DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2011 --- 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 13, 2011 --- Noon-4pm
Seventeen visual artists, four galleries and one club from the greater McKinney area are participating in the 3rd Annual McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST).
This falls show embodies the groups heart-felt mission, which is to introduce the public to artists in their studios and to spark interest in the processes, materials and ideas related to art.
Although the artists work in diverse ways with a wide variety of media, they all share a passion for creating art. MAST gives the public a chance to explore the ways in which the artists approach their art practices through the use of techniques, materials and processes. The artists are making their entire process of creation visible, giving those who come to the tour a chance to see what goes on behind-the-scenes. This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the artists in their own creative environments.
The galleries on the tour are all located in Historic Downtown McKinney. They are The Garrett Art Gallery, Imaging On The Square, Debra Linker and The Artists Loft, Laura Moore Fine Art Studios, and Orisons.
Artists participating in the open studio tour are found on the historic east side of McKinney as well as the newer west side. They are: Pattie Bowler watercolors, acrylics and mixed media; Pernie Fallon pastel, oil; Guy Giersch photography; Weeda Hamdan oil and mixed media; Carolyn Hewitt acrylic, jewelry; Pam Holzknecht oil, acrylic; Lynne Hubner printmaking; Sona Knox pottery, painting, teaching; Leo Malboeuf oil; Laura Moore painting and drawing, gallery owner; Kerry Randol-Johnston pottery, painting; Cate Robbins 2D media; Anne Royer acrylic and oil; L.C. Tobey art glass; Ann Williams photography and multimedia; Carol Williams watercolor, charcoal; and Renee Wrenwood watercolor.
New to the MAST lineup this year is the YAH-YAH Club (Young at Heart Artists), an illustrious group of Towne Creek seniors taught by Toni Andrukaitis along with volunteer Karen Donaldson. Members include Marsha Charles, Eleanor Correnty, Kathy Human, Nelma Hyde, Marie Milligan, Kate Peltz, Bonnie Vincent and Nancy Winkle.
One piece from each participating artist will also be on display at
Café Málaga in downtown McKinney from October 24 through the first of the year.
Tickets for this event are a work of art in themselves. Designed and hand-printed by printmaker Lynn Hubner, they are $5 per person and may be purchased at the five downtown galleries on the tour, The Art House and at each art studio. Tickets are free for those 18 and under.
For more information, a list of MAST galleries and artists, and a tour map, please visit www.mckinneyartstudiotour.com