What's On

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Upcoming LAS events:
** LAS SUMMER EXHIBITION - Fri 26th August - Mon 5th September
** LAS EVENING MEETING - Art as Therapy, with Frances Newman - 1st September - details

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Pictures from the 2016 Summer Exhibition

27th August - 5th September 2016
at St Laurence's Church, Ludlow
10.00am to 5.00pm daily

This show is quite a special one for us, as it is our 70th Anniversary Summer Exhibition show. Huge thanks must go to the exhibition sub-Committee and to everyone who helped put the show together, including of course the wonderful staff at St Laurence's.

We formally opened our show with some warm words from Councillor Paul Draper, the Mayor of Ludlow, at a well-attended preview evening. You'll find in our show a collection of drawings (including a selection of charcoals from our President, Charles MacCarthy), paintings and sculptures, as well as a rack of cards, but we also have two new and exciting exhibits -  firstly, the Anniversary Art Project, a collection of artworks created to be displayed at this event, and then to be turned into a printed book later in the year, and secondly a multimedia section courtesy of the Words for Art project, a collaboration of film-makers, artists and poets.

Below you'll find a selection of works from the show, but of course this is only the merest hint - if you want to see it all, you'll have to go there in person!

The cover to our Anniversary Art Project folder

Bluebells in Shawley Wood, watercolour, Mrs M Broad

A Prospect of Mdiva, oil, Robert Chitham

Craft table - (L) Pyrographed Plaque, wood, Val Littlehales, (M) Acrobat, bath limestone, Samuel Bebb, (R) Pyrographed Key Holder, wood, Val Littlehales

Farm Buildings, charcoal, Charles MacCarthy

Francis, charcoal, John Jarvis

Ironbridge, acrylic+collage+mixed media, Rob Leckey ARBSA

Kerry Sheep, pastel, Lesley Connolly RBSA

Legend, acrylic, David Tedham

Lost in the Wood, acrylic, Stephen Foxx

Nerine Lilies, oil, Margaret Oakes

Rye Harbour, watercolour, George Loades RBSA BWS

Study in White, oil on linen, Pat Innes

The Montgomery Canal outside Welshpool, acrylic, John Weir - Mayor's Choice

The Shearer, oil, Samuel Bebb

Untitled 1, chinese ink, James Hurdwell - Silk Top Hat's Choice

Watching, pastel, Anne E Priest

Words for Art Display

This is the second and final of our major exhibitions for 2016, and we hope you enjoy our show. Our programme continues until November, and we'll be back again with two more exhibitions next year!

Angela Gladwell's Art Courses

Down at the Library right now there's an exhibition of work from people who have taken Angela Gladwell's most recent art course. All the details are covered below (click the images to enlarge):

There's more, though! Angela's next course begins in October, and covers the topic 'A Cabinet of Curiosities'. If you'd like to sign up, all the details are on the flyer below:

Thomas Gainsborough: His Life and Works

Spotted on the... oh, I'll leave you to guess where. I think you know ;)

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The Ludlow Palmers' website is here: www.ludlowpalmers.uk

Redlake Valley Artists and friends - Exhibition

Also spotted on the noticeboard at St Laurence's, this exhibition isn't running for very long so make sure not to miss it!

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The Redlake website is at: www.redlakevalleyartists.co.uk

Artists & their work - What Lies Beneath

This talk may be of interest to LAS members. The flyer was spotted on the noticeboard at St Laurence's:

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Upcoming - Frances Newman's talk, 'Art as Therapy'

After the break in August we're back with our next evening meeting on Thursday 1st September, and it's on a fascinating topic that we've not covered before - a talk on the use of art as therapy, by LAS member Frances Newman. Ahead of time, Frances has very kindly sent along some of her works (click to enlarge):

The talk is at the usual time, 7pm for 7.30pm, at the Studio in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms. It's £3 for members, £5 for guests and just £1 for students. Drinks and biscuits are provided, but we ask a 50p donation here to help us cover costs.

See you on the 1st of September (well, hopefully see you at the Summer Exhibition Preview Evening first...)!

Reminder - Silk Top Hat Summer Exhibition

Don't forget, the Silk Top Hat Summer Exhibition is under way with new work from John Alford, LAS member Tamsin Bridge, Patrick Howse and former LAS President Noel Shepherdson as well paintings, prints and sculpture by other Silk Top Hat Gallery artists including Edward Bell, Nik Burns, Mary Griffin, Rae Harrison, Jenny Jones, former LAS President Keith Noble and Matthew Wood.

The exhibition is on until 3rd September, and is well worth checking out.