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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Reception and Discussion with artists Michel Moyse and Le Xi: Michel describes his motionpainting: "'Time' enters into the picture perhaps more for its plastic properties than its temporal properties. The issue is one of spatial displacement more so than temporal displacement - although these of course exist in "duration." These developments are absolutely 'contemporary' because they rest on the digital revolution. My "motionpaintings" explore this 'geography of the imagination.'" Le explains his video odyssey: "Art is not what you think it is, nor is it what draws you into a literary story. My work doesn't give any meaning, just presents the experience of finding shared boundaries. I record boundaries of different things through cameras and sketches, trying to break the boundaries between art and life, art as a process that exists between different things. This experience has prompted me to look for an elusive quality. Art is helping me to capture as accurately as possible this quality. No matter how I explain its meaning, I have never caught it exactly. I just keep trying to capture it, never interrupted." . 7/26 Reception: 7 - 9 p.m. Open daily by appointment. Through Monday, September 30. Free. CX Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Information: 802-257-7898,,

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO United States Census 2020 Jobs with Chuck Thompson: Brief overview of the United States Census History, Purpose & Jobs for the Census in 2019 & 2020. With Chuck C. Thompson. 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.


GREENFIELD Cecilia Zabala of Buenos Aires : Zabala is a rising star on the world music scene, a celebrated guitarist, vocalist, and composer with 10 CDs and over 15 years of international touring and recording experience. Her music exudes a mastery of the Iberian classical guitar tradition as integrated with the folkloric music of Argentina and Chile and the various strains of Brazilian popular music to be heard under the umbrella known as "MPB." As a singer/songwriter, Zabala combines elements of global jazz and folkloric music with her own personal musical vision, in a synthesis that bridges so many styles and genres that it can fairly be described as "sui generis," or without comparison. Today she plays with multi-instrumentalist Don Davis on reeds and flute. 7:30 p.m. in The Perch on the 4th fl. There's also room for expressive dance participants. $16. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Tickets:

MARLBORO Marlboro Music Festival: Artistic Directors Mitsuko Uchida & Jonathan Biss & Resident Composer Jorg Widmann's "Versuch uber die Fuge": Schumann: Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80. Evren Ozel, piano; Stephanie Zyzak, violin; Alice Neary, cello. Kurtag: Hommage a R. Schumann, Op. 15/d. Yoonah Kim, clarinet; Jing Peng, viola; Shai Wosner, piano. Stravinsky: Three Songs from Shakespeare - Sara Couden, mezzo-soprano; Giorgio Consolati, flute; Yoonah Kim, clarinet; Sally Chisholm, viola. Mozart: String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516. Anna Gockel & Ji Won Song, violin; Zoe Martin-Doike & Samuel Rhodes, viola; Julia Yang, cello. 8 p.m. in the Dining Hall. All proceeds support local non-profits in today's Town Benefit Concert. (Also see 7/27, 7/28). $15 to $40. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. Information: Tickets: 802-254-2394,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO TGIF Morning Matinee - Jason Tardy (Juggling): Jason Tardy presents a complete character education performance that will grab everyone's attention while showing the importance of setting goals and making positive choices. He combines his high energy juggling, physical comedy, and inspirational stories to create a performance that will inspire and astound your students. Drawing from his own personal experiences, Jason candidly addresses important topics such as bullying, making health choices, personal responsibility, and not being afraid to fail. Presented by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks Dept. 10:30 a.m. at the Rotary Theater. Daycare groups welcome. (Rain location: Nelson Withington Skating Facility). Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: Special Needs: 802-254-5808.

PUTNEY TERRA Collaborative - Open Afternoons and Earth Art at the Tent: Drop by to see what the TERRA Collaborative teachers and students are up to. Make a peg for the timber frame that will become the Putney Farmer's Market's manager stand, browse our education table, make earth art, or just say hello while our timber framing class cuts the market stand frame. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in field next to Rod's Mobile. Parking available at River Valley Credit Union. Free. Putney Big Tent, 40 Main St.


NEWFANE Backyard Breeze Yoga Classes: Holly Bertram hosts her all levels class on the lawn behind the studio. She'll provide extra mats to place underneath your usual mat, citronella candles, a fire, and bug spray too. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Weather dependent - if it's not agreeable outside, class will be held in the studio. (Repeats 8/2, 8/9). $18. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information: ; 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 - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. (2nd and 4th Fri. till Oct.). Through Friday, September 27. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-254-2675,

NEWFANE Bringing Death Back Home - Home Funerals and Burials: Lee Webster, Dir. of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy, discusses the rules and regulations for both. *Note: This session will be filmed as part of a documentary that is being made about alternative funeral options. Attendees who do not wish to be filmed will not be filmed. 6:30 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.



July 2019