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    2010 Holiday Open Studio Tour

    2010 Holiday Open Studio Tour

    Presented by Aromas Hills Artisans at Various Artists Studios Aromas

    December 4-December 5, 2010

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    “Tis the Season” and the Aromas Hills Artisans are busy preparing to receive visitors in their studios, Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th,10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Displays of handmade, hand-painted works of art are put on display and some projects will be completed as the visitors watch. If this Free, self-guided tour sounds too fun to be true, don’t worry, it will be fun roaming the lovely hills of Aromas. Artisans will open their studios, share their methods and knowledge and even demonstrate various techniques. You might even find a special item to purchase for yourself or someone who appreciates fine handwork. Just pick up a Free map at 331 Carpenteria or obtain one from We have a wonderful roster this year, some of Aromas’ finest:

    Studio 1. Diedra Kmetovic – glass beads and beaded jewelry; Nancy Oleata – fused glass

    Studio 2. Sally Diggory – ceramic sculpture; Kay Walters – fused glass and fused glass jewelry

     Studio 3. Barbara Scoles – hand carved wood Santas; Shirley Sedgwick – Nantucket Lightship Baskets, hand woven

     Studio 4. Andrea McDonald – ceramics; Tanya Anistratenko – beaded jewelry

     Studio 5. Linda Bjornson – stained glass; Annie MacHale – weaving; Katherine Stutz-Taylor – etchings and wood block prints

     Studio 6. Jacque Palmer and Vicki Reisinger Beaded ornaments

     Studio 7. Silvia Rios – ceramics

     Studio 8. Jane Rekedal – ceramics

     We invite you to explore the work spaces of these creative artisans, ask questions and don’t forget to bring your Gift List. The little town of Aromas sits at the corners of three counties (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito) and can be reached from Highway 1 or 101 by taking Highway 129. The turnoff at Rogge Lane will bring you right into town. Look for the Holiday Open Studio signs and remember, maps of the tour will be available at 331 Carpenteria. For more information, call Diedra, 566-7442

    Aromas Hills Artisans, or AHA’s, is a guild formed by artisans in 1999 and now boasts over seventy members. The artists meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Aromas Grange. The guild plans events, supports and inspires artists and shares new ideas and techniques. Membership is only $25.00 per year.

    The Aromas Hills Artisans guild has developed into a philanthropic non-profit organization which promotes art education through scholarships to members, enabling them to attend workshops. ‘AHA’ has provided artists to teach art sessions at the elementary school and has paid for art education during the summer for talented high school students. They have donated art pieces for school fundraisers as well as money to pay for school art supplies. Every year, at Autumn Art, member artisans give free workshops to the community so that children and adults can try their hand at the artistic process. The Aromas Hills Artisans also bring professional artists to Aromas for workshops open to all. Mark the date and join the tour. After all, tis the season!

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        Various Artists Studios Aromas

        Aromas, CA 95004

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        December 4-December 5, 2010


        10:00am - 4:00pm

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