Open Studios tour to feature scenes of season next two weeks |

Open Studios tour to feature scenes of season next two weeks


WHO: The Center for the Arts with support from Nevada County Arts

WHAT: Fall Colors Open Studios and Art Tours 2013 Scenes of the Season: Fall Colors, Art, Trails and Two Hip Downtowns Open House Preview Party Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:00PM, Free Event at The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley

WHEN: Oct. 3, 5, 6, 12 and 13

WHERE: Western Nevada County




Beginning Saturday, 74 local artists will welcome the public to 34 studios and art galleries during a free tour spanning two weekends.

The Center for the Arts, with support from Nevada County Arts, will present the Fall Colors Open Studios and Art Tours 2013 Saturday and Sunday, and again Oct. 12 and 13.

The tour will kick off with a free all ages Preview Exhibit and Artist Reception at 9 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 3) at The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley.

Stop by The Center to meet local artists and view their work, plan a weekend tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows and check out youth workshops.

Throughout the tour, the public will get the chance to meet artists and view new work and buy original art in a wide range of media and styles.

The tour allows art lovers the chance to see the artists’ workspace — the place where art is made — watch live demonstrations, and learn about the art process from concept to completion.

Two local galleries, Mowen Solinsky in Nevada City and Artists’ Studio in the Foothills in Grass Valley, will display finished pieces. ASIF will also feature live demonstrations and display work from 15 resident artists.

Through the month of October, Nevada City Winery will host a benefit art show for Bear Yuba Land Trust featuring 11 local artists entitled, “Inhabit: Art of the Wild.” An artist reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday to coincide with Nevada City’s First Friday Art Walk.

This year’s tour features painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, illustrators, jewelers, designers, woodworkers and more.

Up to 15 locations on the tour will offer demonstrations and special projects.

The Center for the Arts will host a “Paint Like a Local Artist” workshop for aspiring artists ages seven and up Oct. 12.

Art instructor Vicki Parker will teach participants to make art in the style of artists featured on the Open Studios Art Tour.

Kids and parents welcome. Details and costs are on The Center’s website.

A downloadable tour guide is available at

The following artists will have special projects and demonstrations: Chic Lotz — pottery throwing demos of Antarctica travels, Janet Zeeryp — create “Art Pins” and learn how to mosaic using broken china, Katherine Schad — alcohol ink on ceramic tile, AS IF STUDIOS — various artist demonstrations, Lisa Redfern — turn photo images into digital works of art, Jacalyn Royce – hand-weaving on looms, Martin Arkenstone — stone carving, Susan Lobb Porter — oil and cold wax painting, Bill Wilson — gourd carving, Nik Colyer — jewelry making, Mindy Oberne and Roger Lewis – view a DVD, Ed Hensley – photo studio and Suzanne Himmler – glass enameling.

Copies of Fall Colors tour guides are available at: The Center for the Arts, Art Works Gallery, ASIF Studios, BriarPatch Co-op, Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers and Mowen Solinsky Gallery.

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