You’ll be delighted to talk to young Emerging artist Nina Haynos-Owen at Site 10. Her hand-crafted Peg People are whimsical small dolls. And she’s created her own website called Lavender Chickadees. It’s a great name considering she lives on a lavender farm. We’ve been encouraging artists of all ages who have not shown their work on a tour or had a private show to step up and give it a try. Artists may work for years at their craft, perfecting technique and creating their own voice, before they feel they are ready to show their work and put it out there for feedback and criticism, and ultimately to sell. It’s an emotional step and the artists of the Lake Scugog Studio Tour encourage emerging artists, mentor them through their first tour and help them meet other artists in our community. We hope you get to see Nina’s work at Lavender-Blu Studio, 2975 Bank Street, Seagrave. And you’ll get to tour the farm, and purchase the lovely artisanal lavender products of Mila Haynos- Owen and Makwa flutes crafted by Stephen Rensink.
The Lake Scugog Studio Tour is proud to present four emerging artists for our May 2018 Studio Tour. In advance of the tour we are presenting these fabulous up-and-comers in a group exhibition of their work at the Scugog Council for the Arts gallery at 181 Perry Street in Port Perry. You’ll discover the exquisite pencil work of Sarah Holtby, the colourful paintings of Karen Wideman, beautiful flutes carved by Stephen Rensink and the inspiring work of the fearless sight-impaired Nelly Schurman. The exhibition runs Saturday November 4 through Saturday November 25, Tuesday to Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to meet these four talented artists at the opening on Saturday November 4 from 1 – 3 pm.