It must be October because this past weekend, 10/1 and 10/2 and this coming weekend, 10/8 and 10/9, is the annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour. Over 50 artists presenting their art, their studios and how they create. Some offering live demonstrations. Art from every medium: painting,woodworking, sculpture, photography, jewelry, furniture design, sugar.... Here are a couple examples of artists that I visited and recommend a visit.
Jayme Curley: Clay Sculpture with watercolor. Jayme's creations of watercolors on clay begin on a canvas, sculpting and working the clay into its destined design. The canvas adds texture, the teeth imprinted on the clay. Her sculptures speak about our environment and the impact of human behavior on our environment. An example of this is her Whatcom Creek sculpture created after the 1999 pipeline explosion which is on display at Western Washington University. In addition to her sculpture's Jayme also creates collage, and the occasional painted door!
Andra Millage: Sugar Sculpture/Cake Creations/Edible Art
Andra Millage has been creating cake and sugar sculpture for the last 26 years. Working out of the commercial kitchen of her Eldridge home, she creates chocolates, cookies, and sculptures of sugar and flour. Her cake creations very from traditional and elegant wedding cakes to fun and fantastical. She states that her geologist training helps in fulfilling her logical side and building the right support for her cakes while the designing of the cakes fulfills her creative side. And by the way, they taste as good as they look! Let them eat cake!
Don't miss this opportunity to meet some of Bellingham's talented artists as well as private showings of their work. The tour continues Saturday 10/8 and Sunday 10/9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Map/Brochure/Artist Locations