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ARTour celebrates 10 years of welcoming visitors place over the Sept. 25 weekend.Throughout all of Prescott-Russell, 23 artists will be ready to welcome both art fans and the general public into their home or office studios, or be available at select special shows for displays of their works-in-progress and also to answer questions about their artwork, their styles, and their inspirations. This year two young local artists are part of the tour lineup, with their work available to view and themselves on hand for questions and comments at Petrovicz’ own home studio in Curran.
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This year is a special one formany artists in the Prescott-Russell region. It marks a full decade of the ARTour project, designed to promote greater appreciation and aware- ness of local artists by welcoming the public into their studios. “I’m very excited about the lineup this year,” said Tina Petrovicz, current president for ARTour. “We’ve got more mediums (to view) than we’ve ever had before.” The 10th anniversary of ARTour takes
The ARTour brochure is available online at www.artour.ca and at local community
Laurence Sarrazin (left) and Alexandre Gendron are two of three young local artists benefitting from the ARTour Youth Bursary program. The $500 each of them received has come in handy for either purchasingmaterials or other needs related to their post- secondary studies in art. —photo Gregg Chamberlain
centres, libraries, and other locations. Petro- vicz reminds patrons going on the ARTour circuit that they will be asked to pay a $5 fee for their ARTour passport which they can carry around with them and have partici- pating artists sign. The $5 fee goes towards the ARTour Young Artists Bursary, which provides $500 bursa-
ries to local youth pursuing post-secondary studies in art. As a prelude to ARTour, there will be an exhibition of select works by this year’s ARTour artists at le Maison des Arts gallery in Embrun on Aug. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. The venue will also be host to a month-long exhibition of ARTour artists in September.
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