Gorge Artist Open Studio Tour
Featuring Stephanie Johnston and Daiva Harris
TDAC is proud to continue the partnership with the Gorge Artist Open Studio Tour with a preview exhibition this Spring. GAOS launched with sponsorship from The Dalles Art Center, a grant from the Wasco County PUD, and the work of volunteer organizers and founders. This is a yearly public tour showcasing the wonderful art of Gorge artists and providing insight into the environment in which art is created. It is our mission to advance art and encourage artists in the Columbia River Gorge by building community among artists and the public, promoting art and business education, and providing opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy art.
TDAC is featuring Daiva Harris and Stephanie Johnston in the center’s exhibition space as well as works from each artist engaged in the tour. The rest of the tour will feature the studios of artists in Hood River, White Salmon, Klickitat, The Dalles and even Stabler. You can pick up tour guidebooks at TDAC and preview each artist prior to the tour weekend of April 22, 23, 24. We will be open during the tour hours of 10am-5pm.
Featured Artist Stephanie Johnston
Stephanie Johnson started working in stained glass many years ago and moved to fused glass after meeting another glass enthusiast about 10 years ago. At that time I fell in love with fusing glass. Now I make glass jewelry, home decor, and yard and garden decor. Stephanie works with many glass artists in the Gorge including Andy Nichols at Andy Nichols Art Glass in The Dalles.
Featured Artist Daiva Harris
Daiva Harris utilize many mediums, including ink and painting, in expression of my creativity, though felted fiber and textiles are mediums I am consistently drawn to use. Felt is inviting, tactile, and strong. I love the hand-ons aspect to working with it, creating a piece from wool fiber, then manipulating the felted piece through cutting, placement and plaiting. And with a formal background in textile design, fabric provides another canvas whereby using disperse dyes, artwork is created that is visually freeform and organic.