Sunday, September 13, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Vermont North by Hand Annual Autumn Studio Tour

Vermont North by Hand Artisans’ Co-op will be holding its annual Open Studio Weekend Tour on the weekend of October 3rd and 4th, with studios open from 10am to 5 pm. For two days, the public will have an opportunity to visit some of the Upper Valley’s best artisans and crafts people in their working environments.

Twenty workshops and studios will be displaying, selling and demonstrating a wide variety of handcrafted items made in V
ermont. Original works of pottery, hand-painted silk clothing, sheepskin coats and accessories, hand-colored etchings, and watercolor paintings will be on view. Other artists include a cabinet maker that builds furniture from reclaimed antique lumber, and a rustic furniture maker who will demonstrate his portable sawmill. Food will be available at the Corinth Town Hall.

Vermont North by Hand is a non-profit artists’ cooperative which has sponsored this open studio tour for four years. Vermont North promotes and supports the appreciation of the arts through events, studio tours and educational programs. Bruce Murray, a long-time local potter and president of the organization said, “We look forward to opening our workshops and studios. Autumn is a wonderful time of year to display and discuss the fine work don
e by the members of Vermont North Artisans by Hand. ”

Three artists -- Mark Nielsen, James Gardner, and Tony Conner (images, left to right) -- will be showing their work at Towle Hill Studios, 28 Center Road, in Corinth.

Brochures with maps are available by calling Bruce Murray at 802-222-5798, or visit Vermont North By Hand’s website

Vermont North By Hand gratefully acknowledges the support of this event by: North of the Falls Gallery, Perry’s Oil Service, and Wells River Savings Bank.

Armoires by
Bill Peberdy of Cookeville Woodworking