Saturday, August 2, 2008

North Country Studios Tour

This weekend is the first ever North Country Studios Tour, put on by the North Country Arts Center.

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Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the participating artists in their studios--in a converted factory, renovated barns, farmhouses, newly designed spaces. They are painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, photographers, textile, mixed media, and "new rustic" artists who create works of art that are often exhibited and sold beyond the borders of the North Country.

The organizers of the tour are artists collaborating to help connect the community to the arts by opening their studios. They were inspired by last year's successful open studio tours east and north of our region. We believe open studios will demonstrate individual achievements and present vital currents in fine art and crafts in our region and offer visitors a chance to purchase works of art directly from the artists.

So... This Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pick up a brochure or visit the website and come out to see the studios! I'll be in The Shirt Factory on the third floor in mine, working on some new stuff - stop by to say hello!

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