What an honor it has been to serve the artists
and art lovers of our community. ~Constance
What was Open Studio? 2005-2015
"Keep your curiosity fresh"-John Singer Sargent
The heart of The Conn-Artist Studios
WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY we opened the studio as a retail gallery and also for artists to gather and paint for a small fee-
And we supplied the tables, easels, and muses!
Together every week. We share a passion to become better artists.
We shrive to render what we feel in our hearts—what we see in our gorgeous vistas. Each day we paint, we try to, "get it right" enough that we are happy with the results.
Having "extra sets of eyeballs" to see and critique each others work has been a life-line to progress. Sometimes we take classes and workshops offered at the studio. It is all good. All that said, it is perhaps the, "community" part of it we value the most.
We are here to paint. We are here to create. We are here to enjoy what we love to do.
It was our patrons, instructors and fabulous local artist pals that kept the doors open all these years and Mom (Barb) & I thank you!
From Tonette of Lake Summit:
"I am writing an overdue thank-you for your time and interest when I came to your gallery. You were so welcoming and encouraging. Your enthusiam and positive outlook was very much what I needed and I really appreciate it. Given the darn times, to have people gathering together to support each other and make art is like a dream come true! I love Open Studio!"