Sue Schuetz returns for her 8th Spring Art Tour this June 4-6, 2021

Sue Schuetz returns for her 8th Spring Art Tour this June 4-6, 2021

Sue Schuetz returns for her 8th Spring Art Tour this June 4-6, 2021

Welcome back Sue Schuetz to her 8th Spring Art Tour!

Schuetz works in a variety of media: Assemblages, mobiles, jewelry, and watercolor. For the Tour, June 4-6, she will be constructing metal and bead jewelry, and she will be showing at Rimrock Farm Barn (3975 Moe Rd, Mount Horeb, WI 53572) with Jessica Curning-Kuenzi, Christine Echtner, Aileen Musa, and Karen Watson-Newlin. That’s right, ONE stop, FIVE artists!

Sue Schuetz, photo
Aileen Musa: hand-colored and painted photograph

See a preview of Sue Schuetz’s work,

get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Sue Schuetz, Assemblage, metal, mixed
Sue Schuetz, Assemblage, metal, mixed
Aileen Musa, Sunflower, handcolored photograph
Sculptor Nana Schowalter returns to the Spring Art Tour June 4-6, 2021

Sculptor Nana Schowalter returns to the Spring Art Tour June 4-6, 2021

Sculptor Nana Schowalter returns to the Spring Art Tour June 4-6, 2021

Welcome back Nana Schowalter to her 2nd Spring Art Tour!

Schowalter writes: My artwork includes interior sculpture, garden sculpture, and commission work…. I combine iron, copper, and brass in works inspired by the images of ancient cultures from around the world.

Nana Schowalter in her welding shop
Aileen Musa: hand-colored and painted photograph

See Nana Schowalter’s work

at Chuck Bauer’s Henhouse Studio along with several other artists during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. See where the group Tour stop is located, preview Schowalter’s work, get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Nana Schowalter 'QueenEuphoria,' Steel Sculpture
Nana Schowalter 'Lightning Bird Baths,' Steel Sculptures
Aileen Musa, Sunflower, handcolored photograph
Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Welcome back Luke Proctor to the Spring Art Tour for 2021!

Proctor writes on Instagram from the Winter Park Sidwalk Art Festival (see amazing piece and award below): “Trying to represent for all the blacksmiths, being considered as art blacksmithing is still in its infancy in my opinion, lots of us are trying to change that so many of you are doing an outstanding job.”

Luke Proctor, blacksmithing
Luke Proctor wins award for his metal work at Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

See Luke Proctor’s work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at his Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Forged Cabinet by Luke Proctor
Detail of forged furniture by Luke Proctor
Forged Cabinet by Luke Proctor
Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the Spring Art Tour

Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the Spring Art Tour

Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the Spring Art Tour

Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the 2021 Spring Art Tour

“I have been working with wood professionally for nearly 40 years. Previous visitors may recall my shop in Mazomanie. I relocated to my home property in rural Barneveld 2 years ago and am excited to share this new shop with you!”

Tom Laudin, woodworker, in his shop

Beautiful wood and joinery highlight this table by Tom Laudin of Wildwood Woodworks:

Close-up of table/joinery by Tom Laudin

See Tom Laudin’s work

in person during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at his Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Tom Laudin, woodworker, Blanket Chest

Tom Laudin, woodworker, Armoire
Tom Laudin, woodworker, Armoire latch
Mikel Kelley back for his 14th year on the Tour

Mikel Kelley back for his 14th year on the Tour

Mikel Kelley back for his 14th year on the Tour

Mikel Kelley has been with the Spring Art Tour since the beginning

Mikel’s ceramics studio has been a part of the Mt. Horeb community for over 20 years, and he is one of the original organizers of the Tour. His work can be seen all over town—from private sculptures to his iconic Grumpy Troll mugs. Stop by 4th Street Ceramics June 4-6 to see the artist at work, view artwork, or commission a piece.

Mikel Kelley's mugs on display at Grumpy Troll

See Mikel Kelley’s work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at his Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Kelley Mikel, ceramic green mug

Kelley Mikel, ceramic sculpture, 'Phuk Covid'
Kelley Mikel, ceramic tile
John Pahlas back for Spring Art Tour 2021

John Pahlas back for Spring Art Tour 2021

John Pahlas back for Spring Art Tour 2021

John Pahlas is back for the Spring Art Tour for 2021!

Pahlas is busy creating spectacular giant installations and tiny beauties that you’ll be able to see in person this June 4-6 at the Spring Art Tour!

On Social media he recently posted about an exhilarating, intense, and somewhat stressful (no one got hurt!) installation of a giant heron at K & A Greenhouse. Check it out:

John Pahlas' metal sculpture of a heron (in studio, in progress)

Thanks so much Angie & Chris of @ka_greenhouse for providing me with yet another fun and challenging project! As the truck backed in to prep for unloading the heron Angie said, “this must be kind of sad for you to say goodbye to a sculpture you’ve worked so much on”… and I can’t remember exactly how I replied, because I was so FULL to the brim with excitement to have A)successfully gotten the beast out of the bay with only a minor setback to the garage door (which thankfully didn’t take too long for the garage door guys to fix) And B)successfully gotten it loaded onto the truck with ease and zero injuries to anything or anyone.

John Pahlas beside his giant Heron scupture at K&A Greenhouse

And after getting it in its place and to hear the immediate responses from everyone at the greenhouse… there is no way I could feel sadness! I create art to share it with others and with each custom project I am encouraged to go that extra mile and share bolder visions through the infinite possibilities held within salvaged rusty steel! I did put my heart and soul into this heron, and to be able to share that with others is the entire reason I make art. Step into the greenhouses at K&A… and you will see they put their hearts and souls into those plants too! This current time in history, we need to share our heart n soul energy on unprecedented scales!! Step up and stand tall to accept the challenge! What a great project, onto the next!!

See Pahlas’ fabulous BIG and small steel sculptures

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at his Spring Art Tour Artist page!

sculpture of Lulu by John Pahlas
sculpture 'Bound' by john Pahlas
sculpture, Risen by John Pahlas