The public is invited to a lively event of visual arts, the World's Greatest Studio Tour & Sale on November 2-3. More than 40 of the area's leading artists at 18 locations will open their studios. This annual event, in its 13th year, will allow the public to meet the artists in a casual setting and see their most recent pieces.
Featured will be original ceramics, collages, drawings, hand-pulled prints, jewelry, paintings, photographs, quilts, stained glass, sculpture, silk paintings, fresco painting, wood works, floor paintings, furniture, metal working, notecards, Native American flutes and weavings.
The public will be able to buy directly from the artists, many of whom will have their materials available to discuss and demonstrate their processes.
The artists have exhibited extensively regionally and nationally, and include award-winning, independent studio artists and art educators from the elementary school level through university classes. The artwork will range from traditional to contemporary approaches.
The event takes place at various locations in Bowling Green and Alvaton. Maps to the sites will be available at The Capitol Arts Center and at studios along the tour route. The maps will allow viewers to pick their own routes and spend as much time as they like at the varied studio locations during the two-day event. Signs will be posted throughout the area to guide visitors to the various sites.
Participating artists include: Alice Gatewood Waddell, Angie Alexieff, David LeNoir, Rhonda Smith, Jennifer Sims, Jesse Ray Sims, Mitchell Rickman, Colleen Hathaway, Karen Genter, Claude Robertson, Lynn Robertson, Charles Hurst, Kristina Arnold, Myra Dwyer, Gayle Novick, Laura Bain-Selbo, Mildred Wallace, Kay Zoretic, Lorraine Steckfus, Jay Dougherty, Teresa Christmas, Jill Gentry, WKU League of Sculptors, David Jones, Kim M Jones, Jacqui Lubbers, Leslie Nichols, Michael Nichols, Lynette Haggbloom, Jerry Lyons, Chris Radus, Lynne Ferguson and Davie Reneau.
The World's Greatest Studio Tour & Sale takes place on Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Time, and Sunday, November 3, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Central Time.
Admission is free!!! Refreshments will also be available at many of the sites.
Studios, Locations and Artists Participating in the 2013 Studio Tour:
- 915 College Street - Spencer’s Coffeehouse — Jennifer Sims, Jesse Ray Sims
- 400 East Main Street - Pushin Building — Myra Dwyer, David LeNoir, Lorraine Steckfus, Angie Alexieff and Jay Dougherty
- 718 State Street - Art Matters Community Studio & Gallery —Teresa Christmas
- 513 East Main — Alice Gatewood Waddell
- 815 Broadway Avenue - Marsh Inspirations — Jill Gentry and Rhonda Hartis Smith
- 1400 Kentucky Street - Kentucky Museum — WKU League of Sculptors - Approximately 15 students
- 1121 East 14th Avenue - Rickman Pottery — Mitchell Rickman
- 509 Belmont Avenue - Laura Bain-Selbo Ceramics Studio — Laura Bain-Selbo
- 1108 St. Andrews Circle — Lynn Robertson and Claude Robertson
- 1909 Lyda Avenue - A Sterling Performance — Kay Zoretic
- 917 Wrenwood Drive — David Jones, Kim M. Jones and Jacqui Lubbers
- 4089 Cemetery Road — Colleen Hathaway and Gayle Novick
- 1300 Peachtree Lane — Kristina Arnold and Charles Hurst
- 2409 Tam O Shanter Court — Leslie Nichols and Michael Nichols
- 3511 Fieldcrest Drive — Lynette Haggbloom and Jerry Lyons
- 3415 Smallhouse Road — Mildred Wallace
- 1208 Lois Lane — Chris Radus, Lynne Ferguson and Davie Reneau
- 128 H.E. Johnson Road - Studio G — Karen Genter