By Kathleen Rodgers
Visiting the country is a wonderful way to spend a weekend. It offers the opportunity to explore quaint villages and the studios of the local artists and artisans whose artwork often reflects the landscape around them.
In King Township, each spring brings the Studio Tour King, typically held at the end of April. Unfortunately due to the pandemic and public health restrictions, the studio tour cannot be in person but will be held virtually.
The 16th Studio Tour King has been extended and will take place from April 12th to 25th with the preview from April 5th to 11th. The studio tour will include fine paintings (in acrylic, oil, and watercolor), wood working, photography, fibre arts, metal works, mixed media, etc. Studio Tour King will feature many artists and artisans in studios around King, including King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.
Their information can be found on the Arts Society King (ASK) website at www.artssocietyking.ca as of April 5th. Go to the ASK website, click on EVENTS then VIRTUAL STUDIO TOUR 2021 to see the participating artists, their biographies and up to 12 photos of their artwork for sale. There will be a link to his/her website and social media accounts for additional artwork available. If you are interested in purchasing any item, please contact the artist directly for their payment options and to arrange for delivery of the item.
Catharine Somerville was born in Toronto. She works in the UK and Canada.
After completing her diploma at Georgian College ON, Catharine studied printmaking at York University and later realized a BA Arts and Humanities (Art History) at the Open University. In 2009 she completed her postgraduate studies at West Dean College /University of Sussex, UK Somerville is a recognized award-winning artist. Her work can be found internationally in public, private and corporate collections in Mexico, the U.S.A, Canada and England.Back to blog