Gallery 34

A contemporary art gallery at 34 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. A new show opens the first Friday of every month for Gallery Walk. Join us for an opening reception from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Gallery 34 is open during River Gallery School's regular business hours, Monday - Friday from 9 - 5. If the door is locked, come through the school's main entrance next

 

November: Art Costa

Opening: Friday, November 1st
5:30–7:30 pm

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Having been raised on a small Central California dairy farm in the 1950’s, it was natural for me to make things out of anything I could get my hands on for free.  So, materials like cardboard boxes and wire and string were the beginning of my art career. 

After completing a college art degree, I began submitting work to group shows up and down the West Coast, meeting and exhibiting with luminaries of the California Funk Art Movement such as Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson and Clayton Bailey.  My forms were based initially on my interest in other-cultural masks and their power to make social statements. I eventually moved into large scale abstract figures made from building materials found at construction sites.

My current work continues to incorporate common materials.  These forms are inspired by such things as the deep sea studies of David Attenborough and a book written by Sy Montgomery entitled, “The Soul of an Octopus”.  The life forms still being discovered in the ocean are absolutely other-worldly, giving me the freedom to go any abstract direction and likely find something similar that Mother Nature has already created.

Art Costa - Putney, VT

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December: Brattleboro West Arts

Opening: Friday, December 6th
5:30–7:30 pm

Walter Slowinski Bird Cups
 
All month, BWA artists will showcase their pottery, jewelry, woodenware and home accessories, paintings, encaustics and photographs in the school’s Gallery 34, located at 34 Main St. There will be an opening reception for the gallery show from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, coinciding with the town’s monthly Gallery Walk. The gallery’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 
 
 Naomi Lindenfeld Curves and Waves Platter
 
On Dec. 14 and 15, there will be an expanded sale of work by the artists, in the classroom space adjoining Gallery 34 at 36 Main St. This sale will offer a larger selection of fine art and craft for your gift-giving pleasure. Special hours for that weekend sale will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
 
The annual BWA holiday event launched six years ago on the premise that the most accessible path to appreciating fine art and craft is simply to view it firsthand.  In addition to the open studio tours in which BWA members participate and their individual museum and gallery exhibits, participating BWA artists gather each December in downtown Brattleboro to show their work in group format, allowing visitors to enjoy and purchase diverse works in one place.
 
Jason BreenMatthew Tell Tray 
 
This year’s participating BWA exhibitors:  Jen Wiechers, encaustic painting and sterling silver jewelry; Naomi Lindenfeld, colored clay pottery; Chris Lann, sterling and gemstone jewelry; Matt Tell, gas and wood-fired pottery;  Walter Slowinski, wood-fired and salt-glazed pottery; Jason Breen, fine woodenware and home accessories; Lesley Heathcote, pastel paintings of animals, birds and landscapes; Gene Parulis, photographic prints and cards; Maisie Crowther, watercolors, prints and cards; and our newest member to join BWA: John Dorsey, functional and sculptural ceramics.
 
Jen Wiechers Encaustic
 
Brattleboro-West Arts was founded in 2009 by artists and craftspeople who recognized the vibrant creative community in which they live — one that exists in the watershed of the Whetstone Brook west of downtown Brattleboro. Since then, membership has grown to include some three dozen professionals, many of whom gather socially each month to share a meal and explore ways to enrich both their own art and the artistic climate of Southern Vermont. BWA artists/craftspeople are also known to regularly share their knowledge with the public and fellow artists by teaching classes, leading workshops and taking on apprentices. BWA also sponsors occasional public forums — billed as Making It in the Arts — that tap the wisdom of successful local artists.  
 
For more information and biographies of the individual artists, see www.brattleboro-west-arts.com.

Chris Lann Moonstone Bola

 

 

 


 

January 2020: Art for Social Change

Opening: Friday, January 3rd
5:30–7:30 pm

In 2019, generous grants from the Thomas Thompson Trust and the Kahn-Mason Foundation enabled RGS to initiate new collaborations with local orgainzations offering services to underserved segments of the community. Jess Weitz is the program director and she describes the program below:

 “When I was coming here (to the painting class) I felt like I had a million things to do and they all fell away while I was here. It felt really good to make a choice to take care of myself. Thank you for coming all the way out here. We can feel isolated.”

Above is a comment from a resident of the Great River Terrace Housing Facility which provides apartments for 22 individuals in the community who have experienced persistent homelessness or may be struggling with addiction or mental health issues.

Where does the social fabric of community get sewn together? How do we connect with each other in a welcoming, egalitarian way? What role can art play in these questions?

River Gallery School of Art has been forging new partnerships in the Brattleboro community over the past year through their Art for Social Change Program. This show will share some of the work created in these community classes.

Art for Social Change

 


  

February 2020: Roberta Stradling

Opening: Friday, February 7th
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come


  

March 2020: Brian Ireland

Opening: Friday, March 6th
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come


 

April 2020: Orly Hasbani

Opening: Friday, April 3rd
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 

 


  

May 2020: Carol Boyes

Opening: Friday, May 1st
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 

 


 

June 2020: Greg Moschetti

Opening: Friday, June 5th
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 

 


  

July 2020: Namaya

Opening: Friday, July 3rd
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 


 

August 2020: Stephen Lloyd

Opening: Friday, August 7th
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 


 

September 2020: Cindy Glover

Opening: Friday, September 4th
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 


 

October 2020: Amanda Barrow

Opening: Friday, October 2nd
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 

 


  

November 2020: Raye Arnault

Opening: Friday, November 6th
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 


 

December 2020: Brattleboro West Arts

Opening: Friday, December 4th
5:30–7:30 pm

Details to come 

 


 

January 2021: Available Month

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