Artists will open studios for annual tour

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SOUTH NEWFANE — Rock River Artists will hold its 27th Annual Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour features 17 accomplished artists in a range of media from inlay to functional pottery; thread on fabric to collage.

Begin RRA Open Studio Tour at the old Schoolhouse in South Newfane village where participating artists present a gallery exhibition. Pick up a map of artists' locations and begin self-guided tour of studios, all within short driving distance. Free admission.

Artists on the 2019 tour include Christine Triebert, photography; Ellen Darrow, pottery; Dan Dewalt, custom furniture; Chris Ericson, furniture and jewelry; Georgie, oil painting; Richard Foye, raku pottery; Steven Meyer, painting; Roger Sandes, painting and prints; Deidre Scherer, thread on fabric; Matthew Tell, pottery; T. Breeze Verdant, marquetry and inlay; Mary Welsh, collage. Back after a hiatus are Rich Gillis, metal smith, and John Long, artist in wood. Creating a robust showing within the three villages are, new to the RRA scene, Diane Echlin, potter; Carol Ross, functional modern potter; and Peter Erickson, en passant painter.

More information at 802-348-7865,



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