‘Creative Spaces, Rural Places’ is this Saturday


It’s only for one day this year due to the Easter holiday, but this year’s “Creative Spaces, Rural Places” studio art tour again promises to be a tremendous event in Southeastern Indiana.

This year’s tour will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and will feature artists in Switzerland and Ohio counties. In all, 25 different artists will show their work in 21 different locations.

Those participating in the tour will be able to meet the artists, tour their studios, and experience what art means to them and how it has impacted their lives.

The tour is free to the public, and more information and maps can be obtained through the Switzerland County Visitors Center on Main Street in Vevay.

Those artists from Switzerland County who will be participating in this year’s “Creative Spaces, Rural Places” studio art tour include:

Painter Jay Benzing of Patriot; Jewelry artist Marty McGraw of Florence; Seth Bickus will be showing his lampworking at The Ridge Winery Tasting Room; Martha Bladen will be sharing her multimedia art and Sarah Headen will be showing her paintings at The Bizarre Ladies store on Ferry Street; Brian Christman of Vevay will be demonstrating and displaying his chainsaw art; and Jerry Wallin of Vevay will be displaying his woodworking.

Also: Rick Starker will be showing his woodworking projects on Cheapside Street; Bill Wisemann will be in the ‘Of Switzerland County’ store in the Visitors Center displaying his woodworking; Mike Danner of Vevay will be showing his paintings; and sculptor Meredith Luhrs will be displaying her creations at her studio.

Along with those: Tony Catanzaro will show his sculptures at his studio on Liberty Street; Ann Farnsley will display her paintings in Vevay; Melodee Stepleton will display her fibreworks in Vevay; and Vickie Althoff and Jessica Althoff will be showing their floral creations at Stonehouse Creations near Lamb.

For more information, contact the Visitors Center at 427-3237.