Shutesbury Artist Collective, Five local artists open their homes to you!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV April 26, 2017)  Five women artists in one corner of Shutesbury, MA offer this opportunity to tour their home studios the day before Mothers Day.

We heard from:

  • Valerie Gilman creates sculpture and pottery in her home studio, teaches art and guides people in creative process as a tool for personal healing and growth.
  • Ziporah Hildebrandt coaxes nature’s colors from garden trees, plants and flowers. Using contemporary eco methods and Japanese shibori traditions, she naturally dyes patterns on silk.
  • Leslie Cerier uses her camera like a paintbrush. Passionate about light, water and landscapes, she clicks the shutter when she sees that rich, afternoon peak sunlight, creating impressionistic nature photographs that look like paintings.

Five women artists in one corner of Shutesbury offer this opportunity to tour their home studios the day before Mothers Day, May 13, 2017. This year there will be demos of felting by Nina Compagnon, weaving by Therese Legere, sculpture by Valerie Gilman, natural shibori plant dyes and a garden tour by Ziporah Hildebrandt, and impressionist nature photography by Leslie Cerier. Unique and beautiful handmade arts will be available for sale.

See for complete information on the artists, including audio interviews and web links. There is also a map of the tour on the website. All the home studios are within one square mile of quiet scenic Shutesbury roads.

Sat, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
West Pelham and Pelham Hill Roads
Baker and Schoolhouse Roads | Shutesbury, MA 01072


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