Dundas Studio Tour marks 20 years with Gratitude theme

WhatsOn Aug 03, 2017 by Alison Sawatzky Dundas Star News

Over the last 20 years, the Dundas Studio Tour has grown to include eight studio locations, featuring a total of 30 artists and artisans.

Part of the tour’s long-running appeal is that it regularly provides an opportunity for new artists and artisans to participate. This year is no exception, with five new guest artists and host Laura Bromwich.

The studio at 47 Livingstone Dr. will have two new artists — Kelly Lowe (glass), and Casandra Ward (paintings and mixed media). Lowe started her career as a glass blower at Sheridan College, where she fell in love with the medium. Since then, she has become a well-known master in her field. Lowe’s work is much sought after in the Hamilton region and beyond. Core Entertainment regularly presents her “glass hammers from the Hammer” to visiting entertainment icons. She is a resident artist at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and has her studio in Stoney Creek.

Ward is both a professional portrait photographer and a fine artist. For the tour, she will be featuring her mixed media works. Ward is known for her layering of images and materials, producing intriguing works with a wide appeal. Colourful and finely detailed, the images are inspired by nature, and often speak to people’s perceptions of the relationship between man and the natural world.

Kirk Sauer joins the tour at the Dundas Museum this year. A painter, Sauer’s first love is plein-air landscape painting, but he is also an accomplished portraitist. His latest year-long touring show, Reflections of the North, chronicles his time in remote, fly-in First Nation villages where he combined teaching and painting with recording stories and the northern landscape. Also at the museum will be returning potter Deborah Doran.

Studio Five at 103 Hillcrest Ave. hosts artist Susan Chater, who specializes in water colours and is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Toronto Watercolour Society. Chater, is known for her detailed, vibrant paintings of flowers and landscapes. She has painted in watercolour since 1982, and has led painting workshops in the Greater Toronto Area, on Prince Edward Island and in Britain.

Jeweller Elizabete Ludviks joins the studio at 95 Head St. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her focus is on creating one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. Ludviks combines technical expertise “with a joyful sense of play, juxtaposing and contrasting forms, surfaces, and materials.” Her jewelry can be seen and purchased at boutiques and galleries across Canada, the U.S., Spain, Italy and Latvia.

The theme the 2017 Dundas Studio Tour, which runs Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Gratitude, in recognition of those who have helped make the tour a success over the past 20 years. The Dundas Studio Tour board has also funded an art education bursary at the Dundas Valley School of Art.

For more information, visit www.dundasstudiotour.ca.


Dundas Studio Tour marks 20 years with Gratitude theme

Five new guest artists and host Laura Bromwich join tour for 2017

WhatsOn Aug 03, 2017 by Alison Sawatzky Dundas Star News

Over the last 20 years, the Dundas Studio Tour has grown to include eight studio locations, featuring a total of 30 artists and artisans.

Part of the tour’s long-running appeal is that it regularly provides an opportunity for new artists and artisans to participate. This year is no exception, with five new guest artists and host Laura Bromwich.

The studio at 47 Livingstone Dr. will have two new artists — Kelly Lowe (glass), and Casandra Ward (paintings and mixed media). Lowe started her career as a glass blower at Sheridan College, where she fell in love with the medium. Since then, she has become a well-known master in her field. Lowe’s work is much sought after in the Hamilton region and beyond. Core Entertainment regularly presents her “glass hammers from the Hammer” to visiting entertainment icons. She is a resident artist at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and has her studio in Stoney Creek.

Ward is both a professional portrait photographer and a fine artist. For the tour, she will be featuring her mixed media works. Ward is known for her layering of images and materials, producing intriguing works with a wide appeal. Colourful and finely detailed, the images are inspired by nature, and often speak to people’s perceptions of the relationship between man and the natural world.

Kirk Sauer joins the tour at the Dundas Museum this year. A painter, Sauer’s first love is plein-air landscape painting, but he is also an accomplished portraitist. His latest year-long touring show, Reflections of the North, chronicles his time in remote, fly-in First Nation villages where he combined teaching and painting with recording stories and the northern landscape. Also at the museum will be returning potter Deborah Doran.

Studio Five at 103 Hillcrest Ave. hosts artist Susan Chater, who specializes in water colours and is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Toronto Watercolour Society. Chater, is known for her detailed, vibrant paintings of flowers and landscapes. She has painted in watercolour since 1982, and has led painting workshops in the Greater Toronto Area, on Prince Edward Island and in Britain.

Jeweller Elizabete Ludviks joins the studio at 95 Head St. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her focus is on creating one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. Ludviks combines technical expertise “with a joyful sense of play, juxtaposing and contrasting forms, surfaces, and materials.” Her jewelry can be seen and purchased at boutiques and galleries across Canada, the U.S., Spain, Italy and Latvia.

The theme the 2017 Dundas Studio Tour, which runs Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Gratitude, in recognition of those who have helped make the tour a success over the past 20 years. The Dundas Studio Tour board has also funded an art education bursary at the Dundas Valley School of Art.

For more information, visit www.dundasstudiotour.ca.


Dundas Studio Tour marks 20 years with Gratitude theme

Five new guest artists and host Laura Bromwich join tour for 2017

WhatsOn Aug 03, 2017 by Alison Sawatzky Dundas Star News

Over the last 20 years, the Dundas Studio Tour has grown to include eight studio locations, featuring a total of 30 artists and artisans.

Part of the tour’s long-running appeal is that it regularly provides an opportunity for new artists and artisans to participate. This year is no exception, with five new guest artists and host Laura Bromwich.

The studio at 47 Livingstone Dr. will have two new artists — Kelly Lowe (glass), and Casandra Ward (paintings and mixed media). Lowe started her career as a glass blower at Sheridan College, where she fell in love with the medium. Since then, she has become a well-known master in her field. Lowe’s work is much sought after in the Hamilton region and beyond. Core Entertainment regularly presents her “glass hammers from the Hammer” to visiting entertainment icons. She is a resident artist at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and has her studio in Stoney Creek.

Ward is both a professional portrait photographer and a fine artist. For the tour, she will be featuring her mixed media works. Ward is known for her layering of images and materials, producing intriguing works with a wide appeal. Colourful and finely detailed, the images are inspired by nature, and often speak to people’s perceptions of the relationship between man and the natural world.

Kirk Sauer joins the tour at the Dundas Museum this year. A painter, Sauer’s first love is plein-air landscape painting, but he is also an accomplished portraitist. His latest year-long touring show, Reflections of the North, chronicles his time in remote, fly-in First Nation villages where he combined teaching and painting with recording stories and the northern landscape. Also at the museum will be returning potter Deborah Doran.

Studio Five at 103 Hillcrest Ave. hosts artist Susan Chater, who specializes in water colours and is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Toronto Watercolour Society. Chater, is known for her detailed, vibrant paintings of flowers and landscapes. She has painted in watercolour since 1982, and has led painting workshops in the Greater Toronto Area, on Prince Edward Island and in Britain.

Jeweller Elizabete Ludviks joins the studio at 95 Head St. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her focus is on creating one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. Ludviks combines technical expertise “with a joyful sense of play, juxtaposing and contrasting forms, surfaces, and materials.” Her jewelry can be seen and purchased at boutiques and galleries across Canada, the U.S., Spain, Italy and Latvia.

The theme the 2017 Dundas Studio Tour, which runs Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Gratitude, in recognition of those who have helped make the tour a success over the past 20 years. The Dundas Studio Tour board has also funded an art education bursary at the Dundas Valley School of Art.

For more information, visit www.dundasstudiotour.ca.