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Monday, 30 January 2017

What Art did the Obamas bring into the White House?

This month Spotlight wonders at the art in the White House. 
   President Obama and family selected about 45 pieces from state collections, just as most leaders select art works from national holdings to reflect their intentions, ambitions for a nation, and, one may expect, to continue to inspire them to do the right thing in the face of significant adversity with huge responsibility. 
  The new resident has yet to make marks on the walls.  Art choices by leaders can tell us a lot. Here is a smattering of what the Obamas brought into their own endeavours, and maybe spread further into the world.
Catlin and Indian Attacking Buffalo, George Catlin, 1861-69
Catlin was a Philadelphia painter who became the first artist to travel West for the purpose of recording the lives of Native Americans.

Black Like Me No. 2, Glenn Ligon, 1992
For this meditation on race and identity, contemporary artist Glenn Ligon used a sentence from a once famous 1961 memoir by John Howard Griffin, a white man who artificially darkened his skin and travelled the South as an African American.

What do you put up to inspire, to focus your brain and care and energy, to keep you going, and to make hearts soar?
"I Think I'll ...", Ed Ruscha, 1983
Obamas in residence, with art for life.

The future’s bright. The future’s orange.
and maybe explore what has been selected by our British PMs.  These are public resources, influential, and matters of public record.  
Art matters.  
The Ludlow Art Society 

Bishop's Castle Arts Festival 22-26 Feb

Dance, Music, Workshops, Poetry, Craft, talks, knitting, singing, drawing, photography, story telling, film...
The programmes have arrived from the printers. :)You can find them at the Town Hall and we are distributing them to local shops, cafes and they will be going out to nearby libraries & Visitor Information places over the next week. Send £1 (to 18 Market Square, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BN) and we will post one to you by return. Please Share

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Pea Green Café - changeover 14th Feb, commission just 10%

The details of the upcoming Pea Green Cafe's exhibition changeover have been altered a little.
The changeover date for the rotating exhibition of LAS Members' work is now Tuesday 14th February, at 2pm, and the commission taken on sales is now only 10% (and there is still no hanging fee).
If you'd like to have your work up as part of this rotation (with all pieces up for sale), or if you'd like more information, please get in touch with curator Pat Innes at patricia@innesbooks.co.uk.  This opportunity is open to LAS members only. The good news is, it's easy to join, and we're at the beginning of the membership year.
Please note - as spaces are limited it's a good idea to book your places quickly!

New LAS permanent exhibition at St L's, and new Chairman, says Shropshire Star

"Ludlow Arts Society awarded permanent exhibition space and new chairman", reported the Shropshire Star. 
Welcome to the helm, John, as incoming Chair.  We look forward to seeing what Sam does next. 

Information about the St Laurence's church new permanent LAS exhibition follows soon.

See the full news article at http://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/2017/01/24/ludlow-arts-society-awarded-permanent-exhibition-space-and-new-chairman/

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Jill Howarth

A date has been set for the memorial event for Jill Howorth, who died after a short illness on the 7th November 2016: 
  Sunday 12th March 2017 to be held at Ludlow Assembly Rooms
   This notice has come to LAS courtesy of the Silk Top Hat Gallery, with the note that details will follow in due course.
Donations in memory of Jill will be warmly welcomed to support Ludlow Assembly Rooms (her great passion) or Severn Hospice.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Traditional Stained Glass Painting for Beginners: A Three Day Workshop

Couleurlive offers a 3 day workshop in stained glass painting for different beginner levels, as practised by the craftsmen back in the earliest years of creating stained glass windows in Europe.

The next course runs 26th to 28th January 2017, in Shrewsbury.

Full details are at https://www.craftcourses.com/courses/traditional-stained-glass-painting-for-beginners-a-three-day-workshop

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Exhibit - an opportunity to show your work

The Pea Green Cafe's rotating small exhibition of LAS members' artwork is being changed again on Tuesday 31st January, at 2pm.
If you'd like to have your work up as part of the next rotation (with all pieces up for sale and 10% commission (dropped from 20%)), or if you'd like more information, please get in touch with curator Pat Innes at patricia@innesbooks.co.uk
Please note - there is no hanging fee for the PGC, but as spaces are limited it's a good idea to book your places quickly!
This opportunity is open to LAS members only. The good news is, it's easy to join, and we're at the beginning of the membership year.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New Arts Bursary for Shropshire

A new arts bursary is open, to fund a young Shropshire artist to carry out further vocational training or acquire materials for their chosen speciality.
  The bursary is open to anyone who has been secondary school or college educated within a 20-mile radius of Shrewsbury, and is between the ages of 18 and 28 on 1 January 2017.
£2000 is available and should be used within 12 months of the bursary being awarded.
  A typical applicant might be considering or already have completed an Arts Foundation course or degree and would like the opportunity to specialise in an arts related field. This could be any branch of the Arts including work in conservation, furniture design, picture restoration, book binding, textiles, stonemasonry or museum curatorial work.
  All applications will be judged by a committee and the process may include an interview. The recipient would be expected to provide a report or give a presentation on completion of the project.
  Application forms can be downloaded here.
  Closing date for applications is 1 March2017.
For further information, contact Briony Cooper: brionycooper@talktalk.net mobile: 07811 532967
The bursary is offered by the Shrewsbury Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Friday, 13 January 2017

2nd of February - The LAS Talk by our Chairman and illustrator, Sam

Our first LAS talk of 2017 is the experience and methods of telling stories through the professional medium of artistic illustration.  Nuance, strength, emotion, history, worlds... produced with the artist's personal vision, to deadlines, and retaining signature shades and meanings, that are valued in a commercial world with a global, brand-led audience.
  At least, these are some of the aspects one might hope from our Society Chairman, Sam Manley.  In truth - like Sam's art - it is bound to be more poignant and potent than the descriptions.
  Isn't that also what the talk is about?  Telling tales through illustrations.
     See you there

2nd of February - The LAS Talk by our Chairman and illustrator, Sam

Our first LAS talk of 2017 is the experience and methods of telling stories through the professional medium of artistic illustration.  Nuance, strength, emotion, history, worlds... produced with the artist's personal vision, to deadlines, and retaining signature shades and meanings, that are valued in a commercial world with a global, brand-led audience.  
  At least, these are some of the aspects one might hope from our Society Chairman, Sam Manley.  In truth - like Sam's art - it is bound to be more poignant and potent than the descriptions.
  Isn't that also what the talk is about?  Telling Stories through pictures.
     See you there
Our first LAS talk of 2017 is the experience and methods of telling stories through the professional medium of artistic illustration.  Nuance, strength, emotion, history, worlds... produced with the artist's personal vision, to deadlines, and retaining signature shades and meanings, that are valued in a commercial world with a global, brand-led audience.  
  At least, these are some of the aspects one might hope from our Society Chairman, Sam Manley.  In truth - like Sam's art - it is bound to be more poignant and potent than the descriptions.
  Isn't that also what the talk is about?  Telling Stories through pictures.
     See you there

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Chang Thai Art Exhibition - Matthew Williams

See, eat, enjoy, experience
Images by Matthew Williams
until Feb 17
The Beer Garden - Chang Thai Bar, Ludlow, Shropshire
To paint emotion, one isn’t required to paint with technical precision; cartoonists can depict the human condition by just using one or two lines of strategically placed ink. My characters appear as stylised cartoons but they interact with each other and their environment in a manner as real as real life. These interactions are what really stimulate me and drive my work forward; the beautiful simplicity of everyday life, the things that keep us all going. Things that are worth celebrating, things that can be taken for granted.
Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity
Nice pics at https://www.artgallery.co.uk/work/197312

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Silk Top Hat exhibition welcomes new work by Jemima Jameson

Jemima Jameson has brought more of her painted boxes to Silk Top Hat, accompanied by a selection of her paintings.  These fine works refresh the ongoing Winter Exhibition.




Saturday, 7 January 2017

Jackson’s Open Painting Prize

For paintings or drawings, this competition has £11,000 worth of prizes.  It also promotes your work.
Entry is £5 per work, and you can submit up to 5 works.
The deadline for submission is 2nd April 2017.
See https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/jacksons-open-painting-prize-2017/

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