Gallery in the Woods hosts farewell exhibit for William Hays
“Migrant Sky,” a woodcut by William Hays.

Gallery in the Woods hosts farewell exhibit for William Hays

BRATTLEBORO — For the June 4 Gallery Walk, Gallery in the Woods will feature “Brattleboro Farewell,” a show of the linocut landscapes of highly acclaimed artist William Hays.

After living in Brattleboro for almost 35 years, Hays is resettling in nearby Massachusetts. The show will feature some new work completed during the pandemic as well as selections from his large body of work.

“If you are familiar with Hays's collected works then you are aware of the complexity, skill, and vision that goes into a multi-colored linocut, and if not, it will be an opportunity to discover a new art form from an accomplished artist-craftsman,” gallery owners Dante and Suzanne Corsano write in a news release. “For old friends and newcomers both, it will be a time to connect with Hays and wish him well in his new environment.”

Over the course of these years in town, Hays has been involved in many arts initiatives, including the Windham Art Gallery, Gallery Walk, the Stratton Arts Festival, and his own Artist Loft downtown.

“Always a clear voice speaking up for the local art community, Hays will be missed,” the Corsanos write.

Gallery in the Woods will be open during Gallery Walk on Friday, June 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the public to meet Hays and see his work.

For more information, call 802-464-5793 or visit For more information about Hays and his artwork, visit

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