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Artist Explains His Vision

Throw over winter white for a colorful meetup with artist and printmaker extraordinaire Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero at Silvermine Guild Arts Center, as he discusses his exhibit, “At the Tribal Carving Shed." This "walk and talk" with the artist takes place Jan. 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. One of South America's most accomplished printmakers, Gonzalez-Tornero learned his craft in his native country, Chile and in Brazil before studying at London's Slade School of Art. Later, he worked with Stanley William Hayter, at Atelier 17, in Paris.

In the 60s, the artist moved to the United States. His work has been seen in more than 44 one man exhibits in Chile, the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany and France. Among the awards he has received are the 1966 UNESCO prize at the International Biennial in Krakow, Poland and, in 1993, first prize at Puerto Rico's 10th Biennial of Prints from Latin America and the Caribbean. Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero's work has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and The Brooklyn Museum.

In 2002, NY Times writer D. Dominick Lombardi praised a Westchester exhibit of Mr. Gozalez-Tornero's work. "Here, this delightful, but small retrospective brings to light, some of the thoughts and processes that frame his fine career." Meet the artist and hear, in his words, how his works came to be when Silvermine offers this special opportunity to learn, as The Times put it, about "his special brand of postmodernist paintings." Admission is free. For more information, visit Silvermine's website.

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