San Diego’s fine artists throw open their studio doors to the publicEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Monday, September 12th, 2016
SAN DIEGO – For many artists, there is a sacred space where they create. It may be hidden away in their backyard, in an old warehouse on the edge of town or in our community art centers. In San Diego, artists are assuredly working behind the scenes in every part of the County. Regardless of where these spaces thrive, you can count on them being as unique and inspirational as the individual artists and their artwork.
Open Studios San Diego returns this October offering the public the opportunity to step inside these creative spaces. The event kicks off with a month long exhibition at The Studio Door in North Park showcasing the works of participating artists. On Saturday, October 8th, an artists reception will be held from 6 PM – 9 PM where the public can view a sampling of the art, meet the artists and pick up maps to plan their personalized tours of artist studios. The following weekend, artists across San Diego will open their studios on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM to welcome the public into their inspirational spaces.
“For art lovers who enjoy looking at finished works of art in a gallery or while sipping wine at an art reception, studio visits offers a much richer experience. I find that there is a deeper connection between patron and artist when you can see the creative space and the process of an artwork in progress,” said Patric Stillman, owner of The Studio Door and producer of Open Studios San Diego. “I take great pride in the artworks hanging on my own walls that I purchased directly from an artist while in their studio. It’s personal and unique.”
More than twenty-five artists, many of whom have won national and international awards,are participating in the Second Annual Open Studios San Diego.
On this year’s tour, visitors will be able to enjoy and purchase diverse artwork including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, fiber art, jewelry, ceramic art, woodwork, glass art, collage, sculptures and photography. Open Studios San Diego participating artists, at the time of this release, include: Hyacinthe Baron • North Park, Gabrielle Bitter • Fallbrook, Pierre Bounaud • Talmadge, Manuelita Brown – Encinitas, Paula Des Jardin – Little Italy, Dennis Dixon • North Park, Joan Hansen • Chula Vista, BJ Lane • Fallbrook, D. H. • La Mesa, Linda Literal • East Village, Evelyn Loss • North Park, Crisinda Lyons • North Park, Dixie McCarthy • North Park, Danielle Nelisse • Fallbrook, Nancy Plank • Little Italy, Julia Rasor • Fallbrook, Alexia Rose – East Village, Patric Stillman • North Park, Danne Sadler • North Park, Chris Smith • North Park, Stefan Talian • North Park, Christina Ilene Thomas • North Park, and Combat Arts San Diego • East Village
For more details about the self-guided tours of San Diego’s artists, visit www.OpenStudiosSanDiego.com or stop by The Studio Door (3750 30th Street) during gallery hours (Tues – Sat Noon – 7 PM / Sun Noon – 4 PM).
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