New exhibitions and events at local art venues

JUDITH REILLY IS one of the exhibitors of “Vermont: In the Village” presented at the Brandon Artists Guild.

Like a lion… they say. March has arrived and if you need a distraction to get through this month, check out new exhibitions and upcoming events at Edgewater, the Brandon Artists Guild and the Henry Sheldon Museum.


The Edgewater Galleries in Middlebury are opening two new exhibitions ‘Tools of the Trade’ at Edgewater on the Green and ‘Time and Memory’ at Edgewater at the Falls. The gallery will also continue its winter conference series with two artist talks in March. Katie Runde will talk about “Painting Alexander Twilight” on Thursday, March 3 at the Gallery at the Falls. Later this month, Kate Gridley will speak about ‘tools of the trade’ at the Pitcher Inn on Thursday, March 31

Here are the details:

“Time and memory” with Alexis Serio. On view during March at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill St., Middlebury. Serio uses a horizon line as a fulcrum to suggest the landscape, but from there she describes her abstract compositions as visual perceptions of time and memory.

Kate Gridley’s “Odd Man Out” is one of the pieces on display at Edgewater Gallery on the Green.

“Tools of the Trade”, a group exhibition featuring Tom Dunne, Kate Gridley, Duncan Johnson and Peter Kirkiles. On view from March 18 to April 26 at Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchant’s Row. “Tools of the Trade” honors the fine art manufacturing process, the tools themselves that make the work possible, and the beauty of the finished product.

“Painting Alexander Twilight”, an artist talk given by Katie Runde, Thursday March 3, 5.30-7pm, Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill St., Middlebury. Discussion and reception with a light refreshment after the presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Masks are mandatory.

“Tools of the Trade”, an artist talk given by Kate Gridley, Thursday, March 31, 5-8 p.m., at the Pitcher Inn, Warren. The evening includes dinner at the inn after the conference. Attendees are asked to call the Inn at 802-496-6350 to make dinner reservations.

For more information on exhibitions or to register for conferences, visit edgewatergallery.comcall the gallery at 802-458-0098 or 802-989-7419, or email [email protected]


“Vermont: In the Village”

This month, the Brandon Artists Guild presents “Vermont’s Villages,” the first in a series of three shows for all members celebrating tranquil, unspoilt and unforgettable Vermont. This show will highlight what it’s like to work and play in the villages of Vermont. Members will share their insights into historic architecture, mountain views, lovely village greens, and local festivities through a variety of mediums from painting to photography to textile arts.

The exhibition will run from March 4 to April 1, with a reception open to the public and an opportunity to meet the artists on Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Brandon Artists Guild is located at 7 Center Street in Brandon. To visit or call (802) 247-4956 for more information.


Henry Luther Sheldon, founder of the Henry Sheldon Museum, was an avid collector. He acquired a wide variety of historical artifacts and artwork related to Addison County and beyond. He amassed a rich, but often overlooked collection with many hidden treasures, including his own teeth.

Tom Dunne’s YEW ROOT WOOD Vases are on display at the Edgewater Gallery on the Green.

Are you as passionate about collecting as Henry? What are the hidden treasures in your collection? Would you like to share a piece from your collection with our community and visitors from afar?

The Sheldon Museum is looking for objects for our summer exhibition “Addison County Collects”.

The exhibit will feature a diverse selection of items borrowed from local collections that spark conversation and tell stories. Items do not need to relate to Addison County or Vermont. They can be anything from fine art to fun collectibles.

We can’t wait to see the fascinating artifacts the residents of Addison County have collected. Exhibit space is limited and we may not be able to accept all submissions. Alongside the exhibition, we will offer a series of conferences and events related to the collection and maintenance of the collections.

If you have an object that you would like the Museum to consider including in the exhibit, visit and complete the “Addison County Collects” interest form. The curatorial team will make the final decision on which objects to include in the exhibit. If your item is selected, the team will be in touch regarding logistics, insurance information, label text, photography, etc. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Julia P. Cluff