Creativity on display

The current issue of WAG includes a story on Karen Madden, a longtime fiber artist who is adding metalwork to her repertoire.

If the name Madden sounds familiar, it might be because we had a profile of her husband, stone artist Bob Madden, in our October 2018 issue.

Readers and art lovers will have the chance to meet the two artists – who work out of their home-based Rock and A Soft Place Studio in Poughquag – over two weekends this month.

The Maddens are again participating in the ArtEast Open Studio Tour, during which more than 30 artists open their working studios and invite visitors to see their artwork and how it’s created.

This year’s edition of the self-guided tour – the 13th– will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 and again Oct. 26 and 27, featuring artists from Dover Plains, Wingdale, Poughquag, Hopewell Junction, Holmes, Patterson and Pawling.

For more on the tour, visit; for more on the Maddens, visit

– Mary Shustack

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