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Arts Council Sponsors ‘Studio Crawl’

By Jack Gurner

The city’s artists will open their studios to the public during the Water Valley Art Council’s first studio crawl on Friday, Sept. 18.

The event will begin at Bozarts Gallery on North Main Street and meander through the heart of the city before winding up at the White Star Tavern on South Main Street, according to sponsors.

“Crawlers will see an exhibit of photography at Bozarts and pick up a map that will guide them to the participating studios,” said Bill Warren of the Arts Council. “Crawlers may move from one studio to another at their own pace.”

Along the way there will be light refreshments and music. The artists will be on hand to explain their techniques and answer questions.

A studio crawl is an opportunity to visit the studios of working artists, socialize with other art lovers, and take a stroll about town, added Ramona Bernard, an officer in the Arts Council.

The photography exhibit at Bozarts will feature Erin Austen Abbott and Jack Gurner, both of Water Valley, along with Angela G. Clanton of Batesville and David Wharton of Oxford.

Among the other artists participating in the crawl will be Coulter Fussell, Megan Kingery, Anissa Wilkinson, Deirdre Uncapher, Bill Warren, Pati D’Amico, Rachel Ballentine, and Leslie Love.

The studio/galleries are located on Main, Panola, Dupuy, and Calhoun Streets.

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