What's On

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Upcoming LAS events:
** 2nd March - Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

LAS Spring Exhibition

Our 2017 Spring Exhibition at St Laurence's Church runs from 31Mar-10Apr17. 
To exhibit the entry deadline is 15th March 17 - click here for form and conditions of entry.

It's Spring - time to open your buds and bloom. Join in.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Christy Keeney Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition

When: 18th February - 31st March 2017, Tues - Sat, 11am - 4pm
Where: The Dotty Dog Gallery, 77a Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UT
Contact: Stephen 07772394984
There is an Open Day on Saturday, 18th February 2017, 11am - 8pm, with the work of Irish ceramic sculptor and painter Christy Keeney

This is the first show in a series of changing exhibitions featuring the work of well-established and emerging ceramic artists from the British Isles and beyond.

See https://www.facebook.com/events/270465793374253/

Thursday, 9 February 2017

LAS Permanent Exhibition at St Laurence's

On Tuesday afternoon, the Ludlow Art Society's permanent exhibition space at St Laurence's Church was officially opened with a coffee morning! We're thrilled to be working with the staff at the church to provide a beautiful exhibition space with such good footfall, and which will provide a constant advertisement for the LAS. The show will feature a rotating series of artworks from LAS members (all of which must be for sale), and is curated by Membership Secretary Tom Crowe (who also took the picture below).

Click to enlarge!

If you’d like your work to be considered for a future rotation of this exhibition (no hanging fee, 30% commission), we’d love to hear from you. You do need to be an LAS member, and need to have a record of sales of your work. Drop Tom Crowe a line at tomcrowe1@yahoo.com for more information.

If you haven't chanced upon the show yet, it's certainly worth stopping by!

Monday, 6 February 2017

40 DAYS, 40 ARTISTS Curated by Charles MacCarthy (PV 28Feb)

Warmly invite you and your guests to the Private View of our forthcoming exhibition:
40 DAYS, 40 ARTISTS  curated by Charles MacCarthy
Tuesday 28th February 6.30 to 8.30pm
The exhibition will be opened by art historian and biographer Frances Spalding
St Michael's Church, Discoed, near Presteigne LD8 2NW

Charles MacCarthy -
  'For some time now there has been a close affinity between religion and the arts at St Michael’s Church, Discoed, with many concerts, poetry readings and exhibitions. This year is the fifth Lent Exhibition and its title, ’40 Days, 40 Artists’, refers to the 40 days that Christ spent in the wilderness.
  We invited forty artists to respond to themes from the Passion, divided into ten traditional subjects which describe the events immediately before and after the Crucifixion as well as the Crucifixion itself. Each of these ten subjects has therefore been interpreted by four different artists, taking their inspiration not only from their allocated title but also from a work of art chosen from among the 'Old Masters'.

When invited to take part, artists often said, "But I’m not religious", or even, "I’m an atheist" but in the end I think this non-pious approach has produced good results. The worlds of art and religion have for ever been intertwined, and as Wittgenstein said, "The best interpretation of a work of art is another work of art." The response from these artists has been tremendous and wholehearted.'

The participating artists are:
Sara Bamford, Richard Bavin, Julian Bell, Carolyn Blake, Julienne Braham, Nicholas Bush, Ruth Cameron-Swan, Susie Cawley, Yvonne Crossley, Ken Eastman, Sandra Elliott, Megan Ellis, Susannah Fiennes, Eugene Fisk, Mary Ann Gelly, Alison Grimley, Lois Hopwood, Nicky Hopwood, Christopher Kilmartin, Guy Lester, Ciara Lewis, Jacob Luke Hughes, Vivienne Luxton, Roger Luxton, Charles MacCarthy, Daniel MacCarthy, Sophie MacCarthy, Pete Mackenzie, Kate Milsom, Tania Mosse, Allison Neal, Lottie O’Leary, Silvia Pastore, Roger Percival, Alex Ramsay, Susannah Royle, Carmel Stephens, Thelma Ayre, Jane Tudge and Bronte Woodruff.

The exhibition is open daily from 1st March - 16th April

How to find St Michael's Church, Discoed:
Leave Presteigne heading west on the B4356. After 1 mile take minor road (straight on) signposted Cascob. Continue for 1 mile. Church approach is up on left after Discoed sign.
Parking at Upper House by the kind permission of John and Annie Nethercott

Google map of St Michael's Church, Discoed here

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Pictures from Sam Manley's Talk

I was booked to give the LAS evening meeting talk for February and begin our year's programme of events, and my presentation was on the topic of 'narrative in illustration'. I went through a little of my more recent work to give an idea of what I do, and how I approach illustration, then moved on to cover a number of different topics - supported by various examples and styles of art throughout history - looking at how each of them can be used to enhance the storytelling, with a focus on breaking out of whatever your own established patterns of thought may be.

Anne Fox was kind enough to take some pictures of the evening:

Next month we hope you'll join us for our AGM (and it's been a pretty good year, we've lots to report!) - Thursday 2nd March.

Friday, 3 February 2017

LAS permanent exhibition at St Laurence's Church - Launching

The LAS permanent exhibition at St Laurence's Church will officially open at 3pm on Tuesday 7th February, and we'd like to invite you all to an afternoon coffee social to celebrate the launch!
The artwork displayed as part of the two-screen exhibition will be rotated on a regular basis, and show curator Tom Crowe will soon be putting out a call for future exhibitors.
Hope to see you there on the 7th