Artists open studios for tours
Drive through the beautiful forest in the Cable/Drummond region and follow the posted signs along Highway 63 to tour the studios of professional artists Sara Balbin, Sara Qualey, Diana Randolph and Reg Behrends during the second annual Blue Moon ...
Drive through the beautiful forest in the Cable/Drummond region and follow the posted signs along Highway 63 to tour the studios of professional artists Sara Balbin, Sara Qualey, Diana Randolph and Reg Behrends during the second annual Blue Moon Art Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31.
Randolph will display a variety of artwork including original oil and pastel paintings and note cards at Once in a Blue Moon Studio. She will give a pastel painting demonstration 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday.
She received a bachelor of arts degree from Northland College and has studied with Albert Handell in three workshops. She has exhibited her paintings nationally and has had seven solo shows.
Behrends of Blue Moon Pottery will display original stoneware and raku pottery. He will demonstrate a raku firing 10-11 a.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Behrends' pottery pieces are kiln-fired to stoneware quality resulting in pieces of great strength and durability. His intention is for his patrons to use the pottery while they enjoy the look and feel of it for many years.
Qualey of S. Qualey Studio will display original oil and pastel paintings, drawings and note cards. She will give a presentation about composing a still life on 1-2 p.m. Saturday and 10-11 a.m. Sunday.
Qualey studied art in college and spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer. After moving to northern Wisconsin thirteen years ago she became a full-time oil painter. She has been featured in one-woman shows at the Rochester, Minn. Art Center, Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro, Minn. and along with her artist mother at St. Mary's University in Winona, MInn.
Balbin will display original metal sculptures - landscape, public and home interior at Dragonfly Studio. She will give a metal sculpture demonstration on 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors may register for door prizes at the studios, refreshments will be served and artwork will be for sale.
For more information and to view a map visit www.bluemoonarttour.blogspot.com; or phone the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce at (715) 798-3833 or e-mail email@example.com to request a brochure.
"From an early age I was driven by my desire and ability to expressively portray images of the world around me," she said. "Influenced by the surrounding Chequamegon National Forest, my Cuban-born heritage and a decade's long association with the Ojibwe of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, my artistry reflects the nature of mankind and mankind in nature."