The third annual Caspian Arts Studio Tour will take place on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm, this year. Nineteen artists in Greensboro and the surrounding area will open their studios, offering the public an opportunity to shop, visit with the artists, and learn about the creative process. Map and tour information are available at Hazendale Farmstand, The Miller’s Thumb Gallery, Willey’s Store and at www.caspianartsvt.com. Visitors to the studios will receive tickets for a Tour Prize Drawing, held at the festive Tour’s End Party, 5:30-7 pm at The Highland Lodge in Greensboro. Prizes will be three gift certificates ($300, $200, and $100) to be spent at participating artists’ studios.
This year, each of the artists will be presenting a new piece that is in some way inspired by this beautiful area of Vermont. Chris Jacobs, who creates mirror frames from sawn wood, has cleverly crafted the inner edge of a frame to echo the contours of Caspian Lake and calls this piece “Reflections of Caspian”. Diana Griffiths has created a set of nesting baskets that she calls “Three of a Kind”, designed specifically to tote the elements of a picnic to the lakeside. In addition, she has branched out into the world of felting, offering colorful, whimsical wool slippers that are the ultimate in coziness.
Ruby Leslie’s titled her new series of woven scarfs “Moonlight on the Water” and the pale