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Raku firing in Faribault

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Three Studio ArTour artists from Faribault participated in the Paradise Center for the Arts spring Raku firing at Lockerby Sheet Metal in Faribault. Dianne Lockerby (studio #10), Tami Resler (studio #11), and Julie Fakler (studio #10) all fired their one of a kind Raku pieces this past Saturday May 19th. All three artists will be selling their Raku pieces at this year’s Studio ArTour!

Raku pottery is fired at a relatively low temperature and then moved while hot to a closed container with combustible materials (such as paper or sawdust) that ignite and cause a reaction creating colors and patterns in the pottery’s surface.

In the above photo, the duck figure on the left is a Tami Resler Raku pottery piece. The fish on the right is a Dianne Lockerby Raku pottery piece.

Julie Fakler’s portrait of Fern, Raku pottery.

All three artists are looking forward to the Paradise Center for the Arts next Raku firing November 3, 2018.

Artour Artist Rebecca Tolle work now on view

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Artour Artist Rebecca Tolle’s work is now on view at the Paradise Center for the Arts 321 Central Avenue N, Faribault MN 55021. Tolle’s exhibition of new work will be up until June 2, 2018. Paradise galleries are open Tues. – Sat. noon to 5pm. open late on Thursdays until 8pm.

Rebecca will also be teaching a class at the Paradise. COLD WAX & OIL CLASS Thursdays, May 24, 31, June 7 6:30 – 8:30 pm. $75 member/$85 Non-Member. Supply Fee: $5.00. Learn how to use cold wax to buildup layers of texture, color and transparency by adding and subtracting with tools that scrape, roll, impress and dig into the wax to reveal previous layers, and dimension of depth. Click here for a complete supply list

To get registered for Rebecca’s class call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4

2018 ARTour Artists

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Who’s going to be behind those doors this year?
In 2018, the Studio ARTour will feature 19 Studios and 38 Artists – check out the line up:

2018 Participating Artists

2018 Registration is now available

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Registrations for 2018 ARTour are now open!
All items must be submitted and fees received by March 15, 2018.

The registration form is on line, please use the following LINK 




Beginning Oil Painting with Artist Rebecca Tolle

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Studio Artour Artist Rebecca Tolle will be teaching Beginning Oil Painting at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault. To get registered call 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4. http://www.paradisecenterforthearts.org/classes/#visual-arts-classes

Beginning Oil Painting with artist Rebecca Tolle Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6 2:00 – 4:00pm. Member $56/Non-Member $72. Supply fee $15. Have you ever thought you would like to explore painting in oils, but have little or no experience? In this 4-week course is a chance to try out this medium in a supportive, learning and fun environment. No experience needed. Just bring your enthusiasm. Ages 21 and over. Supplies provided: a palette to mix paint on, oil paint, brushes, canvas panels and terpenoid. We will begin the first painting together and paint along. If you have any of your own brushes, terpenoid (which is odorless), a palette (I use freezer paper for my palette), palette knives (plastic is ok for beginning) for mixing paint, and any other of your own supplies, please feel free to bring them. Please wear old clothes you can get paint on (I wear an old shirt/apron), roll of paper towels or rags, and (2) empty wide mouth jars for putting clean and dirty terpenoid in. Other Information: If you are unable to make (1) of the classes, I can discuss a make-up class at a later date for you. For all of us, there is always something that can come up un-expectantly and there is the need to be flexible.

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This weekend Studio Artour artist Sue Peoples received an award of excellence at the art in the Garden at the  MN Landscape Arboretum. Congratulations Sue!


Off 90

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Studio Artour Artists Judy Saye-Willis and Tom Willis are featured on Off 90

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Some of our studio tour artists are on display!!! Judy Saye-Willis, Tom Willis and Fred Somers have work up at Minnesota State Arts Board. Greater Minnesota Artist Showcase, In their St. Paul offices. Work goes up April 28 for the St Paul Art Crawl and is up through August! Don’t miss a chance to check this out!


David Allen opening reception

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Studio Artour artist David Allen will have an opening reception March 31st 5-7pm at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Exhibit dates March 31 – May 8.

Judy Saye-Willis exhibit coming to the Paradise Center for the Arts

Studio Artour Artist Judy Saye-Willis will be exhibiting her new work at the Paradise Center for the Arts Feb. 24-March 27, with opening reception Feb. 24 5-7pm. Judy will be having an artist talk Feb. 23 at 6:30pm, free and open to the public. She will be offering Natural Dying classes at the Paradise every Saturday in March.

Click here to read more about Judy Saye-Willis

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