Creative arts will be on display to the public at two exhibitions organised by members of Charnwood Drawing and Painting Club.
The first exhibition is scheduled to be opened on Saturday 2nd June by the new Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Jane Harrison. At the opening the Club will also announce the launch of the Alan Dorrell Award for Artistic Merit.
Alan Dorrell, who passed away in 2017, was a founder member of the club which started over twenty years ago in order to encourage budding local artists to develop their skills. The club now has over 75 members who range from beginners to accomplished painters. David Chaplin, Club Chair said –
“We are thrilled to be launching this prestigious new Award at the Woodhouse Eaves exhibition this year as a tribute to Alan who gave so many years of loyal service to this club by encouraging and supporting young artists to achieve their full potential”.
The Exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of quality exhibits including paintings, sketches, ceramics, most of which are originals and which will be available for sale at very reasonable prices. One item however definitely not for sale will be a classic Charles Evans seascape that the Club will raffle off during the exhibition with proceeds donated to the Rainbows Appeal.
This month the Club, in conjunction with the General Hospital League of Friends are also proud to announce the inauguration of the newly extended Hospital Painting Exhibition which this year has been augmented with new works of art which are all available for sale.
Those wishing to visit these free exhibitions can do so at Woodhouse Eaves from 10am Saturday 2nd June through to 4pm Sunday 3rd June, and at Loughborough General Hospital at anytime. No admission charges apply to these events.
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.
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!!
The pictures are on display in Loughborough’s Museum until January 2015. Entry is Free.
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!
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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.
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
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.
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.