HVAF Newsletter June 2010

Exhibitions Events Opportunities

PREVIEW

THE June Newsletter comes at a time of intense activity for HVAF artists and for those working behind the scenes. Final preparations are being made for the opening of Kingsbury Barn, the second largest event of the year for HVAF next to Open Studios, with almost a third of members showing works.

The Not-So-Still-Lives

NEXT in the HVAF lecture series is The Not-So-Still Lives of Ben Nicholson by Jo Walton on 22 July.

Exhibitions

KINGSBURY Barn exhibition is set to showcase artworks by 111 HVAF artists as well as feature demonstrations from 9 members during the week-long event.

Timed to coincide with the St Albans Festival, the total number of exhibits now confirmed is 440 pieces, covering the whole spectrum of visual arts and bringing together some of the best artists across Hertfordshire.

Feature

TWO SCULPTORS WITH MOORE IN COMMON

THE LIVES of two HVAF luminaries overlap once again as Parndon Mill mounts an exhibition bringing together a select group of artists who worked for Henry Moore.

Project

MAQUETTE TRAIL BREAKS THE MOULD

DEPUTY Editor Denise Bowser highlights how Henry Moore’s legacy lives on as Great Amwell schoolchildren inspired by the sculptor’s work create their own sculpture trail in East Herts under the guidance of HVAF Newsletter Editor Maxine King.

Residency

ISLANDS IN FELT

HVAF artist Connie Flynn works in textiles and glass. Recently Connie wrote an article on Island Felting after a residency in Shetland April 2010. The International Feltmakers Association magazine featured Connie's work on the front cover and published an article inside the magazine.

Artist on File

THE ELUSIVE WORKS OF JAMES MOSS

THE latest exhibition of paintings by new member James Moss at Brahm Gallery, Leeds opened to critical acclaim with a lead feature on the front page on The Independent's online arts and entertainment section.

HVAF Newsletter catches up with James in his home town of Hertford to find out what's behind the elusive works.

News

THE June e-Newsletter marks the first anniversary of the online edition which replaced the printed version produced by former Editor Renos Lavithis.

And as the e-Newsletter moves into it's second year, more changes in production are about to unfold.

Events

HVAF Publicity Officer Jenny Timms reports on the Living Crafts event at Hatfield House, when HVAF artists brought their skills and techniques out into the fresh air...

Opportunities

HERTFORDSHIRE artists can apply to exhibit two dimensional work at the Spotlight Gallery in Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon.

Contributors

MANY thanks to Denise Bowden, Jenny Timms, Linda Warminger and HVAF artists who contributed news.

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