It’s time to mark your calendars: June 26th & 27th my studio and our home will be open to the public. I am opening the doors once again for the Annual Open Studio Event at the Sand Point Beach, Buffalo Pound Lake location, just north of Moose Jaw, SK. This year the focus is on the Moose Jaw Art Guild. Fifteen active artist members have expressed interest in showcasing painting, glass, drawing, caricature, fiber and photography.
I am committed to building community by including and promoting local artists whenever possible. I strive to organize and promote a diverse offering year after year. Experience shows that visitors and patrons of the arts are likely to travel further if I provide a venue with a variety of art disciplines. Five successful previous events proved this theory. My first Open Studio was a test. I was virtually unknown in this province and had joined an Artist Collective to organize a studio tour. I realized then that art patrons will travel long distances to see what artists are up to. The next year I invited my first guest artist and the number of visitors increased. Each year interest grew and word spread across the province when several artists were set up at my studio.
For the first time this year visitors will have an opportunity to observe artists in action. A tent will be set up to provide a designated space for artists to demonstrate their skill throughout the Open Studio event. Art demonstrations include fused glass, needle felted sculpture, painting, drawing and photography.
Artists participating are Roxanne Johnston (abstract painting), Cathy Sinclair (portraits and caricature), Glenda Loustel (fused glass), Erica Silzer and Ciera Mottos (mixed media), Jerry Kaiser (folk art), Jean Bell (fibre sculpture), Cindy Perreault (mixed media), Paula Jolly (textile art), Karen Whitney (painting), Jean Tkatch (water colour), Crystal Thorburn (mixed media and acrylic painting), Dale Duckworth (painting), and Lee Fast (water colour).
There is much to enjoy, besides the art. A meditation spiral on the property offers respite to those who like to spend some quiet time. Others may enjoy the short walk to the lake or simply listen to the song birds over a cup of coffee or tea and home-made goodies on one of the three the decks.
For anyone interested in welcoming summer outside the city, mark your calendars with times for the Open Studio Event:
Friday, June 26th, 2014 from noon – 9 pm
Saturday, June 27th, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm
Refreshments will be provided. free of charge. Feel free to spread the word and pass along the invitation to friends and family. Here is the Open Studio Poster for download and printing. Hope to see everyone there!!!