Sixth Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour to offer sneak peek into artists’ workspaces

<strong>“Firefall,”  pastel by Joan Skogs Sanders </strong>

“Firefall,” pastel by Joan Skogs Sanders

Ten years ago, professional women artists, many of whom were members of the Arts Council of the Long Beach Museum of Art, were motivated to share their art by opening their studios to art lovers, collectors, and members of their community. They organized a Mid-City Studio Tour, the sixth of which will be presented next month.
The 6th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour will take place Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 11am to 4pm.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists, see their creative environments, begin or expand their art collections, and watch selected demonstrations– all done in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, since most studios are in artists’ homes. Visitors are able to purchase art directly from artists at lower studio prices and acquire a deeper understanding of the art maker’s vision and intent.
Confirmed Mid-City Studio Tour participants for 2013 are: Slater Barron, Moira Hahn, Daniel du Plessis, Sue Ann Robinson, Joan Sanders, Robert Potier and Carol Roemer. Institutions include Greenly Art Space, The Alpert Jewish Community Center and Hellada Gallery, which will also have maps available.
Hellada Gallery, 117 Linden Ave., will host a preview of the tour on Friday, May 24 from 2pm to 7pm.

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