Artists of Yardley in­vites pub­lic on an inside tour of their stu­dios

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By Cary Beavers

ARDLEv - It could be the most artis­tic walk you’ll ever take.

Thir­teen lo­cal artists will open their vard­ley-Makefield stu­dio doors on pun­day, Oct. O8 for a self-guided tour fea­tur­ing their work and cre­ative spa­ces. sisi­tors, who do not need tick­ets for the tour, will have the chance to in­ter­act with the artists while view­ing what they con­sider their premier cre­ations. Try do­ing that at the mhiladel­phia Art Mu­seum.

This is the third time Artists of vard­ley (AOvF has run the tour – or a ver­sion of it. ko two tours have been ex­actly alike, as the group fea­tures new artists and their stu­dios each year. The stu­dios them­selves are a star of the tour, as the pub­lic will view where the artists cre­ate. One of the tour’s stops is the AOv Art ptu­dio, where nine more artists will dis­play their work, bring­ing the event’s to­tal num­ber of par­tic­i­pat­ing artists to OO.

Ac­cord­ing to AOv spokesper­son and con­tribut­ing artist Colleen At­tara, the event is de­signed to bring aware­ness to the lo­cal art community.

“The event cre­ates an aware­ness of how many artists live in our community and in our own neigh­bor­hood,” At­tara said. “It is a chance to see an artist’s process along­side their work. And some­times the very things that in­spire them are taped on their stu­dio walls.”

Ac­cord­ing to At­tara, this is more than just a few peo­ple out for a stroll. It’s be­come much big­ger than that.

“This is a very an­tic­i­pated event,” At­tara said. “Hun­dreds of peo­ple come through. Each stop on the tour has some­thing uniquely spe­cial about it. meo­ple ask about it throughout the year and put it on their cal­en­dars. Each year it grows.”

The growth is due, at least in part, to what vis­i­tors saw the year be­fore, At­tara said.

“There are al­ways some new stu­dios par­tic­i­pat­ing,” At­tara said. “And it is re­ally fun to see what an artist you vis­ited last year is work­ing on now.”

At­tara also said that de­spite the lack of a cover charge, plenty of peo­ple are able to ben­e­fit from the tour.

“The community and the artists them­selves ben­e­fit so much from the stu­dio tour,” At­tara said. “It is a free event. meo­ple who come on the tour are in­spired by so many dif­fer­ent types of artists they meet ... painters, pot­ters, il­lus­tra­tors, print mak­ers, book mak­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers, jew­elry mak­ers, an eco-artist or a sculp­tor. And for the artists, it feels so good to open up our stu­dio and share our pas­sion for cre­at­ing.”

In all, the tour con­sists of NO stops – NN stu­dios (two of which in­clude both a hus­band and wife dis­play­ing their worksF and the AOv Art Cen­ter. To down­load a map of the tour path, read about par­tic­i­pat­ing artists or for more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.artist­so­f­yard­

Artist Su­san Ho­gan be­side a fig­u­ra­tive gar­den sculp­ture.

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