See artists at work on Open Studio Weekend
Want to see the signs of a creative mind? Go visit an artist in their studio this weekend. Vermont Crafts Council is sponsoring its 26th annual Open Studio Weekend, which will allow you to visit more than 220 artists at 179 sites across Vermont. Whew — there are a dozen in Addison County and three more in Brandon if you want to limit yourself to ones closer to home. On Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., look for bright yellow “Open Studio” signs along Vermont’s roads to guide you to these artists’ places of work. There is a regional open studio information center at Art on Main, 25 Main St., Bristol. Further south, maps and information can be found at the Brandon Artists Guild at 7 Center St. in Brandon.
A PHOTOGRAPH OF Lake Dunmore by Brandon artist Caleb Kenna
Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high-quality, hand-made artwork. The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many participating galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.
A PAINTING BY East Middlebury artist Mike Mayone
A list of artists taking part — from north to south — follows:
Vermont Folk Rocker/Jim Geier. Handcrafted hardwood rocking chairs. 3820 Route 116, Starksboro.
Judith Bryant. Functional and decorative pottery. 3056 Route 116, Starksboro.
Ellen Spring Painted Silk. Dyed, painted, silk fiber wearables. 2476 Ireland Road, Starksboro.
Robert Compton Pottery. Handthrown functional and decorative pottery. 2662 Route 116 North, Bristol.
Art on Main. Cooperative gallery with works in many media. 25 Main St., Bristol.
Deborah Holmes Watercolors. Watercolors, giclee prints and acrylagouache paintings. 24 Garfield St., Bristol.
Anne Cady Paintings. Colorful Vermont landscape oil paintings. 653 Quarry Road, New Haven.
True Water Gallery/Molly Hawley. Portraits, landscapes, abstracts, fabric art. 1266 Route 125, Ripton.
Mike Mayone Fine Art. Paintings, prints, note cards, realism, landscapes. 8 Case St., East Middlebury.
The Oxford Rug Hooking School/Amy Oxford. Hooked rug demonstrations and mini lessons. 4174 Route 30, Cornwall.
Mud Puppy Pottery/Andy Snyder. Pottery demonstrations, exhibits and sales. 2386 Sunset Lake Road, Orwell.
Brenda Hall Wood Design. Organic, sculptural, sensuous, wooden furniture. 1516 Goshen Ripton Road, Goshen.
Caleb Kenna Photography. Vermont photography, images, prints, notecards. 40 Old Farm Road, Brandon.
Judith Reilly Studio and Gallery. Original pieced fabric art, artist designed hooked rugs, prints. 24 Conant Square (Route 7), Brandon.
Brandon Artists Guild. Cooperative gallery for Vermont artists and artisans. 7 Center St. (Route 7), Brandon.
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