POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Arts Council will celebrate the silver anniversary of the annual Artists’ Studio Tour this year.
This year’s tour, which will be held Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, November 10, 11, and 12, will feature 45 artists at 21 different sites around St. Lawrence County. Sites will be located in Potsdam, Parishville, Colton, Canton, Rensselaer Falls, Ogdensburg, Winthrop, and Hogansburg.
Participants will be able to watch artists in action as they create works ranging from jewelry, to cloth crafts, to stone sculptures. All of the artists will have a selection of items for sale for gift shopping. The tour also affords the opportunity to learn more about skills like throwing pottery on a wheel, designing and sewing clothing, braiding rugs or carving stone.
During the tour, participants can travel at their own pace and visit artists and studios of particular interest with the help of a free tour brochure. The brochure, available from libraries, chambers of commerce, and local arts organizations, includes a map, driving directions, and information about each artist and site. Brochures can also be obtained from the SLC Arts Council at 51 Market St., or by calling to request a brochure be mailed directly to you.
Tour locations and artists in Potsdam include the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, Mixed Mediacs, Sara Lynch, Leigh Chapman, Christina Adams, Jim Bullard Photography, Contemporary Visual with Sharon H.J. Cheng, and Becky Harblin.
Parishville area sites and artists include Anne Burnham, 2nd Time Around with Claire Poirier, Adirondack Rug Braiding with Helen Condon, and Michiko Taylor.
Colton sites and artists include Marygwyneth, LLC with Mary Holland and Studio L with Leon LeBeau.
Tour sites and artists in Canton include the Gallery of Art and Learning NYSARC Artists, Foothills Farm with Kathy Montan, Rockhead Creations with Roxanne Locy, The Crafty Crew with Katherine Barber, Judith Utter Botanical Fine Art with Judith Utter, and J. Greyhawk Studios with Jahn Greyhawk.
Rensselaer Falls sites and artists include Mary Harding Jewelry and Ladies First Gallery with Sally Hartman.
Ogdensburg will showcase The Artistic Eye with Thomas Robarge, Jr.
Winthrop will feature Riverflow Studio with Marion Bradish.
Last, Hogansburg Sites will include and artists will include the St. Regis Mohawk Trie, CRJ Designs with Julie and Hilary Jacobs, Dan’s Smoked Fish with Daniel White, Loretta Smoke, Standing Stone Creation with Cheyanne Doxtador, Wild Oakes with Crystal Oakes, and Native Accessories with Barbara Smoke.
The tour sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
For more information contact the Arts Council at 265-6860 or visit www.slcartscouncil.org.