Mecca is the name of my spouse’s shop, dubbed by an envious friend… it has a sign and everything. This will be Ron’s 3rd Studio Crawl that he has participated in. Ron is a woodturner. He started about 30 years ago when I traded tax preparation work for woodturning lessons from our friend, Phil Holtan. Phil has taught 100s of woodturners, but Ron was his very first student. Over the years, Ron has honed his talent, and it is among his many diverse hobbies. As a fairly new 59 year old retiree, he has more time to try different things. Ron was a teacher at both NDSU and MSUM in engineering. Studio Crawls give him the opportunity to blend those two talents. So, if you stop at his shop, Ron will show you how he does his work. He will show you how you could be a woodturner. He’ll turn some simple projects, and if there are kids in attendance, he likes to make tops for them.
The Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists are the creators of our local Studio Crawl. It gives us the opportunity to see artists in their creative places. It’s free, family-friendly and fun. My only regret with having Ron in the Crawl is that we miss having the opportunity to go ourselves. There are maps, and descriptions of each artist in their brochures that are in a variety of places around town. You can also download one from fmva.org. The Crawl is this weekend, October 3rd and 4th from noon to 6pm each day. #SayHiIFYouStopBy