Invited to exhibit at the New Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City, some 50 members of Herts Visual Arts contributed to a rich and varied Spring Exhibition of both 2D and 3D art. Amateur and professional artists from all corners of the County came together to bring in their work, including international prize-winning glass artist Teresa Chlapowski, previous New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition winner ceramicist Elspeth Keith and renowned paper/book artist Janie Graham.
Artists and visitors, including the local Mayor were warmly welcomed by gallery trustees and volunteers for a packed and lively Private View evening on 27th April 2017, which also saw the launch of Herts Visual Arts 2017 leaflets. A huge breadth of techniques and subject matter across the collection including paintings, prints, textiles, glass, drawing, ceramics, jewellery and much more have filled the walls and cabinets with a wealth of colour and style. Running from 28thApril until 3rd June, the exhibition is open for visitors throughout the week.
“I would personally like to thank the New Maynard Gallery Trustees and volunteers for welcoming Herts Visual Arts into this amazing space” said Herts Visual Arts Vice Chair, Hillary Taylor, who continued “Our Spring Exhibition has been set out with such professionalism, care and skill, we have been overwhelmed by all the positive comments, thank-you. You have done all our work proud.”
At the end of the Private View evening, the Mayor also thanked Hillary, saying that she had really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the artists and see such a variety of work.
This Spring Exhibition provides just a small snapshot of the rich variety of art and visitor opportunities on show during Herts Open Studios this autumn. From 9th September to 1st October, many more HVAF members will be welcoming visitors to their studios and exhibitions across the county for what is arguably Hertfordshire biggest art event.
Exhibition runs until 3rd June 2017
Photo credits Hillary Taylor
Herts Visual Arts is the Hertfordshire-wide not-for-profit organisation for visual artists. Run by and for members, HVAF supports artists and makers around Hertfordshire. The annual programme includes members meetings, exhibitions, Open Studios, the Herts Affordable Art Fair and more. www.hvaf.org.uk
Herts Open Studios is Herts Visual Arts annual flagship event, when artists open their doors to visitors. Details of participating venues and artists will be available on line and in print from Summer 2017.
The dates for 2017 are 9th September to 1st October: https://www.hvaf.org.uk/Open-Studios/About-Open-Studios
Registration for Open Studios is open until 2nd May 2017.
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Press Release by Hillary Taylor