Press Release 2009
In a season full of offerings guaranteed to delight the senses, the Caledon Hills Studio Adventure (formerly the Caledon East Studio Tour) is one of the most happily anticipated. Some of Caledon’s finest artisans and artists will be welcoming you back into their studios during the upcoming weekend of October 3rd and 4th. From 10 AM to 5 PM, nine area artists and four guest artists will unveil their newest work in a variety of interesting media. This is a special opportunity as several of these studios are not open to the public at any other time of the year. Everyone is welcome and there is no fee.
Show-goers can pick up a brochure at any of the studios or print out a copy from the tour website at www.caledonhillsstudioadventure.com and plan their routes accordingly. Each studio is no more than 10 minutes from the next and the farthest in each direction is less than 15 minutes drive from the center of Caledon East. The tour can be completed in a leisurely day and can be started from Bolton or Caledon village. It is important to note that all participating artists have been selected by a jury of their peers, making the quality of artistic offerings exceptional.
In Bolton, artist Anne Shabason will be introducing her new mixed media work that incorporates words and images based on a selection of mystical poetry. At her Glasgow Road studio, you will have the rare opportunity to see the beautiful work of Montreal jewellery designer Marie-Fatima Rudolf. Travel northwest along The Gore Road to Cory Trepanier’s studio for a sneak preview of his newest landscapes in oil, inspired by his recent trip to the arctic. His guest, Glen Williams potter Carol-Ann Michaelson, returns to the tour this year with her popular ceramic offerings. West to Airport Road, the next stop would be Randy McLeod’s farm studio, a lovely spot bursting with his energetic turned-wood vessels. Just south on Airport Road is the home studio of Jeremy Guy, offering his exquisite indoor and outdoor contemporary sculpture. Also on display will be the captivating photography of his guest, Sharon Matthews-Stevens. Traveling further west to St. Andrews Road will take you to Stone Ridge Studio, the fabulous home for the popular leather jewelry of Cheryl, Joan and Joanne. Their returning guest is Bridget Wilson, a regular artist with the tour, whose meticulous glass pieces are always eagerly anticipated. Go west one sideroad to Cedar Creek Gallery, the photography studio of Marty Rothstein, where you can enjoy some amazing images from his world travels and see his newest work on canvas. One sideroad further west is the Heart Lake Road home to painter Lyn Westfall who will be sharing her rich abstract paintings and Caledon landscapes featuring her recent Hawthorn Tree Series. Go west once more to the Kennedy Road home studio of Merle Harstone, where you will be charmed by her luminous abstract , mixed media paintings. Her guest artist this year is Zsuzsa Monostory with her unique and whimsical pottery figures and forms.
Ask any of the artists to recommend a lovely place for lunch, or simply enjoy the refreshments provided at each studio stop. Grab a friend, a tour map and a car and share this glorious day with 13 inspired artists. Studio locations are marked with large black and white signs. For further information, or to receive a brochure/map, call Cory at (905) 880-2029 or Bridget at (519) 938-5501 or www.caledonhillsstudiotour.ca.