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Visual arts and shows

"A Conversation with Lois Dodd" (Zoom and Facebook Live): One of America's most admired living artists, Lois Dodd joins artist Eric Aho in an online conversation about her life and work. This event is presented in connection with the exhibit "Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-1970," which features the work of Dodd and nine of her contemporaries. Dodd is known for deceptively casual landscapes, figure studies, floral studies as well as for her interior and exterior scenes. She studied art and textile design at The Cooper Union in NY in the late 1940s under the aegis of Peter Busa and Byron Thomas. After discovering plein-air painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Dodd began spending her summers in Penobscot Bay. She joined a wave of NY modernists who had begun to explore coastal Maine after the end of the 2nd World War. Dodd's works are in permanent collections throughout the U.S., including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Cooper Union. 7 p.m. Offered by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Free. Online. Information: Register:

Ideas and education

WILMINGTON Winter Book Study with The Women's Freedom Center (via Zoom): Coming on the heels of the local Community Safety Review, we will read the 2020 book "Prison by Any Other Name" by Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar. The purpose of the book study is to analyze the very systems we work within - and how to do better. 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, February 16. Free. Zoar Adventure Center, 36 W. Main St. Information: Sign up: 802-257-7364 or

Ceremonies and memoriams

Memorial Event to Remember and Honor Lives Lost to COVID-19: President-elect Biden leads a memorial today to remember and honor lives lost to COVID-19, with church-bells ringing and light shows across the country. He invites towns nationwide to join/hold their own memorials. These may be public candle light vigils, but in Guilford we encourage our neighbors to pause and reflect safely at home or wherever they are, with or without a candle. If churches wish to toll their bells, that would be appropriate. 5:30 p.m. "We the People have much to mourn. In so doing, let's hold in our hearts our fervent hope for health, safety, peace, justice, and all the better angels of our nature, aware that we are standing together as a community and a nation." - Andy Burrows (Guilford, VT). Memoriam.


"Spiritual Discovery - How You Can Better the World" (Online): Presented by Tom McElroy, practitioner of Christian Science healing. The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus' life and teachings, and show how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science. "Spiritual discovery reveals what is substantial, lasting, and powerful - and this leads to healing. What’s the outcome? Progress. Transformation. Wholeness. For anyone.". 7:30 p.m. Online. Information:

Arts and crafts

Expressing Yourself Through Collage (via Zoom): Esther Fishman discusses her process of collecting random items - such as birchbark, corn husks, bits of textural paper - to utilize in her compositions. She will also demonstrate the stages of production. If you ever wanted to try your hand at collage, now you can. 3 - 4 p.m. Hosted by Neighborhood Connections. Free. Zoom. Click on link below for more info and for Zoom link:



January 2021