Art Gallery of Peterborough announces the line up for the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour 2012
Mark your calendars! During September 22-23 (Saturday and Sunday), the Art Gallery of Peterborough and 37 selected artists in Peterborough City and County invite you to explore the visual arts and fine crafts in the Peterborough area for the 28th annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour.
This year, there are 37 artists representing communities from Stoney Lake to Keene. All artists have been selected through a jury process, offering a rich diversity of arts and crafts ranging in oil, acrylic, watercolour and encaustic painting, printmaking, wood and stone sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics.
The 28th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections exhibition is currently featured at the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre on Hunter Street East until October 7, 2012. The Art Gallery of Peterborough will preview more works from the tour artists in an exhibition September 8 to October 28, 2012
Returning artists to the tour within the city of Peterborough are: jeweller Sandy MacFarlane, mixed media artists Bronson Smith, Shannon Taylor and Victoria Wallace, as well as painters Mary McLoughlin, Peer Christensen, Leanne Baird, Nan Sidler, Rob Niezen, Jenni Johnston, Emil Varga, photographer Roz Hermant, and ceramicist Suzanne Woods.
Apsley-based painter Molly Moldovan and tour newcomer David Parson will be artists-in-residence for the duration of the studio tour at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, located at 250 Crescent Street, Peterborough.
In Lakefield, textile artist Stephanie Ford Forrester, wood-worker Ken Logan, and potter Gail West are returning.
Throughout the County of Peterborough, the ceramicists’ team of Thomas Aitken & Kate Hyde and painters Anne Renouf, Marilyn Goslin, Lucy Manley, and Olga Szaranski return, in addition to stone carver John Keith, glass artist Christy Haldane, and mixed media artists David Hickey, Cameron Kuntz and Patrick Moore.
New artists on the tour include: printmaker Jane LowBeer (Keene), painters Barb Hawthorn (Peterborough), Janette O’Neil (Curve Lake Road), Pam Buckler (Clear Lake), and Paul Cade (Stoney Lake).
Some favourites are also returning to the tour after an absence of several years. Painters John Climenhenge, Anne Cavanagh, furniture designer Michael Fortune, and encaustic artist Maura Joy Lustig are all back.
Celeste Scopelites, Director of the AGP, states “The Art Gallery of Peterborough is proud to offer the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour. We support local artists, enrich the cultural life of the community and boost tourism and stimulate the local economy. The tour continues to grow in popularity. In 2011 over 5,000 visitors participated in the tour representing an attendance increase of 27 % over 2010.”
The tour is self-drive tour and admission is free. Artists’ studios will be open to the public September 22 and 23 from 10 am to 6 pm to accommodate the rural driving times. Many tour stops are wheelchair accessible.
2012 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour brochures are now available from the Art Gallery of Peterborough and Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism offices.
Visit the website (www.agp.on.ca/studiotour) for information on all artists, and downloadable tour maps.
For further information, please contact the Art Gallery of Peterborough at 705 743 9179.