Carol Stream, Ill. -- June 26, 2013 -- Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community in Carol Stream, invites the community to view "Bound for Glory," an exhibit of expressive calligraphy inspired by African-American spirituals. A reception for the artist, Timothy R. Botts, takes place on Tuesday, July 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Centrum of Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive.
The 20-piece gallery show is of original artwork created for the book "Bound for Glory" and can be viewed daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., until Aug. 1. Botts will have books and 11" x 14" archival prints available for purchase and signing at the reception. Copies of "Bound for Glory" are available for purchase in the Windsor Park gift shop.
According to Botts, "Bound for Glory" resulted from both his desire to connect with his three African-American grandchildren and his experience singing spirituals as a youth in his church choir.
"I was looking for a way to celebrate my grandchildren's ethnic background," said Botts. "I see the power and emotion depicted by the entire genre of African-American spirituals as one of the greatest gifts to the world."
Botts' family also factors into how the artwork is displayed. All the frames of the pieces were handcrafted by his oldest son, Andrew, a carpenter in St. Louis. The unique frames were built of wood salvaged from remodeled buildings and homes in the St. Louis area.
The Windsor Park Center for Lifelong Learning is the co-sponsor of the gallery show. For more information about the gallery show or other events hosted by the Windsor Park Center for Lifelong Learning, call Jim Steere, director of community relations, at (630)510-4706.
Other upcoming events at Windsor Park are listed on the website. Arrange for a personal tour of Windsor Park by calling the marketing department at (630)510-4700 or via email at email@example.com.
Windsor Park is a faith-based, nationally accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located at 124 Windsor Park Dr., Carol Steam, Ill. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities Inc., a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Windsor Park, visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org .
About Timothy R. Botts:
The work of Timothy R. Botts reaches back to letterforms as old as the first century and combines contemporary graphic design principles with them in order to express the meaning of great words. Tim Botts has a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University during which time he apprenticed in calligraphy with Arnold Bank.
For 40 years he designed more than 600 books for Tyndale House Publishers near Chicago where he was senior art director before retiring in 2012. Ten books of his own work are published, including "Doorposts," "Messiah," and his newest book of African-American spirituals, "Bound for Glory."
He is a part-time instructor with the College of DuPage and has taught workshops internationally. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Newberry Library. Contact Tim Botts at (630)858-5321 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.