Watch the artists at work in their studios and shop their wares June 8-10, 2012


Tamlyn Akins: origami relief & colored pencil
The 6th Annual Spring Art Tour, presented by the Mount Horeb Area Arts Association, consists of three days, June 8-10, 2012 (10am-5pm daily), when visitors will be able to watch the artists at work in their studios and shop their wares.

Nineteen high quality, professional artists from Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, Black Earth, Verona, Mazomanie and rural towns in between, will be opening their rarely seen studios - all within a fifteen mile radius of downtown Mount Horeb. The range of art media includes painting, etching, jewelry, origami, wood, ceramics, glass and more.

Western Dane County is known for its beautiful vistas, valleys and parks. Visitors love to come and enjoy being surrounded by beauty. It's no surprise that excellent artists are also drawn to this area. Their studios vary from very small areas in the home to large barns in the countryside and an old cheese warehouse. Each place is unique to the artist. Don't miss this opportunity to visit Western Dane County's finest artists in their Studios.


Tamlyn Akins has a range of talents including origami, watercolor, pastel and jewelry making. Her studio and home overlooks protected marshland in the Town of Vermont (Black Earth).

Peg Ginsberg is a watercolor painter who paints everyday and shares her love of the world and its beauty through her art in her downtown Mount Horeb gallery and studio.

Audrey Handler works out of her Verona studio to create bowls of glass fruit and vegetables and single pieces of glass fruit, vegetables and gourds that mimic life.

Mikel Kelley creates interesting ceramic artworks in his Mount Horeb home studio, which combine architectural details, organic forms and interesting textures.

Jean Kelly loves paint, charcoal, pastel and the quest of creating the best realism possible. Her studio is in Mazomanie.

Marjorie King creates ceramics in her 14 step process that yields her signature organic motif vessels in rural Mount Horeb.

Louise Kubista is a plein air painter in oils and pastels. She only works from photographs in her Mount Horeb studio when her subject is too difficult to paint outdoors.

Tom Laudin, of Wildwood Woodworks in Mazomanie, is known for his use of contrasting woods in the making of his craftsman style furniture.

S.V. Medaris resides on a farm in Southern Wisconsin with her family, amidst (many) chickens, dogs, cats, peafowl, turkeys, and pigs from which she draws inspiration for life and artwork in pastel, oil and etching.

Chris Miles creates pastel images of everyday people and objects in her garage loft studio in Mount Horeb.

Luke Proctor opened his studio, L. Proctor Ironworks, in Mount Horeb where he produces hand forged home decor ironwork in the arts and crafts style.

Julie Raasch is a trained graphic designer who also loves making jewelry and photography. Her studio is in Primrose Township (Mount Horeb).

Dave Sears, of Blue Mounds, revels in the wood turning process from careful selection of his raw materials to the final rendering of details on his lathe.

Luci Shirek not only paints on paper, she also paint on furniture and walls. She accepts commissions to do paintings of homes, barns, painted furniture, and murals.

Bruce Taylor has maintained his studio/gallery on Main Street in Mount Horeb for 17 years, where he creates artworks in mixed media, scratchboard and gourd art.

Jane Varda, a plein air and still-life painter in rural Mazomanie, is inspired by the atmospherics of the passing seasons and landscapes.

Carol Watkins is happiest with a pen in her hand and a sketchbook on her knee. She creates oil landscapes and is a guest artist this year at the home Louise Kubista (see above).

Larry Welo draws his etchings on location, then prepares and prints them in his studio, which is in the old Blue Mounds Opera House.

Peggy Flora Zalucha is a large format watermedia painter who creates her still life images in her Mount Horeb studio which is housed in an old cheese warehouse.

This project is supported by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funds from the Pleasant Rowland Foundation, the Mount Horeb Community Foundation, and DeWitt Ross & Stevens.

Tamlyn Akins: origami relief & colored pencil Peg Ginsberg: watercolor Jean Kelly: oil Marjorie King: ceramic S.V. Medaris: wood cut & mixed media
Chris Miles: pastel Jane Varda: pastel Larry Welo: etching Peggy Flora Zalucha: watermedia
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