Artist in Residence

Pop-up Art Shows starting Saturday October 31 through Thursday, November 12.

Adam Lenz: A Way of Providing Ventilation. The exhibition is a collaboration between multimedia artist Adam Lenz and bassist/improvisor Zach Rowden. The exhibition will feature charcoal drawings inspired by the architecture and materials of our local tobacco barns and multichannel audio installation.

Artist in Residence Adam Lenz is a composer, artist, and teacher currently based in Windsor, Connecticut. His work spans music composition, multimedia art, installation, and performance and has been presented in Russia, Germany, Romania, Iceland, Mexico, Japan, the UK, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Israel, the United States, and online. Adam will be using his 8-week-long residency to collaborate with bassist and improviser Zach Rowden on creating a new project titled, A Way of Providing Ventilation, a multichannel audio installation inspired by the Windsor tobacco barns and the history of tobacco production in the Connecticut River Valley. The project focuses on the slat wall systems utilized in local tobacco barns that allow for air movement to be controlled during the curing process, providing a means of ventilation. The work will conceptualize the barn architecture as an instrument, activated by airflow in the same way a harmonica functions.

 

Artist in Residence: Katherine Tolve, is a mixed media artist and no stranger to the Windsor Art Center! As a past board member and active volunteer for over 10 years, she continues to serve on several committees devoting much of her time successfully planning and executing exhibitions and programming as assistant curator. During Katherine’s residency, she will be focusing on continuing her exploration and experimentation of materials on mini 3”x3” canvases. Katherine’s work is material driven. It’s about time, materialism, craft, and so much more. The choice of materials inspiring her creation and concepts take shape in the form of a landscape, still life, portrait, or pattern. Cross Stitch, buttons, string, encaustic, resin, and beads are just a few of the items you might see when looking at a piece of her art. The artwork varies in sizes and surfaces; often dictated by a specific material she is planning to include. Katherine is looking forward to sharing her work and artistic process with the Windsor Art Center’s wonderful community.