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Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "Arts & Letters" by Candace Jensen: Jensen is a visual artist, writer, calligrapher who uses hand-made inks, herbs, pigments, gold leaf on paper and parchment to create decorated essays, poems, book-arts musings in the tradition of illuminated manuscripts. Her intent is to expand the scope of calligraphic illumination's cultural reliquary from religion into Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology, or Deep Green Theory, is an environmental philosophy and social movement focusing on changing the relationship between humans and the environment, recognizing the inherent value of nature. Legibility, language, storytelling, symbolic abstraction all figure into her playful, yet entirely serious treatment of these complex ideas and mythologies. The work is intended to inspire/engage with regenerative transformation in this fraught time. Curator, Nancy Storrow: "Ornately drawn and richly colored, one can view each painting as a book, with an elaborate and evolving cultural story throughout the chapters." Jensen is currently the Book Arts and Letterpress Programming Director at Ruth Stone House in Goshen, VT. Mondays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesdays: 2 - 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, December 2. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

Brattleboro Community Safety Review Meetings (via Zoom): Join the meetings and engage in the process of examining the issues of safety and policing in our community. 6 p.m. on Mondays. To get caught up/participate, here are all the meeting notes, weekly agendas, Zoom info: B_BASIC. Through Monday, December 28. Zoom.


Youth4Change (via Zoom): Y4C is based in anti racist principles working to dismantle white supremacy and other harmful structures and systems to shift power, build leadership and develop voice throughout communities/youth most impacted by injustices we face today. For ages 12 to 20. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. Zoom. Information: Email for link:



October 2020