Monday, October 13, 2014

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour: meet my guest artists

That's me in the center when the video crew stopped by during last year's event.

The Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour is this coming weekend, Sat., Oct. 18 and Sun. Oct. 19, from 10 am-6 pm both days. This is my seventh year participating as a host, and this year I have three guest artists. We have 25 artists at seven locations with one new host artists and 11 new guest artists.

Courtney DeYoung incorporates drawing, painting and sculpture in her jewelry design. She enjoys using clay to create a surface and design that works well for delicate detail. The images are often inspired by flowers and creatures. After firing, a color pallet is selected and she paints a design using a a thin layering technique to create a vibrant finish. Courtney lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. 
Kimberly Rorick creates figurative sculptural art depicting stylized features and expression of the human form, predominately female. She works in porcelain clay, underglaze, and glazes. Each piece is fired multiple times in an electric kiln. Her figures are likely to be adorned with fish, birds, cats, head-
dresses, hats or ‘hair’ made in either a stylized or a realistic manner. Kimberly lives and works in Ossian, Indiana.

Deborah Dixon uses stenciled shapes, printing inks, drawing techniques, and silk screens to create her textured and layered abstract prints. Deborah was on the tour many years ago and has recently moved back to Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she lives and creates. 

The tour is a driving tour. Visit the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour website for more information about the other hosts and guest artists and to download a tour map. Maps can also be picked up at the Winds Cafe, Young's Dairy, the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, and at the artists studios the days of the tour. All studios will have red balloons and signs. 

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