First regional artists' studio tour (con't)
“I was trying to get to know local artists,” she said.
So, with the help of the City of Windsor and the local Arts Council she and a group of three other artists formed the Arts & Cultural Alliance, which is focussing on specific promotional events like the tour.
The tour website is www.weopenstudiotour.com which lists the locations, the artists and a map.
The event occurs at the same time as Celebrating Canada Culture Days Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 which focuses on other arts events and its website can be linked from the Alliance website.
To whet your appetite some of the local visual artists’ works can be seen on the studio tour website.
They include those of Turdalieva herself, Julia Conlon, John Larsh and Shirley Williams.
There will be several locations in the city where groups of artists will have their works displayed and for sale, including Mackenzie Hall, Willistead Manor and Envision Studios.
There are also two locations each in Amherstburg and Kingsville.
One of these is the studio of a letter press printer.
Turdalieva hopes the tour “will generate more interest” in local artists by having the public meet them in person, watch how they work, and get to know their subject matter.
Brochures about the tour will be available at various community centres in Windsor leading up to the event.
“This is the first and it will hopefully be an annual event,” she said.