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Friday, September 14, 2018

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Sep
14
2018

Book Launch: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Book Launch: The Benefits of Being an Octopus
Description:

Celebrate the launch of Brattleboro author Ann Braden’s middle-grade novel The Benefits of Being an Octopus. This family-friendly party will also serve as a benefit for the Women’s Freedom Center.

Enjoy book-themed foods like yogurt, saltines with Easy Cheese, and chocolate pudding, as well as cupcakes with octopuses on top! Listen to a short reading from the novel, followed by a conversation between Ann Braden and Brattleboro’s Brooks Memorial Library Director Starr Latronica, and learn about the important work of the Women’s Freedom Center.

There will be octopus tattoos, stickers, fun facts, selfies, and everyone will be encouraged to show off their best octopus dance moves!

A fun time will be had by all… no matter how many arms you have.

Time: 9/14/18 5:00pm
Location: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro
Sep
14
2018

Opening Reception: Macaulay in Montpelier

Opening Reception: Macaulay in Montpelier Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Internationally recognized author and illustrator David Macaulay will exhibit images from eight of his books, including preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010. According to the artist, the books range from the "history of architecture and the workings of technology to aspects of the human body, the decline of society, and why a chicken once crossed a road." He says that the works "represent a tiny sliver of the vast amount of flotsam left in the wake of each book.”

The artist will give a brief talk at the opening reception. The show will remain on display through November 2. 

Time: 9/14/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier