Sue and I got together last week for this photo, and we have been ”making the papers” with it and the press release which is below. We hope you’ll be able to visit and enjoy the art, and maybe get some of it to spruce up those walls you’ve probably seen a lot of in the past year and a half. 🙂
Visit the historic village of Otterville for the 25th annual ‘Welcome Back to Otterville’ Studio Tour November 20 & 21. Each year the artists of Otterville open their studio doors to exhibit their original art, photography, art cards and original mixed media pieces as well as steel and wood works and unique floral creations. Treat yourself to a quiet day in the countryside while you experience a world of creativity.
Rooted in Floral, a shop in Otterville owned by Annette Lilley, creates original floral designs inspired by nature using dried and artificial products. When in season, flowers, herbs and botanicals from her farm are a favourite for that special event. Rooted in Floral will be open for the tour on Saturday only.
Sean Kilbourne is a millwright by trade and creates unique wood and steel pieces. Commissioned by someone to make legs from steel for a live edge piece, he was impressed with the finished product. “I set out to find my own live edge wood so I could play around with different styles of legs. Steel will always be my go to but I have found a way with wood tools. By working with the two combined mediums my knowledge is always increasing.”
Sean will have available some amazing pieces of functional pieces and furniture.
Sue Goossens, Lianne Todd, Marlene Long, Trudy Verberne and Shirley Hokke are professional artists compelled to create with completely different styles – artists who welcome you into their home studios to share their passion.
All are welcome to visit each studio in Otterville on November 20 & 21 from 10am to 5pm. Watch for yellow flags at each location. A special thank you is extended to the Township of Norwich for their support.
The artists appreciate your support and ask that everyone wears a mask and socially distances. There will be a limited number of visitors allowed at each location so please be patient.