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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Arcadia Rediscovered" - Michael Abrams' Immersive Painting Installation: "Combining a love of art history, images collected from nature, and an element of theater, "Arcadia Rediscovered" summons far-off scenes, diffused tree forms, and glints of light reflecting off distant waters, all suggesting a longing for that idyllic world. The 19th-century Luminist landscape painters are among the strongest influences on my painting practice. Since my move to VT over a decade ago, daily observations in the Green Mountains have altered my perception and appreciation of our environment, its fragility, our place in it. I'm humbled by the abundantly varied vistas and their never-ending seasonal rebirth, striking physical character of the landscape, unique qualities of the light, an atmosphere oscillating between crystal clear and thickly obscuring. These elements have become key in the story I'm telling of my relationship with nature - a story perhaps most concerned with our letting go of the illusion that we can determine its destiny. While nature is enduring, our experience of it is but a fleeting moment.". 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Through Saturday, March 5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

"Bearing Witness & The Endurance of Voice" (via Zoom): Shanta Lee Gander presents the life story of Lucy Terry Prince. Prince was born in Africa, where she was kidnapped by slave traders and transported to Rhode Island. While still enslaved in 1746, she wrote "Bars Fight" the oldest known poem in the US written by an African American. She later regained her freedom and moved to VT with her husband, Abijah Prince, and fought for her family's land rights all the way to the highest court in VT. 6:30 p.m. Gander will illustrate Prince's importance as a poet and orator and as one unafraid to fight for her rights within the landscape of early VT, New England, and America. She'll also perform Lucy's only surviving poem. This is a Vermont Humanities program hosted by the Rockingham Free Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Zoom. Information: For link call 802-463-4270 or email

Community meals

GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: Fully stocked with our usual grocery items. We know supplemental food can make such a big difference in one's budget. All are welcome to come and take home fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. Stay in your car. We'll give you a shopping list. If you can't come due to illness/high risk, call to arrange food delivery by a volunteer. 3-4 p.m. on Thursdays in the red "First Aid" building. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Questions, concerns, to donate groceries/monetary gifts, Covid requirements: 802-257-0626,



January 2022