The line-up of artists for the 25th anniversary of the Apsley Autumn Studio Tour is nothing less than remarkable.
Three former tour members who took some time off will be returning for the 2018 tour, including Kim Tucker, who crafts beautiful, wearable felted pieces and exciting assemblage sculptures that also incorporate felting. This adds truly another dimension to our tour’s offerings.
Also returning is Al Hasselfeldt, a stone sculptor, who combines a mastery of form with the natural beauty inherent to the stone that he carves, creating intriguing, original sculptures. Britt Olauson is a worker in wood whose furniture, handbag and jewellery designs are delightfully edgy and modern and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to our Tour.
Three new artists will be exhibiting with us in 2018 including David Grieve, whose stylized landscapes express his deep attachment to Jack Lake and his connection with the rugged landscape of North Kawartha.
David will be exhibiting from his studio (G) on Jack Lake.
Barbara Hawthorne, whose mixed media works hearken back to the carefree months of summers spent at the lake will be a guest at Kim Tucker’s studio (A) on Hwy 28 at Woodview for our 25th year.
Also joining the tour is Shelley Brown, who loves to explore colour and shape in many forms but most often returns to nature for inspiration.
Shelley’s art is abstract in nature, often impressionistic and reminiscent of her surroundings at Tallan Lake. Shelley joins her partner, wildlife and nature photographer Shane Climie, at their studio (N) on Clydesdale Road. This will be Shane’s second year on the tour and we’re pleased that he and Shelley will be opening their studio to visitors during this landmark year.
Because we’re hitting a milestone with our anniversary we’re also working on some additional plans to expand our scope and to draw more attention to the art that is inspired by and created in North Kawartha.
Happy 25th to all our friends, artists, sponsors and supporters. This is going to be a exciting year for all of us.