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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Linda Baker-Cimini: Linda's work is fantastical, humorous, very imaginative. Framed or unframed prints and her book are available. "Born in the year of the Wooden Dragon, this can be a fire hazard and exacerbates a predisposition to a number of phobias and generalized neurosis. Other than that she's very well adjusted. Just make sure that you don't touch her feet. Ever. She grew up on a dead-end road. The town was proud of its obscurity and was known as the smallest community in Berkshire County, MA (population: 176). It was beautiful. Linda didn't have playmates that were of the same species (besides her brother), but she had lots of imaginary friends, and there were seasonal friends...mudpuppies and toads in the neighbor's fire pond. You could never skate on it because the chickens walked all over it the minute it started to freeze and made the ice all lumpy. Linda wishes that she had been born with a prehensile tail. She loves coffee. She's allergic to wool (nasty rash is what happens). Her favorite color is Safety Green. She believes that having large feet increases one's stability.". 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Through Thursday, December 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Chuck Olson, Julie Abrams, Julia Zanes: Chuck Olson's exhibition of paintings and collages, "Object and Memory," illuminates the main gallery. With the seductive brushwork and gestural energy of the Abstract Expressionists, the balances achieved assure that each painting stands alone, complete and whole. Jackie Abrams passed away on November 6. This memorial exhibit includes work created over the last months of Jackie's life and is the final opportunity to select baskets and vessels from her collection. Proceeds will help support the Jackie Abrams Legacy Scholarship for North Country Studio Workshops, founded by Jackie in 1993. Julia Zanes is the newest artist to join the gallery. Her imaginative mixed-media paintings are influenced by history, fairy tales, and Ethiopian scrolls, with an intention to create objects imbued with a positive, apotropaic power. Also on site: Josh Bernbaum, glass; Emily Mason, monoprints; Michael Abrams, paintings; Amy Arbus, photographs. Through Sunday, January 9. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat: 12-1 p.m. 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Monthly Free Produce Distribution: Monthly food drop of free produce and some non-perishables. All are welcome. 9-9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Drive-up service because of COVID. Bags provided. Co-sponsored by The Vermont Foodbank and Putney Foodshelf. Putney Great Meadows. White building across from the Putney Co-op and Putney Fire Station .



December 2021