Berlin Tour Offers Personal Look At Artists’ Studios

Berlin Tour Offers Personal Look At Artists’ Studios
Matthew Amey of Wooden Octopus, left, and Brian Robertson of Berlin Printery are among the artists who will open their studios to guests during Saturday’s event. Submitted Photos

BERLIN — Berlin’s talented artists and craftsmen are opening their studios for the public to see the places where the creative process occurs on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1-6 p.m.

Organized by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment District, this is a wonderful chance to meet the painters, jewelers, woodworkers, metal crafters and printmakers, see their work and pick up one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays. All the studios are located in or close to historic downtown Berlin so guests can enjoy an afternoon visiting them all. Maps will be available at the Berlin Visitor’s Center and at each studio.

The artists participating and their studios include:

Lynne Lockhart Paintings, 18 Burley Street: Lockhart is nationally known for her oil paintings of wildlife and pets.

Kirk McBride Paintings, 18 Burley Street: McBride is widely known for his landscapes, seascapes and paintings of the disappearing fishing world on the East Coast

CDF Fine Jewelry, Caroline F. Downes, 16 N. Main St. Unit 4: Downes creates everything from sterling silver jewelry that reflects the coastline to stunning engagement rings.

Stuart Gibbs & Geoff Threadgill, 309B Bay Street: Gibbs and Threadgill create wood turnings as well as flat wood pieces ranging from ornaments, to bowls, to tea lights and bottle stoppers.

Steel N Glory, Jordan Pippen, 305 Washington Street. Rustic metal and wood artwork, furniture and signs are fabricated by Jordan Pippen in this unique shop in Berlin.

Anchor Wood Creations, Garry Moore & Vincent Tomaselli, 206C William St.: Garry and Vinnie take reclaimed, salvaged materials and craft them into beautiful pieces for home or business.

Gypsea Tide, Heather Layton Guest at Anchor Wood Creations: Layton has a knack for taking the old and giving it new life. Reusing and repurposing metals, flatware and other found objects into art objects.

Henry Fine Arts Gallery, Patrick Henry, 9928 Old Ocean City Blvd, Suite 4: Intimate and nostalgic oil paintings of the lower Eastern Shore by master artist Patrick Henry.

Berlin Printery, Brian Robertson, 16 N Main Street: Graphic artist and printmaker has a boutique letterpress and printmaking studio making limited edition prints, cards and posters.

Wooden Octopus, 8 Jefferson Street: Margaret Tossey, Karin Ardis, Amey, and Lisa Tossey share the studio and gallery space with toolde copper, natural elements, photography and oils.

Tim Thompson, 8 Jefferson Street: Mixed media artist Tim Thompson combines color, texture, found objects and wit to capture the viewers imagination.

Deb Rolig, 8 Jefferson Street: Deb creates paintings that are always colorful, playful and thought provoking.