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Odanata Art Gallery part of Northwoods Art Tour

 

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ANNE MCFAUL Reid, the artist who created the sculpture shown in the photo, will be a guest artist at Odonata Art Gallery in Mercer, Wis., during the annual Northwoods Art Tour this weekend.

MERCER, Wis. - Odonata Art Gallery is again taking part in the annual Northwoods Art Tour this weekend.

The tour consists of art galleries across northern Wisconsin. Some locations also include demonstrations.

Mitch and Laurie Myers, owners and operators of Odonata, have participated in the tour since its second year.

"The art tour has been very good to us," Mitch Myers, an outdoor photographer and woodworker, said. "We try to bring in different artists with different types of style, so people can experience different things."

Over the past few years, Odonata has hosted pottery makers, glassblowers, painters and silversmiths.

This year, Odonata will host sculptor and painter Anne McFaul Reid, Laurie's sister from St. Paul.

"My artwork is playful, interactive and imaginative," McFaul Reid said. "As a sculptor, I explore the limits of materials, and as a painter, I take a more contemplative journey, reflecting on the beauty of nature and all its potential. In recent years, my inspiration and true passion comes in the form of teaching. I am thrilled to be a part of creating an environment where children find their own artistic voices. I believe that this voice is truly important, and a real source of empowerment."

"That biggest thing is how fun it is," Mitch Myers said. "But not only that, it is also a learning experience. You get to see a lot of interesting techniques and get to meet the artists, which is always a blast."

Self-guided tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days.

"I strongly recommend the tour," Mitch Myers said. "It's a great way to spend a day, a couple days, or the weekend to relax and see the Northwoods and the artists who live there and what they do."

For more information, visit northwoodsarttour.com.