Mayor of Loughborough presents Painting to Epinal

It has been a while since our winter exhibition ‘Charnwood Exposed’ at Charnwood museum in Loughborough. On his visit, the mayor of Loughborough took a shine to one of our paintings of Loughborough Market by Clive Kind. Our Mayor has since visited the President of Epinal and presented him with the painting as a gift.

We are very honored and pleased to be a part of this.

Mayor of Loughborough and the President of Epinal
The Mayor of Loughborough presenting Clive Kind’s painting of Loughborough Market to the President of Epinal.

 

 

Charnwood Exposed Art Exhibition

Saturday the 29th November was our very successful opening day of our new art exhibition at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough.

The Mayor of Charnwood was invited to attend the exhibition, which consisted of over 50 original paintings and artworks.

The theme Charnwood Exposed was set out to encapsulate what is made up of the borough’s rich landscape, industry and people. The pictures on display show a variety of styles and mediums from pastel portraits, watercolour landscapes, acrylic, and oil paintings.

Message from our Chairman Peter:

Your display of works look great, you all need a pat on the back for all the effort involved. As far as I could see it was all new work. This is the great advantage of working to a title, but it does means we have to work that little bit harder.Thanks all those who contributed and those who attended the opening. I must admit that at 12:30 I was feeling like I’d have to show the mayor around on my own, then all of a sudden a crowd appeared!!

Mayor of Charnwood meeting Joy Lockton
The Mayor of Charnwood meeting one of our member’s and organiser Joy Lockton

The pictures are on display in Loughborough’s Museum until January 2015.  Entry is Free.

Charnwood Exposed

‘Charnwood Exposed’ explores the diversity of the Charnwood area, particularly in terms of its culture, industry, history and people, and provides an insight into Charnwood life.

Art Exhibition

Charnwood Museum

29 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Queen’s Park (opp library) Granby St, Loughborough

‘Charnwood Exposed’ explores the diversity of the Charnwood area, particularly in terms of its culture, industry, history and people, and provides an insight into Charnwood life.

Charnwood life – Rural activities, village scenes, town scenes, events (market, fair, holidays, etc.)

  • Historic and Iconic buildings, monuments etc. plenty of these around Loughborough and in and around the villages and towns beyond
  • Industry past and present, old work places, waterways, quarries, re-use of buildings change of use etc.
  • People & culture – Christmas, seasonal events, multicultural aspects, character portraits, old equipment, machinery garden plants, juxtaposition between old and new
  • Natural history: gardens, woodland, quarries, rivers/canal, Charnwood forest, local weather

The Mayor of Charnwood will open the exhibition. All are welcome to come along, the admission is free.

August Artworks

So now we are in September, it’s been a busy few months for the club with a successful art exhibition held at Newtown Linford, walk and draw sessions, a brilliant demonstration by Rob Wareing with pastels, and our new Monday Art group held at Bishop Beverage Club, Barrow upon Soar is coming along nicely with new members joining. He’s a couple of photos from this last months activities!

If you are interested in coming along to any of our workshops, demonstration evening or painting groups check out our Activities page.

Come and join us on either Facebook or Twitter, we regularly tweet and update our Facebook page with photos and much more.

Happy painting!

Club Update

Community Heroes Day 

Charnwood Drawing and Painting Club have a stall at Hero’s day 3rd August Loughborough town centre, please come and have a look at what’ going on in the town, it’s for a great cause. https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/communityheroes

Rob Wareing Workshop

Rob Wareing Pastel Demonstration
Pastel portraiture


Rob Wareing will be demonstrating a pastel portraiture workshop. Saturday 30th August 10:00 to 16:00 Rothley Community Centre Mountsorrel Lane Rothley LE7 7PR cost £30 tea biscuits and coffee provided.

Exhibition news

Newtown Linford Painting Exhibition 29th to 31st August.  Application cut off 26th August to Joy Lockton.

Volunteers still required for all slots set up and take down

Members Gallery

Do take a look at our members gallery, new ones have been added thanks to Jill and Jasmine Whitehouse. Jasmine’s picture of Nottingham Trams is featured in this post.

Nottingham Trams watercolour
Nottingham Trams watercolour

Club news

WOODHOUSE EAVES EXHIBITION 6/7TH JUNE 2014

We had a very successful weekend with the sun shining (mostly) and everyone stopping for tea and cake and a look around our exhibition of paintings.

In total we sold an impressive amount of paintings and cards and refreshments.

Best painting in show was: ‘Whitby Days End’ by Barbara Peacock.

NEWTOWN LINFORD EXHIBITION

29 – 31 AUGUST 2014

Members get your entry forms in now! Submit them at club night. 

Download your entry form here Entry form Newton Linford exh 2014

PASTEL PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

With Rob Wareing

Saturday 30th August 2014 10.00am to 4.00pm

Rothley Community Centre,   Mountsorrel Lane , Rothley, LE7 7PR

Rob has been a professional artist for thirty years exhibiting and painting portraits in many parts of the world. He was born, and has spent most of his life in South Africa where he owned his own gallery for a number of years.

 Among the numerous commissions he has completed over the years are the official portrait of the state president of Botswana Festus Mogae and the attorney general. He was recently commissioned to paint the portrait of Nelson Mandela by museum services in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Numbers are limited to 14.  Please book early. The deadline date is Aug. 20th 2014.

Workshop cost: £30 which includes tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. A deposit of £10 will secure your place on the course.

Please bring your own packed lunch.

Woodhouse Eaves Summer Art Exhibition

Our summer art exhibition is on this weekend (June 7-8th) at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall Annex.

Do come along to view a wide range of paintings and drawings from our members. It’s one of our favourites! We shall be updating with pics over the course of the weekend. Refreshments and a cake stall will be available.

This also runs along side the villages open gardens weekend, so do come along for the day.

Facilities:

Car park
Disabled Access
Toilets

We hope to see you there!

Here’s where to find the exhibition:


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