Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition at Long Eaton Art Room

As part of the May Bank Holiday, down at the Art Room we had a free art exhibition. Four local artisans took part, all working in different and unique ways to create some stunning works of art. There was a good turn out for the exhibition and lots of positive feedback about the pieces on display.

Josie Harrington was selling her handmade ceramics and homemade jams and chutneys (which proved popular as they all sold out). Mary Graham was there with her unique knitted wire and porcelain jewellery. Helen Hallows was selling her distinctive collage pictures and ceramics. Claire Roberts brought along her unusual photographs and portraits.

The visitors who braved the storms for our open studio enjoyed a variety of exhibitions and many stayed to have a go at one of the craft workshops on offer or just to enjoy a cup of tea and a cake. Helen ran a design a tile workshop, Josie did a needle felting workshop and managed to teach and convert Claire! There was also a spinning demonstration courtsey of Mary Graham, Mary also did an impromtu crochet teaching session for Helen.

All the exhibitors sold some of their work and we even recruited a couple of new volunteers.

Here are some photographs from the exhibition for you to enjoy, if you were able to come along thank you for your support and if you couldn't make it then hope to see you next time.

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