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Roanoke Artists Open Their Homes and Studios for Twelfth Annual Spring Tour

“Fall Pond with Pine” by Nan Mahone Wellborn.

Open Studios of Roanoke twelfth annual tour of local artists’ studios and homes starts on Saturday morning, April 28 and runs through Sunday, April 29. The 2012 tour offers unique insights into how 25 artists live and work. Focused within 4 distinct city neighborhoods, the public will glean a sense of the community of artists that live in Valley and in the region. The four neighborhoods include Downtown (Campbell and Kirk Avenues), Old Southwest, Raleigh Court and South Roanoke.

Mediums include sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, photography, and ceramics. Visitors can meet the artists, see a body of their recent work, and talk with them about it in a casual atmosphere. In many instances, visitors will also get a chance to peek into studios and get a sense of the artists’ creative processes.  Art work will be offered for sale at each of the exhibition sites.

Artists include: Winn Ballenger, Mary Boxley Bullington, M.J. Burtch, Ann Glover, J. Gail Geer, Eric Fitzpatrick, Tom Lawson, Diane Patton, C.J. Phillips, Steve Mitchell, Jamie Nervo, Ann Bondurant Trinkle, Dave Wertz, Peter Wreden, Barry Wolfe and Nan Mahone Wellborn.

Guests artists include: Bonnie D. Burt, Katherine Devine, Chris Gryder, Cathryn Hankla, Lou Greiner, Calvert Lafollette, John Reburn, Nancy M. Stark, and Ken Stockton

The FREE self-guided tour can be started at any tour location. For a tour map and a list of participating artists plus samples of their work go to www.openstudiosofroanoke.com or call 540.774.4905. Families with children are welcomed.

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