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Last month I wrote about the annual Mother’s Day event – The Rolling Hills Studio Tour and covered Studios A, B, C, D and E. Today I will cover the remaining 4 studios.

STUDIO F

Valerie Kent will be in Studio F with an array of her artwork including acrylics, oils, watercolours, and mixed media. In addition to being a visual artist she is also a workshop facilitator. Her exhibitions have taken her to France, Italy, Korea, Japan, China and the US.

You can find Valerie at

1535 County Rd 10, Cavan

On the east side of County Rd 10, just north of Hwy 7.

http://www.valeriekent.com

705-944-9444

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Source: https://valeriekent.com/

STUDIO G

Meet Tim Bellhouse in Studio G. Tim is a self-taught photographer. He combines his photographic skills with his work and training as a biologist, producing photos that highlight the rich natural diversity in Ontario.

Tim will be at

814 Lifford Road,  Bethany  705-277-3236

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/bellhouse/index.html

STUDIO H

Studio H will feature Lucya Almeida and The Tima Collection. This will be an opportunity for you to see her unique collection of one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Her specialities are copper, semi-precious stones and collectible Canadian penny jewelry. Her work has been shown across Canada and is available in many gallery shops.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/almeida/index.html

Find Lucya at

5 Christie Rd, Bethany

From Ski Hill Rd turn east onto Bethany Hills Rd, then turn left onto Christie Rd (top of the hill) to the 2nd house on the left (west) side.

http://www.thetimacollection.com 

STUDIO I  

Carol was originally a wildlife artist. She was inspired by a wild turkey feather she found in the woods and created a painting of an eagle head on the feather. Since then her unique talent is focussed on feather art.

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Source: http://www.carolsfeatherart.com/index.php/paintings.html

Find Carol at the All Creatures Great and Small Studio

669 St Mary’s Rd, Reaboro: on the west side of St Mary’s Rd, south of Mt Horeb Rd.

705.879.4223

Download the tour map at

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/brochure.html

Happy Mother’s Day and see you on the tour!

 

 

 

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There are two things you can count on in the spring…Mother’s Day and the Rolling Hills Studio Tour. Mark May 12-13 on your calendar for the 2018 weekend.

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

This year there will be 9 Studio destinations on the tour, with one or more artists or crafts people at each.

STUDIO A

At Studio A you will find Laura Savoy Boyle of Running Paints Art Studio.

Running Paints Art Studio is located on High Spirits Farm in the old barn loft. The studio functions as a display and work area for Laura’s art and as a teaching/classroom space. You will find evidence of Laura’s passion for horses in the themes of her work. Since 1987 she has developed her work in pencil, watercolour, acrylic and multimedia. In the last few years she has even explored carving horses in wood.

You can find Laura at:

1 Pacific St,

Pontypool, L0A 1K0

705.277.2718

www.highspiritsfarm.ca

highspiritsfarm123@gmail.com

STUDIO B

Laurie Stephens  will be at Studio B, Laurie’s Antique Garden Studio.

Laurie’s work is a result of her creativity and her physical work within her gardens where she uncovered treasures and turned her discoveries into a photograph, painting or a repurposed one of a kind art form.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/laurie/index.html

Find Laurie at:

683 Ballyduff Rd,

Pontypool

laurie.stephens6604@gmail.com

705.879.4274 • 705.917.2786

STUDIO C 

You can meet Jodie Hames at Clay Works Pottery.

Jodie received a fine arts degree in 1996 from Georgian College. She began with painting in oils but four years later found the love of creating art through clay. Her art form with pottery includes painting, carving and sculpture in each unique piece.

Find Jodie at:

112 Weston Rd.,

Bethany L0A 1A0

705-277-2980

www.clayworkspottery.ca

jodie@clayworkspottery.ca

STUDIO D  

Cyndy Manol, From the Heart Quilts, will be at Studio D.

Here you will find both the art and the love of all things ‘quilt’. The Shop offers a warm and inviting atmosphere filled with an array of premium fabrics, hand dyed wool and thread, interesting patterns and notions, friendly knowledgeable staff and a variety of classes for all skill levels.

Visit From the Hearts Quilts at:

1436 HWY. 7A,

Bethany, L0A 1A0

705-277-2934

www.fromtheheartquiltshop.com

STUDIO E  

Meet Paul & Beverley Williams at the Williams Design Studio. Here you can find the results of their creativity spanning over 44 years of award winning designs. You can find their leather sculptures, masks and unique sculptural fountains in brass, copper and stone and Beverley’s decorated gourd art: bowls, vases and masks.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/williams/index.html

Studio E will also include a number of Guest Artists including:

  • Walpeg Studio – Photography
  • Sandy Cline – Sculpture
  • Ann Suzuki – Batik

Visit all the artists at the Williams Design Studio Gallery:

1470 Hwy. 7A,

Bethany, Ontario

L0A 1A0

(705) 277-2666

The tour is an easy drive 25 minutes east of Port Perry, 20 min. south of Lindsay, 20 min. SW of Peterborough and 30 min. north-east of Oshawa, Ontario.

See you on the Mother’s Day Rolling Hills Studio Tour! 

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

 

 

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The Mother’s Day weekend is fast approaching. I wanted to highlight two more studios that are on the Rolling Hills Studio Tour.  

I have written about the Williams Design Studio Gallery in a previous blog. Their gallery is featured as ‘Studio C’ this year and warrants our attention again!  

Paul and Beverley Williams have been creating fine crafts for over 40 years. The variety of work they create is quite amazing. Their studio includes a secret garden, fountains, gourd art, wall sculptures, murals, leather sculpture, tree sculpture, ponds, coracles, weaving…  

Obviously, the Williams Design Studio Gallery has to be on your weekend agenda! 

The photo below is just one example of the beauty in the Secret Garden – A stacked Rock Waterfall on a dry river bed.

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Paul and Beverley will be featuring the following artists:

 Walpeg Studio – Photography 

Through their photography, Walter and Peggy’s work highlights the fundamental building blocks of nature. As you can see from the photo below, “they bring uniqueness to the ordinary.”

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 Sandy Cline – Sculpture

Sandy’s website covers so much detail on soap stone culture and his own history, it is hard to know what to focus on! His art, which has found its way to collections around the world, including that of Prince Phillip will certainly be a focal point for the Mother’s Day Tour.

 

William Boyd Fraser – Multimedia  

William is a sculptor and a self proclaimed ‘unconventional thinker’! You can find a detailed description of his projects at his website https://williamboydfraser.wordpress.com/.

 

Studio D features the Photographic art of Tim Bellhouse. He began taking photographs in the 1970’s and he has studied biology for over 35 years. His work has taken him from the shores of Lake Ontario to the coast of James Bay. It is easy to see the connection of his two passions – biology and photography – in the photographic art he has created. 

The photos below certainly accomplish a goal for him as an artist – they cause the viewer to take a closer look at the world in which we live.  

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See you on Rolling Hills Studio Tour!

 

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May 13 -14 is Mother’s Day weekend and what better way to spend time with Mom than on the annual tour featuring a wide range of artists and crafts people.  

The setting is perfect – the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges region of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Admission is free. Travel along the Rolling Hills Studio Tour path to create your own self-guided tour. There are 7 Studios along the way, featuring the work of 11 artisans.  

There are a number of reasons why you should make plans to attend this unique event.  

First, the variety of art work includes copper and silver jewellery, pottery, soapstone carvings, leather sculpture, brass & copper fountains, wildlife art in oils, acrylics or beautiful watercolours, photography, amazing paintings on feathers, wood sculpture, and even decorative gourd art.   

Second, there will be demonstrations at some of the studios. You will get a first hand look at the amazing artists in action. Many of these artists have their work in collections around the world.  

Third, you will be purchasing unique one-of-a kind items, all made in Canada!

And fourth, you can visit one of the many restaurants along the way, or even stay in a local Bed and Breakfast.

Let’s take a look at two of the Studios you will find.

Studio A is at “From the Heart Quilts” on Hwy 7A in Bethany. I have featured From the Heart Quilts in an earlier Blog. Since then, the variety of new fabrics has grown, including Japanese fabrics, hand dyed wool, organic cotton, unique patterns – and of course the friendly staff continue to offer classes and answer your questions.

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Studio B is the home of Clayworks Pottery and will feature Jodie Hames and Holly McClellan.

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Clayworks Pottery was created by Jodie Hames. The studio originally opened in 1997 at the entrance of Kilbear Provincial Park. Lucky for us, Bethany has been her home since 2012. You can find Clayworks Pottery on Mothers Day weekend – or any other time of the year at 112 Weston Rd. The studio offers hand made original designs including functional pottery as well as sculptured pieces of art. Examples of unique pieces such as the Dragonfly plate can be found on Jodie’s website at clayworkspottery.ca

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 Holly McClellan is a photographer whose art has been shown in public galleries, arts festivals and events across Ontario, Quebec and the USA. Holly’s work will also be featured at Clayworks Pottery studio. 

I will highlight features from the remaining studios featured on the tour in the weeks coming up to Mother’s Day. In the meantime you can download a map of the tour area at http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com

 

 

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Have you ever wished you had planned something more unique for Mother’s Day – something to show how special your Mom is? Well this may be exactly what you are looking for:

The 2016 Rolling Hills Studio Tour on the MAY 7th and 8th Mother’s Day Weekend.

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Set your own pace on a free self-guided tour in the scenic rolling hills of the Oak Ridges region of the City of Kawartha Lakes

You can meet 14 artists and crafts people and see demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, gourd art, paintings, wood working, feather art, and more at the 9 featured studios.

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Spring will certainly be in the air! Visit the website and set you own route. Take in the Quilt Show while you are there.

For More Information: 

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com

info@rollinghillsstudiotour.com

(705) 277-2666 Bev Williams

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