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The Art of the Lakes Studio Tour 2014 will take place across the lakes area July 18-20, featuring work by a variety of local artists, including (clockwise from top left) pottery by Merodie Seykora, pottery, ceramics and other items by Julie Smith and wood-turned items by Bill Seykora. (Contributed)

Art of the Lakes studio tour features local artists

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The Art of the Lakes Studio Tour 2014 will feature the work of nine local artists. It is free and open to the public.

The tour will take place Friday and Saturday, July 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some locations will also be open on Sunday, July 20 from noon to 5 p.m.

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Attendees can visit with artists in their studios, view artworks in progress, watch demonstrations, ask questions and buy art directly from the artists. Refreshments will be served.

To obtain a brochure with a map of tour locations, visit www.aotl-studiotour.org.

Following are the local artists taking part:

BETH JACOBSON

40863 110th St.,

Evansville

Johnson will offer artwork in pastels (portraits), acrylic and oil. Closed Sunday.

CALVIN deRUYTER

Kron School Studio

18541 County Road 1 N.W., Evansville

deRuyter will offer oils and watercolors, with an emphasis on strong color relationships. Also on view will be a number of original nude drawings in pencil, pastel and Caran d’Ache.

EMMY WHITE

Kron School Studio

18541 County Road 1 N.W., Evansville

White’s uses watercolor as her main medium. She has invented a method to present her art without the need for glass covering. She calls this varnished watercolor, framed with wooden shadow box frames.

LINDA GAUGERT

Three Havens Artworks

101 Three Havens Drive N.E., Alexandria

Gaugert offers impressionistic paintings of the lakes area, as well as landscapes and still lifes in oil, acrylic or watercolor. She is open for commissions.

NAOMI BJORKLUND

Three Havens Artworks

101 Three Havens Drive N.E., Alexandria

Bjorklund shares her joy of color through a mix of paintings, enameled copper/sterling silver jewelry and Ukrainian eggs. Her studio, Handcrafted by NONI, is a part of the Three Havens Artworks, where her processes of enameling and egg decorating will be on display.

JEAN RANSTROM

3404 N. Nokomis N.E., Alexandria

Oil and pastel landscapes and still life will be on display. Cards of paintings will be available.

JULIE SMITH

811 Scenic Heights Road N.E., Alexandria

Inspired by nature, Smith uses a variety of mediums to express her ideas: hand-built textural pottery, ceramic art collages, paintings and pastels. Closed Sunday.

BILL AND MERODIE SEYKORA

Turning Lake Designs

4365 County Road 82 N.W., Alexandria

Merodie is a potter, and Bill is a wood-turner. The pottery is wheel-thrown and hand-built. Visitors will discover bowls, goblets, knives, trays, bottle stoppers and more. Demonstrations available. Closed Sunday.

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