Helena Area Open Studios Tour Annual Public Art Fundraiser
2012 Helena Area Open Studios Tour
The 2012 Helena Area Open Studios Tour was expanded to two days, Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 to:
- Accommodate the growing number of participating Tour artists;
- Give the public more opportunities to tour the studios;
- Allow the participating Tour artists an opportunity to visit some of the other Tour artists’ studios.
2012 Featured Tour Artists
Artists demonstrated their work at 19 locations as they created jewelry, beads, fiber arts, painting, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, log furniture, talc-carvings, stoneware artifacts, and more. A special children’s activity was also included in conjunction with the Tour.
This year’s featured artists included:
Ceramics - Lisa Ernst, Jim Gilman, Page Kelly, Jeremy McFarlane, Emily Free Wilson;
Fabric Arts - Andrea Atwood, Jennifer Pryor;
Jewelry - Charla Cullen, Allison Flynn, Sandy Shull;
Painters -Sally Angove, Louis Archambault, Marcy Bergmann, Carol Christensen, Kathryn Fehlig, Jim Howard, Susanna Nadia, Sheri Nagy, Cindy Rose, Jim Stevens;
Photographers - Conrad Flynn, Paul Pacini, Linda Roberts;
Sculptors - Chip Clawson, Tim Holmes, Lyle Schwabauer;
Printmakers - Vivian Hayes, Carol Montgomery, Phoebe Toland;
Other artistic mediums - Jacque Duxbury, Jo Lee Hawkins, Shellie Lee, Steve Palmer, Jennifer Pryor, Eli Smith, Chloe Young.
2012 Helena Area Open Studios Tour Guide
Browse the 2012 Helena Area Open Studios Tour guide to learn more about this year's participating artists.
"Community Pulse" with Brian Lamoure and HPAC chair Vivian Hayes and HPAC member Jim Gilman
Video courtesy of HCTV
Congratulations to the following Tour ticket winners who received these special gift certificates:
- Benny's - Gary Duff
- On Broadway - Susan Brunner
- Silver Star Steak House - Ann Wilsnack
- Toi's Thai - Don Wight
- Holter Museum one year membership - Sue Brookie
- Ukrainian egg by artist Jo Lee Hawkins - Lauren Murphy
Special Extra Events at Tour participant Free Ceramics included one for children!
An optional "Paint A Tile" project, open to all ages, was available at Free Ceramics where visitors could paint two tiles - one for the studio and one to take home.
A special children’s activity was also included in conjunction with the Tour. Free Ceramics' Clay Club program offered hands-on playing with clay. Children could be dropped off between 12 and 5pm Saturday or Sunday, and they got to make pots, sculpt animals, and got their hands dirty throwing on a wheel.
Photos from the 2012 Helena Area Open Studios Tour
Hope you enjoy the photos from the 2012 Helena Area Open Studios Tour!
HCTV Interviews - 2012 Open Studios Tour Artists
Jo Lee Hawkins, creator of delicate Ukranian eggs
Photographer Paul Pacini
Painter Susanna Nadia
Chainsaw artist Eli Smith
Video courtesy of HCTV