Beth Galston to present talk, workshop at BMAC
Beth Galston

Beth Galston to present talk, workshop at BMAC

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present two events in connection with the exhibit “Unraveling Oculus”: an online conversation with artist Beth Galston on Thursday, Sept. 22, and a workshop with the artist at River Gallery School on Saturday, Oct. 1.

“With its seamless integration of time-based video and sculptural elements, 'Unraveling Oculus' is an immersive viewing experience,” BMAC Curator Emerita Mara Williams said in a news release. “The internal, pictorial logic and materiality of the sculptural elements and the temporal nature of the video combine to transform the gallery into a transitional space between inside and outside, studio and gallery, art and life.”

The talk on Thursday, Sept. 22, begins at 7:30 p.m. Galston and WIlliams will discuss Galston's multimedia installation on view through October 10. The online talk is free and open to the public. Register at or 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

The Saturday, Oct. 1, workshop begins at 2 p.m. Galston will lead participants to craft sculptures with natural foraged materials. Participants will walk over the bridge across the river to collect items like leaves, sticks, and acorns, then return to River Gallery School to construct their sculptures.

Admission is $50 ($45 for BMAC members), including all materials, and the workshop is open to ages 14 and up. Space is limited. Register at or 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Galston is known for creating immersive environments, sculptures, prints, and public art commissions that combine nature, technology, and light.

She earned a Master of Science in Visual Studies degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies for five years. She studied with sculptor Dale Eldred, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute, and received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.

Galston has exhibited and created public art commissions throughout the United States. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a two-year Bunting Institute Fellowship at Radcliffe and a National Endowment for the Arts InterArts award.

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