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Chris Trapper in Concert

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Chris Trapper in Concert

 Photo credit: Michael J. Charles Photography

Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7PM

Chris Trapper’s music can best be described as lyrically driven roots pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extraordinary characters.  He was raised in Buffalo, NY but moved to Boston, MA in 1991.  There he began his recording career as the singer/guitarist for The Push Stars, a critically acclaimed alt-rock trio that released 4 CD’s and toured with such high profile national acts as Matchbox 20.  Trapper began a solo career with 2002’s “Songs from the Drive-In,” and has 9 CD releases to date.  He is touring to support his 2013 pop disc, “Technicolor.”

Trapper is a prolific songwriter, boasting high-profile placements, including the feature film “There’s Something About Mary” and TV’s “Malcolm In the Middle.”  Trapper is perhaps best known for the song “This Time,” featured in the 2008 film “August Rush,” for which he was nominated for a Grammy.  He was also nominated for “Songwriter of the Year” and “Male Performer of the Year” at the New England Music Awards in 2012.

Trapper’s live show is a favorite among fans of all-acoustic music.  He plays piano, guitar and ukulele.  His on-stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious.

Suggested donation: $10.00 at the door or online*

*Reserve your seat now by making your donation online!  

Please note: Concert seating is general admission.  Reserving your seat by making a donation online means that you are guaranteed a ticket, however, seating will be first come first served.  House will be open at 6:30PM.  Please bring a copy of your receipt on the day of the concert.

Reserve your seat now!


Join Us!

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Join Us!

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new program, Windsor Art Center Destinations, designed to showcase unique art, architectural and historic locations in and around Hartford County. Our first ‘Destination,’ a grazing brunch, to be held on Sunday, October 19th from 1 – 3 p.m. will showcase the Colt Building in Hartford.

More information about the event and purchasing tickets is available here.

Living with Art

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Living with Art

Selected Works from the Margaret Penn Collection Of Haitian and African American Art





Image: “Lilly of the Valley” , Mixed Media, 2002 by Donald Boudreaux

Stephen D. Rose, guest curator 

July 19-August 30, 2014

Opening Reception July 19, 5-7PM

This exhibition will highlight works by outstanding artists of African descent (both living and deceased) in Haiti and in the United States, and will be the vehicle for educational programming that contextualizes these pieces within the African American and the more encompassing American cultures. It will also focus on the joys and challenges associated with the collection and preservation of artwork.

This exhibition is made possible by the support from the Farmington Valley (CT) Chapter of The Links, Inc. and by a generous grant from The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

Special Event

Thursday, June 26 6-8PM -Collectibles Appraisal

Exhibition Events

Saturday, July 26, 1-3PM -Presentation -Protecting and Securing Your Art Collection w/James Holley, CEO of Fine Art Protection Services

Saturday, August 16, 1-2PM -Panel Discussion on collecting art.  Panelists are distinguished in their fields of curating and collecting.

Saturday, August 23, 1-2PM -Lecture by Kheli R. Willetts, Ph. D.  Assistant professor of African American Studies at Syracuse University.  Dr. Willets will discuss African American art and culture

Live Music

2014 Summer Concert Series

Sponsored by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee

Thursday, July 10, 7PM - Norman Gage, Jazz Group

Thursday, July 17, 7PM -Joshua Breakstone, Jazz Duo

Thursday, August 7, 7PM -Ellen Woloshin, Pop Duo

Thursday, August 21, 7PM -Terry Blaine & Mark Shane, Jazz Duo

Thursday, September 4, 7PM -Chris Trapper, alt rock

Windsor Art Center Studios Events

Summer Art Classes -Now Registering!

Saturday, July 19, 10AM-4PM -July Open Studios

Saturday, August 2, 10AM-4PM -August Open Studios


May and Summer 2014 Calendar

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Download our MAY 2014 Calendar and Summer 2014 Calendar and stay up to date on all of our classes and events in the visual and performing arts!

Gallery Gift Shop

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Hours of Store Operation
Thursdays 6-8 PM
Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM
Sundays 11 AM – 4 PM

Windsor Art Center operates a small gallery shop with works by local artists. It features jewelry, pottery, glass, small prints, cards, and more.