Otonabee Neighborhood: Peterborough Artists Open for Return of Kawartha Fall Studio Tour

The Kawartha Fall Studio Tour will take place this Saturday and Sunday at area artists’ studios, as well as with a featured exhibit at the Peterborough Art Gallery. Now in its 38th year, this free, self-guided tour is a popular event where people visit studios that are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

“This year, there are 41 participating artists in 36 studios, from Millbrook across Keene, and as far north as Curve Lake to Crowe’s Landing,” says Andrew Ihamaki, Educational Programs Coordinator at the Art Gallery of Peterborough. “Artists work in a wide range of media, from traditional painting and drawing to ceramics, glassware, metal and woodwork, stone carving, printmakers, illustrators, photographers, textile artists and some more contemporary artistic practices.”

The exhibition at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, 250 Crescent Street, features selections from participating artists, exhibited during the gallery’s regular opening hours.

“Often people visit the gallery to help decide which studios they want to visit, while also picking up a brochure or also buying works,” he continues.

Some of the artists

Darlene Winfield, 2166 Kawartha Heights Blvd., began painting as a child. Traveling the world, particularly spending time in Mexico and Indonesia, Winfield studied and experimented with light, color and atmosphere, which she says gave her the ability to see beyond her world. immediate. His method of painting is traditional with impressionistic brushstrokes enhanced by layering to create texture. She has enjoyed exhibiting at The Artist Project, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and many other venues.

Miguel Hernandez Autorino, 280 Perry Street, Unit 10 A, is a Venezuelan artist and designer who has lived in Peterborough since 2016. He creates oil paintings, pencil drawings and murals and has participated in several First Friday Art Crawls as well as a juried exhibition, “Why the @#&! Paint Yourself? All Those Lines,” at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. It was part of the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour in 2021.

Kira Robertson, 620 rue Romaine, makes handmade glass beads that are formed in fire from colored glass rods. She uses a variety of techniques to create whimsical beads and unique jewelry. She studied glassblowing at the Haliburton School of Art and Design where she learned the art of the torch. With her passion for creating, she draws inspiration from all things fun and whimsical.

Lisa Martini-Dunk, 204 Birdsall St., is an artist and graphic designer who studied at the University of Guelph and Georgian College. Stories have always been a part of her life, including the myths told by her grandmother and the fairy tales told by her father. Working in printmaking, scratching and acrylic painting, Martini-Dunk is inspired by vitality, nature and words. She was recently accepted into the Ontario Society of Artists.

Stan Olthuis, 255 McGill Street, is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose current work is the culmination of a constant curiosity for the relationships between people and objects. Her art is minimalist, engaging and playful with a spatial tension and interplay of abstract shapes and a color palette that was influenced by her later years living in Mexico. His formal art education began in Chicago under Dutch artist Henrik Krijger, a famous master printmaker, type designer, painter, and sculptor. Olthuis graduated with honors in experimental arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, as it is now known.

The tour partners with Toureka!, a locally-owned app developer, so visitors can download an interactive map as well as artist profiles onto smartphones or tablets for easy travel to studios.

Some artists may require masks to be worn when visiting their studios. For more information, please call 705-743-9179 or visit www.agp.on.ca/kast.