Red Dot Tour on Track

Grant County art studios open Sept. 2-4


Silver City Art Association Studio Tour returns for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4. Bright RED DOTS will mark open studios. There is a map included on the official RED DOT Studio Tour brochure which can be found throughout Silver City including at tour headquarters, Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway St.. The brochure features descriptions of the work to be found at each studio, hours and other information.

The Flash Gallery at Light Art Space is also the site of the Studio Tour kick-off reception on Friday, Sept 2, from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy classical guitar by Aaron Lewis and refreshments. Visiting artists in their creative space offer insight into different media, processes and the methods each artist applies to their techniques. It is also a chance to discover some areas around Grant County artists discovered before you.

This year’s tour includes new Grant County artists, as well as those for whom New Mexico has been their long-term base. Experience a variety of art: functional and narrative clay work, blacksmithing, woodwork, paintings in diverse media including beeswax, photography, montage, sculpture, digital, and fiber works. Participating artists include Kathryn Allen, Steven Anderson, Nick Barton, Jean-Robert P. Beffort, Suzi Calhoun, Julie Enos, Chery Fenley, Donna Foley, Dughlas James, Janey Katz, Joseph Kennedy, Diane Kleiss, Diana Ingalls Leyba, Paula Manning-Lewis, Micheal Metcalf, Catherine Acosta-Russo, Claude W. Smith lll, Zoe Wolfe and Letha Cress Woolf.

Many of the individual studios hold surprises, including demonstrations, live music and a 35-foot installation. For more about the artists and the Silver City Art Association, visit the webpage: Hours for the RED DOT Studio Tour are Friday, Sept. 2 – 5-7 p.m. reception at Light, Art, Space; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4.