courtesy Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
The Cazenovia Art Trail returns for its fifth year on Oct. 1 and 2 and offers participants a unique opportunity to meet painters, sculptors, potters, photographers and crafts people in their studios, see where and how they work and chat about their artistic processes. Studios and “Art Hubs” will be open for the tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first weekend of October.
The Art Trail welcomes back many artists who participated in previous years, including, Peter Beasecker, potter; Wayne Daniels, painter; Naomi DeMuth, potter; Roger DeMuth, illustrator; Eugen Doering, metal sculptor; Henry Drexler, painter; Marilyn Fegan, 3-D painter; Jude Ferencz, metal sculptor; Liz Lurie, potter; Susan Machamer, jewelry artist; Rick Marchant, painter; Paul Parpard, multimedia; Cazenovia Cut Block, woodworkers; Dave Porter, wood sculptor; Deborah Wester, painter; Hongo (David Robertson), painter; Marie Henry, fabric artist; Shawn Gilmore, painter; multiple Cazenovia Watercolor Society painters; multiple artists at Cazenovia Artisans; and Cazenovia College art and design faculty. The Art Trail also welcomes Geoffrey Navias, artist on location at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, and also Cazenovia College Art students at their newly renovated Jephson Campus.
Sponsored by the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association, (CACDA), this fifth annual Art Trail includes the area’s finest artists, working in their home studios or other “art hub” settings during the event. The 2016 Art Trail includes a few studios within walking distance in the historic village, while other studios may be reached by car.
The event is free and open to the public.
Special points of interest along the 2016 Art Trail will include Cazenovia Farmer’s Market, Empire Farmstead Brewery, the Gallery and Museum at the Cazenovia Public Library (Saturday only), Critz Farm and Harvest Moon Cidery, Lorenzo State Historic Site, Our Farm and Pompey Historical Society Campus. Visitors are also encouraged to also visit the many other shops and restaurants in the Cazenovia area.
Maps of the Art Trail will be available at all artists’ locations on the days of the event, including the Gallery at Reisman Hall at 6 Sullivan Street where visitors can also stop to get more information, or they can be downloaded from the Art Trail website, art-trail.org.
For more information about the event and this year’s participating artists, visit art-trail.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or “like” the Art Trail on Facebook.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.