Events

MicheleRatteOpening_Events-thumbnail.jpgTHURSDAY OCTOBER 27, 5-7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: MICHELE RATTÉ
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - We are pleased to introduce new work by Michele Ratté, A Flower of Time: Affinities, with an opening Thursday, October 27, 5-7 pm. Michele's unique assemblages combine precious metals, drawing, printing, sewing, and sculpture, to create sophisticated works which utilize the alchemical potential of mixed media. The exhibit continues through November 27.

 

Holzapfel_Talk_Events-thumbnail.jpgSATURDAY OCTOBER 8, 5-7PM
ARTIST TALK: DAVID AND MICHELLE HOLZAPFEL

VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Please join Michelle and David Holzapfel in conversation with Gregory Sharrow, Director of the VT Folklife Center. Learn more about the artists and the work behind the current exhibit, Passaggi, which includes hardwood vessels, sculpture, furniture, and wall hangings and photographs. Exhibit open through October 23.

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 5-7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: DAVID AND MICHELLE HOLZAPFEL
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening, Passaggi hardwood vessels, sculpture, furniture, and wall hangings and photographs by artists David and Michelle Holzapfel. Exhibit open through October 23.

 

 

Abrams Kamenetzky Events Artist Talk

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 5PM
ARTIST TALK: JACKIE ABRAMS and KAREN KAMENETZKY
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Learn more about the artists in our current two featured exhibits, Elemental Vessels mixed-media vessels by basket-weaver and fiber artist Jackie Abrams, and Hidden Agenda, new fiber wall hangings by textile artist Karen Kamenetzky. Exhibits open through September 18.

 

 

Abrams Kamenetzky Events thumbnail THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 5-7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: JACKIE ABRAMS and KAREN KAMENETZKY
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of two featured exhibits, Elemental Vessels mixed-media vessels by basket-weaver and fiber artist Jackie Abrams, and Hidden Agenda, new fiber wall hangings by textile artist Karen Kamenetzky. Exhibits open through September 18.

 

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SATURDAY, JULY 23, 5 PM
ARTIST TALK: JON GREGG
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Current featured artist Jon Gregg will speak on Saturday, July 23 at 5pm. Jon Gregg’s work features gestural, abstract, richly textured oil paintstick on paper and canvas. The exhibit, Jon Gregg: evolving a mark will be on display through August 14th.

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THURSDAY, JULY 14, 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: JON GREGG evolving a mark
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - This reception will be held in two locations, Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts at 183 Main Street and the Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts ANNEX at 132 Main Street, Brattleboro, with a reception including live music and refreshments from 6 - 8pm.
 
 

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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 5 PM
ARTIST TALK: DONALD SAAF 
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Donald Saaf's subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family and immediate surroundings as well as an internal dream place. Learn more about his collages from the artist himself.

Atrium Opening Events thumbnailSATURDAY, JUNE 4, 6 - 8PM
OPENING RECEPTION: MGFA ANNEX GRAND OPENING
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - We are expanding! The Brooks House Atrium will now be part of our exhibit space and called the Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Annex. This gorgeous bright space will be an asset to MGFA, its artists and to downtown Brattleboro! The grand opening will be June 4th, at 132 Main Street, Brattleboro with a reception including live music and refreshments 6 - 8pm.

 

Donald Saaf Exhibit thumbnailTHURSDAY, JUNE 2, 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: DONALD SAAF
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - We are pleased to introduce recent paintings by Donald Saaf with an opening Thursday, June 2, 5-7 pm. The exhibit continues through July 10. Donald Saaf’s unique scenes are crafted with collaged fabric, distorted perspective and stylized figures to create surfaces alive with activity. 

 

Jackie Abrams Artist Talk Events thumbnail copySUNDAY, MAY 15, 7PM
ARTIST TALK: JACKIE ABRAMS: TEXTILES, TRAVELS (AND MORE!) IN AFRICA
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Presenting a visual journey to Ghana, Namibia, and Uganda. Visit Kente cloth weavers, glass bead makers, and basketmakers as they work. Experience the culture, the people, and the places. Presented by Jackie Abrams and Brattleboro West Arts

Lauren Pollaro Artist Talk thumbnail copySATURDAY MAY 14, 5PM
ARTIST TALK: LAUREN POLLARO
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Lauren Pollaro often states that “anything goes – there are no rules” when it comes to her choices for materials. Come and hear Lauren talk about her work and answer your questions.

 

 

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: LAUREN POLLARO
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Lauren Pollaro often states that “anything goes – there are no rules” when it comes to her choices for materials. Some favorites include fabrics that are manipulated by acrylic paint, various textural papers, elements from nature, and especially found objects, such as weathered, rusty and/or patinated metals. 

 

 

ARTIST FORUM Events thumbnail copySATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 5PM 
ARTIST FORUM: GROUP EXHIBIT 2016
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - A discussion of work by over 20 artists, including new exhibitors Will Finkel, K. William LeQuier, Scott Nelson, Susan Osgood, Michele Ratte’, Donald Saaf, and Margaret Shipman.

 

 

group show Events thumbnail copyTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 5 - 7PM 
OPENING RECEPTION: GROUP EXHIBIT 2016
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Work by over 20 artists, including new exhibitors Will Finkel, K. William LeQuier, Scott Nelson, Susan Osgood, Michele Ratte’, Donald Saaf, and Margaret Shipman.

 

 

Tom Fels Artist TalkFRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 7PM 
ARTIST TALK: LIGHT & SHADOW: Cyanotypes and Drawings by Tom Fels
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Tom Fels, our featured artist January 7 - February 7, is also a curator and writer specializing in the history of photography, as well as a historian and writer on contemporary history. He will talk about his work and answer questions. 

 

Tom Fels Opening Events thumbnail copyTHURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: LIGHT & SHADOW:
Cyanotypes and Drawings by Tom Fels
VermontArts2016ColorWebFree and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening large cyanotypes from Fels' Arbor and Catalpa Series and a selection of small minimalist drawings from his Linea Series.

 

Jim-Josh-Artist-Talk-Events-thumbnailFRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 7PM 
ARTISTS TALK: JIM GIDDINGS AND JOSH BERNBAUM
Vermont-Arts-2015 color-FOR-WEBFree and open to the public - Moderated by Dan MacArthur, Jim and Josh will talk about thier work and answer questions from the audience. 

 

  

Jim-Josh Opening-Events-thumbnailTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 5 - 7PM 
OPENING RECEPTION: JOSH BERNBAUM: THE VITREOUS CONDITION, 
                                        JIM GIDDINGS: TAKE IT OFF
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of two exhibits featuring Jim Giddings, known for his dark and richly textured oil on paper paintings and co-director of Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts and experimental glass artist, Josh Bernbaum. 

 

 

events thumbnailSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 4 - 6PM 
ARTIST TALK: PETRIA MITCHELL: RECENT WORK
Free and open to the public - Co-Director of Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts and renowned painter, Petria Mitchell speaks about her career and practice as an artist. 

 

 

PETEY OPENING thumbnailTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 5 - 7PM 
OPENING RECEPTION: PETRIA MITCHELL: RECENT WORK
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this exhibit of vibrant and atmospheric painted landscapes by Petria Mitchell.

 

 

Triebert Artist Talk thumbnailTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5 - 7PM 
ARTIST TALK: CHRISTINE TRIEBERT: THROUGH A GLASS DIMLY
Vermont-Arts-2015 color-FOR-WEBFree and open to the public - Award-winning experimental photographer Christine Triebert speaks about her newest body of work - a portrait series suggesting a view of seeing ourselves as 'spiritual beings having a human experience.' 

 

 

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BOOK SIGNING: EMILY MASON: THE LIGHT IN SPRING
Free and open to the public - Come and meet acclaimed artist Emily Mason! She will be on hand to meet the public and sign copies of her new book. Pre-order your copy of Emily Mason: The Light in Spring for $60 + tax by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (802) 251-8290.

 

Christine TriebertTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 5 - 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION: CHRISTINE TRIEBERT THROUGH A GLASS DIMLY
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this special exhibit featuring the new portrait series by experimental photographer, Christine Triebert.

 

 

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POETRY READING - LYNN MARTIN AND LOUISE RADER
Free and open to the public - Lynn Martin and Louise Rader, "two old birds still flying strong", will read art-related poems and prose-poems from their recent books,  Birds of a Feather and Improvisations on an Untamed Life, as well as uncollected work. Readings will be followed by Q & A period and books will be available for sale. 

 

 

Gallery Walk OrvFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 5 - 8PM
GALLERY WALK: FEATURED ARTISTS MALCOLM WRIGHT, SHAUN WRIGHT, PETRIA MITCHELL
Free and open to the public - Stop by and browse through MGFA's latest exhibits on Brattleboro's monthly celebration of the arts. Additional solarplate monoprints will be on exhibit in time for this Gallery Walk.  

 

 

artist talk AugustSUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 5PM
ARTIST TALK: MALCOLM WRIGHT AND SHAUN WRIGHT
Free and open to the public - Sculptor, Malcolm Wright and photographer, Shaun Wright will talk about the process and vision for their work in this interview-style talk with artist and curator Craig Stockwell. 

 

 

Orv Shaun Petria Opening thumbnailTHURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 5 - 7 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: MALCOLM WRIGHT, SHAUN WRIGHT, PETRIA MITCHELL
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this special exhibit featuring the sculpture of Malcolm Wright, photography of Shaun Wright, and oil paintings of Petria Mitchell.

 

 

EMily Mason Galery Walk-Events-thumbnail copyFRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 5:30 - 8:30 PM 
GALLERY WALK - FEATURED EXHIBIT: EMILY MASON CHROMATIC CELEBRATIONS
Free and open to the public - Stop by and browse through MGFA's latest exhibits on Brattleboro's monthly celebration of the arts. Additional solarplate monoprints will be on exhibit in time for this Gallery Walk. 

 

 

Emily Mason opening Thumbnail copyTHURSDAY, JULY 2, 5 - 7 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: EMILY MASON CHROMATIC CELEBRATIONS 
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this special exhibit featuring an assortment of one of a kind prints from acclaimed artist, Emily Mason.

 

 

Olitski-Artist-Talk-thumbnailSUNDAY, JUNE 14, 5 - 7 PM
LAUREN OLITSKI: ARTIST TALK
Free and open to the public - Abstract artist, Lauren Olitski will talk about her process and vision for her work in this interview-style talk with Danny Lichtenfeld, Director of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
GALLERY WALK - FEATURED ARTIST: LAUREN OLITSKI
Free and open to the public - Stop by and browse through MGFA's latest exhibits on Brattleboro's monthly celebration of the arts.

 

 

 

 Olitski-Opening-Event-ThumbnailTHURSDAY, MAY 28, 5 - 8PM
OPENING RECEPTION: LAUREN OLITSKI PAINTING FROM NATURE
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of this stunning body of new work by nationally recognized abstract artist, Lauren Olitski.

 

 

Christ-Triebert-Artist-Talk-Thumbnail FRIDAY, MAY 15, 5:30PM
CHRISTINE TRIEBERT: A DISCUSION OF VISION AND PROCESS
Free and open to the public - Photographer Christine Triebert will discuss the vision and technique behind her latest bodies of work.

 

 

 

Amy-Arbus-Artist-Talk-Events-thumbnailSATURDAY, MAY 2, 5:30PM
AMY ARBUS: ARTIST TALK
Vermont-Arts-2015 color-FOR-WEBFree and open to the public - Photographer Amy Arbus will discuss her process and the vision and story of the creation of the book After Images. Part of Vermont Arts 2015 visit vermontartscouncil.org for more information.

 

 

Amy-Arbus-Opening-thumbnailTHURSDAY, APRIL 30, 5 - 8PM
OPENING RECEPTION: AMY ARBUS AFTER IMAGES
Free and open to the public - Join us to celebrate the opening of a fascinating body of work by renown photographer, Amy Arbus.