Title : ArtSea 2019 Spring Studio Tour
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Article Text : Like multiplying spring bulbs, the number of artists taking part in ArtSea’s Spring Studio tour has almost doubled over last year’s tour. Thirty artists will open their studio doors to the public on June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. “We’re delighted to have a number of new artists involved as well as the return of some artists who have not been part of the tour for a few seasons,” says Wendy Picken, artist and lead of the tour organizing committee for ArtSea, the Saanich Peninsula’s community arts council. “Anyone who went on last year’s spring or fall tours will discover a fresh crop of artists along with their favourites.” Visitors will be able to enjoy a wide variety of genres that include paintings, art photography, textiles, metal and fabric sculptures, woodcuts, stoneware, wearable art, jewellery and even a guitar maker. The tour also gives visitors a chance to explore the beautiful semi-rural Saanich Peninsula. The majority of artists on the tour will display and demonstrate their art in their home studios while a few will group their work in one setting, such as at McTavish Academy of Art in North Saanich and Russell’s Nursery near Deep Cove. A good starting point is ArtSea’s Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney where self-guiding brochures are available. Picken says, “The tour is always different because artists are constantly exploring new ways to express themselves through their art.” She suggests, “Give yourself plenty of time – the full two days – to be able to browse and talk to the artists about their techniques and creative inspiration.” The colourful self-guiding brochure can be found at locations around the Saanich Peninsula and in Victoria. A complete list of locales carrying the brochure and an online version are available at www.artsea.ca under “ArtSea Happenings.” The brochure contains descriptions, addresses and photos about the artists’ work which makes it easier to decide on a route. Bright red and white signs will help visitors find their way to the studios. During the studio tour, visitors can explore the Peninsula and enjoy its rural scenery encompassing wineries, Butchart Gardens, forested parks, marinas, market gardens, country stores and garden nurseries. The ArtSea Gallery is located beside the waterfront pathway that leads walkers into downtown Sidney where they can enjoy its small-town ambiance. Picken especially likes the fact that the studio tour brings the community together, making it “a good way for new residents to be introduced to the Peninsula art community.”
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