The Art Tour is the flagship event of Network Artists in Northumberland. It hosts open studios exhibitions and workshops from more than seventy artists in fifty locations across our county.
The Art Tour 2011 brochure and website contains details of the artists and maps to help find them. The destinations are grouped as clusters so that an enjoyable day between locations is easy to plan. There are many along the Tyne Valley.
Local venue The Stencil Library at Stocksfield will host Durham artist Wendy Parkin and Stocksfield artists Michael Chippendale and Helen Morris. During Art Tour 2011 Wendy will continue painting whilst meeting visitors. Helen will demonstrate stencilling technique.
Chippendale & Morris are collaborating on a series of paintings in which familiar images are reduced to grids of coloured painted dots. At close range the dots form abstract pattern, resolving themselves into recognisable images as distance increases. Wendy will be painting pictures of children.
The stencilled house at Stocksfield Hall will host a special evening on June 29th which includes a tour around fourteen stencilled rooms. Tickets are Â£9 contact The Stencil Library to book tickets on 01661 844844.
Art Tour spans weekends between 11th June and 3rd July. Entrance to venues is free but there may a charge for workshops. Visit www.networkartists.org.uk