2017 — The Tour Turns 21
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See you in 2018
Sunday, March 5
Monday, March 6
Proceeds benefit Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum and its youth education programs. Your ticket includes lunch on Monday or light refreshments on Sunday.
Grab your keys, a few friends and get ready to hit the road for the 21st Artists’ Studio Tour!
This fun half-day event brings visitors inside the studios of some of the finest artists working in Southwest Florida today. Enjoy seeing the artistic process in action and meeting the artists personally on this exciting four-hour tour. Your ticket includes lunch on Monday or light refreshments on Sunday.
Meet the Artists
Tigchelaar, a native of the Netherlands, was introduced to photography and painting by her artist father. Following a successful advertising career, she now devotes her time to art and photography. “While I love painting nature and animals, I have been gradually transitioning from traditional to more abstract paintings on a variety of subjects.”
Leonardi has been blowing glass for over 10 years. Known for his simple yet exquisite glass vessels, he has worked on projects of varying scales and locations, from the Caribbean to installations on cruise ships. Leonardi’s interests lie in exploring and experimenting with unusual textures and patterns on simple forms.
As a youngster, Baker desperately wanted to be on the Broadway stage but, alas, couldn’t sing a note. Today, she happily combines her two loves. “My passion for Broadway,” she says, “especially musicals, inspires all my work.” Each original abstract is designed to evoke or interpret the live theatrical experience.
Feelings, ideas and the human spirit can be depicted with great freedom through Monroe’s abstract expressionist works. “My art is one example of unrestricted freedom and spirit,” he explains. But for Monroe, music often sets the stage. Whether a raging symphony or a subtle, single note, each can be created on the canvas, displayed and felt by the viewer.
Extensive travel provides the inspiration for Ghoussaini’s oils on canvas. She engages the viewer in a painted narrative of her experiences. Ghoussaini has won several juried competitions and, most recently, exhibited at the Venice Biennale, where she will exhibit once again in 2017.
Serrian creates sculptures out of earthenware clay. Each piece is hand-built, and he takes great care in each state of the creative process. The pieces can take from days to months to complete.
Streppa took up the art of mosaics and then stained glass after his retirement from a distinguished legal career. “It is never too late to recreate yourself and create art for your own pleasure and that of others,” he notes. Today, he is the proud creator of hundreds of works in glass.
Streppa will join the tour during the Monday luncheon at Moorings Park Country Club only.