CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September
BRATTLEBORO Paintings by Mayan Artists from Guatemala: Lorenzo Cruz Sunu developed a unique style of depicting the "espaldas" (backs) of the women of different villages of Guatemala showing the "huipiles" (intricately embroidered blouses) they wear, each town having its own particular patterns and colors. He employs a technique of applying thick layers of paint to create a deep texture that gives the impression of a three dimensional woven cloth rather than a two dimensional painting. For both Pedro Gonzalez and Noe Edel Yojocum painting is a way to transmit knowledge and appreciation for his Mayan way of life, values and beliefs, their joyful nature, and in that way to help preserve their culture. 9/3: 5 - 8 p.m. Opening Reception. The artists are from the villages of San Pedro La Laguna and San Juan La Laguna. Through Thursday, September 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO In-Sight Photography Project - 23rd Annual Benefit Auction and Open House (In-Person and Online): This event brings together a broad community of artists and supporters to showcase the creativity and vision present in the photo world. A collection of over 100 works of art, representing renowned photographers, will be available for bidding online. Auction proceeds support In-Sight's Scholarship Fund serving youth ages 11 to 18 throughout So. Vermont. 9/3: 6 p.m: During Gallery Walk, selected works from auction donors will also be on display. Through Sunday, September 26. In-Sight Photography Project, 183 Main St., Ste. 3. Bidding: Fri. 9/3, 5 p.m.-Sun. 9/26, 5-8 p.m: www.insightphotography.org/auction firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-251-9960.
BRATTLEBORO "Melting Pot": Paintings by Roxcell Bartholomew: Brattleboro artist Roxcell Bartholomew explores the psychological impact of his personal and cultural history in his first solo gallery show. These recent paintings employ a technique of enhanced automatic painting where he allows the composition to develop freely without premeditation then refines the image into a colorful dreamscape that seems to have materialized as an architectural detail. 5-8 p.m. Reception during Gallery Walk. Bartholomew was born in St. Vincent - home to Garifuna - an Afro/Caribbean community developed from the intermingling of indigenous people and escaped slaves in the 17th/18th centuries. "Painting has always been my way of introspecting and processing my experiences. Whenever I'm creating, there is no choice but to be present within the space called 'me' and that eventually always leads me back to my roots. I simply try my best to breathe life into the surreal color-scapes and feelings that arise within my stream of consciousness." 6:30 p.m: Shanta Lee Gander reads from her book GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.
DUMMERSTON Peter Miles Live: Peter Miles at Scoops. Plus Whetstone Craft Beers on draft at the Rollin' Stone food truck as well as ice cream, games, and pub fare. Pull up a chair, relax, and relish acoustic tunes while sipping on local beer and enjoying delicious local food. 6 p.m. Kampfire Campgrounds, 792 US-5. Information: 802-254-2098.
BRATTLEBORO Stretch, Strengthen, Balance with Lissa (Ages 55 and up): We'll learn and practice exercises that are beneficial to our health and wellness, including gentle techniques to improve flexibility and balance, strengthen muscle, reduce fatigue, and minimize aches and pains. Course is designed for all levels and no prior experience is necessary. 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. on Fridays. Masks required in the Senior Center. Class takes place on the dance floor. Through Friday, September 24. $20 for the 4-week session. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570.
BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Fridays: This coalition acts with these shared principles: Everyone should have what they need. People's lives over profit. We choose not to fight against or react to those who disagree with us, but rather invite them to talk with us so that we may find our common interests and beliefs. Being on streets together raises our spirits, breaks isolation, helps build a network of people who want to do this work.". 5 p.m. weekly on Fridays. Brattleboro Solidarity, The Root Social Justice Center, Lost River Racial Justice, Tenants Union of Brattleboro came together last summer during Black Lives Matter uprisings. Later, we were joined by 350 Brattleboro, VT Debt Collective, Youth 4 Change, Out in the Open. We recognize that streets must stay alive to enact the level of broad changes across struggles urgently needed - for humans, animals, the planet. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Information: Brattleboro Coalition: email@example.com.