Artists taking their works to the streets of Walkerville this weekend

The Walkerville Art Walk & Rock is a great opportunity for local artists to show their work, says a UWindsor student who is participating in the event, July 20 and 21.

Logo of Walkerville Art Walk“The chance to see such an array of talented local artists is always a treat,” says Nicole Hutchinson, a 2010 graduate of the School of Visual Arts now pursuing a master’s degree in history.

She has five photographs in Synergy, an exhibition and sale at the ArtSpeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte Street East. An opening reception will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, in conjunction with the Walkerville Art Walk & Rock, which brings artist displays into shops through the neighbourhood.

Hutchinson says her work reflects a sense of silent urban decay.

“I like stumbling upon homes and objects once owned, but now sit, forgotten, to slowly disappear,” she says. “I try to capture the sense of hesitance, the pause one feels when coming upon an old decaying house, imagining what it once looked like, who once lived there, what it has become.”

The pieces she will display range in price from $60 to $80. She said the Synergy show, which showcases works by members of the Arts Council ~ Windsor and Region, includes photographs, sculptures, paintings in oil, water colours and acrylics, and mixed media works. It will remain on exhibition through July 27.

The Walkerville Art Walk runs 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Find a list of participating businesses and a schedule of events on the Web site of the Walkerville District Business Improvement Area.

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