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Andre Rochester- Visual Artist

Andre Rochester is a native of Hartford, CT. He specializes in acrylic, charcoal, and pastel. He studied illustration at the University of Connecticut: School of Fine Arts and completed his BA in Studio Art at Charter Oak State College. Andre also assists emerging artists with portfolio development, curating, and consulting for exhibits. He encourages young artists to develop their craft without losing focus on learning professionalism and business acumen. 

 

Andre currently serves on the Board of Directors (2019-present) at Windsor Art Center, where he is also a member of their curatorial committee. He also served on the City of Hartford Commission on Cultural Affairs from 2014 - 2015.  Andre has been featured in various publications, including CT Fashion Magazine, Hartford Courant, and Bristol Observer. You may also find Andre painting live at events throughout Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island or Massachusetts.

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"Art Center Opens New Exhibit", Dennis Hohenberger, The Hartford Courant, August 22, 2019

"Creatives Getting Creative in Wake of Bag Ban", Mike Chaiken, CT Fashion Magazine, August 20, 2019

"Meet Andre Rochester", Boston Voyager, July 1, 2019

"Works of the Audacious Agency Collective on Display", Dennis Hohenberger, The Hartford Courant, May 3, 2019

"Take It to The Brushes", The Idiot Philosophers Podcast, January 28, 2019

 

Radio Interview with Lite 100.5 WRCH Connecticut, "Rich Answers"- Hosted By Rev. Shelley D. Best- Jan 2019

The Creative Alchemist Podcast: Episode 5, Hosted by Zulynette- July 15, 2018

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Featured Artist: Creative Arts Advocate, Write-Up by Nerissa Coker, March, 2015

 

"Attention to Quality: A Day Job In A Factory Adds New Discipline To A Hartford Artist's Work", Mara Lee, The Hartford Courant,Volume 178, Number 306, November 2, 2014, Pg. B4

 

Hartford Courant ITowns Cover Artist: April 10, 2011 Issue

 

Hartford Courant ITowns Cover Artist December 5, 2010 Issue

 

"Artist Reaches Out To Broadest Audience", Kristin SantaMaria, The Bristol Observer, Volume 7, Issue 43, October 22, 2010, Pg. 20

 

"Seeing is Believing", The Hartford Advocate, Volume 37, Issue 41, October 7-13, 2010, page33