10:00am Friday 9th March 2012
THE 2012 York Open Studios will be launched with a taster exhibition at Grays Court, in Chapter House Street, from Sunday.
This spring, 65 artists will be inviting the public into a diverse range of studios across York on two weekends: March 23 to 25 and March 31 and April 1.
Opening times will be Friday, 6pm to 9pm; Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
The taster show of participating artists will run from this weekend until April 2, from 10am to 6pm daily, and admission is free.
The upcoming weekends will feature the likes of illustrators Emily Sutton and Mark Hearld; contemporary ceramicists Jane Blackman, Chiu-I Wu and Ruth King; internationally collected sculptress Sally Arnup; painters, jewellers and a host of other designers and makers.
There will be chance to visit event newcomers The Eddy, a collaborative project between two York artists, graphic/textile designer Carol Buchanan and sculptor Eleonora Ridgway. Further new artists include contemporary woodturner Jon Cooper and jewellery designer Karen Mabon, whose contemporary pieces have a retro flair.
Chairman Ruth King says: “York Open Studios provides the perfect combination of discovering creative talent and enjoying the experience of wandering around the mediaeval streets of York in search of artists’ studios.
“You can share the artist’s experiences, ideas and skills, or perhaps be inspired to develop a new skill or buy or commission a piece of work directly from the makers.”
To find out more about the 65 artists, visit yorkopenstudios.co.uk
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01904 706123 or visit the Open Studios facebook page.
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