Area artists open galleries
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DEERFIELD VALLEY- Artists in the Deerfield Valley are preparing to open their galleries and private workspaces to the public on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend for the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend. A variety of fine art and exquisite handcrafted items will be exhibited and available for sale. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council and is free to the public.

Studio #54. The Art of Humor Gallery, a collection of “seriously funny fine art,” features hundreds of originals and limited edition giclee prints by cartoonist Skip Morrow, a New York Times best-selling author. Morrow has illustrated numerous books, greetings cards, magazine articles, and advertisements for major publishers and corporations. On a large screen monitor in the gallery, Morrow will be demonstrating his approach to illustration using a Macintosh computer. Visit 30 Not-A Road Wilmington, or call (802) 464-5523.

Studio #56. Eric Sprenger Fine Woodwork. Sprenger has been creating original, contemporary furniture and furnishings for over 30 years. These uniquely sculpted pieces have been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally. Sprenger will be demonstrating and displaying his work in his studio at 72 Castle Hill Road in Wilmington. Vist www.ericsprenger.com for more information.

Studio #55. Green Mountain Pressed Flowers. Ellie Roden’s pressed flower creations, including original framed pieces, cards, prints, and bookmarks, feature the flowers of southern Vermont. Her pressed flower art has been exhibited at shows and in galleries throughout New England. Roden will be demonstrating microwave flower pressing and sharing tips for creating with pressed flowers in her home studio at 32 Ray Hill Road in Wilmington. For more information call (802) 464-5265 or visit www.vtpressedflowers.com.

Studio #57. Isabelle’s Herbs and Things. On Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm, Isabelle will demonstate the creation of a wattle fence, woven with wood from the farm. In her home studio visit the “Kittoons,” cut wool cats of folk art quality since 1996. Her cats have been featured in the Williamsburg, VA, Folk Art Museum and the Blue Hernon Gallery in Trumansburg NY. Kinsale Cloaks, the traditional Irish cloak made by hand, for costume and special occasions. 1314 Route 8A, Jacksonville. For more information call (802) 368-7616 or visit www.isabelleslavender.com.

Studio #58. Readsboro Glassworks. Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier of Readsboro Glassworks have been creating hand-blown glass and glass sculpture in their Readsboro studio since 1983. Their glass is exhibited in many galleries and juried shows nationwide and is included in numerous museum and private collections. On display during Open Studio Weekend will be carved glass sculptures by LeQuier, and Angus’ hand-blown and sandblast-carved perfume bottles, as well as the unique glass candy cane and icicle ornaments that the couple create together. Glassblowing demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the weekend. Readsboro Glassworks is located at 6954 Main Street (lower level), Readsboro. For more information call (802) 423-7706 or visit angleq@myfairpoint.net, www.maryangusglass.com, or www.kwilliamlequier.com.

For local information about the open studios in the Readsboro, Whitingham, Halifax, and Wilmington area contact Roden at (802) 464-5265 or email eroden@sover.net All studios will be open on Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7, from 10 am to 5 pm.

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