Welcome to the Dec 12/Jan 13 issue of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter and to the following new members who have joined Herts Visual Arts during November : Amanda Reekie, Fiona Chaney, Austin Bradley, Melodie Cook, Janice Esterman, Brenda Mathieson, Anna Styrc and Lorna McNeill. We would also like to welcome HVA Member Katie Tant to the volunteer team. Katie has kindly agreed to take on the role of membership secretary for 2013.
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‘Urban-Nature, using the found’, Speaker: CAS HOLMES
This presentation will look at her new body of work and discuss issues of sustainability and 'green practice' and the relation to the environment as both inspiration and source material. Although Cas is considered to be a textile artist, these issues transfer to all disciplines and are relevant to all HVA members.
Events & Exhibitions into the new year including 'Matisse: Drawing with Scissors' currently on show at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead if you missed it in 2011 at the Hat Factory.
A December postcard from Shetland and new opening hours for the Tudor House Gallery.
News from the Art Groups
This month Clare Kendal Bate interviewed HVA Member Suzy Taylor, Paper Cutting Artist.
Throughout this column in 2012, I’ve talked about all the different channels that are available to artists to promote themselves online, whether it be Facebook, or Pinterest. I’ve mentioned online mailing lists, QR codes and our very own HVA website, but I’ve not yet shared with you some of the most important tips and tricks when writing for the web.
Patagonia and other stories
At a time of year when the Christmas story has such a strong influence on enormous communities all over the world – it seems a very good time to talk about the power of stories.