Stop - Gap

Many years ago, Stouffville resident Luke Anderson was involved in a tragic mountain bike accident that left him a paraplegic. Based on his experiences after his accident, Luke created an initiative called 'Stop-Gap;' ramps designed to create awareness as well as access for individuals with handicaps.

Luke's initiative began in Stouffville, where he grew up and now he wants to push forward in Toronto. Check out this great video featuring Luke himself explaining his vision.

Now, Luke and his mother have organized a fundraiser for Stop Gap and asked the arts community for help. Twelve artists will be creating unique art on a Stop Gap ramp and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the cause. Studio Tour artists Valeria Ashton, Diana Bullock, Sandra Burke, Margaret Grandison, Dianne Green and Ray McNeice will be lending their artistic talents to this cause!

Below are photos of the ramp/paintings

Valerie Ashton (C)
Margaret Grandison (C)
Diana Bullock (C)

 Sandra Cole Burke (C)
Ray McNeice (C)

Dianne Green (C)

2012 Studio Tour

Well the 2012 Stouffville Studio Tour is now over. We had a great weekend, record crowds! Thank you to everyone who stopped by, we really appreciate your support. Please support our sponsors, they help us keep this Tour going.

We are all a little weary but also energized. Keep checking back all year long for updates and information. There will be some new posts in a few days but in the meantime look back at this blog to see everything from chicken jumpers [sweaters] to minute videos, print making to scarf painting and a lot of other interesting posts.

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