Monday, November 7, 2011

Art in the Village Wows Visitors! 27 Fearrington Studios Open!‎

The first annual Art in the Village was a huge success! Thirty–two artists set up ‎their art and fine crafts among the delightful gardens of Fearrington Village. The ‎outdoor exhibit was the inaugural event for Artist Studios at Fearrington ‎Village, a group of 50 visual artists who live and create art within the community. ‎Members’ (painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, wood workers, ‎fabric artists) work repressents a wide variety of styles and media. Well ‎established, award winning artists shared the grounds with talented emerging ‎artists. ‎

Through out the day a crowd of art patrons filled the Village Center. The ‎community is clearly passionate about art. They found each artist friendly, ‎accessible, ready to share their creative experience, and present their work. ‎Stopping to speak with each artist, many chose just the right piece to grace their ‎home or purchase as a gift. Art in The Village visitors enjoyed Fearrington’s ‎tranquil country setting, took a stroll through the gardens, listened to music by ‎The Mayer’s Jazz, Past Times Friends and Violicity. ‎

Artists and visitors, alike praised the volunteers for their organizational ‎efforts- the impressive turnout. The event was supported by the media, ‎the Fearrington community and by Fitch Creations, Inc., Fearrington's ‎exclusive builder and developer. Even more remarkable is that this ‎newly created group has meshed into inclusive and supportive ‎association, offering inspiring and top-quality art, and is well on it way ‎to fulfilling its mission to:
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Attract visitors to our studios to experience the creative process; ‎ ‎
Facilitate opportunities to exhibit and sell our artwork;
Enhance the lives of all in our community through the arts;
Promote Fearrington Village as an arts destination;‎
Support one another in our professional lives.‎

If you were unable to attend Art in the Village, you ‎missed a fantastic event. But you still have ample opportunities to experience ‎this unique community of artists. Artists' studios are now open by ‎appointment through out the year. Come share their love of creative ‎expression, discover an emerging talent, take a private class or ‎workshop, explore the workspace of nationally and internationally ‎known artists. Become a collector.

A portfolio of work by each artist, ‎contact information and directions are available at the Fearrington Inn. Samples of artists' work can also be viewed on the Artist Studios at Fearrington Village Facebook ‎page. There is a link at the top of the blog.

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