Cape Ann Artisans 2007 Fall Studio Tour

Cape Ann Artisans 2007 Fall Studio Tour

Cape Ann Artisans will hold their 24th Annual Spring Tour on Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 6, 7 and 8, 2007, from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. each day. This self-guided tour presents a unique opportunity to meet twenty professional artists and see their work in the setting where it was created. The work represented includes jewelry, pottery, painting, pastels, sculpture, photography, mosaics, fabric art and glass beads.

This year our Essex membership has expanded to include Nancy Marculewicz, whose innovative mixed media and richly layered monotype works add a new and exciting dimension to the tour. Also in Essex, Catherine Wygant will show her sculptural jewelry in her home studio, located next to Chris Williams’ hillside studio and sculpture park. Continuing members of the tour include nationally recognized sculptor Brad Story, whose studio is located on the Essex River; red-tailed hawks, great blue heron, egrets, and glossy ibis provide the inspiration for his unusual sculpture.

In Gloucester, Marty Morgan’s pottery studio on the Mill River will feature architectural wall sculptures in richly colored and textured porcelain. The tour has several scenic stops in Lanesville. Photographer Les Bartlett will show segments from The Cape Ann Trail – his new photographic DVD, a photographic journey through the WPA art on Cape Ann; Judith Wright will show new small oil paintings as well as her mosaics and pastels; Marge Rack will show her drawings and sculpture, and Mi Robertson will exhibit paintings and sculpture. Also in Lanesville, Anni Melancon’s pottery is crafted in porcelain, raku and majolica ware; David Archibald uses rich multi-colored glazes on porcelain and stoneware dinnerware, lamps, and a new line of jardini’res.

We welcome new Rockport members Scott Place and Erin O’Sullivan, of Twin Lights Studio; their South Street studio features unusual ceramic works, some functional, some sculptural, all whimsical and fresh. In Folly Cove, Rockport, Leslie Wind has just completed a line of sterling and bronze sweater pins and shawl closures. Also in Rockport, Cynthia Curtis features pottery with sea-glass and Caribbean coral glazes and Karen Ristuben will be exhibiting her ever-evolving, architectural glass and metal sculpture and mixed media works.

In East Gloucester, new member Ed Touchette will show his vivid and kinetic oils, acrylics, and watercolors that continue the traditions of 20th century abstract expressionism and Marilyn Swift will be showing watercolors from her travels to Italy as well as scenes from Cape Ann.

On Rocky Neck, Judy Goetemann will feature batiks and silk paintings. In downtown Gloucester, Beth Williams has been exploring the disk shape in her recent glass bead work, capturing maximum light as it passes through her necklaces, pendants, and earrings. Bart Stuyf’s beautiful new studio overlooks the ocean in Magnolia. Bart works in copper and other media, creating unusual sculptures, mirrors and fountains.

The Tour is self-guided and free of charge; handicap accessibility varies by location. Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisans. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location.

For further information: tel: 978-281-3347