Message from Willow Gallery, Oswestry.
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|Subject:||Meet the Makers this Saturday Plus September Update|
|Date:||Thu, 30 Aug 2018 06:46:42 +0000|
|From:||Willow Gallery Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
View this email in your browser (https://mailchi.mp/4149868d8594/meet-the-makers-this-saturday-plus-september-update?e=fc60fd651d) 0a8b753b-33cc-4a4f-a9a9-ed8b7a30611b.jpg 1a52f644-c44d-4a56-aa76-765eb06f797a.jpg ** Newsletter ------------------------------------------------------------ ** September 2018 ------------------------------------------------------------ ABOVE: Teardrop vases by glass artist THOMAS PETIT, part of his 'Moors' range and each piece unique with an array of moorland shades against a white background MEET LOCAL MAKERS (#MAKERS) EXHIBITIONS (#EX) NEW SEASON OF LIVE MUSIC (#LIVE) A SHROPSHIRE LASS (#SHROPSHIRE%20LASS) NEW! NURSERY RHYME CARDS (#NURSERY%20RHYMES) CRAFT FAIRS (#CRAFT%20FAIRS) WORKSHOPS & COURSES (#COURSES) CREATIVE WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS (#KIDS) NEED A BIT OF SPARKLE IN YOUR LIFE? (#PAT) ABOUT US (#ABOUT) CONTACT US (#CONTACT) 6919c11f-836f-4fd4-9ac0-c3626bb05835.jpg ED BROWN Cornucopia planter Saturday 1 Sept, 11am-2pm Jill Bagnall demonstrates her talents as a glass artist. Also handloom weaver Sue Christian will be demonstrating the skill and dexterity required by her craft. We also welcome Kaby Bitten (who also works in glass), Annie Stokes (stained glass and metal), Vicky Ware (ceramics) and Ed Brown (ceramics, from stoneware planters to jewellery). Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft 2018 Until 8 September This year it's been particularly hard not to be impressed by the diversity of exhibits and materials chosen and used by members of the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft at this their annual summer exhibition. There's something for all budgets, with prices ranging from just a few pounds for handmade cards, small pieces of pottery and small accessories for the home, to larger sums for jewellery, glasswork, framed prints, sculpture, furniture and woven wall hangings. SUE CHRISTIAN Buarfoss Falls Wool, silk & linen handwoven hanging ROBERT SHELTON Oak corner cupboard 743e500f-fcde-4879-a837-d76665180cc5.jpg CAROL McLACHAN Pierced carved bowl Ceramic stoneware Recently sold: JANE MURPHY ~ Buzzard ~ Glass AUTUMN OPEN 15 Sept - 27 Oct Featuring Outline Art Group Outline Art are a group of professional artists living on the East Cheshire/Staffordshire borders. Their work covers a wide range of disciplines, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, stitch and printmaking. 'WAR & PEACE' 15 Sept - 11 Nov Part of Wilfred Owen Centenary Festival, a wide range of commemorative events and exhibitions across Shropshire to mark the centenaries of Armistice Day and the death of Wilfred Owen. AFFORDABLE ART FESTIVE ARTS & CRAFTS 17 Nov - 12 Jan 2019 We fill our gallery with a diverse selection of artworks, all for under £250. EXHIBIT WITH US We are always interested to hear from artists who would like to display their work as part of our exhibition programme. To be considered, please email (mailto:email@example.com) us for an application pack. With your application, please include samples in digital format of the type of work you propose to exhibit and a recent artist statement. Buy art interest-free while supporting living artists85ddb7c4-0ed5-40bd-a4e1-beacc62cf14b.png The Willow is now an 'Own Art' gallery, making it more affordable to bu y high-quality contemporary art by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest-free loan (representative 0% APR). The minimum you can borrow is £100, but this can be used to cover two or more lower-value items whose combined total adds up to £100 or more. Please ask at the desk for details. Friday 21 September Put on your glad rags for FB POCKET ORCHESTRA We welcome back Hampshire's unique 3-piece outfit who present a contemporary slant on the popular acoustic music of the 1920/30s and earlier: sultry blues, hot jazz, swing dance and ragtime. Jenny Russell, Ollie Corbin and Paul Stevenson all sing and play a variety of instruments and have the sound and presence of a band at least twice their size. More info at www.fbpocketorchestra.co.uk. Call 01691 657575 or book online (http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org) Tickets: £12 (children £6) Start time: 8pm (doors open 7pm) Licensed bar Pre-concert dining for ticket-holders 6.30-7pm (must be pre-ordered) For details, including menu, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) Owen Lewis Productions presents LADY SMOCK A Shropshire Tale of the Life & Love of Mary Webb A collaborative work of music, song, poetry and story by Owen Lewis, Phoebe Rees and Rowan Bartram 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets: £8 (concessions £6) Book by 'phone, 01691 657019 at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) or in person at the Willow Gallery Saturday 20 Oct Remi Harris Trio Saturday 27 Oct 'Wilfred & Susan: Love & War' Saturday 17 Nov Phillip Henry Also Saturday 17 Nov Slide Guitar Masterclass with Phillip Henry Award-winning guitarist, arranger and composer Remi makes a welcome return, leading his trio across the genres of gypsy swing, jazz, blues, electronic, folk, world and rock. Tickets: £12 (children £6) Wilfred Owen's poetry set to song and an interpretation of his mother Susan's perspective of her son at war. Sting trio Faith Brackenbury (violin/viola, vocals), Jane Griffiths (violin/viola) and Barney Morse-Brown (cello) in collaboration with poet Leo Nitemynks. Tickets: £10 Guitar star Phillip is also a harmonica player, immersing himself in the music of the Deep South, traditional music of the British Isles and Indian classical music. Tickets: £14 (children £7) Phillip explains his unique approach to slide guitar, his rare instruments, and the styles and techniques he uses with them. You have the opportunity to ask questions and find out how you could improve your own skills. Time: 4.00pm-5.30pm Cost: £12 (workshop only) / £22 (gig & workshop) For further information or to book, see our website (http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org%20) or 'phone 01691 657575. Please note that tickets cannot be reserved without pre-payment. When booking tickets for live music and other events, please let us know if you require wheelchair space or have any other specific requirements. Thank you to everyone who supports our concert programme, enabling us to continue to bring quality and innovative live music performances to North Shropshire and the Borders. Willow Gallery volunteer finance officer Dr Mike Willis has produced a collection of nursery rhyme cards from watercolours painted by his grandfather in the 1940s as keepsakes for his grandchildren. The full set of 24 cards with a charm all of their own can be seen and purchased from www.lovefromtheartist.com/Artists/oswestry/mike-willis (there is a facility on this site for you to customise your card). They can also be purchased at the Willow Gallery along with a mug range. Says Mike: 'Our grandfather was not a professional artist, but the watercolours show a skill and humour that we thought deserved to reach a wider audience.' Featuring artwork and hand-crafted items made by local artisans Sat 13 October Sat 1 December Further date in December to be advised Craft-makers: If you would like to reserve a table, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) We welcome first-time exhibitors Table price £35 No commission to pay on sales Set-up time from 8am When booking, please provide full contact details Autumn/Winter Sessions take place at the Willow Gallery's Dunbabin Room. Some courses are suitable for beginners, others for those with more expertise. Small class sizes allow plenty of individual attention. RIGHT: Animal Watercolour Painting with Lesley Palmer Book online (http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org) , by 'phone (01691 657575) or in person. For Lifelong Learning courses, please book through Aberystwyth University (01970 621580 : firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) ). Classes previously listed and not appearing below are now full. Please check our website (http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org) for further details, including any materials, you need to bring. Animal Watercolour Painting with Lesley Palmer Tuesdays 11, 18, 25 Sept, 2 Oct Time: 10am-1pm Cost: £85 Mixed-Media Textiles with Suzette Smart Sat 15 Sept Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £45 Weather in the Landscape with David Bannister Sat 22 Sept Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £45 Chinese Brush Painting with Leo Donaghy Wed 26 Sept, 3, 10, 17 Oct Time: 10am-1.30pm Cost: £85 Oil Painting with Leo Donaghy Thurs 27 Sept , 4, 11, 18 Oct Time: 10am-1.30pm Cost: £85 Modelling a Portrait Head in Clay with Heather Burnley Sun 30 Sept, 7 & 14 Oct Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £110 Linocut Printmaking with Ian Phillips Sat 6 Oct Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £55 Sketching a Portrait with David Bannister Sat 13 Oct Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £45 Natural History Illustration: Book Creation with Tereska Shepherd Commencing Mon 22 Oct Time: 10.30am-4pm Cost: £220 Batik Bags with Jenny O'Leary Sat 27 Oct Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £45 Ceramic Birds with Sara Wood Sat 10 Nov Time: 10am-12.30pm Cost: £45 Mixed-Media Heirloom Banners with Jenny O'Leary & Suzette Smart Sat 17 Nov, Sun 18 Nov Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £120 Expressive Portraits with David Bannister Sat 24 Nov Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £50 Mixed-Media Painting: Collage to Distraction with Peter Monaghan Sun 25 Nov Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £50 Exploring Trees through Batik with Jenny O'Leary Sat 1 Dec Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £45 Embroidered Box with Suzette Smart Sat 8 Dec Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £50 Cliffs & Coasts: Feltmaking with Susan Mulcock Sat 15 Dec Time: 10am-4.30pm Cost: £45 Capture your favourite wildlife animal in watercolour or create a portrait of a cherished pet. Create textile pieces for collage or into a calico book, then embellish with different hand stitches. Use colour, texture and expressive mark-making to create weather in your landscape. Explore the composition, style and character of the finest artists of the Song Dynasty. Transform sketch book ideas and photographs, scaling them up into a successful oil painting. Model a life-size head from life, taking essential measurements in order to get a good likeness. Explore a variety of linocut techniques with this professional and experienced printmaker. Learn how to compose and use simple drawing tools to create a portrait with likeness. On this 8-session Lifelong Learning course extending into 2019, develop the skills to create your own natural history illustration book. Explore the ancient Indonesian technique of batik, layering dyes and hot wax to create original designs. Create and decorate a pair of ceramic birds. After glazing and firing, they are put on oak stands. Use batik, fabric collage and embroidery to create an heirloom to hand down through the generations. Give your portraits life and character using expressive mark making and colour. Give caricatures a go too! Look at ways of creating less traditional representative forms through collage. Use hot wax, bleach and inks to create pieces of work on the theme of trees. Create a colourful box with fabric collage, free machine embroidery and creative hand stitching. Experiment with various fibres and inlays, creating the basis of a coastal scene in felt. OUR DUNBABIN ROOM In a separate building behind the Willow Gallery, the Dunbabin Room is a multipurpose space that lends itself to an array of activities from parties to fitness classes. It is also the venue for a range of excellent workshops and courses in arts and crafts - and students often express curiosity about the room's name... Read on (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b3f0e0645d5937d7da425f324/files/e159d3b8-97ed-4eaa-918b-c629433ad0bc/Dunbabin_Room.02.pdf) [NB Requires PDF Reader] 83692f7e-3045-492c-88b8-88d147b1bd88.jpg After-school & half-term activities for children from ages 6-13 Many children like to make things and try new crafts - maybe have a go at batik using wax and dyes, have fun with paper, paint and glue, or make a colourful picture from sheep's wool! For more information, please contact Education Officer Jenny O'Leary at the Gallery. Folk fiddle, flute & mandolin with Diana Buckle Contact: 07983 884411 firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) Lindy Hop with Adie Mondays, 7.30pm £5 per week Contact: 07980 291311 Yoga with Betty Fridays, 10-11.30am Mixed ability Contact: 01938 554894 Tai Chi with David Bannister Fridays, 14 Sept-19 Oct 1.30-3pm £45 for 6 sessions Contact: 07541 535587 firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) Pat works2296e10c-c330-4fda-b8df-c36ec4104cd3.gif mainly in silver, but also uses copper and enamel processes, inspired by the beauty of the natural world. From her workshop in Cheshire and connections in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, she is able to source materials and craft the original and beautiful jewellery you can see on sale at the Willow Gallery Shop - or, if you have a particular piece in mind - for yourself or for a special gift - Pat is always happy to help (see her website (http://www.funfly.co.uk) ). 863366c4-e31a-4900-b037-99fab2b945fc.jpg And do bear in mind the Own Art loan scheme includes the cost of buying high-quality contemporary jewellery - and also applies to commissions, including engagement and wedding rings... ABOVE: Pat in her workshop A former car showroom, the gallery was founded by local craftsman Peter Vidal and opened in 2012 to promote contemporary art. A not-for-profit community interest company, it supports established and emerging artists (and particularly local talent) working across many disciplines, from painting and sculpture to fine woodworking, textile arts, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. As well as regularly-changing exhibitions, we run artist-led workshops and courses, and hosts a programme of events, including live music, craft fairs, special exhibits, craft demonstrations and talks. Our artists-in-residence enjoy engaging with the public and are keen to share their knowledge and passion. There is also a café and a shop. 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