Watercolor Artist Edward Wade to Present Art and Workshops at SC Art Center

Monday, February 22, 2010

Edward Wade, an artist and church pastor, will be on the Sterling College campus Monday, February 21, and Tuesday, February 22. He will speak about the connection between his faith and art on Monday at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 1:10 p.m. His exhibition reception will be the same day, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. He will hold a painting workshop on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. and a drawing workshop at 1:10 p.m. All events will take place at the Sterling College Art and Design Center and are free and open to the public.

Wade's primary art medium is watercolor. He chose to work with watercolor when one of his college art instructors told him that watercolor was, in his opinion, more difficult to work with than acrylics and oils "because it is a transparent medium and is unforgiving." Wade saw that as a challenge and has been working with watercolors since 1985. His artwork also features photography and drawings. He includes figures in most of his works, creating African-American art that goes beyond the traditional. His web site, www.edwadestudios.com, gives viewers a chance to see his artwork and order prints of it.

For more information about Wade's speaking and workshop schedule, contact Sterling College Art and Design Chair William Morse at (620)278-4361 or wmorse@sterling.edu. The exhibit will open on Monday, February 22, at 5:30 p.m. and will run through March 26. Sterling College's Art and Design Center is located on the corner of 8th and Washington Streets in Sterling and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.