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Visual arts and shows

GREENFIELD Reception - "Magic and Flow: A Collection of Contemporary Paintings" by Dave Hay: Hay's exhibit includes both abstract and "pop portraits," all painted in his bold palette. ​He recognized some similarities, or "flow," between the culture of black women and the culture of gay men. In recognition of the similarities between these often marginalized groups, and in acknowledgement that his reception is on the eve of Franklin County Pride, Hay and The Greenfield Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of the "Black Gurl Magic" series to the National Black Justice Coalition. NBJC is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. For his abstract work, Hay mentions Helen Frankenthaler and Cy Twombly as influences. He likes to work with a materials such as acrylic paint, ink, watercolor, and sometimes glitter. (On view through 7/21.). (6/22: Reception: 8 p.m.) 10 am - 6 pm Tues. and Wed.; noon - 8 pm Thur. and Fri.; 10 am - 4 pm Sat. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St. Information:

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO " Words Actually Can Hurt Me - How Stigma Kills Vulnerable Populations": How many nicknames do you have for people suffering from addiction? How many do you have for people in recovery? Not as many, right? Let's talk about the power of language with volunteers from Turning Point of Windham County. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Stone Church Arts & Sonoterra present "Creative Cello Concert": Pianist Joel A. Martin and cellists Eugene Friesen and Jacob Szekely. Friesen and Martin present work from a forthcoming CD, "A Perfect Sunday," and will also collaborate with Szekely as they reveal the cello's versatility in jazz, folk, and world music. 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 seniors, $35 premium (in advance); prices increase $5 at door. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110,

BRATTLEBORO "New Sounds'" Experimental Music Tour: Produced by Bonnie Kane, this eclectic group of highly accomplished visiting musicians mixes free jazz, avant-garde sonic experimentation, hard-core, noise, psychedelic and bio-ambient genres. Stephan Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Paul Austerlitz, and Ayizan Sanon present new work with scheduled sets, then create new combinations for spontaneous encounters with local musicians in a managed jam session that goes on until late. Gauci is a leading figure in the New York jazz scene. Ewen focuses on extended guitar techniques, improvisation, graphic scores and interdisciplinary collaboration. Austerlitz, a reed player, composer, and ethnomusicologist combines his background in Afro-Caribbean music with work as a jazz musician playing Bb (soprano) clarinet and tenor saxophone. Snacks served. Sanon has been performing since the 1970s when he was part of renowned Haitian bands Foula and Sanba Yo, a fusion of traditional music, jazz and folk/rock, pioneering Rasin (Roots) Music. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. new work, followed by jam session late into the night. $5. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Help Yourself at the Co-op Demo Counter: Free samples of new and unique products and specials. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fridays in June. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Fred Taylor. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-387-2681.

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS Greater Falls Connections: Youth Members to Lead Activities: To highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of the youth, there will be presentations and activities by members of the Advanced Above the Influence youth group. Anyone interested in supporting the youth of our community is encouraged to attend. Attendees can also vote on the slate of candidates for the Greater Falls Connections advisory board. Lunch provided. 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: Free movement class. Get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. All abilities; no experience needed. New instructors each week. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

WESTMINSTER VILLAGE Summer Soiree - Garden Party for Brattleboro Area Hospice: This event features the opportunity to explore one of the region's most spectacular summer gardens in full bloom, to appreciate an assortment of short musical pieces, while enjoying light refreshments in great company. The 2-Bit 2-Man Froggy-Went-A'Courtin' Orchestra, (Ron-Boslun and Walter Slowinski), will play tunes mostly from the folk-gospel repertoire with vocal harmonization, clarinet improvisations, mandolin accompaniment. Participants will be transported back to a quieter time as Renaissance and Baroque musicians Laurie Rabut, Lucy McLellan, and Chris Rua fill the gardens with lyrical English Country Dance tunes and Waltzes played on Baroque violin, viols and recorders. The Hallowell singers offer songs in 4-part harmony to inspire/open the heart. From joyful to reverent, these songs have been sung around the bedsides of the dying or in the living rooms of homes where family gathered to support a loved one at the end of life. Learn about the work of Brattleboro Area Hospice in the region and how to get involved. Friends, volunteers, staff will circulate and talk about the work and what it means to them. 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $30. Genius Loci, Ecological Landscape Design, 3293 Rte. 5. Andrea Livermore: 802-257-0775 x 109,

WARDSBORO Wardsboro Curtain Call Pot Luck Supper & Dance Party: Bring your favorite dish to share and your dancing shoes. This year, the music series also serves as a fundraising vehicle benefiting Wardsboro Fire and Rescue. A donation "Fireman's Boot" will be available for those who wish to make a contribution to Wardsboro Fire and Rescue. The Wyld Nightz Band was formed over ten years ago in Brattleboro. Founding members Michael McKinney (guitar, trumpet, vocals) and Jeff Brewer (guitar, vocals) have worked to emphasize dance music with exciting ensemble playing. Fred "Freighttrain" Epstein (drums) and Matt Martyn (bass guitar) anchor the rhythm section, while keyboard duties and vocals are covered by Tony Speranza. Anthony Speranza Jr. appears regularly on Alto & Tenor saxophones. 6 p.m. doors open, pot luck before the show, 7 p.m. music in the Cafe. $15 at door. Wardsboro Town Hall, 71 Main St. Information: 802-896-6055.

DUMMERSTON Transition Dummerston: "Regenerative Agriculture: Hope in a Changing Climate": Featuring film by John Liu, "Hope in a Changing Climate," and discussion and activities led by Marilyn Chiarello and Caitlin Adair. Plus potluck. 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. program. Free and all are welcome. Dummerston Congregational Church, 1535 Middle Rd. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Celebration of the Art and Poetry of Fluxus Artist Nye Ffarrabas: Today is Nye's 86th birthday. There will be a viewing of her Chair Piece in the garden, a poetry reading by Nye, performance art for the celebration, and a dinner sponsored by C.X. Silver Gallery and Cai's Dim Sum Teahouse. Potluck dishes are a welcome option. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. CX Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. RSVP: 802-257-7898.


BELLOWS FALLS Bi-Weekly Solidarity Vigil: A vigil of community, solidarity, and diversity. We are one cause of peace, freedom and social justice for all living beings. Bring signs expressing your passion and concerns. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner, across from Flat Iron Cafe. The Windham Hotel, 36 The Square. Information: 802-869-2141,



June 2018