Spring is finally here and everything is beginning to burst into bloom. The spring flowers are popping up from the ground and the wildlife is emerging and yes, beginning to eat the few plants that are brave enough to emerge. After the final ice storm in Haliburton County, we are noticing a turn to warmer weather and recently quite a turn to hot weather. With all this nature activity the artists in our region are also turning their minds to creating new items for the prospective shoppers.
One such group are the artists of the Haliburton Studio Tour. This year Sophie Creelman is opening her own studio on the tour on Industrial Park Road. You might have been able to see her work at the Rails End Gallery. She is a wonderful painter. Unfortunately, the Tour has lost four wonderful artists: Rickie Woods is selling her home and moving closer to her daughter where she will resumer her art on a smaller scale. Rickie was one of the founders of the Tour and she will be sorely missed. Also leaving are Michael and Susan Butz, jewellers and woodworkers, and Laura Trach, wall and wearable art. We will miss them.
The Studio Tour brochures have been delivered and the dynamic duo, Jeffrey Ellis and Wayne Rose completed their job on a motorcycle ride. Many of the studios are open for you to explore. You can pick up a Studio Tour brochure in many of the local businesses, art galleries, municipal and provincial buildings. There you will also find the Art Council brochure which list some of the same artists but also a number of other artists and activities. Give is a call and let us welcome you into our galleries and introduce you to what is new this year.