Monday, September 19, 2011

Studio Tour/ Our World

 Uxbridge, Ontario 

Last Saturday was a cool, dreary day but I hardly noticed because hanging from every lightpost in downtown Uxbridge, banners announced a studio tour of local artists, an annual early autumn treat that has happened for 26 years.

There were 27 venues and I'm going to tease you by telling you about only three. A few studios were right in town, but the three I'm showing here were out in the countryside.

 Head of the welcoming committee

Close to a field of ripening soybeans, this former garage for antique cars displayed the work of  potter and painter Saundra Reiner.

To see Saundra Reiner's work  visit  HERE.

 On the outside of a former farmhouse turned studio

Mixed media artist Lynne McIlviride Evans'  work exploded with colour!

To see more of Lynne's work, go HERE


Doors open wide on a HUGE barn

Abstract acrylics - "spontaneous  displays of colour  and form inspired by nature" - hung inside. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a website for Max Kalinowski but the work of guest artist Marni Grossman's fine art photography, also hanging in the barn,  can be seen HERE

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

48 comments:

Kathy said...

What a fun way to spend the day.

Zosia said...

I used to go for the studio tours sometimes in the Colingwood area. Wish I had the old blue Citroen then (not that I have one now, but it would be perfect if I did) :-)

Buttons said...

Oh I truly love art shows. Ones in a barn are amazing. Great shots.
About the comment on my blog about my SD card seems my camera is the culprit. I am so upset I have to take it back. One problem you cannot get another one right away. Stupid store policy (Canon). I have no idea how I will make it through without my camera. Oh I am sure I can find my old one. :) B

see you there! said...

Studio tours are such fun. Thanks for the links, I always enjoy viewing artists work.

Darla

Kate said...

A very eclectic mix...which always adds interest and appeals to a wider audience. Looks like lots of fun!

TexWisGirl said...

i just want to go into that barn!

Sandra said...

these are awesome, all of them, but I love love love the first one with that sweet little girl dog sitting there. super shots, all three

Jacob said...

A fantastic event...and if it's gone on for 26 years it must be very well-regarded and well-attended. I love that dog in picture #1. The artistic ability of many humans continues to amaze me as does the intelligence and love of our canine friends!

aka Penelope said...

This would be an awesome way to spend the day! I love the unique aspect to the exhibition areas. These can be almost as interesting as the art itself. And I do adore the welcoming committee in the first studio you have pictured … the dog seems poised to be sculpted. :)

Kim, USA said...

I like that second photo. The dog is so cute. Great shots!!

MYM

Shammickite said...

I was on the studio tour on Sturday too... I was at Lynn McIlvride Evans' and also Saundra's... wonder if I saw you there? Then I visited a couple more studios near Stouffville on Sunday. I'll be posting some pictures, wish I had pots of money to spend on some of the beautiful art and pottery and sculptures that I saw this weekend. What a great weekend!

Gillian Olson said...

What a great way to spend a day. Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

Jack said...

That skeleton painting is going to give me nightmares! I like studio tours, but maybe I would skip that studio.

Paulie said...

How wonderful! We have a "First Friday Art Walk" here in our area and I have only missed a couple in three years.

Rose said...

You really didn't have to go and do this!

VioletSky said...

I love studio tours, as much for the arts as for the locations. I am looking forward to the Thanksgiving one in Horseshoe Valley, never miss it.

Rae Walter said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a day. Love art tours like this.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! What fun indeed! I love tours like this -- like everyone else! Terrific captures for the day!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dutchbaby said...

All your photos are great, but that poodle is killing me!

Francisca said...

It would be delightful to tour the various galleries... but I imagine one can visit them year-round, not just during the "studio tour" time...? 27 would be a heavy load on the senses. But yes, surely, these colours of all the art would brighten any dreary day.

Carver said...

I enjoyed the teaser of the studio tour. What fun to get to go see all the different ones.

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sandra said...

the chaos for the skimmers was the photographer stomping her foot to make them fly. Oh yes she did

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

welcoming commitee is cool :)

La Principessa Errante said...

Whoa, great art, great buildings, what more can you ask for. The dog is absolutely adorable.

eileeninmd said...

What a great day, I love the welcomming doggie and the barn is cool. Wonderful photos from your studio tour. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! Great art and cute welcoming committee! & I love how old barns look!

Blessings & Aloha!
& Thank you so much for your kind congratulations on the news of our future grandbaby :o)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's interesting. Some of the art is indeed very colorful.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love how they've installed railings in the barn doors in your last photo. Too cool!

Lesley said...

That is one adorable welcoming committee!
Did you buy anything? I usually need a little something whenever I go on a studio tour :)

snowwhite said...

What a unique and interesting tour of local artists!! I wish I could visit there and greet the head of committee.
Magnificent photos.
Have a wonderful week.
Best wishes,
Keiko

Jama said...

What a fun and interesting event!

Gemma Wiseman said...

This experience would be like tasting a wide range of creative spirit! I would so love this! Great photos!

Arija said...

You are a naughty tease and have whetted my appetite. I'll have to come back to explore the individual artists.

Kay L. Davies said...

The head of the welcoming committee is gorgeous!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Wonderful studios- I'll have to check them out
Thanks so much for sharing
Johnina :D

Randy said...

Looks like a wonderful tour. Love the barn studio.

Indrani said...

Great shots.
Looking forward to more.

ladyfi said...

So picturesque! The head of the welcoming committee looks very elegant and that barn studio is just charming! As far as art goes, the bright red painting certainly is an eye catcher!

J Bar said...

Cool shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ebie said...

I am very interested in their art work, and I click on their respective sites later.

We have the downtown art walk every Thursday but it is held at night.

Small City Scenes said...

Great pics and interesting art.
Love the dog greeter. MB

Cindy said...

Looks like fun- I would love to go on the tour! In some cities here they have turned old mills into studio space- it is nice to see the old buildings being used for art.

Elisa said...

Des images super jolies!

Larry D said...

What a great way to spend the day!

Janie said...

All the venues look interesting. Love the poodle welcoming committee!

Jackie said...

An interesting way to spend the day. I love that colourful skeleton.

Genie said...

What a fabulous way to have a studio tour. It is wonderful that the artists’ works are displayed in such personal locations. Sadly, here in Lexington we just walk from building to building on the first Friday of the month...no personality at all...just different artworks each month. I prefer the way you all do it. Actually, I LOVE the way you all do it. Please show us more in the days to come. genie

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