Mother’s Day art studio tour scheduled this weekend

Published on Thu, May 8, 2008 by Jack Kintner

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Mother’s Day art studio tour scheduled this weekend

By Jack Kintner

The fourth annual Mother’s Day Studio Tour gets underway Saturday morning, May 10, and runs through the Mother’s Day weekend. Ten artists at nine locations will show their wares in the spaces where they make them both days from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Artists include painters Brian Major, Cathy Taggett and Bob Hogan, glass workers Allie Ryser and Karla Eames, driftwood artists Jim Agnello, photographer Andrew Ryser, jewelry maker Elizabeth Woods, potter Bonnie Ventura, gourd maker Donna Charbonneau, broom maker Ron Snyder, the Dakota Creek Winery and the ever-popular Wildwood Dream Alpaca Farm.

Many of the artists work in several kinds of media, such as Charbonneau who also works in glass and makes jewelry when not working in gourds, or Hogan, who sculpts in wood and metal as well as paints in oil.

Major, a long-time Blaine resident and an expert at detailing custom vehicles as well as in re-creating classical images, has had special projects at the Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue Square and the Seattle Art Museum.

Snyder has been making custom brooms out of just about anything not tied down for many years, and as a part of the price you get an old-fashioned tutorial on what they’re made of and why.

These and other artists, including the Alpaca farm, can be found with a studio tour map to the nine locations. It’s available at stores in Blaine, the Blaine Visitor Center, on the website www.madeinblaine.com or by calling 332-8082.