Greater Fall River Art Association To Host Open Studio Event Dec. 4
On Sunday, Dec. 4, the public will have an opportunity to get a close-up look at the studio spaces and current artwork for the Greater Fall River Art Association’s open studio event.
According to South Coast Today.com, reed coils, “twisted bittersweet vines, gourds, old sneakers and photos of loved ones for inspiration fill just about every space of artist Sharon Owens’ studio at the Greater Fall River Art Association.”
Multimedia artist Joan L’Homme’s colorful paintings draw in visitors to a studio room.
In another studio at the back of the building, boxes of beads, wires, hammers, and other tools to make jewelry are ready for Sharon Jussaume’s creative hand.
In addition to Owens, Jussaume, and L’Homme, resident artists, such as Barbara Adams, Sheila Oliveira, John Casey, Michelle Baile, Diane Carns, and Deb Renoir will open their studios and offer original artwork for sale.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to see some of the artists working on their pieces, according to Barbara Adams, who teaches a children’s art class at the association.
The range of work on display features Adams’ photography and decorated gourds made into birdhouses.
Also, Owens’ baskets and gourds will be on display, along with L’Homme’s paintings and mixed media boxes; Jussaume’s jewelry, which is both beaded and metalwork necklaces, bracelets and earrings; Bailey’s paintings, Oliveira’s paintings; Casey’s drawings; Renoir’s jewelry and Carns’ paintings, drawings, and digital mixed media.
Open studio visitors can also sign up for some of the classes, which begin in January. The classes include Kid’s Art for ages 6 to 12, Jussaume’s jewelry making, and basket-making with Owens.
The Greater Fall River Art Association is located at 80 Belmont St. For additional details, visit greaterfallriverartassoc.org.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez