Windsor to hold one-woman showPublished 5:18pm Saturday, July 6, 2013
Jenny Windsor, a painter for more than 30 years and winner of the 2012 Suffolk Art League Annual Juried Exhibition, will be featured in a one-woman show later this month.
“Artists make art for many reasons: visual interest, emotional connection to something, a desire to make a political statement, etc. Sometimes we cannot even explain ourselves: it is just what we do,” Windsor said recently.
Windsor’s show, “Landscape into Art,” will be featured at the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave., July 27-Aug. 23. “Landscape into Art” will include both her black-and-white, mixed-media works and oil paintings.
Windsor won the top honors at the art league’s Juried Exhibition for her mixed media series “First Light.” Caroline Cobb Wright, director of exhibition programming at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, served as the juror.
In selecting Windsor’s work for first place, Cobb stated, “Jenny Windsor exhibits tremendous skill with her subtle, ethereal mixed media landscapes.”
Originally from Roanoke, Windsor studied at The College of William and Mary, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and later continued her art education at Old Dominion University. She has been the recipient of many awards and has exhibited work since 1987 in group, two-person and solo exhibitions.
“Recently, when visiting the National Gallery, I read a quote from Paul Mellon in conjunction with an exhibit,” Windsor said. “He said, ‘It seems to me that art makes one feel the essence of something, turning the ordinary, everyday object or scene into a universal one.’ That goal really works for me.”
An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. July 27. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to come enjoy the artwork and meet the artist.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
For more information, call the art league office at 925-0448 or the Suffolk Art Gallery at 514-7284.