I was invited to be one of the participating artists in this year’s Highway 1 Studio Tour http://highway1studiotour.ca from Rush Lake, SK to Chaplin SK along the Trans Canada Highway. Since I live in Swift Current, outside the studio tour parameters, I will be set up at the Herbert Train Station http://bit.ly/bFXCBg along with Elaine Robitaille, a polymer clay artist. I can’t believe that in a month it will all be over. Last night we had our last meeting/potluck in Chaplin (the far end of the tour from me) to confirm details and decide what else needed to be done before the tour takes place. I will be distributing posters and rack cards plus some other publicity tasks.
Today, a few of us were at the at Art Gallery of Swift Current to help Marsha arrange the display window. I a variety of items over so she could pick what she wanted to use of my things.
It took about 2 hrs to get everything chosen and arranged in the window amidst much comment and joking. There are still a few items to add – one couple is away at a family reunion. Marsha’s vision of how it should look showed everyone’s work off wonderfully. Holly’s quilt became a focal point and tied everything together.
Having the items on display at the the Art Gallery/Public Library building means a lot of folks will see it and be encouraged to come visit the artists at their studio/displays. Most sites on the tour have a couple of artists there. Check out the artists and their locations on the tour website http://highway1studiotour.ca/. The weekend of Sept 24 – 25/10 has been designated Cultural Days in Canada and there are a number of cultural activities scheduled across the country and in our area as well.