PlacerArts Autumn Art Studios Tour showcases local artists

PLACERARTS HAS BEEN A CATALYST FOR the arts and humanities in Placer County for the past 28 years.

From November 11-13, it will present the 18th Annual Autumn Art Studios Tour. This year, 67 Placer County artists will show and demonstrate their work in 43 studio locations from Roseville to Colfax and from Lincoln to Foresthill.

Among them are longtime participants Rick and Janet Nicholson of Nicholson Blown Glass in Auburn. Their unique artwork involves figurative sculpture, sculptural lighting and wall and ceiling installations. Many of their works have been commissioned for hotels and private residences internationally.

“Each piece is a free-hand expression of the excitement and risk-taking found in an experimental glassblowing studio,” Rick explains. The Nicholsons have been participating in the Art Studios tour since its inception, says Janet.

Along with the Tour, PlacerArts’ other programs include the Auburn Art Walk, Jazz at 808, Poetry Out Loud, Old Library Art Studio, Outside the Box Exhibit and the Arts Building Gallery in Auburn.

In its role, PlacerArts (short for the Arts Council of Placer County) encourages excellence and expansion of visual, musical, theatrical, literary, media and dance art endeavors.

It serves as a clearing house for information on the arts in Placer County. The Council’s purpose is to create a forum for communication for artists and art organizations in Placer County and to build awareness of activities and programs related to arts and culture in the area.

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