Local artists to participate in Vermont’s Open Studio Weekend

The polychromatic display of reds, oranges and yellows blanketing the hills of Vermont will be augmented this weekend by the equally stunning vibrancy of Vermont’s arts and crafts studio.

The Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend will be held at 127 different sites across the state on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6.

The event, which is organized by the Vermont Crafts Council, will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the workplaces of glassblowers, weavers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, printmakers, jewelers, furniture makers, painters, quilters, and other artists and craftspeople that work and live in Vermont.

Locally, Pawlet and Middletown Springs will be the site of the most activity in the Lakes Region.

West Pawlet-based artist Heidi Hammell will open her Dry Brook Studio to the public. A found object sculptor, Hammell will show some of her work and explain to guests her artistic process.

Further east, painter Lynn D. Pratt will have a large tent setup outside her Pawlet studio. An architect, Pratt focuses on the details—the hinge of a door or the peak of a roof—and tries to highlight them in her paintings.

During the weekend, Pratt will sell a selection of paintings and fine art prints and will have a raffle where someone will win the chance to win a custom painting of their pet.

Four artists will open their studios in Middletown Springs. Acclaimed painter Peter Huntoon, jeweler Nancy Dean, and oil and gouache painter Mareva Millarc, will both their studios. As will Diane Rosenmiller and Nicholas Seidner of Rising Meadow Pottery.

Established in 1998, Rising Meadow Pottery is a complete studio with kilns, teaching facility and gallery. During the weekend, the artists will display pots from their September wood kiln firing.

A number of artists from Brandon and Rutland will also participate in Open Studio Weekend.

Bright yellow Open Studio signs are posted along roads to guide visitors to the studios and the council publishes a free map—available at Vermont Welcome Centers, galleries and community centers—that allows people to plan their own studios. The map includes directions, addresses and contact information.

An online version of the map can be requested online at vermontcrafts.com. Copies can also be picked up at regional information centers in Rutland and Brandon.

The Vermont Crafts Council launched Open Studio Weekend in 1993 as a way to promote Vermont’s artists and craftspeople. Originally occurring only during the spring Memorial Day Weekend, the council expanded Open Studio Weekend three years to offer the event in the fall as well.

For more information, visit vermontcrafts.com.

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