Exhibits & Events
OPENING RECEPTION: May 14, 2016 from 5-7pm
EXHIBITION DATES: May 14-June 25 2016
The Windsor Art Center and Studios invite you to join us on Saturday, May 14 for “Art on Both Sides of the Track”, starting at 5:00PM. Both Windsor Art Center buildings will be open for your pleasure. The Juried Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception takes place from 5:00-7:00PM at the Art Center. Sample the hors d’oeuvres and witness the presentation of the Best in Show Award.
Across the tracks, enjoy more Art, Fun and Refreshments at the Train Station from 5:00-8:00PM. Artists from the studios will be open for you to visit and see their art.
Come join the celebrations! It’s all free!
Painting by Cathy Doocy Drake: Winsome, oil on canvas, 30” x 48”
Workshop: The Art of Fabric Collage
Sat., June 25 • 10am – 12 noon
Create original 8”X10” fabric art pieces through instruction on the use of value, color, and design. Workshop fee: $30; Materials fee: $5. RSVP at 860-688-2528.
OPENING RECEPTION: July 16, 2016 from 5-7pm
EXHIBITION DATES: July 16-August 27, 2016
This two-person exhibition features the works of photographer Andrew Buck and multi-media artist Lucy Sander Sceery from July 16 through August 27, 2016. Both artists’ works are absent of color and depict tobacco fields through a slightly abstracted view. Buck’s panoramas combined with Sceery’s photo transfers on chiffon create an ominous yet tranquil feeling for the viewer. The exhibition will include historical components and artifacts throughout the gallery telling the story of the industry’s past and indicating its future. An opening reception for the public will be held on July 16 from 5-7pm.
Special programming during this exhibit includes a lecture & book signing by Dale and Darcy Cahill, the authors of Tobacco Sheds: Vanishing Treasures of the Connecticut River Valley, on Thursday, July 28 from 6-8pm; a viewing of the 1960s film Parrish on Saturday, August 6 at 6pm; and an art talk by Lucy Sander Sceery on Sunday, August 14 from 1pm – 2:30pm.
Connecticut shade tobacco is grown under cloth in the Connecticut River Valley in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and southern Vermont, and is used primarily for the binders and wrappers for premium cigars. The town of Windsor has deep history in this tobacco industry and is famous for its shade grown tobacco. Many residents share the nostalgia of working in the fields or of having known someone who did so.
This exhibit is supported through contributions from the Tobacco Museum at Northwest Park, Hastings Farm, Bob & Dorothy McAllister, and a grant from The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.