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Meet Guest Artist Sarah Flicek

Sarah Flicek is a returning guest to this year’s Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour, known for her gorgeous jewelry. We asked her a few questions about working as an artist and visiting the North Shore.

What do you like the most about visiting the North Shore?

The North Shore is our playground!  I live west of Minneapolis with my three boys. We are an adventurous family and we love our journeys to the North Shore. We like to say the North Shore is our stomping grounds and definitely our favorite place to get away! 

Sarah Flicek and her fantastic jewelry!

As an artist in the tour, what are you most excited about?

I was invited to join this tour as a guest artist in 2016 and have been coming back ever since. I love this show for many reasons: I get to meet amazing artists & see their work, seeing others’ creating spaces is always interesting and the settings and vistas are delightful! I love the intimacy of this studio tour on the North Shore.

Silver pendants by Sarah Flicek

What is it that you enjoy about working in your medium?

Creating is my passion. The process of working in metal answers my innate need to be precise and the freedom and creativity of being an artist. I come to the studio with an idea and allow it to transpire as I create into a beautiful design.  I am most often inspired by life’s adventures, nature’s beauty and the kindred human spirit. 

Sarah can be found at studio stop CB. Click the button below to learn more:

2019 Sponsor News

Passport Prize Alert! YOU COULD WIN THIS PENDANT DONATED BY OUR SPONSOR, 47 Degrees!

PASSPORT PRIZE VALUED AT $50 by jewelry artist Michelle Gratton donated by sponsor, 47 Degrees Gallery in Knife River, MN.

This gorgeous pendant could be yours if you are our lucky winner! Thank you 47 Degrees Gallery, located at 243 Riverview St. in Knife RIver, MN.

DURING THE WEEKEND OF THE 2019 Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour, GET YOUR PASSPORT STAMPED FROM ALL 10 STUDIO STOPS AND ENTER OUR FABULOUS PRIZE DRAWINGS! NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN; COMPLETED PASSPORTS CAN BE DROPPED AT YOUR FINAL STUDIO STOP. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK!

A big THANK YOU to Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour 2019 Sponsor, 47 Degrees!
2019 Artist Highlight

Michael Kapsos, Guest Artist

Michael Kapsos is a jewelry artist living and working in Brimson, MN. He once again joins the the Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour as a guest artist at studio GR/PZ. His metal work is known for the dynamic and elegant movements of line and shape. When he is not creating his jewelry he also works as a certified massage therapist!

What do you like the most about living and working near the North Shore?

Living up here gives me creative space for my mind and spirit. It keeps my creative juices flowing being surrounded by nature. I’m also a Tai Chi addict and the ability to walk out my door and exercise being surrounded by nature is a life long adventure and a creative inspiration. 

As an artist in the tour, what are you most excited about?

I love sharing my designs with people and it’s great to see their reactions and get feedback. It’s also so different from working in the studio alone trying to create something from nothing. People like to know what goes into creating the designs and it’s fun to share that, it also gives me more ideas for future designs. You know what they say about teachers learning more from their students than the students learn from them. I think it’s the same with artists, we learn a lot from the people who see our work.

Jewelry by Michael Kapsos

What is it that you enjoy about working in your medium?

I started my art life as a printmaker/painter, but when I started making jewelry and realized the endless possibilities of design I was hooked. I also enjoy the complexity of building each design and the never ending challenge. Jewelry is such a personal expression. So when I see people wearing my pieces I feel honored and to know they wear them often is even better.

For more information about guest artist Michael Kapsos and Studio GR/PZ, click the button below: