Jerry Belland's work caught this visitor's eye
The annual rite of Spring opened the doors of artists' studios at the Racine Business Center -- giving artists a chance to show off their newest work and art lovers a reason to think about redecorating. Dale's Upstairs Gallery and Gallerie G were also open.
More than a dozen artists were on hand Saturday to talk about their work, meet old friends and -- hopefully -- sell a piece or two to finance their future efforts. Here's a sampling of what we saw as we traipsed from studio to studio, talking to the artists as we wandered.
Maureen Fritchen displayed large abstract murals, and found-object assemblages.
The one on the table used stuff found at Habitat's Re-Store
A dot here, a dot there... and Daniel Fortney's paintings came to life
Marjorie Meyer offered her individually designed purses
From Racine to New Orleans and back: Roberta Williams returned to her roots
after Hurricane Katrina, displaying pendants, jewelry and collages
made in her new studio here.
Sally Miller works on a digital creation, blending images from multiple photos
The brass pitcher and red platter on his worktable are finding their way into a painting
-- as Greg Helding sketches his next move. You can see the finished painting
at next year's show, he says, "if it hasn't sold before then!"