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Hilltown Open Studio Tour- Day 1

Day One  of the Hilltown Arts Tour


June 23rd and 24th, 2018

Worthington MA, April 19, 2018– The Hilltown Arts Alliance is pleased to launch their first ever Open Studio Tour this spring and welcome visitors to view their work as well as the great beauty of the region.  The tour will wind its way amongst majestic mountain views, streams, timeless backroads and old growth forests to visit the work places of some of our finest artists.  Guests will get a glimpse into both the creative process and the physical work which make up the daily lives of these creative and visionary “Hilltowners”.

There will be 26 artists participating at 24 locations, plus a group exhibition at the Cummington Community House Gallery.  Hilltown Open Studio Tour is taking place in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Plainfield, North Chester, and Worthington.  This is the first year of what is hoped to be an annual event.

Maps:  Available at each location or at

Location: A good starting point to pick up your map would be the Cummington Community House at:  33 Main St, Cummington, MA 01026

"As artists we spend hours alone working in the studio creating our art. We welcome the opportunity to share it with the public and give them a glimpse into our private workspace,” explains participant Peggy Klineman for her passion to make this event part of the Hilltown arts scene.

Participating artists include:

Cyndy Sperry - paintings, drawings, prints

Valerie Claff - watercolor landscapes

Peggy Klineman - shredded paper paintings, works on paper, drawings

Kevin O'Connor - collage

Larry Slezak - mixed media works on paper, assemblages & collages

Judith Bowerman - prints, paintings

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze -  basketry sculpture

David Marshall   - paintings

Studio at East Branch -- Frances Henry and Walter Korzec - watercolor, drawings, woodblock, abstract expressionist paintings, assemblage, drawings

Robert Sweeney - oil paintings

Olwen Dowling -  oil and watercolor paintings, Copper Intaglio prints

Gloria Conwell   - photography, fused glass: tiles, dishes, knobs, jewelry, sculpture

Jen Parrish-Hill - handcrafted amulet jewelry of stained glass and clay

Kathy Ford - quilt art, fabric art

Kathryn Jensen  - watercolor landscapes

Jeanne Johns -   portrait paintings

Michael Melle    - life size figure sculptures, drawings, paintings

Susan Flores -  metal Sculpture

Alexandra F. Cherau - watercolors, monotypes, monoprints, goose eggs, bird baths and gardens

June Ferrin - watercolor paintings

Natalie Stafford - watercolors

Community House Gallery -  group show of various medium

Beckie Kravetz   - figurative and garden sculptures, masks

Leni Fried - printmaking, scrolls, notecards, The Bagshare Project

Mark Shapiro at Stonepool pottery -  wood-fired, salt-glazed pottery

Mara Superior Guest Artist at Project Art - ceramic art and sculpture                                                                                       

The weekend will include unique workshops and demonstrations– please see the website for the full  schedule.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kate Bavelock at

Earlier Event: April 23
Hilltown CDC-Annual Meeting
Later Event: June 24
Hilltown Open Studio Tour- Day 2