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Studio tour celebrating 25th anniversary this year

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Elora-Fergus Studio Tour continues this weekend, the final leg  of its 25th anniversary celebration.

The tour, features 31 artists and craftsmen opening their studios to people. It gives a look behind the scenes and  a chance to meet artists where they live and work.

Visitors can see works often not shown in galleries and buy a special creation. All the studios are within easy driving distance and many are within walking distance of each other. The Exhibition Silver, opened at the Elora Centre for the Arts, on Sept. 14.

“This silver anniversary year we our celebrating and highlighting the work of three of our original members of the tour as well as welcoming four new members to our Studio Tour community,” said tour chairman and Elora glass artist Heather Wood.

Artists on the tour work in glass, clay, metal, fibre, mixed media, photography, painting and jewelry. They are as diverse as long time tour member Dorothy Collin, known for her “pottery in a country garden”; Tim Murton, who paints large landscapes, sometimes referencing the Elora landscape,  and Graeme Chalmers, a newcomer to the area exploring images and patterns from the local environment. 

The tour runs 10am to 5pm Oct. 1 and 2. For information, directions, and artist spotlights, visit www.elorefergusstudiotour.com.

 

 

September 30, 2011

 
 

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