The Meadows Museum is honored to present a selection of the recent work of the distinguished artist and teacher, Roger Winter, on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. A native of Denison, Texas, Winter served on the faculty of SMU's Meadows School of the Arts from 1963 until 1989, mentoring two generations of talented students through his exemplary teaching, brilliant writing, and most of all, commitment to fine art as a vocation.
This exclusive exhibition introduces his former students and friends, as well as Texas audiences at large, to the work that has occupied Winter's attention in New York City over the past two years. He has embarked upon the daunting task of documenting in ballpoint pen, usually in small, spiral-bound notebooks, the "waves of humanity and assortment of individuals he encountered in the stations and trains of New York's extensive subway system. Back in his studio, these palm-size drawings served as models for small collages in painted paper and ink. In due course, these "head" collages have evolved into large cutouts painted with acrylic on oversized sheets of museum board, executed initially in two dimensions and more recently in three dimensions.
An exhibition catalogue, available from the Meadows Museum Shop, documents the recent work of Roger Winter and contains an introductory essay by Dr. Edmund P. Pillsbury, essays by the artist's sons, and interviews with friends and former students.
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ADMISSION: $10 adults, $8 seniors 65 and over, $4 students. Free for museum members; SMU faculty, staff and students; and children under 12
LOCATION: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
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