Cape Breton artists to be featured in Studio Rally weekend
Artists and craftspeople across Nova Scotia participating
For the first time in its 23-year history, the popular Studio Rally weekend is taking place in the summer.
Happening on Saturday and Sunday, organizers say Studio Rally 2015 will feature painters, sculptors, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile producers and jewelry designers throughout Nova Scotia.
“This is a weekend where artists welcome visitors into their homes, studios, gardens and shops. Visitors get to meet artists and can often see the artistic process unfold firsthand,” said Paul Slipp, principal of Studio Rally Productions.
This year’s 48 featured artists and galleries include many in Cape Breton such as Colouratura in Indian Brook owned by Penny Steele; Wildfire Pottery, a pottery shop and used bookstore owned by husband and wife team Sarah Beck and Paul Cranford; and Glass Artisans owned by Wendy Smith.
“The Studio Rally weekend is about making art come to life — and making connections with artists and artworks that will in- trigue, engage and inspire,” said Slipp.
For more information on the weekend, go online to www.studiorally.ca, where there is a guide listing the artists and craftspeople across Nova Scotia who are participating in Studio Rally. Printed guides are available at all Nova Scotia visitor information centres and through all participants.