The First Annual Randolph Ramble Open Studio Tour will be held on Oct. 20-21, 2012. You are invited to explore and delve into an array of original art created by local artists while enjoying the fall colors of October in Central North Carolina. Visitors will take a Free Self-Driving Tour through the beautiful rural scenery of Randolph County to visit local artists’ studios.
The Randolph Ramble Open Studio Tour, presented by the Randolph Arts Guild and sponsored by The Co-op of Seagrove Potters, The Liberty Artisan and Craft Gallery, and the participating artists, spotlights a diverse selection of art by regional artists in the Randolph County area. The tour promotes the distinctive talent of each artist, and in turn underlines the creativity within our broader community. The participating artists will display their work in their own studios as well as at group locations where you can view their original creations and possibly watch a demonstration by the artist!
Each studio will have art for sale so we invite you to keep your holiday gift list in mind. There will be a wide variety of unique gifts affordably priced along with larger pieces for the art collector.
Studios will be open for the self-guided driving tour from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and from 1 to 4pm on Sunday. This tour is free and open to the public – look for the blue balloons at each location! In addition, there will be an opening reception on Oct. 19 from 6-8pm at the Moring Arts Center, located at 123 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, where the participating artists will exhibit a sampling of what will be available through the tour.
Maps to the various studios and information on the artists can be obtained at the Moring Arts Center, and are downloadable at this link (http://www.randolphartsguild.com/events/randolph-ramble.html).
This event is an exciting way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Randolph County and experience original art by the wonderful artists of this area of North Carolina. We welcome suggestions to help make this tour a success for this and future years.
Participating artists include: Maynor Woodcraft, Joseph Sand Pottery, Amy Keith Barney, Rich Powell, Custom Creations by Mary Murkin, Cori Cagle, the preppy possum with Nikki Cherry, Mike Durham, Mike Shinn, Robert Crutchfield, Ben Brownie, Kim Brownie, Jared Slack, Ashley Fetner Photography, Ed Rich, Debra Spinks, Morgan Reptile Replicas Joe & Gail Morgan, Beverly Wilson, The Great White Oak Gallery Benjamin & Bonnie Burns, Seagrove Stoneware David Fernandez & Alexa Modderno, Snowhill Pottery & Tile Laura Johnson, Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery, and Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery Fred Johnston & Carol Gentithes.
For further info contact the Randolph Arts Guild at 336/629-0399 or visit (http://www.randolphartsguild.com/).