Shade Gallery Welcomes Tony Winters Desert River/City River

By: the monOrchid
PHOENIX - March 31, 2016 - PRLog -- Shade Projects is proud to present Desert River/City River, the solo exhibition of New York artist Tony Winters. Desert River/City River features visions of the magical landscape, part natural, part man- made,that makes up the Phoenix watershed. From parched apocalypse to oasis garden city, debates over the future of America's west get louder each year, increasingly focused on the one subject that can't be ignored-water. Winters invites the viewer to marvel at the beautiful, yet fragile, Phoenix watershed, from its origins high in the Mogollon Rim to its destination in the Valley of the Sun. Winters says, "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." "Winters is able to capture nature and the joy experienced, giving his viewers a real sense of this through his paintings", states Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.

Winters is a prize-winning landscape artist and Hudson River Fellowship recipient. Traditionally trained he received his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the South, and was recipient of the John B. McCrady Award in the Fine Arts.  Further studies included 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. He has exhibited his paintings nationally and been featured in both online and print publications.

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Desert River/City River on First Friday, June 3rd from 6-10pm with the artist Tony Wintersin attendance, he will give a talk on his recent work, and Shade Gallery will host innovators in the field of water resources, conservation and development, focusing on the future of Phoenix and its water landscapes. The Closing Reception will be held on Third Friday, June 17th from 6-10pm featuring an intimate evening with the art and curator. Desert River/City River will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from June 3rd until June 26th, 2016.

The monOrchid is located at 214 E. Roosevelt Street in the heart of Phoenix's downtown Roosevelt Row Arts District. The building is open daily and the exhibition may be viewed during business hours. Please visit our website for more information at For media inquiries or a private appointment to view this exhibition please contact Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse by phone at (602) 810-3449 or by email at

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