SOUTH DUNDAS – Red balloons flying on mailboxes marked the studios of a number of local artists holding open houses on Saturday, August 19 during the second annual South Dundas Art and Studio Tour.
Visitors were able to study at leisure the unique and exciting art on display and to talk to the artists about their styles and themes.
Featured artists who opened their studios to the public for the occasion included Margi Laurin, Elsie Gallinger, Anne Barkley (her work displayed at the beautiful home and gardens of Mae Pederson), Terrie Chedore, Dorothy Adlington and Anne Wylemans, whose work was on display at the studio of fellow artist MiSun Kim Hunter.
Visitors had the opportunity to talk to members of South Dundas’s very talented artistic community in comfortable and welcoming settings.
“I feel the studio tour was a great success,” said Adlington, one of the chief organizers of the South Dundas event.
“All of the artists I’ve heard from on the tour said that they had a great turn out. People expressed a lot of interest in the art on display, and they were asked many questions about the work and the artistic process.”
Visitors could also purchase many of the pieces on display and more than one person came home with a treasure.
Wylemans, who was showing for the first time in South Dundas, said it was “a wonderful experience to come here. There were many interesting people to meet and to talk to.”