Desert River/City River exhibit features Arizona landscapes

Tony Winters’ Desert River/City River exhibit features Arizona landscapes. (Submitted photo)

Tony Winters’ Desert River/City River exhibit features Arizona landscapes. (Submitted photo)

Shade Projects presents Desert River/City River, the solo exhibition of New York artist, Tony Winters, featuring visions of the landscape, part natural and man-made, that makes up the Phoenix watershed.

This exhibition will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid until June 26, with a reception for the artist 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at 214  E. Roosevelt St,  Phoenix.

Mr. Winters, a prize-winning landscape artist and Hudson River Fellowship recipient, invites viewers to marvel at the Phoenix watershed, from its origins high in the Mogollon Rim to its destination in the Valley of the sun, according to a press release.

“I believe people feel love and protectiveness for things they understand and find beautiful. This project intends to evoke that feeling toward the Phoenix watershed,” Mr. Winters said in a prepared statement.

A recipient of the John B. McCrady Award in fine arts, he received his bachelors in fine arts from the University of the South, and a master of architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, with continuing education at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, The Art Students League of New York and the New York Academy of Art.

Mr.  Winters  has exhibited his paintings nationally and is featured in online and print publications.

“Winters is able to capture nature and the joy experienced, giving his viewers a real sense of this through his paintings,” said Shade Projects Curator Nicole Royse in a prepared statement.

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