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Over the Mountain Studio Tour kicks off with show and sale

June 20, 2014
Shepherdstown Chronicle

Celebrate summer and handmade during the Over the Mountain Studio Tour's annual Summer Show & Sale at the War Memorial Building, downtown Shepherdstown, July 5 & 6. The 25 tour members invite you to join in the jubilee Opening Gala on Saturday, July 5, 6-8pm, where you can experience their freshest work, plus a bit of conversation amidst live music, snacks and drinks. Whether between holiday weekend events or during your regular Farmers Market trip, stop in to say hello and catch a glimpse of the wares of the artisans of the annual autumn Studio Tour.

New tour members will be featured, including Barbara Acker's detailed garden gourd art, and Vanessa Morris' Blue Ridge Salvage handmade toys. All tour members will be represented, including pottery, basketry, stained glass, furniture, jewelry, fabric arts, drawings, hand hewn bowls, needle artistry, wearable art, polymer clay, cabinetry, gourds and wooden toys.

"The Summer Show & Sale gives the artisans of the tour a reason to gather under one roof for a weekend and have a great time together, kicking off our 25th year celebration. We want to share the genuine sense of enjoyment and connection with the larger community. From visitors to our Farmers Market to locals at the holiday parade, you will see first- hand that this area is a haven for gifted artists, " says Joy Bridy, wood fired potter and sixth year tour member.

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