The 1200 square-foot Gallery exhibits a wide variety of shows featuring 2 and 3 dimensional works by local and visiting artists. Like the Theater, the Gallery is available to the public for exhibitions, arts presentations, benefits, and gatherings. The Gallery is also a mainstay of Brattleboro's Gallery Walk, held the first Friday of each month.
The Gallery, which also serves as the lobby for the Theater, is a forum for contemporary art in a setting that openly embraces its past. The site of a former shoe warehouse and then a lobby for a small cinema, the Gallery features a funky and beguiling mix of original materials-including beams, brick, granite, and the building's lovely old sprinkler system unit-updated by freshly painted walls and a track light system. Since Wild Root Arts reimagined the space as a gallery in 1999, there have been over 40 exhibits. Because the T&G is managed as a community venue, Gallery exhibits, like Theater events, are not adjudicated. This unrestricted availability has fostered a wide variety of exhibitors, including shows by individuals and by groups, by local and visiting artists, by professional and amateur creators, and in a wide range of genre, theme, content, and style. Exhibitors have included:
Annual shows by In-Sight Photography Project, Retreat Healthcare's "Gifts from Within" patient art exhibit, and the Women's Film Festival's "Visions and Voices"
One-time group shows including the Stratton Foundation's exhibit of photographs of Helen & Scott Nearing, and a photogra phy exhibit of 12 local photographers in connection with Vermont Theatre Company's multi-media production of "Double Exposure"
Individual shows including:
Photography by Elsa Borrero, Vaune Trachtman, Larry Richardson, Forrest Holzapfel, Alice MacKenzie, Prairie Ashton Wolff, and most recently by Peter Miller in his "Vermont Farm Women" exhibit
Paintings by Leslie Anderson, Judy Hazilla, Cosima Hewes
Mixed media by Natalie Blake, Ken Boyle, and shared exhibits, including "The Camilla Line," work by four generations of women artists in one Vermont family