Arts & Leisure

New exhibits and events at local art venues

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

In like a lion… they say. March is here and if you need some distraction to get through this month, check out the new exhibits and events coming up at Edgewater, Brandon Artists Guild and the Henry Sheldon Museum.


Edgewater Galleries in Middlebury open two new exhibits “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 Lecture 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 in the 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” featuring Alexis Serio. On view for the month of March at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill St., Middlebury. Serio uses a horizon line as a foothold to suggest the landscape but from there she describes her abstract compositions as visual perceptions of time, and memory.

“Odd Man Out” by Kate Gridley 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 March 18- April 26 at Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchant’s Row. “Tools of the Trade” honors the process of crafting fine art, 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, from 5:30-7 p.m., Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill St., Middlebury. Discussion and reception with light refreshments following the presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Masks are required. 

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

For more information on the exhibits or to register for the talks, visit, call 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 all-member shows celebrating unhurried, unspoiled and unforgettable Vermont. This show will highlight what it’s like to work and play in Vermont’s villages. Members will share their perspectives on historic architecture, mountain views, delightful village greens, and local festivities through a variety of mediums from painting to photography to fiber arts. 

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


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

YEW ROOT WOOD vessels by Tom Dunne are on view at Edgewater Gallery on the Green.

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

The Sheldon Museum is in search of objects for our summer exhibit “Addison County Collects.”

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

We are looking forward to seeing what fascinating objects Addison County residents have collected. Exhibit space is limited and we may not be able to accept all proposals. In conjunction with the exhibit, we will offer a series of talks and events related to collecting and collection care.

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

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