STUDIO TOUR PROMISES FINE ART
FOR PUBLIC VIEWING
SOME ARTISTS paint in the warm atmosphere inside the studio and others disappear off to paint in the great outdoors. Others travel in their other work and paint or draw as they go. This is also true of the artists in the Kanata Artists Studio Tour.
Allison Fagan, Catherine Edmonds, Ted Duncan and Tony Cresswell-Jones can be found indoors. John Mlacak spends his weekend painting in the Gatineau and Susan Goold will be found in the spring woods or summer gardens. Brian Kelly travels and paints all across Canada while Rosemary Randell will often be painting in Europe or Scotland. But on the first weekend in May all these artists can be found in their Kanata studios eager to show you their new work. Come out and visit the artists at the Ninth Annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour.
A studio tour is an open house for art. Just watch the local paper for a map or pick up a flyer with map from any of the artists and then set out for a day of art and adventure. At each studio you will be able to meet the artists, take a look at the studio and see where and how the works are created. On view will be many of the artists creations including those special « collection of the artist » pieces that are not usually seen in public. Many of the pieces are for sale so that you can take home a treasure for your own collection.
This year the Kanata Artists Studio Tour will, as usual, be held on the first weekend in May. The studios are open Friday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A brochure with a studio location map for this free tour is available from the artists, or from the Chapters book store in the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre, 400 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata.
DOING KANATA – SPRING/SUMMER – 2000
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Arts & Entertainment
From rural Kanata to parts of Quebec
At the recent Ottawa Spring Home Show, award-winning artist John Mlacak was caught napping while his wife, Beth, tended his art display. Even artists need to rest while awaiting new inspiration.
This Saturday and Sunday will find Mlacak exhibiting his oil paintings at the National Capital Fine Arts Festival, Lansdowne Park. In preparation for the 7th Kanata Artists’ Studio Tour, Mlacak has painted his way across rural Kanata as well as the Petite Riviere Rouge, l’Estrie and Gatineau areas of Quebec.
Mlacak’s passion for painting en plein air and his love of bold, dramatic colors, contin ue to absorb his attention. His « First Snow Series » features rural Kanata and West Carleton during the first snowfall last October when the trees still held their autumn bril liance. These painting capture the yellows, oranges and reds against the warm light and cool shadows created by the heavy, new snow. Mlacak’s landscapes are available in miniature to traditional sizes.
Mlacak has participated in the Kanata Artists’ Studio Tour since its inception in 1992.