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Over The Mountain Studio Tour Summer Preview Show coming July 8

By Staff | Jul 1, 2016

Celebrate summer and handmade during the Over the Mountain Studio Tour’s annual Summer Preview Show in downtown Shepherdstown’s War Memorial Building, July 8-10. The 24-member tour invites you to kick off their 27th year at their Opening Reception on Friday, July 8, 5-7 p.m., where one can meet this year’s two newest juried members, experience fresh work from all members and enjoy a bit of conversation with snacks and drinks.

The show continues Saturday, July 9, 10-5 p.m., and Sunday, July 10, 9-3 p.m.

Two new tour members will be featured: including Lisa Kovatch, earthenware pottery, and Bridget Brown, fiber paintings. All tour members will be represented, including pottery, basketry, stained glass, fine furniture, twig furniture, blacksmithing, jewelry, colored pencil drawings, abstract and portrait painting, watercolor painting, hand hewn bowls, wood sculpting, book and paper art, wearable fiber art, polymer clay, gourd art and wooden toys.

“The Annual Summer Show 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 27th year celebration.

“Organizers and participants want to share the genuine sense of enjoyment and connection with the larger community.

“From visitors to our Farmers Market and the Contemporary American Theater Festival, to locals out for the day, you will see first- hand that this area is a haven for gifted artists, ” said Fran Brolle, jeweler and eleventh year tour member.

“Friday night’s reception is our first chance to introduce our newest members, and celebrate the fresh work and energy they bring to the group. Come celebrate with us, and meet these gems of Jefferson County!” said Pam Parziale, potter and founding member.

The Over The Mountain Studio Tour Summer Preview Show kicks off the tour’s 27th Year of celebrating our local artisans. Mark your calendar for the full autumn tour, Nov. 12 and 13, always the second weekend of November.

For more information, visit www.studiotourwv. org.