The weekend after next is the 12th annual Sedona Visual Artists Coalition (SVAC) Open Studios Art Tour. As a member of SVAC, I will be participating in the event, allowing the public into my studio to see where and how we work creating our glass art. The picture at left is the front side of the event poster, showing all of the artists and a sample of their work. I’m listed as #2 with one of my tie dye bowls being featured.
The Open Studio event runs for three days, Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th from 10 am to 5 pm each day. I’ll have my torch set up in the garage, doing demonstrations of creating some of the torch worked elements I use in plates like the one to the right. We’ll probably have kilns running at least part of the time, but that isn’t so exciting since you can’t see into the kiln when it’s running.
The picture on the left is the map to all of the artist’s studios who are participating in the Open Studio event. Feel free to download the image and print it out if you’ll be attending the event, so you can get an idea of how to plan your trip to see all of the artists you are interested in. Of course, we’ll have all of the AMusinGlass art up on display for sale, and it will be possible to buy glass art during the Open Studio event. However, the real purpose of the event is to see the artists at work and to allow the public to see what any given artist’s studio looks like, as well as gaining insight into their creative process. Our studio will be changing after this Open Studio event, so this will be your only chance to see us working out of my garage.
I’ll be closing on our new studio space the day after the event is over and we’ll be moving to the new space that following week. The new space will allow for more work in progress at a time, since we’ll have space to spread out and work without bumping elbows and we’ll be able to avoid space collisions where one of us needs to cut glass while the other person is working on another project in the glass cutting area. I’m really looking forward to the move and all that it will bring to our art.
Next year’s Open Studio event will be located in our new digs and we’ll have plenty of time to get fully settled in before then. Once we get through this year’s Open Studio event and the move, I’ll be starting to plan out what we might be doing at that next event. Whatever it is, it should be fun! 🙂
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