Weston Watercolorists Open Doors to Public

Weston Watercolorists Open Doors to Public

Weston Watercolorists Open Doors to Public

Doris Ingram and Diane Bell invite you to visit them during Vermont Open Studios.

Doris Ingram and Diane Bell invite you to visit them during Vermont Open Studios.

Doris Ingram and Diane Bell, long-time watercolorists, will be exhibiting their paintings in their respective Weston galleries on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Impressions of the Vermont landscape and beyond are their specialty; the two artist friends often paint and teach together. Both say plein air is their favorite way to capture a scene. Both watercolorists, they each bring their own unique style to this exciting and unpredictable medium. They are signature members of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Ingram’s studio is located at 83 Trout Club Road, just a mile from Weston. Drive up Lawrence Hill Road from the Green and turn left onto Trout Club Road. Follow the signs to the third driveway. Bell’s Watercolor Gallery is 1.2 miles north of the village, just off Route 100, on Maple Hill Road. Turn right at the red and white birdhouse, drive past the bank of mailboxes and follow the sign.

Spring Open Studios This Weekend

The Vermont Crafts Council’s Spring Open Studio Weekend is being held this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held throughout Vermont, a list of participating studios plus maps and directions are available at many public locations, at the studios and online at vermontcrafts.com. Find a specific artist or type of work, organized by area, media and alphabetically by names. Visit craftspeople in clay, fiber, metal, glass, wood and stone, as well as fine artists, galleries and craft centers to see the diversity and uniqueness of Vermont’s finest craftspeople. The Vermont Crafts Council was founded in 1990; anyone can become a member. A nonprofit organization, The Vermont Crafts Council is located at 104 Main Street in Montpelier. Call 802-223-3380 or visit the website for information.

Three Sandgate Artists to Hold Open Studios

Three Sandgate-area artists will be represented in the Vermont Craft Council-sponsored Open Studio Weekend to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rachel Barlow on Woodcock Road is a watercolor painter, illustrator and the author of several books for children. Mallory Rich of Southeast Corners Road works in pastel and oil, and makes jewelry from sea glass. Ellen Questel, at 1176 Sandgate Road, will show visitors her evocative landscapes in pastel, experimental multimedia pieces and artist-made prints. Barlow, Rich and Questel will be joining long-time Open Studio Weekend participants from Arlington, potter Jessica Putnam-Phillips and furniture maker Ray Finian. These five artists will offer area residents and visitors an opportunity to see working artists’ studios firsthand. To make sure adventure seeking visitors don’t get lost in their search for original art in the Vermont hills, the Vermont Craft Council has produced a map of open studios statewide, with detailed directions, available locally and online at vermontcrafts.com – or look for the bright yellow Open Studio signs.

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