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HOPKINTON â€” This weekendâ€™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 dayâ€™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.
â€śI like to make it inviting and fun for people to come and see,â€ť she said.
Sartor said her work is semi-abstract and she is inspired by nature and the changing seasons.
â€śIâ€™m never at a loss for inspiration,â€ť she said. â€śAs 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 donâ€™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.â€ť
Sartor continued, â€śI am most noted for my color, line, and form as a way of expressing the lush beauty I see around me.â€ť
For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up the Oct. 18 issue of the Narragansett Times.