Three Artist Studio stops within the CGYC Neighborhood are participating in the 2014 North Gower Kars Discovery Tour. Variety is the hallmark of the Discovery Tour, and this year’s Tour, September 13th & 14th, from 10-5, promises to be the most interesting yet.
This year’s Tour is the biggest ever with 16 stops and 34 participants, including visual artists in all media; potters with very different styles, materials and techniques; a weaver; a metal jewellery maker and a custom woodworker. To ensure the Tour’s high quality, all participants and stop venues are juried into the Tour. All stops are within a 16km by 14km area, making it an easy day outing.
A number of Tour participants will be demonstrating their work throughout the Tour. This year you can win a door prize, another of the Tour’s special features. Another plus: admission is free to all stops. (Donations are welcomed to the food bank.)
Be sure to visit your neighbours at stops #13, #14 and #15, and support their involvement in our local arts community:
At Stop #13 (6550 Rideau Valley Dr North), chat with photographer Susan Preston and see her beautiful prints, and find functional and artistic turned wood bowls and pepper grinders by David Harper.
Meet five artists at Stop #14 (6648 Marina Dr). Admire the diverse work of potters Lara Charlebois, Suzanne Snook, and Jean Jaffe watch demos and try your hand at throwing pots at the wheel. View lovely Oil & acrylic paintings by Sheila M. King, and sumptuous watercolours by artist B. Jane Magee.
At Stop #15 (6431 Clingin Lane), meet watercolour media artist Rosalie Daly Todd whose art features the human form, Heather Linttell painter of florals and landscapes, and watercolour/acrylic painter Ann McDonald and admire their gorgeous paintings.
Enjoy the scenery of farms, forests and the Rideau, sample award winning restaurants, and learn about the diverse art and farm products that come from the area. And there’s much more to view and buy: wood and stone sculptures and carvings; birdfeeders, birdhouses and feeders, felt jewellery and scarves; hemp clothing, ethnic and recycled vintage jewellery. There is even a provider of quality alpacas and alpaca products. And visitors can buy fall plants and décor, pumpkins and produce at Miller’s Farm, Market and Garden Center in Manotick, another returning participant in the tour.
For information and a brochure: http://www.discovery-tour.ca.