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Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery - SPRING SALON Exhibition (5/20 Gallery Night downtown): Hung floor-to-ceiling, this is a rare chance to view the gallery's collection of art from its 26 talented local artists all at one time. The show features artworks from: Clare Adams, Spaulding Dunbar, Mindy Fisher, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Kathie Gatto-Gurney, Kim Grall, Corinne Greenhalgh, Medora Hebert, Carol Keiser, Nicholas Kekic, Marcie Maynard, Jeanne McMahan, Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, Caroline Ryan Morgan, Martha Nichols, Charles Norris-Brown, MC Noyes, Phyllis Rosser, Melissa Rubin, Matthew Saxton, Gretchen Seifert, and John van de Does. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. View the work of the gallery's newest artists as well: Whitney Barrett, Robert Burch, Judy Hawkins, and Maureen Sutter. (Join us live online at 6 p.m. every 3rd Fri./Gallery Night: Through Saturday, June 11. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Laraaji: Celestial Sound Immersion: New Age music pioneer Laraaji transports us into inspiringly beautiful and restful listening dimensions with his celestial zither, harp, kalimba, ecstatic voice, and synth improvisation. For over 40 years Laraaji has toured the world with his innovative blend of electric and acoustic instruments, ranging from micro-tuned mounted gongs to exotic effect pedals, to express the sacred and the joyful in a process he describes as "free-associating with time, space, and energy." The result is a shimmering, trance-like sonic journey that simultaneously brings listeners into the moment and out of this world. 7 - 9 p.m. in the Sanctuary. (Also see 5/21). $25. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: 802-451-0844; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White - Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriters (In Person/Virtual): It's always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers. There's poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there's her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. As the poet and comic forces join, taking their separate turns and melding into the same artistic vision, Wheeler emerges as a delightful, gifted and openhearted performer. Kenny White comes to the world of the touring singer-songwriter following a music career that started in the '70s, touring exclusively as the keyboard player for Jonathan Edwards and then with Livingston Taylor. Kenny became a fixture in the NYC studio scene throughout the '80s and '90s, producing and arranging hundreds of commercials for TV and radio, contributing to numerous film soundtracks, and working with the likes of Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Merle Haggard, Keith Richards, Linda Ronstadt, Marc Cohn, and Judy Collins. He chose in 2001 to devote himself to making his own album, one that not only showcased his talent as a musician but also as a lyricist. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music. $22 in advance. $25 at door, $5 virtual. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Tickets/info:


GUILFORD Guilford Cares Weekly "Lap Walks": The Playscape is a delightful little park with a babbling brook and a gravel walking path around its perimeter. This activity is ideal for all fitness levels. The path is flat and walkers can choose to do one lap then relax at picnic tables, or as many laps as desired. 10:30 a.m. every Friday. The Playscape is a short distance up Carpenter Hill Rd. From Guilford Center Rd. turn right at the Guilford Free Library and look for the park on your right. Free. Guilford Center Village Natural Playscape, 70 Carpenter Hill Rd. Information: Leah Gessner: 802-579-1350 or

BRATTLEBORO Strength Training with Lissa Stark at the Brattleboro Senior Center: This course will focus on strength training exercises that help us to become and stay strong, including techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscle, and promote health and wellness. Designed for all levels, no prior experience is necessary. Fridays: 10-10:45 a.m., Tuesdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Minimum of five participants required for each class. $5 per class. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570. To receive the monthly programs newsletter via email, email Sarah Clark:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro School of Dance announces return of their traditional Spring Show - "Hold On; Let Loose": Bringing together original works by local and guest choreographers in celebration of perseverance through trying times and is testimony to the spirit of endurance. Featuring over ten artistically crafted pieces of choreography that span the stylistic spectrum from classical ballet to modern expressionism. Joyously reclaiming the healing power of dancing together, the performers combine the energies of children, teens, and multigenerational adults. This year's pieces include choreography by six BSD faculty members: Rachel Hebert, Holly Johnson, Sonya Marx, Alison Mott, Nan Mann, Bridget Struthers, and two guest choreographers: Cyndal Ellis and Angie Moon. 5/20: 7 p.m., 5/21: 2 and 7 p.m., 5/22: 2 p.m. Audience members required to present proof of vaccination or a statement of a negative test (within 48 hours). Masks required. Reduced capacity (100 seats per performance). If you know where you want to sit, come early. Through Sunday, May 22. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.



May 2022