Artists Studio Tour this weekend
- Published: October 17, 2012
The once-a-year chance to peek inside a local artist’s studio and discover their process draws some of the biggest art-loving crowds to Yellow Springs each October. And it’s no wonder, according to the organizers of the annual Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale, because buying art on the tour is more than a financial transaction — it’s a relationship.
“A face comes with the piece [they buy],” explained potter Bruce Grimes, whose Clifton studio is part of this year’s tour. “And they gain an understanding of both what we do and how we do it.”
The two-day tour, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21, features the work of 27 artists spread across eight studios in and around the village. Multiple media are highlighted, from pottery, painting and jewelry to photographs printed on wood, stained glass, and furniture. Visitors can pick up a location map the day of the event at The Winds Café, Young’s Jersey Dairy or the Chamber of Commerce office, or go online to http://www.ysarts.org. Traveling by car to each site is recommended.
Other local artists featured on this year’s tour are whimsical illustrator Kathy Vernor Moulton, Chris Glaser, whose Native American-influenced paintings evoke a dreamscape, Naysan McIlhargey, who produces functional folk pottery, photo-realistic acrylic painter Jason Morgan, Alice Young-Basora, who uses painted canvas flowers in jewelry, and many more.
Read the full story in the Oct. 11 issue of the News.