For Hub City Times
Studios of two artists with Marshfield ties have been selected for inclusion in the 17th annual Northwoods Art Tour: Susan Wendlandt, director of Gallery 450 at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, and Ann Waisbrot, longtime Marshfield resident and retired director of New Visions Gallery.
The art tour will be held July 29-31. Thirty-two selected studios will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. all three days. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour private studios not generally open to the public and experience how artists live and work, view artists creating and sharing their inspirations, and make purchases directly from them.
The free tour is self-guided and meanders through Iron, Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln, and Langlade Counties. No reservations or tickets are needed. Guests are welcome to visit as many or as few studios as their interests and time allow. Brochures with maps and directions are available at area chambers of commerce, many local businesses, and at northwoodsarttour.com.
There are a wide variety of quality art experiences available to choose from, including photography, weaving, pottery, oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, collage, pastel mixed media, wood works and furniture in many styles, wood carving, drawing, glassworks, original prints, gourd art, quilting, and jewelry.
Artists are looking forward to sharing their new projects and inspirations and hearing visitor’s thoughts and stories.
Carl Gromoll of Carl Gromoll Woodworks, Eagle River, said of the tour from an artist’s point of view, “People who are interested in the art and process of making come from all over and become a community sharing ideas and stories about their and my and other members’ work. They get to be part of the setting, see how I manipulate an idea and materials, the way the tools move, the energy needed, the logic of a workspace.”