Trenton Leach created the glass mosaic sculpture Fish Bowl, at the G.H. Dawe Recreation Centre (contributed photo).

Red Deer artists welcome public into their studios

Twelve artists will show their work, do demos

Twelve Red Deer artists will be opening their studio doors to the public this month.

The second Open Studio Tour goes on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, following a successful first-time event in 2016 when 300 people perused original, made-in-Red Deer artwork.

A self-guided tour map of the spaces where paintings, jewelry, sculpture and glassworks are made can be found at reddeerartscouncil.wordpress.com (under visual arts), or from the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services department.

The artists participating in the 2017 tour are: Painters Jeri Lynn Ing, Marianne Harris and Betty Schnell; mixed-media artist Sally Towers-Sybblis and Wendy Meeres, silversmith Candice Meyer, ceramicist Suzanne LeBeau, glassmakers Darren and Deborah Petersen, silk-painter Darcy Gusse-Edinga, and sculptors Trenton Leach and Holly Elliott.

The 12 artists will be demonstrating their creative processes during the free tour, which will run from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days, and will be happy to answer any questions about their art.

Each studio will also offer door prizes for visitors, with the draw taking place during a beer tasting event at Troubled Monk Brewery. Tour visitors are invited to RSVP to the Red Deer Arts Council by June 19 (403-348-2787) for a chance to attend this reception.

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