It's time for the annual artists studio tour

Rosemary Mazzola.

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Rosemary Mazzola.

Susan Wold, Oil Painter.

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Susan Wold, Oil Painter.

Claire Keery, Fiber Artist.

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Claire Keery, Fiber Artist.

Get ready for the sixth nnual Art League Center for the Arts Artists Studio Tour. This year’s tours will take place on Friday, April 3, 2009. New this year is a sponsorship for the event by Cedar Bay Yacht Club. Thanks to their partnership in this event, registration and the Wrap Up Reception will take place at Cedar Bay Yacht Club located at Elkcam Circle. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. departing for tours at 9:15. The tour includes visits to four private studios as well as the Stone Sculpting Deck at the Center for the Arts.

Artists Claire Keery, Rosemary Mazzola, Tara O’Neill and Susan Wold will open their private studios for one very special day. The studios are located on Marco Island and Goodland. Groups of 12 will visit each artist in their working environment as they create and discuss their media. Works by the artists will also be available for purchase. Lunch will be provided and is hosted by Old Marco Lodge in Goodland. During the lunch a presentation on Stone Sculpting will be provided by Joe Cooper and Frank de la Roche, award winning artists and instructors of the stone sculpting programs on Marco Island and Bonita Springs.

This is the sixth year the Center for the Arts has organized the tour. A special committee led by Chairman Bill Klug has organized this year’s tour. The committee organized car pools for transportation of each groups. All visits to the studios are 30 minutes in duration, with visits concluded at 4pm. A wrap-up reception accompanied by music will take place at Cedar Bay Yacht Club immediately following the last tour, approximately 3:15 until 5 p.m.

The Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting education in and appreciation of the arts. Reservations for the Artist Studio Tour may be made by calling 394-4221. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Reservation deadline is March 27.

If you go...

Artists Studio Tour

Tours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Reception: 3:15 to 5 p.m. at Cedar Bay Yacht Club

Reservations: 394-4221

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