Artwell has offered over 250 art exhibits since its inception, presenting five to six major and five minor on-site shows annually. Each major exhibit runs four to five weeks. Three are open to the public and three are member-only shows. Each minor exhibit runs an average of two weeks, giving members, students and community organizations an opportunity to feature their works to the general public.
Harwinton artist John Johnson will be displaying his original woodcuts and linoleum block prints at the Atrium Gallery located in the Warner Theatre at 68 Main Street, Torrington, from July 12 through the end of September. The exhibition, entitled “In Relief”, features hand-printed limited edition prints of images based on the artist’s pathways and passions.
Many of the prints on display are multiple color reduction prints, which use the same wood or linoleum block (reduced by additional carving away) for each layer of color. The imagery varies from close up details of observations in nature to wide view landscapes of locations and scenes from adventures in the backcountry. Johnson carves and prints his editions in his studio located at the Collinsville ax factory.
Visitors to shows at the Warner can view the artwork in the gallery located at the mezzanine level before performances begin and during intermission. You can meet the artist at a special reception on Saturday, July 12 from 7:00-10:00 pm. There will also be a live music performance at the reception by the Boston band Midnight Snack. The live music will start at 8:30 and will include original songs performed by the seven musicians who met while attending Berklee College of Music. Listen to their funky grooves and view photos at their website www.midnightsnackmusic.com.