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Local artists open studios for ARTrails

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 | Posted by

Tim Brody, who creates nature landscapes with pastels, opens his Rohnert Park studio for ARTrails. (courtesy of Tim Brody)


ARTrails open studios, a program of the Arts Council of Sonoma County, begins this weekend.

Spend a day or two sam­pling some of the county’s best art or watch the artists at work with clay, glass, paint, yarn, steel and wood.

These self-guided, free tours of local artists’ studios, as well as exhibits at local restaurants, bakeries and delis, run from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21.

Artists are represented with a photo of their work and a studio number, also located on the map. To help direct visitors, blue ARTrails signs with the numbers are conveniently posted along roads near artists’ studios.

In Rohnert Park, see Dee Fay’s still life and streetscape paintings at 4515 Harbor Lane (near Golf Course Drive) or Tim Brody’s pastel landscapes at 8501 Liman Way. His depictions of nature aim “to reconnect people to the richness and beauty that abounds within and around us,” according to the artist’s website. He writes, “I love pastel for the amazing and unique qualities of luminosity and light that can be achieved with multiple layers of pigment. The results are often beautiful and surprising.”

In Penngrove, you can view the Wine Country Photography of Michael Ecton, located at 10300 Minnesota Ave. (off Old Redwood Highway). This photographer grew up in the wine country and north coast. His photographic images “range from the striking to the sublime, from muted colors to the graphically bold, all with a sensitivity to the nuances of light,” according to his website.

For more info: sonomaarts.com/artrails

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