One Source: 4 Visions

Windsor Art Center will open a new exhibition, One Source: 4 Visions, on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Arrive early and enjoy an artists talk from 3:30 to 4:30pm and a reception from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The show runs through September 28. It features the artwork of Francelise Dawkins, Andre Rochester, Stephen J. Tyson, and Takeyce Walter. “The main intent of this exhibition,” says Stanwyck Cromwell, co-curator, “is to bring together 4 diverse artists whose art, styles and processes are different, but who share the same passion for creating artworks that are visually, intellectually and spiritually stimulating.” Here you’ll see colorful geometric patterns reflecting music and folktales from the African Diaspora, meditative textile collages, studies in form and color that bridge illustration and fine art, landscapes inspired by the countryside of upstate New York. The following events complement the exhibition:

Artist Talk:  Sat., Aug. 17; 3:30-4:30pm FREE.

Public Reception and Meet the Artists: Sat., Aug. 17; 5-7pm FREE

The Inside Scoop: Planning an Art Exhibition: Sat., Aug. 24; 1:30-2:30pm. Co-curators Stanwyck Cromwell and Andre Rochester discuss the ins and outs of planning an exhibition. FREE

Film Friday, THE 13! of Sept. 6-8pm: A feared critic, an icy gallery owner and an ambitious assistant snap up a recently deceased artist’s stash of paintings—with dire consequences. Rated R. FREE.

Paint Night! Come enjoy wine, hors-d’oeuvres, and music all while learning to paint a colorful palm tree scene! Located at the Windsor Art Center, Sat., Aug. 24, 6-8pm $30 per person. No painting experience needed; all materials included.

 

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and additional support by Hartford Hospital, Dan J. & Alice Ford Ferraina and other individuals, businesses, & organizations in our community.

About the Artists:

Francelise Dawkins is a Parisian who has been living in the United States for three decades. She coined the term, “silkollages”, when she began to apply meditative concepts to her work. Her textile collages are soulfully colorful.

Andre Rochester is a Hartford, Connecticut-born visual artist. His work is a fusion of illustration and fine art with a strong emphasis on color and form. Andre creates both abstract and representational works regardless of his medium. He divides his time between the corporate and art world, without compromising the quality of his art. He is also an instructor and a curator.

Stephen J. Tyson is a New York City-born abstract visual artist and an Adjunct Faculty Member. He is also a lecturer, art consultant, panelist moderator and gallery assistant.  Stephen’s art is infused with colorful abstract geometric shapes and patterns influenced by music and his individual interpretation of folktales from the African Diaspora. Stephen currently lives in upstate New York.

Takeyce Walter is an award-winning artist and art instructor, who lives and works in upstate New York. Far from the climate and terrain of Jamaica, her country of origin, she has adopted her upstate New York surroundings as the subject of her picturesque landscapes that include flowing rivers and majestic skies.

Located in Windsor, Connecticut, the Windsor Art Center is a nonprofit organization that promotes the visual and performing arts and presents visual art exhibits showcasing the works of a variety of artists working in diverse media and genres and hailing from throughout New England and beyond. Artist talks and children’s activities complement the annual programming. There is no charge to visit the gallery or the on-site gift shop which features locally made art. Parking is free and easily accessible. For more information on scheduled programs and exhibits, membership, and performing or exhibiting in the gallery, please call 860-688-2528 or visit www.windsorartcenter.org