THUNDER BAY, ON --- September 29, 2012 --- This year marks the fourth annual October Studio Walkabout, a walking tour of five studios/homes in College Heights and Mariday Park, showcasing the work of ten local professional artists creating in a variety of media.
The tour takes place from October 19 to October 21, Friday 6.00 to 9:00, Saturday 10:00 to 4:00, and Sunday noon to 4:00
The Walkabout presents an opportunity for the public to meet the artists in an informal setting and discuss their recent work. This year’s tour features the work of ten artists at five venues.
(1) Sarah Link, James Woodbeck, and Alison Kendall: 184 McKibbin Street
Sarah and James have collaborated on a series of new of figurative covered jars with a bronze crystalline glaze, for the studio tour. Sarah’s mugs and bowls for daily use will be for sale along with smoke fired ware by Woodbeck, and Link.
Alison works with a variety of materials, including etchings on paper and deer hide, and handmade books. This year her work features original colour pencil drawings with water soluble waxed crayon.
(2) Mark Nisenholt: 121 Prospect Avenue
Mark is a printmaker, working on digital collage images and detailed pen and ink drawings of spheres.
(3) Tim Alexander and John Books: 14 College Street
Tim creates functional and decorative stoneware and porcelain pottery, fired in his two chamber climbing wood kiln at his studio, Island Pottery, in Rossport.
John works with a variety of materials. This years work features small cast bronze figurative sculptures.
(4) Joshua Dowbak-Kleewyk Glass and Luke Nicol: 373 Tupper Street
Kleewyk Glass presents slumped and stained glass from their studio in town featuring functional and decorative vessels, panels and jewelry in vibrant colours.
Luke, a local artist, paints modern landscapes in acrylic.
(5) Liz and Peter Powlowski: 119 Regent Street
Liz and Peter of Strawberry Hill fame, are currently exploring different ways of working with clay including functional and sculptural ceramics.
All work is for sale. Admission is free. Maps are available at the Lake Superior Art Gallery in Victoriaville. This year you can preview the work at the Baggage Building Art Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing.
On the weekend of the sale, look for the giant foot on sandwich boards and banners.
The Walkabout has now become a must see for local art lovers. This is a great opportunity to go for a fall walk with friends, see original arts and crafts, meet the artists in their studios or homes, treat yourself to an original work of art, or get an early start to your holiday shopping.