• James Parry

Twelve artists exhibit in 12th annual Hudson and Region Studio Tour


PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY

Just some of the organizers, volunteers, and artists participating in this year’s Hudson and Region Studio Tour who are looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors alike to the free tour now in its 12th year.

Now in its 12th year, the Hudson and Region Studio Tour des Ateliers, is all set for the weekend of September 26-27 with, appropriately enough, 12 artists participating in what has become a major draw for visitors from far and wide.

Explains Al Jared who, together with his wife, Georgia, and other volunteers launched the tour back in 2003, “The purpose of the Studio Tour is to promote the talented artists and artisans of Hudson and region. In selecting participants, their work must be original and of high quality and preferably they must have a studio and live in this area.”

Adds Jared, “Participants are also asked to have a work in progress so that visitors will not only view their masterpieces but will learn how they are made and perhaps be inspired to do likewise.”

As always, the artists are on the tour by invitation only after the Studio Tour Committee has achieved consensus. And the duration is normally for two years after which they can take a sabbatical for at least two years before applying to be back on.

Artists this year comprise: David Katz of St. Lazare, J.B. Mann (St. Lazare), Barbara Farren (Hudson), Mona Turner (Rigaud), Linda Denis (Rigaud), Judith Harvey (Vaudreuil-Dorion), Ginette Parizeau (Hudson), Catherine Laroche (Hudson), Christine Cousineau (Hudson), Daniel Gautier (Hudson Heights), and Andrew Floyd (Hudson).

There is absolutely no charge for visitors, brochures are available around town, and for more information Al and Georgia Jared can be reached at (450) 458-5471 or by email at aljared12@ gmail.com.

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