First Studio Tourfor Art Works! Perth - theHumm June 2019
First Studio Tourfor Art Works! Perth - theHumm June 2019
What is Art Works! Perth and what drew a printmaker, several painters, a glass artist, a sculptor and a woodworker together to establish it?
Art Works! Perth is an organization of creative artists working in, and close to, the heritage town of Perth, Ontario. The group was founded to provide a network for rural artists to come together to talk, learn, develop ideas and provide opportunities for other artists and community members to become involved in the visual arts in the Perth area.
The heritage character of Perth has attracted a significant number of artists, actors, and craftspeople to Lanark County, which in turn draws visitors from all over Ontario to a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Art Works! Perth wants this to grow, consolidating Perth’s reputation as a cultural destination and hub in the region.
Visitors to Perth can already browse shops, boutiques and galleries, go to the theatre, listen to live music, and check out craftspeople at the local Saturday market. And now, Art Works! Perth wants to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to meet the people who make art in Perth and to see some of them at work!
To do so, they are organizing the first annual Studio Tour in Perth from June 21–23. Designed to be complementary to the longstanding studio tour centered in the Brooke Valley each Thanksgiving weekend, this studio tour will feature 21 artists located in 11 locations, all within 12km of downtown Perth. The locations are a mix of home studios, galleries, two breweries and a distillery.
The founding group of 11 artists has invited guest artists to join them, in order to offer visitors a wider range of art forms and styles. All of the artists are keen to share with visitors their love of art as well as information about their chosen medium and what their studio space looks like.
The artists who founded Art Works! Perth include Caroline Evans, Riley Garner, Susan Cartwright (this month’s profiled artist), Richard Hutton, Jenn Raby, Pat Purdy, Barb Sohn, Maureen O’Brien, Donna McPhail, Maureen Bennett and Brent McGillivray. Guest artists for this studio tour include Kathy Besharah, Arlene Fyffe, Linda Myers, John Shea, Heather Sherratt, Peter Emmink, Joyce Pruysers Emmink, Janet MacKay, Laurie Winter and Stephen Snider.
The studio tour runs from 2–6pm on Friday, June 21, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit artworksperth.ca or find them on Facebook.
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Aug 15 Mellow Lily
Aug 19 Kobo Town
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