Exhibits & Events

Workshop: The Art of Fabric Collage

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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. Online at www.windsorartcenter.org.

Second Annual Members Exhibition

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Second Annual Members Exhibition

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”

Soulful Journeys: Connecticut Fiber Artists Collective March 12 – April 23

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Soulful Journeys: Connecticut Fiber Artists Collective March 12 – April 23

March 12 – April 23, 2016: Soulful Journeys. Come see this group exhibition featuring the works from the Connecticut Fiber Artists Collective. The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 5-7 pm. The collective is a diverse group of artists who share a common passion, creating art from fiber. Organized in 2011, the founding members of CtFAC sought an informal network of committed fiber artists to support and provide one another with inspiration and instruction. Their vision continues to focus on mutual goals of artistic growth and development, while sharing art with the public.

The artistry of their work invites viewers to rethink the traditional concept of the quilt, expanding it from its original utilitarian origins and reimagining it as art. Original designs are created using a variety of techniques, including hand dyeing, felting, quilting, and appliqué, and then enhanced with embellishments such as beading, hand embroidery, and knitting.

For this exhibit the CTFAC took its inspiration from the nearby Connecticut River, with its suggestion of journeys, not only of the body, but of the spirit. Fiber artists represented in the exhibition include Christina Blais, Diane L. Cadrain, Carol R. Eaton, Mary Lachman, Karen Loprete, Linda Martin, Wanda N. Selden, Rosalind Spann, Antonia Torres, and Carol Vinick.

As special programming included with the exhibit, the collective will offer two workshops and an artist talk.

Workshop: The Art of Fabric Collage • Saturday, March 19, 10am-12 noon  Create original 8”x 10” fabric art pieces through instruction on the use of value, color, and design. Workshop fee: $30; Materials fee: $5. RSVP at 860-688-2528. Please RSVP to 860-688-2528.

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 9, 1-2 pm  Meet several of the exhibiting fiber artists and hear how their work reflects their own life journeys.

Workshop: Felted Labyrinth • Saturday, April 16, 10am-12 noon  Create a felted finger labyrinth, an effective meditation tool – both in creation and use, through instruction on the technique of needle felting with wool roving. Workshop fee: $30; Materials fee: $10. Please RSVP to 860-688-2528.

Exhibition hours for the Windsor Art Center are: Thursdays, 6-8:00pm; Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm; and Sundays, 11:00am to 4:00pm.

This exhibit is supported in part through a sponsorship from Cigna and support from Vantis Life. For more information, please call 860.688.2528 or visit www.windsorartcenter.org.

Phillip de Fremery presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

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Phillip de Fremery presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

Join us for an afternoon with Phillip de Fremery, an American Classical Guitarist, in a setting surrounded by an exclusive exhibition by New England Art Educators.

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 2:00 PM, at Windsor Arts Center, 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT. Tickets $15, $10 CGS members. Advance ticket reservations are highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.ctguitar.org or The Guitar Society office (860) 249-1132.

A former student of Oscar Ghiglia and Andres Segovia, Phillip de Fremery began his study of the guitar in 1963. He later enrolled at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under full scholarship, graduating in 1970. In 1972, he was named the assistant to Oscar Ghiglia at the Aspen Music Festival, and gave master classes in Aspen until 1975.

Guitarist Peter Blanchette Presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

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Guitarist Peter Blanchette Presented by Connecticut Guitar Society

SUNDAY, January 17, 2016, 2:00 PM, at Windsor Art Center

Join us for an afternoon of guitar in a setting surrounded by an exclusive exhibition by New England Art Educators.

Peter Blanchette’s guitar repertoire of unusual and internationally acclaimed arrangements and compositions spans from medieval to contemporary to ethnic, played in solo recital or with selected other instrumentalists to form the Virtual Consort. A recipient of the MCC Artist Grant in Music Composition, Blanchette is a veteran performer of such high profile venues as NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

The Art Educators Show January 2016: Inspiring The Next Generation of Artists

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The Art Educators Show January 2016: Inspiring The Next Generation of Artists

The Windsor Art Center will open The Art Educators Show: Inspiring The Next Generation of Artists, a group show consisting of six artists who have dedicated their lives to inspiring and shaping the next generation of creative minds. The collection of artwork includes paintings, photography, sculptures and mixed media pieces.

The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, January 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and runs through February 27 at The Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT.

Join us this Saturday, February 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. A panel of Art Educators will be discussing “The state of art education today and the impact their chosen profession has had on them as professional artists and on their art.” Panelist speaking from this exhibit are: William Butcher, Gregory Bowerman, Marsha Doran, Carolyn Pelkey, and Marjorie Renno.

The exhibiting Artists and schools represented are:
Gregory Bowerman – Williams School
William Butcher – Suffield Academy
Marsha Doran – Canterbury School
Jennifer McCandless – Loomis Chaffee
Carolyn Pelkey – Watkinson School
Marjorie Renno – Windsor High School

Gallery hours are: Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the New Alliance Foundation.

CALL TO ARTISTS: “Educator’s Show”

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CALL TO ARTISTS: “Educator’s Show”

The Art Educators Show will be a juried group show (limited to 5 artists) celebrating and exhibiting the works of artists who all share a dedication to the education, cultivation and appreciation of the visual arts as well as to inspire future fine artists.

All applicants must be a faculty member teaching in the visual arts of an institution of learning at the high school, undergraduate, or graduate level located in the state of Connecticut. 2D and 3D works accepted.

Visit for all details and to Apply: onlinejuriedshows.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Art work drop off date: January 4 – January 9, 2016

Opening: January 16, 2016 – 5-7pm

The Art Educators Show will run January 16, 2016 – February 27, 2016

Opening Snow date: January 17, 2016

Art work pick update: February 28, 2016

CANCELLED “Portfolio Night”

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CANCELLED “Portfolio Night”

We apologize that the next two Portfolio Nights have been cancelled. 

Wednesday, January 20 & February 17, 2016: Windsor Art Center: Portfolio Night. A great opportunity for artists, just drop in! Share your latest projects and get feedback from other artists. All attending are asked to bring up to four recent works to discuss with the group. A facilitator will keep the discussion on track and encourage participation by everyone. Works in any medium including Painting, Drawing, Print Making, Photography, Fiber Art, etc. are welcome. Artists at all levels of expertise are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to gain insights, network with piers, and make new friends in the creative community. Cost $5.00. Wednesdays, 6–8pm 860-688-2528.

2015 Exhibition Schedule

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2015 Exhibition Schedule

Essential Impermanence:

The Work of Debra Losada and Michele Kishita

Losada and Kishita Images

January 17-February 28, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 5-7PM

Debra Losada Artist Talk: Saturday, January 24, 1-2PM

Michele Kishita Artist Talk: Saturday, February 7, 1-2PM

At what point is the transient nature of creation truly experienced? The recent work of artists Debra Losada and Michele Kishita featured in this exhibit generates a vibrant dialogue, which explores this very question. Losada’s oil on panel works explore the transformation of space at the moment that formlessness moves into form. Kishita’s mixed media work focuses on the intersection of seemingly disparate elements at the moment they unite. Come see for yourself how each artist responds to the fluid significance inherent in these particular instances of profound mutability.

Among the site specific works created by each artist for this exhibit is Pine River, an installation by Michele Kishita composed of 8,000 paint stir sticks.  Each stick has been meticulously hand dipped and wrapped in Japanese, Indian, and Italian paper.  At its completion, it will have taken 8 months with two studio assistants, one to dip and one to wrap and nearly 40 bottles of glue and 15 quarts of paint.  It will also include wooden dowels of various lengths that will be painted and wrapped.  These dowels will represent the waterfall that ultimately creates Pine River.  Aesthetically, Kishita finds herself attracted to the raw, utilitarian appearance of the stir sticks and their juxtaposition to the delicate gilded papers, especially since both are made of wood.

3 Roads Diverge: The Work of Diana Lyn Cote, Cathy Doocy, and Teri Oja

March 14-April 25, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 5-7PM

 

Windsor Art Center Members’ Show

May 16-June 20, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 16, 5-7PM

More information about submitting work available soon!

 

Community Dimensions in Theatre Summer Program

July 18-August 22, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 18, 5-7PM

Featuring performances and classes for both adults and children.

 

Carlos Hernandez Chavez: Solo Exhibition

September 12-October 24, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 5-7PM

 

TONES and TEXTURES: A Series of Jazz Inspired Artworks by Photographer Maurice D. Robertson and painter Andres Chaparro

November 7, 2015-January 2, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7, 5-7PM

 

 

Essential Impermanence

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Essential Impermanence

January 17-February 28, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 5-7PM

Michele Kishita Artist Talk: Saturday, February 7, 1-2PM

Debra Losada Artist Talk: Saturday, February 14, 1-2PM CANCELLED due to snow

At what point is the transient nature of creation truly experienced? The recent work of artists Debra Losada and Michele Kishita featured in this exhibit generates a vibrant dialogue, which explores this very question. Losada’s oil on panel works explore the transformation of space at the moment that formlessness moves into form. Kishita’s mixed media work focuses on the intersection of seemingly disparate elements at the moment they unite. Come see for yourself how each artist responds to the fluid significance inherent in these particular instances of profound mutability.

Among the site specific works created by each artist for this exhibit is Pine River, an installation by Michele Kishita composed of 8,000 paint stir sticks.  Each stick has been meticulously hand dipped and wrapped in Japanese, Indian, and Italian paper.  At its completion, it will have taken 8 months with two studio assistants, one to dip and one to wrap and nearly 40 bottles of glue and 15 quarts of paint.  It will also include wooden dowels of various lengths that will be painted and wrapped.  These dowels will represent the waterfall that ultimately creates Pine River.  Aesthetically, Kishita finds herself attracted to the raw, utilitarian appearance of the stir sticks and their juxtaposition to the delicate gilded papers, especially since both are made of wood.

Concerts

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7PMHiroya Tsukamoto, solo guitarist, jazz/folk/world

Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 7PMGoza Latin Band with Dave Giradina, latin jazz band

Thursday, February 19, at 7PMRicky Alfonso Quintet, jazz

 

Windsor Art Center Studios Open Studios

Saturday, January 24, 10AM-4PM

Saturday, February 21, 10AM-4PM

 

Classes

Visual Arts Classes and Theatre Arts Programs -Now Registering!  Visit our Class Schedule page for more information.