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Third annual artists’ tour along St. Lawrence River May 24 and 25


Nearly 30 artists at 18 locations will display their creations on Saturday and Sunday at the third annual artists’ studio tour that’s held along the American side of the St. Lawrence River.

Artists’ studios on the tour are in Alexandria Bay, Redwood, Wellesley Island, Clayton and Cape Vincent, and are open to the public. Admission is free.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The tour includes painters who work in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, gouache and other media; potters; sculptors in wood, clay, metal and paper; stained glass artists; weavers; ceramics artisans; and photographers. Some locations will have guest artists.

“This is a free self-drive tour where you can get into the nooks and crannies of the north country, seeing areas you may not have had the opportunity to appreciate before,” tour co-organizer Cecilia Thompson said in a news release. “It’s a great weekend filled with wonderful creativity that showcases the rich diversity of the north country.”

Stops on the tour:

n Alexandria Bay

Alex Moser, 40 James St. Fine jewelry.

William Christophersen, dock 2, Wagoner’s Marina. Oils, acrylics and watercolor art.

Sherman Ward and Cecilia Thompson, 47575 Dingman Point Road. Oils, acrylics, watercolor and sculptures.

Michael Ringer, 47382 Dingman Point Road. Paintings of the St. Lawrence and the Adirondacks.

Donna Hammond, 46578 County Route 1. Landscapes of barns, mountains and other outdoor scenes.

n Redwood

Ann and John Donovan and Lisa LaRue, 29811 Cottage Hill Road. The Donovans: ceramics and stoneware. Ms. Larue: wearable art.

Lauren Evans, 45590 Burns Road. Ceramics.

Scott Mueller, 43611 First St. Custom fish art and murals.

n Wellesley Island

Robert Hedden, 19695 Hutch’s Haven Drive. Landscape paintings of the Thousand Islands.

Richard Margolis with guest Will Salisbury, 1574 Park Ave., Thousand Islands Park. Mr. Margolis: fine art and architectural photography. Mr. Salisbury: sculptures and ceramics.

n Greater Clayton area

John and Dianne Lunney, 39099 state Route 180, LaFargeville. Woodturning studio.

John Arnot and Sarah Ellen Smith, 41468 state Route 12, Clayton. Paintings and fine crafts.

Linda McCausland and guest Robert Marr, 16581 Rainbow Shores, Clayton. Ms. McCausland: watercolors, acrylics and pastels. Mr. Marr: “all media” and art instruction.

n Clayton

Greg Largo, 12975 House Road. Graphics, paintings and sculpture.

Kathy Sturr, 619 Theresa St. “A fusion of texture and vivid color in shiny or rusty objects.”

Jan Byington with guests Linda Toomey and Faye Ingerson, 100 Bartlett Point Road. Ms. Byington: oils, watercolor. Ms. Toomey: gouache and small landscape paintings. Ms. Ingerson: nature and St. Lawrence River subjects.

n Cape Vincent

Drina Connors Kay and guest Lou Currin, 285 E. Broadway. Ms. Kay: watercolors and portraits. Mr. Currin: watercolors.

Ruth Uhlig and guest Dick Moll, 27658 Dablon Point Road. Ms. Uhlig: north country and river-inspired landscapes. Mr. Moll: hand-carved birds.

A brochure/map for the tour will be available at tour stops along the route, at libraries in Alexandria Bay, Clayton and Cape Vincent; the Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce, 1241 Coffeen St.; Thousand Islands Tourism Council at Collins Landing; Thousand Islands Arts Center and Thousand Islands Museum, John Street, Clayton; Lyric Coffee House & Bistro, 246 James St., Clayton; St. Lawrence Pottery, 41468 state Route 12, Clayton; North Country Arts Council, 52 Public Square, Watertown; Focal Point, 1033 Coffeen St., Watertown; Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St., Watertown; Arts Association of Sackets Harbor, 119 W. Main St.; and Breakwater Gallery, 379 Club St., Cape Vincent.

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