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Artists Open Their Doors for Apples & Art Studio Tour

By Kevin Lajoie
September 26, 2012

OBO Studios - Cornwall - Tracy-Lynn ChisholmCornwall Ontario - Art enthusiasts will have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the Cornwall area’s best-known artists this weekend during the Apples & Art Studio Tour. This is the 21st time the tour has been held.

The tour, organized by the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, will feature 22 different artists in 10 sites throughout Cornwall and SDG. The event runs on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th from 10 am to 5 pm, and entry is free to all sites.

The goal of the tour is to give residents an opportunity to enjoy art in the spaces where it is actually created.

“You can see where it all happens,” said Vince Pilon, Assistant Director at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery. “The art gallery is the final product, but on the tour you have a chance to look at the spaces where people get creative and you get to learn about the process and interact with the artists.”

One of the new stops on this tour this year is OBO Studios, a new space that recently opened in the former Standard-Freeholder building on Pitt Street. Mr. Pilon said this will be the first chance for art lovers to get a glimpse of this exciting new artists’ studio, which is co-owned by artists Tracy-Lynn Chisholm and Emily MacLeod. The site will feature the work of six artists during the Apples & Art Studio Tour.

Mr. Pilon said the tour will also feature a number of returning artists, such as Cornwall’s Peter Leclair and Apple Hill's Gerry Swift.

The list of participating artists and sites include:

  • Carole Jeghers (Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, 168 Pitt Street)
  • Brian Schofield (Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, 168 Pitt Street)
  • Heather J. Smith (Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, 168 Pitt Street)
  • Margot Boucher (OBO Studios, 44 Pitt Street, Cornwall)
  • michelle c. fecit (OBO Studios, 44 Pitt Street, Cornwall)
  • Misun Kim-Hunter (OBO Studios, 44 Pitt Street, Cornwall)
  • Emily MacLeod (OBO Studios, 44 Pitt Street, Cornwall)
  • Tracy-Lynn (OBO Studios, 44 Pitt Street, Cornwall)
  • Anne Wylemans (OBO Studios, 44 Pitt Street, Cornwall)
  • Peter Leclair (Peter Leclair Studio, 297 Northwoods Crescent, Cornwall)
  • Joanne and Doug MaKenzie (Marlin Orchards, 6864 Orchard Road, South Glengarry)
  • Paulette Poirier (Marlin Orchards, 6864 Orchard Road, South Glengarry)
  • Samantha Schofield (Marlin Orchards, 6864 Orchard Road, South Glengarry)
  • Cynthia Gatien (Cynthia Gatien Studio, 20369 Old Montreal Road, South Lancaster)
  • Allan Raymond (Pilgrimage Artists’ Imagination Studio, 3624 Pigeon Hill Rd, Apple Hill)
  • Gerry Swift (Pilgrimage Artists’ Imagination Studio, 3624 Pigeon Hill Rd, Apple Hill)
  • Barbara Bracken (Lost Villages Museum, 16361 Fran Laflamme Dr, Long Sault)
  • Jette & Wolff (Lost Villages Museum, 16361 Fran Laflamme Dr, Long Sault)
  • Deborah Jodoin (Lost Villages Museum, 16361 Fran Laflamme Dr, Long Sault)
  • Elsie Gallinger (Elsie Gallinger Studio, 11869 Lakeshore Dr, Morrisburg)
  • Diane Sullivan (Arabesque Pottery, 4324 County Road 31, Williamsburg)
  • Peter Morrison (Hilltop Wood Design, 12660 Garlough Road, Williamsburg)

An artists’ brochure and tour map can be downloaded from the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery website.

Photo by Cheryl Brink of the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.

Category: Arts and Entertainment