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80@80: Artwork of Phyllis Small

80@80: Artwork of Phyllis Small
Show extended through May 8, @ 4:00, The Windsor Art Center will present 80 @ 80: The artworks of Phyllis Small.

Turning 80 years old is a huge milestone, and to celebrate it, Phyllis Small will be exhibiting 80 artworks, one to mark each year of her life. Spanning Small’s artistic career, the works in this exhibition will vary from extra-large wall hangings drifting down from the gallery rafters to notecard-size pieces. This retrospective highlights the variety of Phyllis’s media over the years as well as the thread that is consistent throughout her career. Her earliest works included drawing, painting, and silk screening, but roughly midway through her life, she began to shift from traditional fine art media, such as acrylic, collage and serigraph, to paper and fabric construction and ultimately to quilting. Phyllis’s textile creations include paper quilts, fabric on paper, 12”x12” quilts, small and large wall hangings, bed quilts and – influenced by the pandemic – quarantine quilts. Quilting may seem like a big shift from her early works, but this exhibition makes it apparent that her approach to assemblage, color and pattern in her quilts is really an elaboration of her instinct to collage!

Events & Workshops

Opening Weekend: Saturday, March 20, 10a-4p & Sunday, March 21, 11a-4p. Grab & Go treats! FREE

Virtual Artist Talk/Gallery Tour: Artist Phyllis Small, will speak about her artwork, process, and studio practice; viewing link will be posted on the website. www.windsorartcenter.org

Workshop–A Stitch In Time: Sunday, April 11, 1-4p Phyllis Small will instruct you on how to create a colorful fabric collage using hand stitching. Cost: $40 plus $10 materials fee paid directly to instructor. Min. 5 participants, max. 10.

Mother’s Day Vendors: Visit the gallery on Saturday, April 24, 10a-3p and on Sunday April 25, 10a-3p, to do a little Mother’s Day shopping. Vendor line-up will be posted soon!

Art Activity for Seniors (55+): Grab & Go collage quilting activity bags will be available at the Art Center for pick up. FREE. More details will be available soon!

Nana & Papi Pajama Story Time Series: (Virtual) Local artists/grandparents have been invited to read their favorite bedtime stories in this 4-week series, new artist each week. First 5 families to register will receive a complimentary children’s book. Ages 3-7 and their siblings. FREE. Dates will be available soon!

This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation with additional support from Leonard & Betty Hellerman, Clearwood Building, and other individuals, businesses, & organizations in our community.

Parking is free and accessible; please park in the large lot across from Windsor Station Apartments.

About Phyllis Small:
“I have always had a passion for art. I am a fiber artist, combining my background in collage and printmaking with the medium of fabric. My inspiration to create quilts comes from what I see around me every day. I find color, shape, and line hard to resist. I love all colors and experimenting with the infinite combinations. Creating art with textiles to me, is fun and exciting. I also find it relaxing, therapeutic, and necessary to my well-being. Color, shape, line, texture, and especially the feel of fabric, inspire me to create. The tug is irresistible; it is the process, as much as the end result that I love. I live in West Hartford, CT with my husband of over 50 years. I earned a BA degree in Chemistry and hold a private pilot’s license. My husband and I fly our Cessna 182 to Martha’s Vineyard and other parts of the country where I am eternally inspired by the patchwork landscape below us.”


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Windsor Art Center
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Windsor, CT 06095
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Events

Seniors: Meet the Candidates
Oct 19 at Senior Center Cafe, L.P. Wilson Center
Social Security: Your ?'s Answered
Oct 19 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Oct 19 at Union Street Tavern
Business After Hours
Oct 20 at 261 Broad St, Windsor CT 06095
Advanced Adult Art
Oct 21 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Coping with Grief During a Pandemic
Oct 21 at Mary's Place, 6 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Night of 1001 Pumpkins
Oct 21 at LP Wilson Community Center - Outdoors Near Tennis Courts
Young Adult Grief Connection
Oct 21 at Mary's Place, 6 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT
Hartford Athletic vs Charlotte
Oct 22 at Dillon Stadium
Night at the Museum
Oct 23 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd, Windsor, CT 06095
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Oct 23 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
WEF Meet & Greet
Oct 23 at Bart's - 55 Palisado Avenue
Lost Acres String Band
Oct 24 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 25 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Zoom Instructional Class
Oct 25 at Windsor Public Library
Trunk or Treat
Oct 26 at 313 Bloomfield Avenue
Health Care and your Retirement
Oct 26 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Unmask the Stash
Oct 26 at Zoom
Meet The Candidates
Oct 27 at Town Hall Council Chambers
Advanced Adult Art
Oct 28 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Meet the Bd of Education Candidates
Oct 28 at Town Hall Council Chambers
Drawing and Painting 101
Nov 1 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Advanced Adult Art
Nov 4 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Special Invisalign Event
Nov 4 at 62 Bloomfield Avenue
Virtual Book Club
Nov 4 at Windsor Public Library
Virtual Book Club
Nov 4 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Job Fair
Nov 4 at 330 Windsor Avenue
Windsor Job Fair
Nov 4 at 330 Windsor Ave, Windsor CT 06095
Comedy Night for WHS Project Grad
Nov 5 at Skyline Restaurant, Windsor Locks
First Aid and CPR Training for Teen
Nov 6 at Millbrook Clubhouse, 147 Pigeon Hill Road
First Church in Windsor Annual Used
Nov 6 at First Church Parish House, 107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Nov 6 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Annual Art Exhibition
Nov 7 at Windsor Town Hall
Drawing and Painting 101
Nov 8 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Genealogy Basics: the U.S. Census
Nov 8 at Windsor Public Library
Board of Directors Mtg
Nov 9 at online
Advanced Adult Art
Nov 11 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Alzheimer's Support Group
Nov 11 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095
Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles
Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Nov 15 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg
Nov 15 at online
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Nov 16 at Union Street Tavern
Advanced Adult Art
Nov 18 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Fix-it Clinic: Book Repairs
Nov 18 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Oct 20 at 261 Broad St, Windsor CT 06095
Windsor Job Fair
Nov 4 at 330 Windsor Ave, Windsor CT 06095
Board of Directors Mtg
Nov 9 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Nov 15 at online
Seniors: Meet the Candidates
Oct 19 at Senior Center Cafe, L.P. Wilson Center
Social Security: Your ?'s Answered
Oct 19 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Oct 19 at Union Street Tavern
Seniors: Meet the Candidates
Oct 19 at Senior Center Cafe, L.P. Wilson Center
Social Security: Your ?'s Answered
Oct 19 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Oct 19 at Union Street Tavern
Business After Hours
Oct 20 at 261 Broad St, Windsor CT 06095
Advanced Adult Art
Oct 21 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Coping with Grief During a Pandemic
Oct 21 at Mary's Place, 6 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Night of 1001 Pumpkins
Oct 21 at LP Wilson Community Center - Outdoors Near Tennis Courts
Young Adult Grief Connection
Oct 21 at Mary's Place, 6 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT
Hartford Athletic vs Charlotte
Oct 22 at Dillon Stadium
Night at the Museum
Oct 23 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd, Windsor, CT 06095
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Oct 23 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
WEF Meet & Greet
Oct 23 at Bart's - 55 Palisado Avenue
Lost Acres String Band
Oct 24 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 25 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Zoom Instructional Class
Oct 25 at Windsor Public Library
Trunk or Treat
Oct 26 at 313 Bloomfield Avenue
Health Care and your Retirement
Oct 26 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Unmask the Stash
Oct 26 at Zoom
Hartford Athletic vs Charlotte
Oct 22 at Dillon Stadium
Night at the Museum
Oct 23 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd, Windsor, CT 06095
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Oct 23 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
WEF Meet & Greet
Oct 23 at Bart's - 55 Palisado Avenue
Lost Acres String Band
Oct 24 at Windsor Public Library