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“Bald Eagle,” a pastel by Lesley Heathcote.

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Brattleboro-West Arts members exhibit in Brooks House

BRATTLEBORO—The Atrium Hallway Gallery in the Brooks House, 130 Main St., has a fresh new look for spring, with an exhibit spotlighting the artwork of four members of Brattleboro-West Arts.

Titled “New Passage,” the ongoing show’s latest offerings demonstrate the diverse talents of BWA members, from Kay Curtis’s Swing Dance series of drypoint monoprints to Bobbi Angell’s botanicals to Sharon Myers’ prints using lingerie to Lesley Heathcote’s animal and bird pastels.

The exhibit is at the invitation of fellow Brattleboro-West Arts members Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings, owners of the Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts gallery. Its Annex exhibit space occupies the main part of the Atrium. They collaborated with the Brooks House management to create a venue in the hallway to showcase local artists.

Brattleboro-West Arts was founded in 2009 by neighbors who recognized the vibrant creative community that exists west of downtown. Since then, membership has grown to include nearly three dozen professional artists and craftspeople.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #607 (Wednesday, April 7, 2021). This story appeared on page B4.

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