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Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery's "Art for All" Seasonal Group Show: Take part in celebrating more than 26 contemporary artists in all styles and mediums. Work is appropriately sized and priced for gifts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The gallery is donating 1% of profits to a fund for maintenance of existing public art in Rockingham. Through Saturday, January 15. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104,,

BRATTLEBORO "The Call of the Loon" - Brattleboro Artists' Group Show (part of Town-wide Art Stroll): Featuring new work by 7 local artists: Roxcell Bartholomew paints in the rich colors of his native Caribbean Island in acrylic on canvas. His free-form style makes dreamlike associations from his life/Afro-Caribbean culture/legends. Luminous colors and fragmented forms depict a personal, historical, mythic history. Schuyler Gould's light sculptures are magical arrangements of old medicine bottles, rusted cauldrons, found objects from the past. As installation pieces, they read like a miniature city at night. Collin Leech works primarily in encaustic and mixed media, collage, oil. Expressively drawn marks/slashes of ink or watercolor hover beneath luminous layers of encaustic paint, straddling the fence between depiction/abstraction, inspired/informed by the VT landscape and sometimes by the human body. John Loggia works mainly in black ink on paper to depict mysterious/unforgettable scenes from the Anthropocene forest in his 'Evidence' series. Immersive, large drawings employ animated brushstrokes, detail, uncanny atmospheric light to evoke a powerful combo of devastation and delight. Tina Olsen offers b & w drawings inspired by Chinese brush painting that capture gestures/situations at South Pond and the Marlboro Music Festival. Plus large abstract works in watercolor and oils and small watercolor landscapes of VT and ME. Markie Sallick brings us the sea and the sky of ME in color-saturated works on paper. These color bands offer a richness/luminosity that bring to mind Rothko in a way rarely accomplished. The colors sing/speak in these most elemental forms. Lydia Thomson offers large and small drawings in black walnut ink that stunningly capture the majesty and intimacy of nature. 3-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment for masked and vaccinated art lovers: Through Friday, December 24. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

Environmental Handprints Workshop (via Zoom): It's time for a positive, new way to look at our relationship with our home planet. Time for each of us to create our own sustainable, Earth friendly environmental handprints. Laurel Green, a climate activist living in Bellows Falls, will guide you through the steps to celebrate the actions you have already taken and inspire you to map out your future goals for lending a hand to Mother Gaia. As part of the workshop, small groups will share their thinking with each other. Near the end of the program, folks who want to may share their intention for future action. 5-6:30 p.m. This workshop, offered by the Living Action Group, is based on "Our Environmental Handprints: Recover the Land, Reverse Global Warming, Reclaim the Future," a book by Jon Biemer. Free. Zoom. Information: Email Guy for link:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Recovery Families: Join other caregivers for connection and support of your own recovery journey or that of someone you love. Young children welcome. 10 - 11 a.m. on Fridays. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600.



December 2021