A sample from Angela TerMarsch’s collection. She named this piece Oom. Her Courtenay studio is one of the featured studios in the Central Island Artisan Studio Tour (Fall Edition) on Nov. 7 and 8.

Community prepares for fall art studio tour

Central Island Artisan Studio Tour (Fall Edition) Nov. 7 and 8

Submitted to The Record

Comox Valley Arts presents the 2015 Central Island Artisan Studio Tour (Fall Edition) on Nov. 7 and 8.

A growing community of artisan crafters, fine artists and emerging creators in Central Vancouver Island (Errington to Black Creek) have come together by way of Comox Valley Arts to open their doors for the public to wander through at leisure.

For two days, more than 50 working studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for free, public exploration, encompassing over 70 artists of every discipline who will be in attendance to discuss their work, share their process, and of course, happily sell their wares.

Spanning approximately 160 driving kilometres (89 as the crow flies from #1 to #54), art enthusiasts can simultaneously explore the beauty of Vancouver Island, both natural and man-made.

Our artisan studios run the gamut of styles and mediums for a fun, educational and mind-expanding opportunity to get out and do something new!

Painted subject matter spans classic landscapes through contemporary abstracts in all manner of media from egg tempera to acrylics to mixed-media collage – realistic to interpretive styles that capture moments and ideas for all to share.

Discover salvaged ancient wood given new life; upcycled and repurposed wood, metal and found objects styled into quirky, functional pieces for home and garden. Watch glass makers in action, creating fused, kiln-fired and stained glass for jewelry, household use and architectural applications.

The central Island is home to numerous potters, jewellers, print-makers and photographers– each making their mark with unique techniques and styles.

Add in high-end leatherwork, armour, intricate quilts, weaving, spinning, tapestry, silkscreening, tie-dying, paper maché and stone carving and one begins to comprehend the breadth of skill, talent and commitment deep in the bones of this Island’s artisans.

From internationally recognized artists to those just embarking on new careers as professionals, participating makers and creators demonstrate the vital elements of our society that contribute so fundamentally to our common good, our spirit and our economy.

Pack a picnic, grab some friends and take off on a weekend of self-guided discovery that is sure to provide thrills and chills… perhaps some inspiration and maybe a new acquisition or two.

Full colour map guides are available at arts-friendly outlets throughout the region. A growing list of pick-up spots is available at comoxvalleyarts.com and click “STUDIO TOUR” to find all the information, artist profiles and map guide pick-up locations.

Participation in the studio tour is open to all members of Comox Valley Arts who operate a full-time working studio space that is accessible by the public.

To learn more about membership, and the other related benefits, visit the Comox Valley Arts  website.

 

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