West Brattleboro — Each fall for the past several seasons, the gallery spaces at All Souls Church (ASC), aka West Village Meeting House, have been filled with blessings of Peace in the form of Stuart Copans’ papercuts. The current show is titled “Peace is a Process.”
This 9th annual exhibit features Copans’ creatively diverse cuttings of “Shalom,” the Hebrew word for Peace, and “Salaam,” its Arabic equivalent. In addition to these papercuts, viewers will be treated to Copans’ recent “concrete poems,” in which the poetry is intimately entangled with the object on which it is written, as well as the first few of his tea bag prints and limericks inspired by Edward Lear’s nonsense verse and drawings. Also showing are Dotty Seiter’s “Prayers in the Wind,” a collection of peace-prayer mobiles spinning gently in the central foyer windows.
The gallery is open from 9:00 to 12:00 each weekday in September and October, during worship services and other public events in the building, and by appointment. A reception for the artist is scheduled on Sunday, September 30, from 2:00 to 4:00. Stop by to meet the artist and enjoy a bountiful refreshment table provided by the ASC Arts Committee.
All Souls Church is at 29 South Street across from the newly rebuilt Fire Station and West Brattleboro common, a bit over a mile west of Exit 2 off I-91. For further information, call the church office at (802) 254-9377.