BVA Group Show Invitation & Art in Action Events
You are cordially invited to attend the Preview of the Borderland Visual Arts Group Show 2014 on Friday 30th May 7.00 – 9.00pm at The Willow Gallery.
BVA Group Show - Saturday 30th May to Saturday 22nd June.
The Group exhibition showcases work from members of the BVA many of whom will also be opening their studios to the public on the 14th/15th and 21st/22nd of June in Oswestry and the surrounding area. Visit the Willow Gallery for a map to follow this exciting art trail.
Throughout the exhibition artists will be working, demonstrating and running free workshops in the gallery. This will be a brilliant opportunity to get creative and try something new. Please find further information about the Art in Action events below.
We look forward to seeing you at some point throughout this exhibition.
The Willow Gallery Team.
Art in Action Events at The Willow
All events are free. They are on a first-come-first served basis, if you wish to secure a place in advance please contact the Willow Gallery.
Small fabric Creations with Rachel Montgomery
Monday 2nd June. 10am to 5pm
Explore fabric, colour and texture.
Sew, bond and shred material Then reconstruct, Recycle and recharge your artistic side creating a collage, face or animal while having some fun.
Freehand Machine Embroidery with Alison Holt
Wednesday 4th June. 10am to 4pm
Textile artist Alison Holt uses silk painting and freehand machine embroidery to create detailed, textured landscapes inspired by the Shropshire/Welsh countryside. She will be bringing her sewing machine to the Willow Gallery and spend the day demonstrating her unique way of working. Come along to see a selection of Alison’s embroideries on display and her creative process.
Collaborative Phenomena with Jood Gough
Saturday 7th June. 10am to 5pm
Painting undertaken rather like a chess game but without the competition - or something akin to jazz improvisations - this is a demonstration/ workshop
of collaborative painting with a difference. There will be two artists working in this way in the Willow Art in a box; it is possible that a member of the public will be invited to join them.
Painting with Des Jones
Monday 9th June. 10am to 5pm
Des works mainly in 2D using a variety of materials and supports and intends to exhibit the various processes and effects obtained during the course
of his demonstration. He will be working upon several pieces using acrylic paints,printers ink,charcoal and pastels using several subjects for representation. Hopefully this will assist visitors to appreciate the effort and processes used by the artist in producing their work.
Mosaic Making with Jim Heath
Wednesday 11th June. 10am to 5pm
A chance to try your hand at designing and making your own small mosaic.
Tuition, tools and materials provided but feel free to bring along any spare/broken tiles or crockery.
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture in Sculpture with Frank Triggs
Saturday 14th June & Sunday 15th June. 10am to 5pm
Frank is a hand wood carver who has embraced modern technology. Drop in and see a range of methods for creating forms from sophisticated production software to fun stuff you can download to your I Pad. Try it yourself and see a 3D printer working.
Optimising your photos in Lightroom with Jane Birdsell
Monday 16th June.10am to 5pm
Taking a digital photograph is only half the process: landscape and garden photographer Jane Birdsell will share the processing steps she uses to bring
her original images to life. Change the colours in your photographs – warm them up, for example; or just adjust one colour that’s come out wrong. Make an image more dramatic; or go for a dreamy, pastel look. Add a vignette to highlight your subject. If you’ve captured raw data, reveal more detail in the highlights and shadows. It’s your photograph – make it express what excited you about the subject.
How to do Life Casting with Jas Davidson &Tony Meadows
Wednesday 18th June. 10.30am-12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm
Life casting has been a part of the sculptor’s tool kit since the time of ancient Egypt and many sculptors have incorporated it in their work including Rodin and latterly Anthony Gormley. Come and join us for a day discussing and experiencing the techniques involved - a fun, possibly messy and certainly enthralling event is in prospect.
Wax Modelling with Beatriz Cabrera Molleja
Saturday 7th June. 10am to 5pm. Dunbabin Room
Beatriz works directly in wax for casting in bronze. Sometimes using wooden twigs for the legs of her little characters. Wax can be very strong once it has cooled. It has many advantages for its different qualities, as it can be used in the liquid form, as a
more malleable material and even as a solid one for carving. With 12 years experience working for fine arts bronze casting foundries in the wax department the chance to observe and work with her should not be missed
Woodcarving with Jim Heath
Saturday 21st June & Sunday 22nd June. 10am to 5pm
Jim will be demonstrating and offering you the opportunity to use his tools and equipment and have a go at creating a small woodcarving.
Please contact the Willow Gallery for further information
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