Oklahoma and West Virginia, gun violence, and evictions. This event is one of several events leading up to Diversity Day at Brattleboro Union High School. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Soup will be served). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



May 2018