New art exhibits open this weekend

“Icy Blue,” a sea-urchin-like creature or a hot-air balloon, floats in an aqua environment. Vertical strands of white and yellow beads, cosmic hailstones perhaps, make up its surface pattern. Lacy swirls of tinier dots, along with vaporous-looking areas of the titular hue, fill the background.

BRATTLEBORO- Six new exhibits open at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on Saturday, June 22, at 11 am, through September 23. An opening reception, free and open to all, will take place the same day at 5:30 pm.
The new exhibits include the summer-themed “Ocean’s Edge,” consisting of three artists’ depictions of life at the beach.  “Ocean’s Edge” features Isca Greenfield-Sanders, David Kapp, and Graham Nickson.
One new exhibit features “Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts,” which spans more than four decades of the social documentary photographer’s work. Curated by John Killacky, the exhibit displays McAdams’s black and white photographs of performance artists, nuns, race track workers, people with schizophrenia, working farm animals, and anti-nuclear, pro-choice, war protest, feminist, queer liberation, and AIDS activism protests.
 “Barbara Takenaga: Looking at Blue” will be presented. To create the four central works in the installation, Takenaga, a faculty member at Williams College, began with faux abstract-expressionist backgrounds of poured and dripped paint, then used a labor-intensive approach of applying a visual vocabulary of dots, tracings, outlining, and painting around splashes.
“Angus McCullough: Coincidence Control” was curated by Jonathan Gitelson. The exhibit presents alternatives to standardized time, through the mediums of video, sound art, artist books, drawings, and an interactive time capsule that visitors are welcome to enter.
“David Plowden: Bridges” comprises a selection of photographs from Plowden’s book “Bridges: The Spans of North America.”
The last exhibit is “Timothy Segar: Character Development,” which consists of steel sculptures on view outside the museum and works on paper displayed in the South Gallery.
In conjunction with the new exhibits, BMAC has planned a robust schedule of events—artist talks, guided tours, workshops, community conversations, and more—designed to delve deeper into the ideas, issues, and practices reflected in the exhibits.
A calendar of events is available at

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