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Step lively to see all 11 venues on Studio Waltz dance card

BY LENNIE BENNETT

Time Art Critic

With 11 venues spread throughout northern Pinellas County, the 18th annual Studio Waltz on Saturday may be more like a hustle. But a really fun one, even if you can't hit all points of contact.

Ten of the locations are artists' studios and the 11th is an opportunity for artists' sightings, with a group of plein air (out of doors) painters setting up their easels on Main Street in Dunedin where it intersects with the Pinellas Trail.

One of the most eye-catching of Studio Waltz participants — okay, the most eye-catching — is the home and studio shared by Carol Sackman and her husband Blake White.

These photos of their digs may say it all, but let's say a bit more. The place has evolved over about 10 years, and the aesthetic seems to be: Leave no surface uncovered. That applies not only to the exterior, shown here in part, but to interior walls, floors, countertops and furniture. She is what you would call a mixed media artist, encrusting furniture and decorative objects with further embellishments; he's a self-taught painter. They sell many things, but their house in Dunedin is clearly their magnum opus.

Good thing their cats don't stand still for long.

>> Studio Waltz venues

All will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with free demonstrations and art for sale.

Stirling Art Studios & Gallery: A group of artists working in various media. 730 Broadway, Suite 200, Dunedin. (727) 733-1688; stirlingartstudios.com

Luane Kane and Lead Lines Stained Glass Studio: 730 Broadway, Suite 2, Dunedin. (727) 733-8750

Plein Air Artists: Melissa Miller Nece, Jenna Star Friedman, Donald Eaton and Jana Withers. Main Street and Pinellas Trail in Dunedin

Debra Weible: Watercolor paintings. 421 Grant St., Dunedin. (727) 410-4246

Carol Sackman and Blake White: Mosaics, painted objects and furniture, art dolls and mixed media. 1524 Alamo Lane, Dunedin. (727) 736-4036; carolblakecoolart.com.

Connie Parkinson: Lampworking, glass bead jewelry. 2830 Deer Hound Way, Palm Harbor. (727) 709-4069

Amy Wiley: Silversmith. 373 N Carolina Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 458-0987; ozonatreasures.etsy.com

Jennifer S. Weaver and Lee Anderson: Burnished and smoke-fired ceramics. 320 Lagoon Drive, Ozona. (727) 785-2890.

Trish Sande: Fiber art. 1663 Bentley Court, Palm Harbor. (727) 789-5211.

Barbara Melby Burhans and Ira Burhans: Handmade paper casting, handmade tile mosaics and ceramics. 110 Peterson Lane, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9570; claypaper.com.

Joyce Curvin: Whimsical art in papier-mache over recycled materials. 4875 Blue Jay Circle, Palm Harbor. (727) 943-2464; joycecurvin.net.

Step lively to see all 11 venues on Studio Waltz dance card 10/06/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 5:30am]
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