Thursday, December 9, 2010

TransCultural Exchange's International Arts Conference

I will be attending this conference :-) Hope to see you there too!!

Early Registration closes December 15th.

Would you like to find ways to exhibit internationally? To have your work reviewed by major curators, critics and gallery owners? Are you an emerging writer interested in finding out what it takes to publish your first book? A musician, sound artist or composer looking for an amazing residency? Have you always wanted to live overseas and do research for a creative project but just didn't know how to fund your trip? Want to meet like-minded people? Shake up your world.

Attend TransCultural Exchange's
April 7-10, 2011 • Boston’s Omni Parker House Hotel

Friday, November 12, 2010

November Open Studio and Holiday Sale!

I have opened my studio for visits this November and have been enjoying connecting with new and interesting people. Last week's visits included a Psychologist and a Radiologist Oncologist and today's visit included two Gallery Directors, one from Worcester State College.....

You are also invited to visit my charming cottage studio in scenic Leyden, Ma. Come see my work, feast on some refreshments, talk about art, and if the spirit moves you take advantage of my Holiday Studio Sale me to schedule a time.....xo ~ Alicia

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I work in a studio out of my home in this sweet little artist cottage located in the scenic hills of Western Mass. I am booking studio visits for November please email if you are interested in visiting and getting a preview of my new paintings in progress.

"Anything is Possible" ~ Done!

Although this painting was started and almost finished while at Vermont Studio this July, I put on a few final touches of paint and finished it a few weeks later. It is called "Anything is Possible" an oil on paper mounted on board. The last few weeks have been about building custom cradle boards for it and several other pieces to mount on . I mounted this one last week and today I did the final coat of Galkyd to seal it. This painting sold during the first studio visit I had following my residency in August. I am happy to deliver it next week with the two other paintings that sold with it. I will post photos of the others on delivery day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Sweetness and Light" & "Where There's Smoke" ~ Opens today at Hampden Gallery

I am looking forward to attending an artist reception today at Hampden Gallery for "Sweetness and Light" & "Where There's Smoke" curated by Linda Griggs.
The reception is from 2 pm to 5 pm. More Info can be found here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vermont Studio Residency July 2010: Part 2 - My Studio

I enjoyed a large studio on the second floor of the Barbara White building while at Vermont Studio Center. I couldn't have picked a more perfect studio for myself!...I was very happy there and had wonderful artist neighbors that I will mention in another post.
These are some studio views which include some of the paintings I was working on while there.

I was interested in developing a new body of work based on Orbs. I think of them as the moment in time where dark matter in a field of potential is ignited into being..(transformed or birthed into matter) into our material universe....I have lots of ideas about Manifestation, Creation, and Divinity that I explore in my artwork.

Interestingly enough....In the afternoons on certain days...with a certain kind of light my studio had naturally occurring Orbs on the walls!!
Close ups of the paintings will be posted soon!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vermont Studio Residency July 2010: Part 1

I have been wanting to share about my trip to Vermont Studio Center but have been unable to organize my thoughts into one coherent blog post.......So I decided to do a few short posts with some of the highlights of my trip. The Red Mill building was the hub of life at VSC. It had a lounge, library, rec. room, dinning hall, kitchen, gallery, the office, and The small 3 bedroom apt.
where I stayed in room #1. It was an attic like room with slanty ceilings and felt reminiscent of my own A frame style house at home.

My studio was a short walk away in the Barbara White Building. I LOVED my studio!!!
And if I had been able to pick I would have chosen it myself. Weirdly again it had the same shape as my home studio...just bigger...Much bigger. It felt instantly like home to me and that was good because I spent most of my time there.
To be Continued....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Favorite Photos from Sweet Senescence

Here are some figure studies I did through the looking glass of Sweet Senescence.....
I may have to paint some of these!

Sweet Senescence @ VSC Red Mill Gallery

Artist, Melissa Armstrong presented

Sweet Senescence at

Vermont Studio Center’s Red Mill Gallery

I was completely enamored with her work which is made from Sugar. Every morning before I went into the dining Hall I would check on the progress of her work...always changing and evolving as the sugar taffy dripped off the panels and into catch basins on the floor.

Here are a few photos from the show that I took. I have an affinity for things that I can look through to see the world differently and these just did it for me.....especially during the opening where I was able to view other people (figures) through them....and of course take photographs of them.

Be Sure to check out Melissa’s blog if you are interested in seeing more documentation of her work. Also Melissa has posted a awesome time lapse video of her installation of Sweet Senescence.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Papergirl 2010: a call for art

I participated in this project last year and had a wonderful experience! Plus....they throw a great artist reception/Show/Dance Party!

As you may/may not know, the open call for Papergirl 2010 is on and in full effect until August 31st. Last year we had over 100 artists participate, and distributed over 400 pieces of art work, this year, we want to break our record but we need your art!

The project goes like this: We collect any and all original works of art on paper until August 31st.
In September (dates TBA) we will display the work for one week, wrap it up with a great big party, and the next day we will distribute all the work for free to people on the streets of NOHO via a team of cyclists.

• There are no size restrictions this year.
• Please no photocopies, or photographs of works in different mediums

(i.e. a photograph of a painting) although regular photography is completely acceptable.
• There are no restrictions in the number of pieces any one can submit,

and at least one piece from each artists will be represented in the exhibit.
-we will also work out a system so that additional submissions from the same artist can be seen,

but do know wall space is limited.
• The project is not limited exclusively to artists, there are no age restrictions and

anyone can mail us art work from any where in the world and it will be accepted.
-Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested,

last year we had participants as young as 8 and as far away as France, we had everything from illustrations, to photography, to typography and everything in between. Lets make this year even bigger and better, blow our minds,(just make sure we can roll it up like a newspaper) and embrace the joy in taking a leap of faith in sharing your art for free with the community.

Please mail or drop off submissions to
103 State St, Apt. 4
Northampton MA 01060

The attachment is this years papergirl flyer, feel free to print, hang, distribute, etc. It was made by Brendan McCauley, and he put a lot of labor into it, so please do not modify it in anyway!
We will also be screen printing these and distributing them in every roll as well as giving one to every participating artist!

Also, Now.For.Art is making some moves to a more organized operation, such as this email blast,
please let us know if you wish to be removed.
Additionally, we are in the process of developing a website and since you've participated in our projects before,
we want to advocate your blog or website!
Send us your full web address and the exact wording you would like to appear for your link, i.e. your name.

This fall we will be also adding a couple new folks to the mix to help the flow and increase the amount of projects we host.
Starting in September we will be introducing a monthly artists shirt series, where each month a new artist will design 3 shirts which we will screen print ourselves on organic U.S. made shirts, they will be available on the website with 50 % of the proceeds going to the artists and the other 50% to help us become a little more sustainable.

Please never hesitate with any questions and for more updates visit our blog


My New Art Transportation Device

I must share this wonderful shelf that was made for me for my trip to Vermont Studio Center ....It was perfect and allowed me to fit all I needed (especially art supplies) into the car. All the artists who saw it were envious!! (Nice shelf! ....ha,ha) I have it stored in my art studio closet now and can use it again when traveling with art work for delivery to shows/galleries, home installations (sales), of future residencies that I may drive to.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Goodbye Vermont Studio Center

I have arrived home safely after my month long adventure at Vermont Studio Center.
I will post soon! Just finishing getting settled and have to upload my photos... then I will be ready to Blog again :-) Hope you are all enjoying your summer and having art adventures of your own. xo~Alicia

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New gallery forming at Worcester State College

WSC Gallery
The Worcester State Gallery is building toward a professional level gallery to serve the campus community and the artistic community in the central Massachusetts area. We have approximately 2500 square feet in the Ghosh Science and Technology Building, which faces onto Chandler Street. Our campus is located at 486 Chandler Street, Worcester MA 01602. Contact Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Gallery Director, for more information

The Gallery at Worcester State College is pleased to announce our first Call to Artists from the New England community for our fall show entitled In-Between

Since Robert Rauschenberg first produced his multimedia works called Combines in the 1950s, artists have never looked back in terms of combining sculpture, painting, and drawing. In-Between seeks submissions of artwork that combines one or more media or conceptually imagines in-between spaces, time, or identity. Assemblage, collage, sculpture combined with painting and drawing, photography combined with installations, or found objects combined with painting, drawing, or sculpture are just some of the possibilities. Artworks that think about space, time, or in-between sites may also reflect states of in-between.

Our first show dedicated to artists outside the College community will celebrate the Gallery’s future role in providing a venue for artists in the region and contribute to the growth of central Massachusetts as a culturally rich destination. Our Opening Reception date on Sept. 11th is also a celebration of the 136th anniversary of the founding of Worcester State College.

Juried by Worcester State College Faculty
Opening Reception: Sept. 11th 6-8 pm
On view: Sept. 11th-Thurs. Dec. 2nd

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dear July Resident

2 weeks and counting and I am off to Vermont Studio Center for the month of July.

I just received my first email that said "Dear July Resident"...and my stomach lurched with nerves and anticipation!...My supplies were ordered weeks ago and are now waiting in the studio. My ideas are solidifying and mock ups are being made. I am tying up all loose ends and finishing up current work....All to begin again, New work in a New place...How exciting!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Women's Caucus of Art is forming a new Pioneer Valley Chapter

WCA is coming to the Pioneer Valley. Become an official member and avail the opportunity to exhibit and promote yourself through this wonderful group of Women artists in Western, MA


“Women's Caucus For Art”, one of the most progressive National Women's Arts Organizations in the country has formed the Pioneer Valley Chapter. WCA has chapters nationwide including Boston and Central MA.

Mission: WCA-PV offers

-Access to national resources as we create local artist's community that serves our unique needs and interests.
-Professional training to help you move forward in your art career.
-Support from fellow members who are proactive in advancing their skills and careers.
-Collaboration with other chapters on art shows and projects.
-Ongoing opportunities to participate in members only national, regional and local & shows.
-Attend workshops, conferences and professional lectures by successful established artists and art professionals.
-An opportunity to serve on local and national committees and boards.

WCA Creates community, support, education and opportunity for women artists.

We invite you to help us in achieving our vision.

PV-WCA membership Chairperson: Lisa Foster

Monday, May 10, 2010's Mark Alvin Interviews Alicia Hunsicker about her Artwork

Online magazine Healing Wheel has recently published and interview that they did with me about my artwork which is currently being featured on their site.

Alicia Hunsicker Interview found here

Featured Artwork found here

The intro to the interview was written by Mark Alvin who founded Healing Wheel in 2006. He is an artist, musician, writer, and entrepreneur, as well as a seeker of higher truth and wisdom.

Alicia Hunsicker’s art has a gentleness and a precision that weaves disparate themes and icons seamlessly and with remarkable effectiveness. We are drawn into a thoughtful world where we are asked deep and meaningful questions and where we are shown the exquisite fragility of life. Delicate eggs are suspended in perfect balance. Impending movement, breakage, loss and birth are all at play in the still and silent world of her compositions. There is a delicious mystery and magic to these images. See more of the interview here

Healingwheel is an online magazine for seekers of spiritual and universal truth.

They describe themselves as...A group of every day people, artists, musicians and seekers who are tapping into our Inner Source and turning the resulting inspiration into art and spiritual community. We invite you to enjoy our music, meditations and artwork and welcome you to share your story with us. We are, after all, one community, very large in number but very small in number of differences

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In Gaia's Womb

"In Gaia's Womb" was sold this past weekend at Gallery in the Woods. They displayed her in the Gallery's window for the Women's' show for the last few months.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Drawing Project

The Drawing Project at Hampden Studio Gallery Space

This was a really wonderful project and I send out a special thank you to Anne LaPrade Seuthe and Kathleen Cammarata for putting it together.

The Drawing itself was a full body experience.
Being a collaboration, no ownership was involved....A sense of freedom and expansion was present for all the artists who participated (5 of us). For me, I found myself exploring the quality of line. I enjoyed being more expressive in my line work and less exacting. This felt like a big transformation for me. I am now inspired to explore in large drawing format...Maybe I will do one at Vermont Studio this July during my residency.

I have decided to add some close up photos of some mini compositions that were included into the bigger drawing. They were quite beautiful~

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 1 of the Collaborative Drawing Project in Progress

The Hampden Studio Gallery Space is 3 walls, the 2 side walls are about 10 ft. long and 8 ft. high and the wall that connects them is about 25 ft long and also about 8 ft. high. Five artists led by Kathleen Cammarata met today for 7 hours to work on a large scale collaborative drawing project. These two images are my favorite parts of the drawing right now........but could change tomorrow!...We will be meeting again for another 5 hours (or so) to finish and will be presenting our creation at the Artist Reception from 5:30 to 7 pm. Sat night April 3rd.


Participating Artists :

Karen Loomis
Mihai Zgondoiu
Kerry O'Grady
Irene Ushomirsky
Alicia Hunsicker


p.s. ......

We played hard and we got VERY dirty!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Collaborative Drawing Project & Exhibition

I am excited to be participating in Hampden Gallery’s Collaborative Drawing Project. Kathleen Cammarata a Lowell artist will go over various collaborative drawing techniques with the participants. Hampden Studio Gallery will be ready for possibilities as it is covered with paper from top to bottom and then we will go for it!....Two days of work that will climax in an exhibition with an opening reception on Saturday April 3 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Led by Kathleen Cammarata

With Participating Artists
Alicia Hunsicker

Karen Loomis
Mihai Zgondoiu
Kerry O'Grady
Irene Ushomirsky

The collaborating artists include a recent BFA graduate and a third year candidate in the MFA program of the UMASS Art Department, as well as 2 professional artists from Massachusetts and 1 visiting artist from Transylvania, Romania who is also a PhD candidate in Bucharest.

Show Dates:
Saturday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 28

Opening Reception: Collaborative Drawing Project
Saturday, April 3 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Here is what Kathleen Cammaratahas to say about the process:
Collaborative Drawing

When two or more artists work on the same drawing a new kind of imagery emerges. The artists give up ownership of the end product there by breaking new ground and discovering new aesthetic choices. The process is experimental. Participants will be moving around the room to engage in various parts of the drawing without completing a personal piece. No reference materials are necessary. A fertile imagination is very helpful

Hampden Gallery hours & directions

Monday, March 15, 2010

This Thursday : Real Art Ways Slide Slam

I am going out to Hartford, Ct. to the Real Art Ways Slide Slam Event this Thursday. There will be tons of great art the artists listed below.....with a live band music and so much more!....ART PARTY!..for more info go here.


238 emerging artists from New York, New England and New Jersey entered our 2009 open call - 119 artists were selected by the staff of Real Art Ways to be presented during our one night only Slide Slam event. Their works will be projected in our cinema and gallery.

2010 Slide Slam Participating Artists

Wade Aaron
Kwadwo Adae
Keith Anderson
Caitlin Applegate
Beth Barbeau
Rachelle Beaudoin
Venia Bechrakis
Z Behl
Nathan Bennett
Caitlin Berrigan
Lea Bertucci
Eve Biddle
Gail Biederman
Ethan Boisvert
Jonathan Brand
Steve Budington
Joe Bun Keo
Gary Burnley
Daniel Buttrey
Pelle Cass
Jennifer Cecere
Caleb Cole
Jarrett Davis
Jamie Davis
Andrea Evans

Brendan Fernandes
Kevin Ford
Caleb Freese
Shannon Gagne
Michael Galvin
Elaine Gan
Ana Garces Kiley
Khanlar Gasimov
Gigi Gatewood
Ian Gonsher
Eric Gottesman
Brad Guarino
Ellen Hackl Fagan
Pauline Halper
Bang Geul Han
Cosme Herrera
Dawn Holder
Shawn Huckins
Alicia Hunsicker
Ayumi Ishii
Terry Jenoure
Bryan Jones
Jeffrey T. Jones
Courtney Jordan
Bokyung Jun

Katie Jurkiewicz
Jonathon Kambouris
Marie Christine Katz
Michele Kaufman
Ashleigh Kay
Catherine Kunkemueller
Deanna C Lee
Derek Leka
Liz Linden
Greg Linsquist
Francine Lomazoff Gintoff
LoVid (Hinkis & Lapidus)
Rebecca Loyche
Brian Lund
Dennis Maher
Christina Makrakis
Monika Malewska
Robin Mandel
Jennifer Mazza
Tyler McPhee
Shirley Metcalf
Nathalie Miebach
Steven Millar
Amy Miller Laura Moriarty

Erin Mulvehill
Lyle Murphy
Jack O’Hearn
John ODonnell
Miho Ogai
Kathryn Parker Almanas
Yana Payusova
Jamie Permuth
Rachel Reese
Damaso Reyes
Asya Reznikov
Lorna Ritz
Matthew Robinson
Lawrence Roy
Nadia Sablin
Amelia Saul
Jake Saunders
Edward Schexnayder
Austin Shull
Adrienne Sloane
Jeff Slomba
Stephanie Smiedt
Steve Snell
Brea Souders
Stephen St. Francis Decky

Eric Starosielski
Bryan Stryeski
Jitnapa Suthikant
Matthew deLeon
Suzanne Stroebe
Yuko Suzuki
Jessica Swaysland
Ari Tabei
Naho Taruishi
Jon Taylor
James Tribble
Tracey Mancenideo
Chris Vesper
Jennifer Viola
Allison Ward
Sanders Watson
Mark Williams
Stephen Wilson
Marcia Wise
Brian Wondergem
Bohyun Yoon

Also, Step Up 2010 is officially open as of March 8th and we will be
accepting applications until June 4th. You can find the press release about
the open call and a copy of this year's guidelines and application at - stepup10

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tonight: Gallery Walk marches in like a lion ~ The North Adams Transcript

Here is an article about tonight's Gallery Walk in Brattleboro, VT. I will have paintings showing at Gallery in the Woods on Main St. It's a great arts night out ...You're all Invited!!....hope to see you there!


The North Adams Transcript
Thursday March 4, 2010

Gallery Walk marches in like a lion with
special emphasis on art by students and women

BRATTLEBORO -- Gallery Walk, Brattleboro’s monthly first-Friday celebration of the arts, features 39 listed venues. A number of meet-the-artist receptions are included, and live music enhances the tour at several stops along the way. Other highlights include an early evening author event at The Book Cellar, the annual Student Art Month awards presentation for high school artists and the opening of the annual "Visions" art show at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery to benefit the Women’s Crisis Center.

Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., although most venues are open earlier and several remain open later into the evening.

The 28-page March edition of the Gallery Walk guide and magazine contains complete listings and a map. This issue’s cover article is an interview with Helen Hawes. Other articles include information about River Gallery School’s 20th annual auction to raise scholarship funds, and Friends of Music at Guilford’s addition of a Women in Music component to the Women’s Crisis Center’s March fundraisers featuring film and art. Online explorers may also visit

The printed guide will be available at each participating location, the I-91 Welcome Center, the Chamber of Commerce, area lodging establishments and other convenient outlets. Brief information on exhibits and special events follows, in official

Gallery Walk order.

* American Traders, 257 Marlboro Road, 802-254-1300 or Open until 5:30 p.m., so stop by early or during the month to enjoy recent paintings by Susan Osgood and works by Brattleboro-West Arts members Ron Karpius, Kris McDermet, Heidi S. Mario, Karen Kamenetsky, Jason Breen, Walter Slowinski, Malcolm Wright, Nat Waring and Steven Lloyd.

* Gillies Restaurant, 911 Western Ave., 802-251-0506. Stop in to see the hand-painted mural by Terry Sylvester, original oils and sculpture on canvas by Ron Karpius, a portrait of the restaurant by Paul Sebring and works by other local artists.

* C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave., 802-257-7898 or 802-579-9088 or Tuareg Silver Artistry of Ahmed Ibrah Landi of Bamako, through March 8, daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., by appointment; Other shows extended through March 28: "Sacred Art East and West: Icons of the Northeast including Syrian, Russian and Coptic Styles" by iconographers Keri Wiederspahn, Sean Kramer, George Philipos, Jody Cole, David Palmer and Peter Pearson; Tibetan Painting by Chuntui Lama (Thangka painting color workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. pre-registration required, $30). Also continuing: Landscapes from the "Earth and Sky" series, portraits from the "You and Me" series and Contemporary Chinese Art of Xi Cai; plus The Kiri-e Collection of Phyllis Rodin, fabric collage pictures from Hiroshima’s aftermath by young women survivors.

* Neumann Studios Architectural Glass, 30 Strand Ave., 802-251-9901 or Special early hours: From 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Liza King and Rick Neumann display a dynamic 9-by-6-foot, three-panel window created for the chapel/meditation room at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. The window may also be seen by appointment at the studio until its installation in early March.

* Danielle’s Sandwich Shop, 648 Putney Road, 802-254-6677 or Maisie Crowther is showing watercolors of New England.

* Windham Wines & The Wine Gallery, 30 & 36 Main St., 802-246-6400 or March features "A Feast in the Depths of Winter," digital prints by Brattleboro photographer and Landmark College professor Gene Parulis.

* River Gallery School of Art, 32 Main St., 802-257-1577 or The school’s 20th Annual Auction Gala is set for March 20 at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. This event raises money for the scholarship program. Stop during Gallery Walk for a preview of some of the artwork and other auction items.

* Latchis Theatre Complex, 50 Main St., 802-254-1109 (Gail). The Main Theatre’s gallery spaces feature "A Walk Through the Seasons," an exhibit of both color and black-and-white photography by New Hampshire resident Marci Cooke. Open for browsing from 5 to 6:30 p.m., during Gallery Walk and otherwise as movie patrons or by appointment.

* Knit or Dye, 41 Main St., 802-258-9100 or Featured artist Mary Rutkovsky is exhibiting "What I’m Doing While I Wait for My Boyfriend," a series of imaginative, archetypical characters created using embroidery thread, remnants of cloth, and found objects. Open for Gallery Walk until 8:30 p.m.

* Twilight Tea Lounge, 41 Main St. (lower level), 802-254-8887 or Drawings and paintings by Catalina Nieto are featured. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. percussionist Steve Leicach plays original compositions on the balafon.

* Edward Jones/Joe LoMonaco, 51 Main St., 802-251-0405. Featured artist Pat Conner is showing "From Far Corners," selected work representing the areas of Puget Sound, the American Southwest and the British Isles, some inspired by the beauty of nature and the lure of past cultures. Gallery Walk reception.

* Twice Upon a Time, 63 Main St., 802-254-2261 or or An Art Show & Sale to benefit the Wardsboro Library’s Barn Renovation Project features 11 paintings donated from a private collection.

* Flat Street Brew Pub, 6 Flat St., 802-257-1911. Kate Marion Lapierre of Greenfield, Mass., exhibits new work in mixed media on canvas and wood.

* In-Sight Photography Project, 45 Flat St., Suite 1, 802-251-9960 or Photographs by former In-Sight student and current volunteer Helen Jones are featured in March. Stop by on Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or during Gallery Walk until 8:30 p.m.

* Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., 802-251-6051 or "Primavera: VCP Members Photograph Spring" features photographs by Ed Bissell, Annie Tiberio Cameron, Robert Cantius, William Dixon, Suzanne Flynt, Kirsten Hoving, Al Karevy, Jennifer Karpin-Hobbs, Paul Katz, Janet McClish, Paul Miller, John Nopper, Richard Ritter and Jim Schlessinger. This exhibit runs through March 28. Opening Reception during Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Winter hours are otherwise Friday, 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

* Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., 802-254-5200. The newest display window is Southeast Asian Tropical Vacation. Still on display is the Moulin Rouge window -- a romantic, slightly naughty, Parisian fantasy. At 6 p.m. groove to the tunes of Ned Phoenix & Friends.

* Hope Gallery at the Elliot Street Café, 134 Elliot St., 802-246-1251. March features a group show with works by Boston-based artists Allyson Raimondi and Galen Baudhuin, plus some Brattleboro natives. Aiden Odonnel and Misha Mross unveil their ping pong Synthesizer.

* Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., 802-254-1221. Philadelphia-born painter/musician Robert Foran III offers his first exhibit of works inspired by nature, outer space, rock ‘n’ roll, and his own imagination.

* The Weathervane Music Hall, 19 Elliot St. , 802-258-6529 or Edmond LeClerc of Westfield, Mass., presents an exhibit titled "State of a More Perfect Union." Singer-songwriter Eve Marie will perform original music until 9 p.m., followed by Crystal 60 performing jazz-funk-rock originals from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

* KidsPLAYce Gallery of Masks & Children’s Book Art, 20 Elliot St., 802-254-5212 or Work by master maskmaker Art Costa and local illutrator John Steven Gurney is showing at the Gallery of Children’s Book Art and Ice Cream Shop in KidsPLAYce. Open 5:30 to 8 p.m. for Gallery Walk.

* Through the Music Gallery & Studio, out back at the Turn It Up! music store, 2 Elliot St., 802-779-3188 (Sarah Rice), March features "Bad Romance," a show of recent paintings by JD and AA. Through March 24, opening during Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

* Mocha Joe’s Café, 82 Main St., 802-257-7794 or March features a collaborative exhibit of works by 10 members of the Mocha Joe’s staff working in apainting, collage, graphic design, photography, and more. Gallery Walk reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

* Yellow Barn Music Festival, on sidewalk at Vermont Artisan Designs, 106 Main St., 802-387-6637, or Stop by during Gallery Walk for information and tickets for Yellow Barn’s performances of György Kurtág’s "Kafka Fragments" at Centre Congregational Church on March 13. Tickets are also available for an open master class and lecture on March 11 and 12 in Putney.

* Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2, 106 Main St., 802-257-7044 or Featured in March is 3-D Work by area high school students as part of the Arts Council of Windham County-sponsored Student Art Month. Also artwork by the High Street Painters. Reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Awards presentation for student artwork at 7:30 p.m. in Gallery 2. Music by J.C. Donelson from 6 to 8 p.m. A portion of proceeds will go to Pure Water for the World’s relief efforts in Haiti.

* The Book Cellar, 120 Main St., 802-254-6810 or Author event at 6 p.m., Alexander Potter presents a talk titled "Alien Nephews and Werewolf Sisters: Fiction as Autobiography." Science fiction and fantasy author Potter discusses what happens when the truth creeps into fiction. He talks about how that affects his writing, including his latest story in "A Girl’s Guide to Gins and Monsters."

* The Artist’s Loft Gallery & B&B, 103 Main St., third floor, 802-257-5181 or Award-winning New England artist William Hays offers his latest works on paper and on canvas. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.

* Amy’s Bakery Arts Café, 113 Main St., 802-251-1071. Gallery spaces in March feature a continuing exhibit titled "Jubilation," a series by Barbara Pleason Mueller, who uses photography to collect ideas. This innovative work is printed on paper, fabric and transparent media. Open until 8 p.m. for Gallery Walk.

* Beadniks, 115 Main St., 802-257-5114. Featured jewelry by young women of Pece Village in Gulu Town, Uganda, most of whom are mothers preoccupied with family survival. Stop in to meet Janet Abaneka, a seasonal handcraft maker from this village who is attending the SIT Graduate Institute.

* In the Moment Music & Gifts, 143 Main St., 802-257-8171 or A continuing and expanded exhibit of album cover art features works by Andy Warhol, David Stone Martin, Roger Dean, Alberto Vargas and more. Open until 9 p.m.

* Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., 802-257-4777 or Gallery 1: "The Women’s Show" is featured through April. This multimedia, gallery-wide show is a benefit for the Women’s Crisis Center and features paintings by Gowri Savoor, Denise Beaudette, Jaskarm Desjardins, Laurel Hausler, Kaori Hamura, Alicia Hunsicker, Delia Robinson and others; sculpture, textiles and collage by Marlene Miller, Marilyn Andrews, Chris Roberts Antieau, and Gwen Murphy. Moondog Trio performs at a Gallery Walk opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30. p.m. Gallery 2: "Through the View: Fantasy Vermont from the Mind of Bill Long" is featured through April.

* A Taste of Shiatsu, Hooker-Dunham Building, street-level entry, 139 Main St., 802-451-1920, Lucy Marsh, Zen Shiatsu practitioner, is offering 10-minute sessions of traditional seated shiatsu during Gallery Walk.

* Catherine Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St., 802-254-9076, ext. 2, The gallery’s annual Love & Passion Show is featured, with work by Jason Alden, Barbara Baribeau, Simi Berman, Brian Cohen, Edward Goodrow, Mathew Peake, Paul Taylor, Myles Danaher, Helen Hawes, and Julia Zanes. Reception during Gallery Walk with music by Steve Carmichael from 6 to 8 p.m. Other hours by appointment.

* Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and Youth Gallery, 139 Main St., down alley, 802-254-9276, Featured in March is "Visions," the annual fundraising Art Show & Silent Auction to benefit the Women’s Crisis Center. Opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. during Gallery Walk. Gallery hours are otherwise during events at the theater and by appointment. Tickets for the Women’s Film Festival and March 28 concert are available during Gallery Walk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Youth Gallery features artwork by students of The Grades Program at Green Valley School.

* The Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., 802-254-2115 (Marie). As part of the Arts Council of Windham County’s annual Student Art Month celebration, an exhibit of two-D Work by area high school students is on display through March 31. Opening reception on Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Best in Show award presentations at Vermont Artisan Designs, 106 Main St., at 7:30 p.m. Other hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elementary school art is at Brooks Memorial Library, March 6-31..

* Take a Moment for Peace, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., 802-257-4588 (Dee and Bob Keller), 5:30 to 6 p.m., Peace Celebration: Gallery Walkers of all faiths and persuasions are invited into the church parlor to share in quietude, music and readings dedicated to enhancing personal, family, community, and world peace. Claire Stanley and Jack Millett of Vermont Insight Meditation Center, lead a Mindfulness Meditation.

* Let’s Dance So. Vermont at The Church, 210 Main St., 802-348-6671 (Ray Warren), letsdancesovt, An evening of swing dance, foxtrot and other rhythms with music by the Half-Diminished Swing Band from the All-American Song Book, including tunes from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Free swing lesson from 7:15 to 8 p.m., with open dancing from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $12; light refreshments.

* Adagio Trattoria, 132 Main St., 802-254-6046. Ron Rosenstock shows photographs of Iceland. The Trattoria’s full menu is available 5 to10 p.m. for Gallery Walkers. Live music from about 7:30 p.m.

* High Street Painters at the Studio of Andrea Scheidler, 24 High St., 802-387-4550, in the Midtown Mall building. Members of High Street Painters are painting in the studio until 4 p.m. with Chicago artist Clayton J. Beck III. Visitors are welcome to observe through the windows in the main hallway. From 6 to 8 p.m., reception for High Street Painters at Vermont Artisan Designs.

Founded in 1995, Gallery Walk qualifies as a nonprofit arts organization through its association with the Arts Council of Windham County. For information on joining the Walk, contact coordinator Joy Wallens-Penford at 802-257-2616 or preferably by e-mail at

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer