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November 6, 2012 > Local artists offer demos, studio tours, and original art

Local artists offer demos, studio tours, and original art

Submitted By Adriane Dedic

Experience a world of artistic creations while visiting the studios of local artists at the fourteenth annual Newark Artists Open Studios and Holiday Boutique Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come by to see glass bowls and vases influenced by master glass artists from Venice, Italy; Persian inspired mosaics; Parisian style plein air painting; Tuscany landscapes; Japanese theme geisha prints; and more. Chat with the artists to learn the secrets of their creative techniques.

This event is free and open to the public so you can get a head start on holiday gifts as well as purchase original art at studio prices. Items include reasonably priced glass pendants and earrings, wind chimes, ceramic wall tiles, artist designed tea or coffee mugs, home and garden decor in stained glass and mosaic tile, beautiful pastel landscapes, photography, painting, and sculpture. Be sure to visit each of the sites:

* 36493 Bridgepointe Dr.: Artist Linda Patterson
Photographer and painter Linda Patterson will present scenes of local wetlands Coyote Hills and SF Bay created with earth pigments, pastels, oils and watercolors, as well as photographs of California natives - egrets, herons, and poppies.

* 36541 Cherry St.: Artists Simone Archer, Sue Morford, Andre Zunino, Debi Foland
Decorative ceramic tile bird baths, oil paintings, and tile murals of Tuscany and the Napa wine country created by Simone Archer will be on display, who also has gorgeous glass jewelry. Fascinating sculptures inspired by nature and made from ceramic, wood, or concrete by Sue Morford will be on view. Glass artist and instructor Andre Zunino has vibrant glass platters and bowls, while Debi Foland's glass and ceramic wind chimes are perfect holiday gifts.

* 35911 Ruschin Dr.: Artists Adriane Dedic, Emelie Rogers
Japanese inspired Geisha prints, whimsical shoes, and racing bicyclists are featured by award-winning artist, Adriane Dedic. Glass artist Emelie Rogers will display stunning stained glass art pieces inspired by both culture and nature and unique glass serving pieces infused with gold.

* 6023 Tourraine Dr.: Artists Nancy Pratt, Bob Pratt, Dmitry Grudsky, Yvonne Gee
Bob and Nancy Pratt share a love for mosaic tiles with scenic murals and colorful garden pieces. Enjoy Dmitry Grudsky's whimsical geometric mosaic sculptures and illustrative watercolor paintings, and be sure to see Yvonne Gee's photography, which has been a favorite at recent art and wine fairs.

A preview display is at the Silliman Activity Center, where you can see a sample of art by each artist. Maps are available at: Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave.; Silliman Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Ave.; and online at

Newark Artists Open Studios and Holiday Boutique
Saturday, Nov 10 and Sunday, Nov 11
11a.m. to 5 p.m.
36493 Bridgepointe Dr., Newark
36541 Cherry St., Newark
35911 Ruschin Dr., Newark
6023 Tourraine Dr., Newark

Photo Caption: "Fruit Plate Wind Chimes" by Debi Foland

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