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Orange County Arts Council announced the participating artists in the 2012 Open Studio Tour

  |   August 24, 2012  |  Comment

October 13 & 14 and 20 & 21
The Orange County Arts Council, through a generous sponsorship from M&T Bank and C & S Wholesale Grocers, is organizing its Fourth Annual Open Studio Tour which will take place over two weekends and span the entire County. The Open Studio Tour is a free event, and provides the public with a self-guided tour of local performing and visual art studios, venues and galleries. This year’s tour is the Orange County Arts Council’s most diverse ever. Artists presenting include sculptures, potters, visual artists, dancers, metal smiths, jewelers, fabric artists, crafters, woodworkers, photographers, arts schools and even a television production studio. This year’s tour will highlight 74 visual and performing artists.

Booklets are being created by the Orange County Arts Council, highlighting each artist, their location, contact information and a visual of their artwork. Visitors can access maps of each artist’s location by logging online to Google Maps. Three thousand booklets will be printed and distributed throughout the county in galleries, local lodging, businesses, eateries, art organizations, tourist information centers and on the Orange County Arts Council web site (www.ocartscouncil.org). In addition, on October 5 there will be an Open Studio Preview Reception held at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, (formally the Lycian Center) where each artist can submit one piece of work, perform a piece or distribute promotional materials for display. This event is also an opportunity for visitors to get a glimpse of what is being offered during the tour.

Visitors on the tour can expect to find both visual and performing artists in galleries and studios, up close and personal during their creative process. Artists are able to do so by offering explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process. The Orange County Arts Council hopes that this annual event will provide an opportunity for dialogue between artists and the general public, therefore bringing about a broader knowledge of the arts.

It is the Arts Council’s desire that the Open Studio Tour will open up the world of artists to everyone – from students to the seasoned collector to the first-time art buyer or observer, to the curious general public. We believe that through education, visitors become loyal customers and supporters of art and that this program will grow over the years. To request a copy of this year’s Open Studio Tour booklet or to find the closest distribution location, please call the Arts Council’s offices at 845-469-9168 or email [email protected]

Participating artists:

October 13 & 14 from 11am-5pm
Highland Mills : Bob Breur
Salisbury Mills: American Youth Ballet
Washingtonville: David Nolan
Cornwall: Bill Diamond, Vivien Abrams Collens, Rebecca Darlington, Andrew Lattimore, Jon Malinowski
Cornwall-on-Hudson: John V. Gioia
Newburgh: Gayle Clark Fedigan, Stuart Sachs, Rosalinda McGovern, Orange County Ballet Theatre, Linda Richichi, Mary Mugele Sealfon
Montgomery: The Meadow Dance & Integral Healing Arts Center, Wallkill River School, Debbe Cushman Femiak, Sandy Spitzer, Carol Ann Kronyak, Leslie Waxtel, Shawn Dell Joyce, Eileen MacAvery Kane
Maybrook: Morgan Haude
Walden: Maureen Drury, Nub from Nub Grafix
Pine Bush: Meadow, Arts in Orange Co-Op

October 20 & 21 from 11am-5pm
Hueguenot: Eric Stein
Port Jervis: Julia Healy, Upfront Exhibition Space
Otisville: Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Caroline Schulz
Middletown: Natalie & Richard Surving, Anne W. Kelly, Dennis Fanton, Jill Constantino, Linda Barboni, Mitchell Saler
Monroe: Lenny Silver, Frances Zubrike Lee
Sugar Loaf: Nick Zungoli, Adrienne Butvinik, Bliss Co-Op, Suzanne O’Brien, Ann Marie Nitti, Rachel Bertoni, Diane Kominick-Ouzoonian, Janet Howard-Fatta
Florida: Amity Arts Pottery Workshop, Fine Architectural Metalsmiths, Richard Weber
Warwick: Sharon Galbraith, Lisa Zukowski, Sarah McHugh, Daniel Mack, Roslyn Fassett, Elaine Sgambati, Michael Gaydos, Beatrice Bloom, The Moving Company Modern Dance Center & Vastu, John & Lisa Strazz, Cathe Linton, Femi Ford, Heidi Lanino, Karen Thomas, Lorrie Sniderman, Susan Hope Fogel, Phyllis Lehman, Roberta Green, Sharon Falk, Kishi Ui
Pine Island: Barbara Lanza, Eve McClanahan

The Orange County Arts Council’s mission is to strengthen the arts in Orange County by providing educational, promotional, and information services. We accomplish this by coordinating and facilitating relationships among the arts, schools, businesses, government, and the public. The vision of The Orange County Arts Council is to make the arts accessible to all people.

To learn more about the Orange County Arts Council and its programs and services or to see a full calendar of arts events and opportunities in Orange County log onto www.ocartscouncil.org. Learn about how to become a supporter of the Orange County Arts Council, volunteer for a program, or post an event for free! For additional questions call Jen D’Andrea at 845-469-9168 or email at [email protected]


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