Edgewater Gallery


'MARY'S GOLDEN DREAM,' a work by Homer G. Wells
MIDDLEBURY — “Shedding Light,” featuring new collections from painter Kay Flierl and etched aluminum artist Homer G. Wells. As the seasons shift, the changes in light and the tones of the landscape are reflected and interpreted by both artists. On view April 1-May 31 at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill Street in Middlebury.  “All Around Us,” a solo exhibition of new work by Charlie Bluett. Bluett’s large-scale, abstract paintings are cascading overlapping forms that shift in different planes and reference seaglass and the subtle ebb and flow of the natural world’s processes. On view...

'ROTATION' BY CHARLIE Bluett, 36” x 36,” is one of the paintings on view at Edgewater Gallery on the Green.
New works are now on view at the two Edgewater galleries in downtown Middlebury featuring photography, watercolors and abstract paintings. A third exhibit through the local gallery will be on view in Warren at the Pitcher Inn. There Rory Jackson will show a series of winter paintings. Here are the details: “A Survey of our Collections,” featuring photographer Victoria Blewer and new work from watercolorist Robert O’Brien. On view Feb. 1-March 31. Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill St., Middlebury.  “All Around Us,” a solo exhibition of abstract paintings by new Edgewater artist Charlie...

ONE OF THE pieces on display is Holly Friesen’s painting “Standing By the River.”
Edgewater Galleries in downtown Middlebury have two new exhibits on view for the month of October.  “Autumn Solos At The Falls,” features painters Philip Frey, Holly Friesen and Ellen Granter. Each artist is presenting a new body of work that will be on view at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill Street. “Autumn Solos on the Green,” features solo exhibitions from landscape painters Rory Jackson and Molly Doe Wensberg. Jackson and Wensberg present their unique and lyrical interpretations of rural Vermont and New England. These paintings are on view at Edgewater Gallery on the Green at 6...

AMONG THE WORKS on display this month at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls in Middlebury is “Dear Dairy,” a 30-by-40 inch collage that Betsy Silverman created using cut up magazine pages.
MIDDLEBURY — The Edgewater galleries in downtown Middlebury this month have two new shows opening. Both will also be presented virtually on the galleries’ website, edgewatergallery.co, by mid-August. “Cut It Out!” is a solo exhibition featuring collage artist Betsy Silverman. Silverman works in what she calls “Fragmented realism” and presents familiar Vermont scenes and still life pieces made entirely of recycled paper. Browsing through old magazines, Silverman selects, cuts and glues images to a canvas in order to transform the old pictures and text into unique, multidimensional portraits,...

“KITCHEN STILL LIFE Series #15 Violet Glass” by Karen O’Neil, 20x20, $3,500
Edgewater Galleries in Middlebury have reopened to the public and are showing new exhibitions in both galleries for June and July. Gallery managers do not plan in-person opening events for the shows but visitors can see them live. For those still cautious about where they go in public due to the coronavirus, Edgewater will continue to give customers the option to view the exhibitions virtually on our website. Both of the online exhibitions will be available to view by mid-June on its website, edgewatergallery.com. “Reflections,” a group exhibition featuring artists Kathleen Kolb, Lori Mehta...

"ORWELL BARN," A photograph by Jim Westphalen
MIDDLEBURY — Coming up next Thursday, March 12, Shelburne photographer Jim Westphalen will give an artist talk at Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury, from 5-7 p.m. During the talk “Vanish Series: The Art and Process,” Westphalen will discuss “The Vanish” collection and how it chronicles and honors the handsome structures that have stood proudly along the byways and in the fields of local landscapes for generations. Westphalen captures their dignity and beauty with his unique photographic method, printing process and presentation. He will talk about the path that led him to his...

'STAY A LITTLE Longer," by Holly Harrison
MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery will host a free artist’s talk with Holly Harrison on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Merchant’s Row gallery in Middlebury. During this talk, “Approaching Abstraction: An Artist Talk with Holly Harrison,” Harrison will discuss her mixed-media art. Her work is informed by poetry and by stories from her life. The artist will discuss her path to abstraction and explain the connection between her two most recent bodies of work the “visual poems” and those that include bird imagery. She will broaden the evening’s topic to an explanation of how to connect...

LOCAL POETS KARI Hansen, left, Linda Shere, right, and Ray Hudson, back, stand with Theresa Harris, front, who is the director of the Edgewater Gallery. These three poets are among those in the Spring Street Poets group who were inspired by art at the Middlebury galleries. A new exhibit, “The Language of Art,” will open at both Edgewater locations on April 5, featuring paintings paired with poems. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Few words in the English language look and feel as diametrically opposed to their definitions as ekphrasis. It derives from Greek and sounds very much as if it belongs among the terminology that that language has shaped for the medical profession. What ekphrasis describes, however, is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a work of art. Poets love this stuff. So do artists. Which is why Theresa Harris, director of Middlebury’s Edgewater Galleries, has brought together poets and visual artists for a new show. “The Language of Art” opens April 5 at both of Edgewater’s...

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