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The Mill at Shady Lea: Open Studios

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24th Annual
Open Studios 2021

215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Sunday, December 5th, 2021
11am - 5 pm


  We will hope The Mill at Shady Lea will be able to celebrate its 24th Anniversary and we can it open our doors to share with you some of the finest artists and artisans Rhode Island has to offer.  

Stay tuned for what's going to happen!

The historic Shady Lea Mill, situated on the scenic Mattatuxet River in North Kingstown, houses over 40 artists and artisans working in various media.   On Saturday and Sunday December 4th and 5th from 11am to 5pm, The Shady Lea Mill will host Open Studios for each artisan to showcase his/her skills. Just in time for holiday shopping,  some of Rhode Island’s many talented residents open their doors to the public and offer a wide array of hand made local gifts.  Featured will be one of a kind pottery, sculpture, weaving, painting, mixed media collage, glass blowing and fusing, hand made pewter frames, photography, woodworking, jewelry design, and classes in art,weaving and sewing.  Anchor Bend Glassworks is an unprecedented glass artist collaborative established in 2003. This award winning team is comprised of childhood friends Michael Richardson, Justin Tarducci and Timothy Underwood. All met while exploring their shared enthusiasm for art, glass and creation. The talents from each artist encourage and compliment the energy and originality that permeates every piece of hand blown glass that Anchor Bend creates. Their award winning designs can be seen at select galleries and museums nationwide. Stop in and create a memory and blow a piece yourself.  
David Christensen  also lends his talents in cane glass bead work to the Anchor Bend team. His jewelry and other creations will be highlighted at the Open Studio.  Julie Munafo continues to create her awesome pieces of jewelry and gorgeous wreaths, selling them online all over the world.
 Back again this year is the absolutely gorgeous jewelry of Petri Kymlander, the antique clocks of Rich Fyans and our busy "POTTER" Donna Thompson, making things with a bit of a twist. This year we will also be featuring several new additions to our "old timers"  Information on them will be forthcoming.
It’s as much a party as a shopping experience as the artists provide food, drink ­ as well as demonstrations and explanations of their work so be prepared to be amazed! 

    As always, The Shady Lea continues to be home to an artistic magic that permeates through every Studio.
While admission is free,  the artists of Shady Lea Mill are asking guests to bring a non-perishable food items for the North Kingstown Food Bank.   Collection bins will be placed at every point of entry. Food items of greatest need are proteins – peanut butter, canned meat and fish, beans, etc.   Thank you.

Shady Lea Mill Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th from 11am to 5pm
Shady Lea Mill
215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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Admission is free but we ask a donation to the NK Food Bank

Open to the public / Free parking and refreshments
Storm Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 11th & 12th.





Participating Artists & Businesses
Please check in for updates

Suite No.NameType of Art
100 Anchor Bend Glassworks Hand Blown Glass
101 Alyn Federico /Top Gun Grafix Murals/Hand painted, Airbrushed and Digital
102 David Christensen Furnace and Fused Glass
102 Robert Allott & Nancy DiMarzio / Orion Glassworks & Design Painter/glass Sculptures
103 Realfibers - Suzy Bellanger and Wayne Bruce Weaver, papermaker, fiber artist
104 Trish Hurley Oil Painter
105 Julie Munafo pewter and frames, metal artist
106 Singing Stones / Lisa Gibson McMahon Metal arts/jewelry
107 Diane Harrison Textiles
107 Ttacy Weisman Textile & Mixed Media
108 Renee Syed Mixed Media
109 Donna Thompson Pottery
110 Kevin Doyle/Newport Marine Services Woodworking/yachts
111 Seaside Rug Hooking Co/Debra Walland/Laura Kenyon Fiber Arts/Hand hooked rugs & supplies
112 Kevin Dicer Art/Kevin Christian mixed Media
113 Richard Fyans/ Narragansett Clock Shop antique clocks repaired/rebuilt/for sale
114 Petri Kymlander Goldsmith, Designer, Jeweler
115 Element Wrought and Woven Metal Smith / Weaver
116 Richard Kalaidjian Painter
201 Kathryn O'Donovan Fiber Arts/Spinning/Weaving
201 Rarities Book & Bindery/Kelly Allen-Kuyawski Book Binding & Conservation
203 Joe Yoffa STUDIO Mixed Media
205 Kim Ellery Acrylic painter / Expressionist
206 Shady Birds Pottery / Mary Walsh Pottery, Painting,Jewelry
206 Shady Birds Pottery / Lynsey Vanderbeck Pottery
207 Madison D'Arezzo Botanical Body Care/aromatherapy
208 Lynn Malec Painter
208 Karen Kelleher Oil Painter
209 Susan Matthews Potter, Ceramic/Felt Sculpture
210 heART & Soul Healing Art Studio, LLC Art Therapy/Pottery
211 Victoria Andreozzi-Barzin Design and Applied Arts
212 Marne Snyder collagist
214 Karen Houston Painter
215 John and Kristen Andel Mixed Media/acrylics/wool/sewing
216 Michael Greco Architectural/functional/photography
218 Dianne Schuman Potter
219 Jo-Anna Melrose painter/printmaker
221 SL Cottage Chic Decor/Maureen Lawton Home Decor
221 SL Painting Daisies Photography/Tracey Michaelson Photography
L-1 Elizabeth Lind Sculptor