It was a real shame that the snow affected attendance at the Schools Exhibition in St. Albans - here are some photos of the excellent work on show it you missed it. Also, details about Tessa Verrecchia's 2012 Stained Glass Project in Welwyn Garden City, and our regular postcard from Connie Flynn in Shetland.
PHOTOS FROM THE SCHOOLS EXHIBITION HELD ON 19 JANUARY 2013 IN ST. ALBANS
We had 22 local schools enter 2 pieces of artwork - all went according to plan - artwork was delivered on time, screens arrived on time and we finished hanging the exhibition on Friday at noon and then the snow arrived - the school closed at 12.30 we cancelled the private view and only opened Saturday not Sunday. We had some lovely positive comments in our visitors book and it was all worth it because again those that saw it were amazed by the standard of work and two people were inspired to go off and start painting ... the students and teachers at Samuel Ryder Academy had their own private view Monday morning and I hope it will inspire them too. by KAROLE LANGE
NEW STAINED GLASS WINDOW INSTALLED AT THE WOODCOT CENTRE
Following the re-branding of “Hornbeams” to Welwyn & Hatfield Day Service and a move to new premises adjacent in 2012 it was decided to commission a stained glass window for the new premises commemorating the successful Hornbeams project.
The window was designed by the last group of service users to occupy the Hornbeams Day Centre building in Welwyn Garden City. The artists worked using coloured tissue paper applied with glue in layers until the pattern emerged.
Local Glass Artist, and HVA Member, Tessa Verrecchia was commissioned to create a stained glass window from the paper design and this was installed at The Woodcot Centre, 1 Woodcot Lane, Off Ridgeway, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2AD.
JANUARY 2013 ' Shetland's Fire Festival'
HVA Member Connie Flynn records her experiences whilst studying for a degree in Contemporary Textiles in Shetland via a monthly 'Postcard'
Photographs by Connie Flynn www.hvaf.org.uk/connie-flynn/gallery