Exhibits and Events

Americana 1 – An Exhibition of Work by 1st Generation Americans
October 25–November 24, 2018

Opening Reception:  Saturday • October 27 • 5–7pm
Rough Edges Art Productions (REAP) and the Windsor Art Center have joined hands to present the work of two first-generation Latin American artists, Balam Soto and Corina Alvarezdelugo. Soto creates contemporary, exploratory artworks that fuse low tech with high tech, including interactive art installations, public artworks, and video. Alvarezdelugo works with different materials and techniques in mixed media painting and sculpture.

Special events during the exhibition at the Windsor Art Center:

Sunday, November 4 • 3pm:
Guitarist Joe Carter and vocalist Isabella Mendes will perform Brazilian Jazz. Suggested donation: $15 general admission and $12 for Windsor Art Center members at the door.

Thursday, November 8 • 6pm: Robert DiNiro’s film Ellis leads off I Am America, a Panel Discussion exploring the role of art in the Latin American immigration experience. Panelists will be the exhibition’s artists, Balam Soto and Corina Alvarezdelugo; as well as artist/social activist Carlos Hernández Chávez; and musician/social worker Juan Brito. Moderator will be MaryJoan Picone, a clinical social worker and social justice advocate for Central American immigrants. FREE

This exhibition is made possible in part through a grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts to Rough Edges Art Production, and sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign and other individuals, businesses, an organizations in our community.

Local Color: Inspired by Science • September 1 – October 13  

The Windsor Art Center announces the opening on September 1, 2018, of Local Color 3: Inspired by Science, an exhibition of art quilts created by Connecticut members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). An international organization, SAQA supports professional and avocational fiber artists and teachers. The artists of Local Color 3 – some of whom come from science or technology backgrounds – explore the nexus between art and science both within their subjects and through their processes of creating these quilts. Demonstrating their perspective that art and science are not opposing disciplines, the artists have made works of art using traditional quilting techniques as well as photographic processes, illustration, and digital technology. The exhibition runs through Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Special events during the exhibition at the Windsor Art Center:

Free Film Friday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.: Enjoy popcorn and pizza while watching a film about a young woman coping with a failed relationship. She seeks the comfort of her grandmother and great aunt, who are part of a group of women quilters. Their stories of love, and life experiences steeped in wisdom, are shared while constructing a quilt. Staring Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Maya Angelou, Alfre Woodard.

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation; additional support is from the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and by other individuals, businesses, & organizations in our community.