HOPKINTON — This weekend’s fall foliage will be a colorful backdrop to HopArts Studio Trail, a two-day event featuring artists and artisans who open their studios to the public to show and sell their wares. In its eighth year, HopArts covers a seven-mile radius within Richmond and Hopkinton, which is easy to cover in a day’s journey.
This year, 36 artists and artisans will be participating, with many offering demonstrations of their art or craft.
Diana Sartor, a painter, printmaker, and collagist said she is looking forward to opening her studio to the public.
“I like to make it inviting and fun for people to come and see,” she said.
Sartor said her work is semi-abstract and she is inspired by nature and the changing seasons.
“I’m never at a loss for inspiration,” she said. “As the seasons change, the color is enticing. I feel the same when spring comes around and everything starts to blossom and new life erupts. I have a lot of fiddlehead ferns, which are an endless source of inspiration with their fancy, majestic unfurling. I don’t have a problem with the color going away and the leaves falling off because then I see the all the rhythm in the trees that surround me.”
Sartor continued, “I am most noted for my color, line, and form as a way of expressing the lush beauty I see around me.”
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