artseen studio tour coming this october

So if you’ve found me here, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already heard about the artseen studio tour, coming in October to Frisco.  Just in case you haven’t, let me fill you in.

Earlier in the year, I began collaborating with other artists and art lovers to come up with a way to connect our working artists with the community.  Many of us are involved with local arts groups, such as Frisco Arts and the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, and we participate in many shows here in the area, including the great shows at thegallery8680.  But we wanted to make a more personal connection with other artists, collectors and admirers that we’ve met (and hopefully, some that we haven’t yet).   We decided to organize a studio tour, opening our creative spaces to the public.    And, thus, the artseen studio tour was born!

We’ve gathered a group of fifteen talented and diverse artists who wanted to show the community what they make and how they make it.  Some will be at their home studios, and others have paired with merchants in downtown Frisco to bring their ‘studio’ to the streets.  As a result, most of our artists are geographically close together, making the tour easy for our guests.  In addition to the artists, thegallery8680 is a part of the tour, featuring their new show “Black&White.”   The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will host their Fall Member Show, “Beautiful” at The Art Gallery at Frisco Discovery Center during the tour as well.

pear studies, charcoal drawings of pears
pear studies

We are delighted to have two unique art collections open to the public during the tour.  Frisco residents Rex & Betsy Lowe are opening their home for guests to view their amazing private art collection in their Starwood home, and Marla Fields has gathered a small collection of works by Texas artist Frank Reaugh to be on display at her historic home in downtown Frisco.  We are so privileged to have these collections on the tour, and we are grateful to the  Lowes and Ms. Fields for joining us.

I hope you can make it to my studio on October 15 or 16.  I will be showing a lot of work that I haven’t shown before — drawings, prints, and mixed media works, as well as paintings that you love.  I’m looking forward to getting to share my sacred studio space with you.

For more information on the artseen studio tour, please visit:  http://www.artseenhere.com/studiotour2011

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