Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sylvan Circle

Sadly the area I live in doesn't have any Doors Open events going on this year.  Despite this shortfall, the area does have a number of self directed art tours going on this fall.  This weekend I took in the Sylvan Circle Tour which features 12 stops and over 50 artists and artisans.

  • Getting a chance to go into the old community halls and churches that served as venues for this tour.
  • The three studio stops on the tour, which let you visit the artist's workshop. 
  • Seeing the variety of pottery, paintings, and crafts which are made by locals. Some high points for me were:
    • Weaving done by Russ Mason
    • Seeing Susan Levesque's unique style of using gourds as canvas for painting
    • Stone jewelry by Jeanne Dumas
 Sadly, most of the artists that participated on the Sylvan tour do not have an online presence.  But in most cases a short bio and contact info can be found here.


Kayla said...

Sounds interesting since at least all the places you visited were being used. Did you buy anything cool?

Krista McCracken said...

I resisted the urge to splurge on lovely looking jewelry and decorative poetry. Though, I did end up with a hand made heat pack thing -- the kind with beans inside that you heat up in the microwave.