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2015-TOTA-Best-Arts-Culture-or-Heritage-Experience-Hills-of-Erin-Studio-Tour-01Opening our studios and exposing the work behind creative minds over two weekends.

September 17-18 and 24-25, 2016
10am – 5pm each day

Featuring:

  • 10 New artists
  • 9 Artists with new and innovative compositions
  • Artists reveal tips, talents and tutorials (schedule on back page)
  • Inspirational scenery

 

Fall in Love
Take it Home!

 

The award-winning Hills of Erin Studio Tour (HOEST) is continuing its popular two-weekend format: Saturday & Sunday, September 17 – 18 and 24 – 25, 2016. Featured venues and studios are open 10am to 5pm each day. The 2016 event showcases artists at 10 locations in Erin, Hillsburgh and in the surrounding area.

This free, self-guided tour is able to be walked within the Villages of Erin and Hillsburgh. Tour regulars also enjoy the great drive in the inspiring countryside. It’s a great time to pick up great works of art without paying for the high costs that must be covered at third-party agents or galleries. Visitors also see where it’s made and can chat with the artists. In its 28th year, this well-aged studio tour keeps it fresh for visitors by including new, interesting guest artists and host locations.

The core intention of the tour remains – we represent a cooperative effort by local artists to promote art in our community.

For a preview of the variety of work on the Tour and a map of the locations, browse the website hillsoferinstudiotour.com, the HOEST Facebook page: Hills of Erin Studio Tour or the printed brochure, which includes artists’ websites if you want to see or know more.

Our full-colour brochure will be available at all studios during the tour as well as various local sponsors, shops, restaurants during the months leading up to the event.

Visitors will also find charming restaurants and cafés in town and along the drive; ATMs are marked on the Tour map (note that not all artists take debit or credit cards).

Tour general inquiries can be directed to: [email protected] or by phone: 519-833-9042.  Follow us on social media with #HOESTour.

 

2016 STUDIO LOCATIONS

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1       87 Trafalgar Road – Hillsburgh
2       90 Trafalgar Road – Hillsburgh
3       9216 Station Street
 – Hillsburgh
4       Turn of Fate Studio – 5890 – 4th Line – Hillsburgh
5       Everdale – 5812 6th Line – Hillsburgh
6       132 Main Street (2nd Floor, side entrance) – Erin
7       Snowberry Botanicals – 88 Main Street
 – Erin
8       Ben’s Studio – 25 Main Street – Erin
9       4982 – 6th Line – Erin
10     Teak Barn – 8809 Hwy#124

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Beth-Campbell-squareKathy-Crain-square 

1       87 Trafalgar Road – Hillsburgh
Beth Campbell | ceramics
Kathy Crain | fibre / silk artist

 

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2       90 Trafalgar Road – Hillsburgh
Hailey Livingstone | wood furniture

 

Melissa-Auchincloss-squareMonica-Lawrence-square

3       9216 Station Street
 – Hillsburgh
Melissa Auchincloss | fine art photography
Monica Lawrence | upcycled fashion

 

Jennifer-McKinnon-squareAnnette-Hansen-squareLaura-Newton-square

4       5890 – 4th Line – Hillsburgh – Turn of Fate Studio
Jennifer McKinnon | woodturner
Annette Hansen | porcelain and stoneware ceramic artist
Laura Newton | abstract artist

 

Helena-Wehrstein-squareSusan-Powell-squareJoan-Duncan-McLeish-square

5       5812 6th Line – Hillsburgh – Everdale
Helena Wehrstein | mixed media & textiles
Susan Powell | watercolour artist
Joan Duncan-McLeish | fabric artist

 

Julia-Chemij-square

6       132 Main Street (2nd Floor, side entrance) – Erin
Julia Chemij | acrylic and make-up artist

 

Sarika-Sehgal-square

7       88 Main Street
 – Erin – Snowberry Botanicals
Sarika Sehgal | fine art photography

 

Benitta-Wilcox-squareRob-Knox-square

8       25 Main Street – Erin – Ben’s Studio
Benitta Wilcox | fibre artist
Rob Knox | sculptor

 

William-Band-square

9       4982 – 6th Line – Erin
William Band | watercolour and oil painter

 

Gordon-Mitchell-squareKai-Liis-McInnes-squareKaren-Brown-square

10     8809 Hwy#124 – Teak Barn
Gordon Mitchell | acrylic painter
Kai-Liis McInnes | painter and fibre artist
Karen Brown | encaustic artist

 

 

TOUR MAP

 

 

 

TIPS, TALENTS & TUTORIALS SCHEDULE

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

MELISSA – Moving out of Program Mode 4:00
SARIKA – How to Shoot in Any Light 12:00

 

WOOD

JENNIFER – Turning Green Wood 2:30
HAILEY – Various Projects ALL DAY

 

PAINTING

WILLIAM – Just Add Water 1:00 – 2:00
KAI-LIIS – Printmaking 2:00
KAREN – Working with Encaustics ALL DAY
JULIA – Makeup FX Demo 12:00 – 1:00
SUSAN – Plein Air “Sky’s the Limit” 1:30

 

SCULPTURE

ROB – Sculpting in Wax 12:00 – 1:00

 

FIBRE

MONICA – Build your own Scarf 3:30
JOAN – Weaving with a Loom ALL DAY

 

CERAMIC

BETH – Throwing Bowls on a Pottery Wheel 10:30
ANNETTE – Hand Building 2:30

 

 

ARTIST INFORMATION

 

Beth Campbell
CERAMICS

Beth Campbell is a ceramics craftsperson based out of Hillsburgh. She began by playing in the mud on Manitoulin Island, and has since refined her explorations through courses at the Gardiner, various Potters’ Guilds and most recently by completing the Ceramics Certificate in Haliburton. She has a strong focus on functional forms that reflect the geology, history and ruggedness of our beautiful country.

Beth’s Website
416-554-4417
[email protected]

 

Kathy Crain
SILK ARTIST
519-833-2143
[email protected]

 

Hailey Livingstone
WOOD FURNITURE
226 979 6977
[email protected]

 

Melissa Auchincloss-Smith
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
519-829-9398
[email protected]
auchinclossimagery.com

Melissa’s journey in photographic art spans over thirty years. She captures the beauty variety, and wonder of our world that would otherwise be missed. From the initial captured image Melissa’s art incorporates digital painting, compositing, acrylic painting, and encaustic wax. Her art work is printed on aluminum, acrylic, canvas, wood, and framed and matted archival paper.

 

Monica Lawrence
UPCYCLED FASHION
[email protected]
519-803-0525

 

Jennifer McKinnon
Turn-of-Fate Studio
WOODTURNER
519-855-9639
[email protected]
TurnOfFateStudio.ca

Exquisite yet unstable wood has, quite literally, the potential of blowing apart on the lathe and taking out a window. Jennifer’s ‘Through the Pane’ collection explores the challenges and rewards of working with burls, cankers, crotches and callouses. Cut, turned, carved, burned, sanded, burnished and created to be enjoyed.

 

Annette Hansen
PORCELAIN & STONEWARE CERAMIC ARTIST
[email protected]
416-694-0156

 

Laura Newton
ABSTRACT ARTIST

Laura is a self-taught, intuitive and soulful abstract artist in constant search of an abundant, inspired life. Through her work she is able to capture the true essence of her subject by surrendering to her painting process with full openness. She shows up at her canvas each time without intention but with an open mind and an open heart. This pure and organic process is what creates such a strong connection between the canvas and the viewer.

www.lauranewton.ca
[email protected]
416-317-8181

 

Helena Wehrstein
MIXED MEDIA & TEXTILES

Helena Wehrstein is a multi-media/textile artist with an environmental bent. For the past eight years, she has worked almost exclusively with stuff destined for the landfill, expressing ideas in both serious and playful ways. Currently she is exploring the possibilities offered by unwanted/discarded electronic cables and plastic bottles, of which, unfortunately, there is no shortage!

[email protected]
416-779-5462

 

Susan Powell
WATERCOLOUR ARTIST

Susan paints pure, watercolour landscapes. Her new works include paintings from a recent visit to Newfoundland. She travelled over 2200 km across the province capturing the diverse and untouched natural beauty and magic that presented itself at every turn in the road and on every trail inside Gros Morne National Park. She frequently sketches/paints at Everdale Organic Farm, where she is a community-shared agriculture member. Other favourite spaces/places include the rolling rhythms and changing light upon Ontario’s most beautiful geological landform, the Niagara Escarpment.

In 2009, Sue was awarded Headwaters Artisan of the Year. In 2013, Silver Creek Arts Project was awarded the Headwaters Artisan of the Year. Susan is one of the 6 artists in the project.

www.silvercreekcaledon.com
[email protected]
519-833-7105

 

Joan Duncan-McLeish
FABRIC ARTIST

Joan is a world traveller, and incorporates ideas, colours, patterns, and materials from different countries in which she has travelled. She makes customized landscapes from individual photos placemats etc. on an individual basis, and wearable items made by hand on her weaving looms.

www.deerhavendesigns.com
[email protected]
905-873-0704

 

Julia Chemij
ACRYLIC AND MAKE-UP ARTIST

As the fire burned the creative tension grew. As a brush stroke is laid down she begins to defy it with the love for free expression. The action is a process of touch and go, Cat and Mouse if you please. The idea is to make you rethink your reality and to transcend you to another moment in time. To not be so literal and let your imagination guide your thoughts. Hazel Designs is a collection of creations through the eyes of Julia Chemij. New to Erin she’s trying to make her mark and to create and inspirational space.

[email protected]
416-909-3753

 

Sarika Sehgal
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Sarika likes to paint with her camera. Her focus is to tune into the mystical quality of light using the lens as a paint brush. Her work often emerges as a photographic “impression” rather than a mere technicality. This brings with it — a certain romance and atmosphere that lights up the heart. For the Erin Studio Tour, Sarika has produced a series titled ” The Life of Flower In Delhi”. Her recent trip to India inspired a series that highlights beauty and all its sensitivities that quietly live amidst the chaos of India’s Capital.

[email protected]
647-855-5764

 

Benitta Wilcox
FIBRE ARTIST

Benitta is inspired by the natural colours and formations in her beautiful gardens. She creates wearable pieces that channel Mother Nature at her most alluring. Incorporating yarns from around the world she often adds handmade beads from fellow artists or found objects in her designs.

BensScarves.com
[email protected]
519-833-9042

 

Rob Knox
SCULPTOR

 

William Band
WATERCOLOUR & OIL PAINTER

William’s career spans over 40 years as an illustrator, instructor, and an artist in the Fine Arts. His choice of subjects include landscapes, architecture, auto and still life. William enjoys most subjects and thrives on Architectural subjects and doing commissions of old homes in Ontario.

[email protected]
905-877-7274

 

Gordon Mitchell
ACRYLIC PAINTER

Discover the North or revisit fond memories of Muskoka, Lake Superior, or Georgian Bay, as you view the dramatic works of Gordon Mitchell. In 2015, winner of the Juror’s Choice Award at the Red Door Gallery and featured artist in the Magazine “West of the City” for Sept./Oct. His impressionist works are a reflection of his unique style developed over many years of professional training. Landscapes are the sole focus of Gordon’s painting which depict majestic vistas of: calm inlets, granite shorelines, towering pines and firs. Some of his pieces hang in homes across Canada, the United States and in Europe.

[email protected]
705 702 8488

 

Kai-Liis McInnes
PAINTER & FIBRE ARTIST

From her studio and farm in the beautiful Mulmur Hills Kai-Liis creates colourful and whimsical paintings in watercolour and acrylic. As an alpaca farmer she designs, usually hand spins, and knits cozy hats, headbands and mittens, inspired by Fairisle and Estonian traditional patterns.

kai-liis.com
[email protected]
519-925-0421

 

Karen Brown
ENCAUSTIC ARTIST

Karen is an encaustic artist whose work is motivated by her relationship with nature. It is a source of renewal, energy and peace, which lends to limitless inspiration to create both realistic and abstract expressions. Encaustic is an ancient beeswax based paint, which is applied and heated to create rich layers of unique depth and luminosity. Her works create imagery and sensations of colour and movement with a hint of mystery.

[email protected]
519-833-1256

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