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Silk Top Hat's Summer Exhibition - work from Noel Shepherdson, Keith Noble, Mary Griffin, Victoria Keeble, Anna Ravenscroft, Sarah van
Niekerk, Don Smith, and Colin See-Paynton
- 8th August - 5th September, Silk Top Hat
Chris Williams' Shropshire Landscapes Exhibition - 10am - 5pm daily, 20th August - 28th September, Discovery Centre, Craven Arms - details
Westhope Craft College courses, many different media covered
- varied dates over the coming months - website
Exhibition of Photographs by Tottie Aarvold - 11am - 11pm, 1st September - 21st October, Chang Thai Bar walls - details
LAS Evening Meeting: John Instance's Watercolour Demo - 7pm for 7.30pm, 3rd September, Ludlow Assembly Rooms - details
Magical Spaces, Postmodern Paintings by Diane Roberts - 4th - 30th September, SpArC Theatre, Bishop's Castle, SY9 5AY - details
Ann Wallace: Fused Glass Jewellery for Beginners - 5th & 12th Sept, Greenacres - details
Ann Wallace: Intro to Drawing Facial Features and Portraits - weekly, 7th Sep - 5th Oct, Greenacres - details; details for 9th Sep - 7th Oct evening courses here
Herefordshire Art Week
- 12th - 20th September, all across Herefordshire - details
Private View for New Exhibitions from Simon Dorrell & Keith Andrew - 6 - 8pm, 11th September, Silk Top Hat
Exhibition of New Work by Simon Dorrell & Etchings & Watercolours by Keith Andrew - 12th Sep - 10th Oct, Silk Top Hat
Isaac Smart's Showcases: Corinna Kenyon-Wade Pottery & Andrew Sanders & David Wallace Glass - 12th Sep - 10th Oct, Silk Top Hat
Ann Wallace: Engraving a Glass, evening course - 6pm - 8pm, 21st October, Greenacres - details
Horse Magic - Sculpture, Film & Photography by Christian Schwetz & Pea Ramshaw - 11am - 8pm, 24th - 27th October, Potiphar's Barn, Munslow, Craven Arms SY7 9ET
Drusilla Cole's Linocut Exhibition - 2nd - 31st October, SpArC Theatre, Bishop's Castle SY9 5AY - details
Young At Art Exhibition - St Laurence's Church, *details TBA*

The Eclectic Sofa
- 7pm - 11pm, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, The Sitting Room - details

Life and Portrait Drawing at Ludlow Assembly Rooms
- Fridays, Morning session: 10am - 12.30pm; Afternoon session: 1.30pm - 4pm.
5-week block-book for £55 (or £27.50 for half days), drop-in for £7.50 for a half-day, £15 for a full day.
For more information, and to book your place, contact Chris Bean on: 01584 841668
Note: the class has currently broken for the summer will resume on the first Friday in September.
Friday Group Plein Air trip details are HERE.

Seen something going on? Drop me an email at: samsketches@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Summer Exhibition in the Papers

Our 2015 Summer Exhibition was featured in the South Shropshire Journal and the Shropshire Star, and we've got the articles for you below - just click to enlarge. Thanks to LAS member Miriam Bell for sending these over!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Post Exhibition Party :)

We're going to be holding an afternoon party to celebrate our exhibitions this year, and all LAS members are invited! There'll be a few drinks and nibbles to say thank you for all the work put in to make the exhibition come together, to welcome new members and to say thank you to those who awarded prizes.

The party will be held on Saturday 26th September in the Chang Thai Bar, just opposite the Chang Thai Restaurant, from 1pm.

Hope to see you there!

Choice Award - Update

For our current exhibition at St Laurence's Church, the Chang Thai Choice has been awarded to Jim Bailey's painting 'Sister'. Congratulations, Jim!

Spotlight - Hannah Hock

This month, Spotlight takes a look at one of the creators of photomontage, Dadaist artist Hannah Hock.

She was very aware that art had been dominated by men, and amongst the Dadaists who "paid lip-service to women's emancipation" she found they were reluctant to include a woman amonst their ranks, and so, "Through her art, Hoch quietly submitted female equality to the list of anti-bourgeois and radically leftist sentiments which Dada espoused." You can find articles about her HERE, HERE and HERE.

If you know of any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to samsketches@yahoo.co.uk - please note that this isn't for self-promotion.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Drusilla Cole's Linocut Exhibition

Friday 2nd October - 31st October 2015 at SpArC Theatre, Bishop's Castle, Brampton Rd , Bishop's Castle , SY9 5AY

An exhibition of Drusilla Cole's Linocuts

"Currently I am exploring linocuts, and in particular reduction linocuts. The lino is gradually cut away as each colour is printed, which essentially destroys the lino during the process, meaning a reduction print can never be reprinted.

I use rainbow rolls, stencils and sometimes caustic soda to enrich areas of the prints and enhance texture. Printmaking processes are especially exciting to me because they create so many variables, presenting a challenge to achieve a desired end.

Often, my artwork demonstrates my fascination with quirky and unusual  architectural constructions, especially any containing lettering. Fairground and circus scenes often interest me, and I find these images frequently crop up in my artwork. Another fascination is with vintage ceramics, particularly made in German in the 1960s.

I base my work on my own photographs or paintings and sketches, whenever possible."

SpArC Theatre is located next to Bishop's Castle Community College just off the A488 from Shrewsbury to Clun.


'Bloxwich Fair (sienna)', linocut, 50 x 40 cm.

Magical Spaces at Bishop's Castle

Magical Spaces, Friday 4th – Wednesday 30th September 2015 at SpArC Theatre, Bishop's Castle, Brampton Rd, Bishop's Castle , SY9 5AY
An exhibition of post modern paintings by Artist Diane Roberts

Diane Roberts describes the intuitive process involved in abstraction. As a painter she creates sensuous surfaces with paint and sand into which she draws or scratches, articulating shapes or marking out the textures that correspond with what she holds in her mind's eye. Often she lets an idea make its own way, for she is fascinated by the unpredictability of paint, and the pure magic of creating an illusion. Each work is allowed its individual identity with a sensibility of its own. For her, a painting is an object of physical beauty. Her current exhibition looks back on ten years of prominent studio work influenced by pure abstraction and the magical domain of her studio.
SpArC Theatre is located next to Bishop's Castle Community College just off the A488 from Shrewsbury to Clun.

LAS in the Ludlow and Tenbury Advertiser

A small article on our current exhibition made it into the Ludlow and Tenbury Advertiser on Wednesday - you can find the full piece HERE, but we've also uploaded the photo to this blog:

George Loades (L) and Alan Hobbs (R) with one of David Tedham's paintings