Art of the Lakes Studio Tour set for next weekendThis year’s annual Art of the Lakes Studio Tour is set for Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 19 from noon to 5 p.m. However, some studios will not be open on Sunday.
By: By Kelsey Risbrudt, Intern Reporter, Alexandria Echo Press
This year’s annual Art of the Lakes Studio Tour is set for Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 19 from noon to 5 p.m. However, some studios will not be open on Sunday. Check the Art of the Lakes website – www.artofthelakes.org – for detailed information.
Participants in this free event can visit with a number of artists in many different studio locations and visit the Art of the Lakes Gallery in Battle Lake.
View artworks in progress, watch demonstrations, ask questions, buy art direct from the artists and enjoy refreshments. Purchases made on the tour will help fund children’s art programs.
Some of the local artists participating in the event and their tour addresses include the following:
•Donna Denardo: 12254 400th Ave., Evansville, (218) 747-2561.
Denardo has been on a journey of self discovery, spirituality, creativity and healing for many years. In 1998, she discovered watercolor as a way to deal with the death of her father.
•Calvin deRuyter, Kron School Studio: 18541 County Road 1 NW (on the east end of Lake Christina), Evansville, (763 )486-5862.
deRuyter will feature unique water colors painted directly from the tube, with an emphasis on strong color relationships.
•Emmy White, Kron School Studio: 18541 County Road 1 NW, Evansville.
White paints with bright colors, using imagination and silliness to express her joy.
•Lynn Middleton-Koller, Kron School Studio: 18541 County Road 1 NW, Evansville.
Middleton-Koller feels her most successful paintings are a “tug” between representation and abstraction, transparency and opacity, clarity and suggestion.
•June Young: 1550 Melvina Lane SW, Alexandria, (320) 762-5272.
Young will feature original watercolors in a realistic style, in a wide variety of subjects.
•Roxann Sorenson: 8700 Childs Lake Road SE, Alexandria, (320) 763-7635.
Sorenson will feature stoneware pottery, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, collage/multi media work, jewelry, ornaments and some sculptures.
•Millie Conard: 6434 Lake Ida Way NW, Alexandria (off County Road 22), (320) 834-2741.
Conard will feature a variety of mediums; oils, watercolors, woodcuts, and colored pencil.
A list of all artists and their locations can be found on the Art of the Lakes website at www.artofthelakes.org.