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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. Wednesday through Saturday. Through Saturday, March 5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.


National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family Class (via Zoom): Is your family member struggling with mental illness? NAMI of Vermont offers a virtual NAMI Family-to-Family education program for family members of people diagnosed with mental health conditions. The course provides family caretakers with education about mental health conditions, skills workshops, and information about available resources. Curriculum includes: Information about mental health conditions and treatments; Coping skills, handling crisis and relapse, local and national resources; Listening/communication techniques; Problem solving, limit setting, self-care. Most importantly, family members have the opportunity of open conversation and mutual support in a stigma-free environment. 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (8 weeks). Through Wednesday, April 13. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: 800-639-6480,

Advance Care Planning Weekly Zoom Information Sessions: Advance Care Planning ensures that your loved ones and health professionals know what you want in a medical emergency when you are unable to speak for yourself. It's a process of creating a written health care plan (Advance Directive) that tells others what you would want if you couldn't tell them yourself. Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family and others. It involves choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Join us and learn more. 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Find out if adding a COVID-19 or Dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed Advance Directive. Free. Zoom. Information: Ruth Nangeroni, Advance Care Planning Program Coord: 802-257-0775 x 101,

GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes practice basic tai chi forms to improve strength and balance. The pace is smooth, slow and can be done while seated if necessary. Instructor Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Wednesdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ongoing Beginners; 10:30-11:15 a.m. Beginners. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. No charge (donations welcome). Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. off Rte. 5. Information: Questions? Leah: 802-579-1350,



March 2022