Artists open their doors for studio tour

Forty-two vibrant, professional artists and craftspeople open their studios to the public this fall for the 2015 Elora-Fergus Studio Tour. The tour offers a look behind the scenes, a chance to meet artists where they live and work, see works often not shown in gallery settings, and buy a special creation – all during two weekends in the fall.

All the studios are within easy driving distance and many within walking distance of each other.

“This year we have the most varied and highest calibre of artist we have ever had on a studio tour,” said studio tour chair and participating artist Grace Perry in a press release. The large tour has the variety of art that appeals to all tastes and to people who collect all types of art.

Artists working in glass, clay, metal, fibre, encaustic, mixed media, photography, painting and jewellery are all represented on the tour.

Artists as diverse as longtime tour member Dorothy Collin, known for her “pottery in a country garden”; Joel Masewich, who paints large landscapes ornamented with copper and stainless steel; and encaustic collage artist Supria Karmakar are among those opening their studios.

This year, six artists are new to the tour: glass artist Jean Loney who is known for her flowing mosaics, and painters Meredith Blackmore (known for portraits and figures), Judy French (landscapes), Ruth Lane (figurative), Dick Marvin (landscapes) and Rick Worthington (urban landscapes and interiors).

The Elora Fergus Studio Tour runs 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 to 27 and Oct. 3 to 4.

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