Artists open studios for Blue Moon tourThe public is invited to visit the studios of artists Sara Balbin, Reg Behrends, Sara Qualey and Diana Randolph during the seventh annual Blue Moon Art Tour this Labor Day weekend.
The public is invited to visit the studios of artists Sara Balbin, Reg Behrends, Sara Qualey and Diana Randolph during the seventh annual Blue Moon Art Tour this Labor Day weekend.
Hours for the tour are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Signs directing visitors to the studios will be posted on Highway 63 north of Cable and south of Drummond and along Blue Moon Road. Artwork will be for sale and light refreshments are served. Visitors may register for door prizes.
The artists will conduct 30-minute demonstrations in their studios during the day.
Balbin will display original metal sculptures — landscape, public and home interior at Dragonfly Studio. She will give a demo title “Metal Sculpture Techniques” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to her steel work, she co-authored “Spirit of the Ojibwe: Images of Lac Courte Oreilles Elders” (Holy Cow! Press) featuring thirty-two full color Ojibwe oil portraits, biographies, essays, photographs and maps.
Her paintings were sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board.
For more information about Balbin’s work, go to www.sarabalbin.com and www.portalwisconsin.org. For studio tours call 715-798-3848 or email email@example.com.
Behrends will display original stoneware pottery at Blue Moon Pottery, established in 1974. This year at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, visitors will have a chance to make their own pinch pots from a ball of clay.
“It will be simple, easy and will give you a feel for the clay that should not disappoint,” Behrends said. He enjoys having a different type of demo each year. For more information about his work, go to www.bluemoonpottery.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-798-3509.
Qualey of S. Qualey Studio displays original oil and pastel paintings, drawings and note cards. She gives a demonstration titled, “Painting Reflections in Oils” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Qualey’s recent paintings were exhibited at Lizzards Art Gallery in Duluth July 18 through Aug. 23. You may view her work at www.saraqualey.com. For a studio visit throughout the year, call 715-798-4842.
Randolph will display original pastel and oil paintings and note cards at Once in a Blue Moon Studio. Her “Pastel Painting” demo takes place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. She’s represented by Whispering Pines Gift & Gallery, Cable; Stone’s Throw Gallery, Bayfield; and Moondeer & Friends Gallery, Boulder Junction. Randolph’s studio is open by appointment throughout the year. For more information, visit www.dianarandolph.com, email email@example.com or call 715-798-3619.
For more information about Blue Moon Art Tour, visit www.bluemoonarttour.
blogspot.com or contact the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-798-3833 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a brochure containing a map.