4 Westside art locations in 8th annual Pikes Peak Studio Tour Nov. 14-15

       A total of 15 area artists in 10 studios will display - and in some cases demonstrate - their creativity in the eighth annual Pikes Peak Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15.

Samples are shown of works by the five artists who will be on the Westside for the Pikes Peak Studio Tour Nov. 15 and 16. (Artists' names for the respective pieces are, from left): Deb Komitor, Kay Jeansonne.
Courtesy of Pikes Peak Studio Tour

       The times will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 14th and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 15th. Signs will help direct people to the different sites. There is no charge.
       Included will be four Westside locations showing the works of six artists. Returnees from previous tours will be Willow Bend Studios, 514 N. 17th St. (Karen Pierce and Marc Jenesel - vessels combining fiber with clay, metal or stone) and Deb Komitor, 741 Panorama Drive (oil paintings and color pencil drawings).
       New Westside studios on this year's tour will be Kay Jeansonne, 1521 W. Bijou St. (oil paintings, charcoal drawings and sculptures); and Gail Necker, 1224 W. Pikes Peak Ave. (basketry combining gourds and fibers). Joining Necker at her location will be Jeremiah Houck (wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery, stone-ware and porcelain sculpture).
       Other areas/artists on the tour will be:
       Manitou Springs - Michael Baum Art, 317 Crystal Hills Blvd.
       Downtown - Mettle-some Studios, 1821½ N. Tejon St.; and DiPasquale Designs, 1612 N. Tejon (also including Abigail Kreuser and Carole Reece).
       Northwest Colorado Springs - WallaceVISION Studio, 130 Dark Horse Drive West (also including Maryse Levenson); Penny Stewart, 6860 Cedar Ridge Ct.; and Tracy Miller, 1270 Allegheny Drive.
       According to a tour press release, “The Pikes Peak Studio Tour is a group of professional artists working in the Pikes Peak region. For one weekend every year, you're invited into their homes and studios not only to see and purchase their work, but to see where and how their artwork is created. The Tour is a great opportunity for artists and art lovers to get together and 'talk art.' ”
       For more information (and a map), call 634-5475 or go to the website: pikespeakstudiotour.com.

Samples are shown of works by the five artists who will be on the Westside for the Pikes Peak Studio Tour Nov. 15 and 16. (Artists' names for the respective pieces are, from left): Karen Pierce/Marc Jenesel, Gail Necker, Jeremiah Houck.
Courtesy of Pikes Peak Studio Tour

Westside Pioneer/press release