Posted by: groundsforsculpture | May 22, 2010

Elephant’s Eye, Bucks County Artist Studio Tour taking place this weekend!

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Take a drive and see select artist studios in Bucks County, PA!  The annual Elephant’s Eye, Bucks County Artist Studio Tour is taking place today, May 22 from 10 am – 6 pm and tomorrow, May 23 from 11 am – 5 pm.   Go to the website http://www.elephantseyetour.org/ for more information on participating artists, the history of the tour and a map of the studios.

Tour Overview
Celebrating the Artistic Community of Bucks County!
Open the door to inspiration!

Over two May weekends a selection of Bucks County’s finest contemporary artists open their studio doors to the public. The tour showcases nationally and internationally acclaimed artists who make two- and three-dimensional work in various media, including oil paintings, photographs, sculpture, pottery, turned wood and more. Some studios will feature visiting artists and demonstrations take place at select locations. This is all located within a short drive of Philadelphia and New York. Tour is free, no reservations required, and artwork will be for sale.

An Up Close and Personal Encounter

Elephants Eye makes important connections between artists and the community. Collectors can use this opportunity to make informal studio visits, and artwork will be available for purchase. Interior design-minded tour-goers will appreciate this sneak peak into fresh ideas. Artists simply have a more interesting approach to organizing their personal spaces. Many of the artists on the tour work in unique buildings, and display their work in innovative ways. Students will gain access to career artists as role models.

Collecting art can be a fulfilling endeavor. It is a process of understanding an artist’s point of view, and bringing that into your life. Many experienced collectors develop relationships with artists, making “studio visits” to learn about their work. For beginning collectors, the Elephants Eye tour is a great way to meet with artists in an informal atmosphere. For experienced collectors, the tour offers an opportunity to see new faces or greet old friends.

This annual event varies each year, as new artists are juried onto the tour and tenured artists develop new bodies of work. Studios are located throughout central and upper Bucks County, and range from charming woodland retreats to converted industrial buildings. This self-paced, self-guided tour allows visitors to tailor their experience to their individual interests. The tour is free and no reservations are required…simply come and enjoy!

2010 Tour Dates

May 15 & 16, 2010
May 22 & 23, 2010

Hours: Saturdays : 10-6, Sundays: 11-5

Who

Alex Cohen, Painter, Newtown, PA
David Ellsworth, Wood Turner, and
Wendy Ellsworth, Sculptor and Bead Artist, Quakertown, PA
Linda Guenste, Painter, and Jonathan Hertzek, Sculptor, Chalfont, PA
Pat Martin, Painter, Ottsville, PA
John McDevitt, Sculptor, New Hope, PA
Lisa Naples, Ceramic Artist, Doylestown, PA
Luis Pruitt, Scuptor, Ottsvile, PA
Stacey Speer Scott, Painter, Collage Artist, Holicong, PA
Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee, Photographers, Ottsville, PA
Ken Vavrek, Ceramic Sculptor, Hilltown, PA

Where

Ten studio locations in Bucks County

What

Free, self-paced driving tour
A perfect way to spend a leisurely day or an entire weekend in Bucks County
No reservations required at the artists’ studios….just come and enjoy!
Artwork will be available for sale
Artists on hand for conversation about their process, life and environment.
Periodic demonstrations at most locations.

Studio tour open to the public and FREE.

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