Exhibitions & Events
Exhibitions and events Hertfordshire-wide this summer ...
'IT'S ART JIM...BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT'
The eclectic works of Hilly (aka Stephen Hill) will be taking up residence in Artistsmeet this summer in an exhibition dedicated to graphic design, painting and big bold colours!
Hilly is a trained Graphic designer, professional cartoonist and all round creative type.
18 May - 15 July 2016
THE ART OF LOOKING
AYOT ART SHOW 11-13 June 2016
Ayot St Lawrence has announced that its successful, annual Art Show, now in its 42nd year, will be held from Saturday 11 to Monday 13 June. www.ayotstlawrence.com
The glorious Ayot St Lawrence “New Church,” a Grade I listed, Greek-style Church, beautifully situated in a meadow on the edge of the village, will provide the perfect backdrop for displaying the artworks.
COLLEGE LAKE ARTISTS
'TRANSLATING THE IMAGE'
WELWYN GARDEN CITY ART CLUB &SCULPTURE BY DAVID HARRIS
Reunion', celebrates Richard Smith’s rich body of work spanning six decades. Audiences will be able to enjoy a selection of his drawings, paintings, collages and prints and discover more about the artist through a series of interviews, photographs and books.
Untitled 3, 1997, Acrylic & mixed media on paper, (c) Richard Smith. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery, London and New York
The Exhibition on Wednesday 24 February and will run until Sunday June 5. Entrance to the Gallery is free.
Broadway Gallery is open Wed to Sat 10:00 to 17:00 and Sun 10:00 to 16:00.
ST. ALBANS ART SOCIETY
'IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL'
'LOOKING DEEPER', 17 May-11 June 2016
Debbie Bent, Amanda Bloom, Susie Coussens, Christine Harrison, Louise Lahive
Five artists look beneath the surface of the body, the mind and the landscape, stripping away preconceptions and inviting the viewer to look deeper.
Courtyard Arts, Port Vale, Hertford, Herts SG13 7DD
'REVELATION THREADS', 19 Apr - 5 June 2016
Created by textile artist, Jacqui Parkinson, 'Revelation Threads' is an exhibition of textile art created in response to the last book of the Bible, with the aim of retelling an extraordinary story. Raising issues of life and faith, good and evil, death and judgement, resurrection and a new Heaven and a new Earth, it has been designed as a set of fourteen panels, which have taken three years to complete.
Each panel starts as a plain old cotton bed sheet which is then wadded and painted. Over that are stitched several layers of silk which are cut into, to reveal glimpses of the lower layers. The glorious top designs are then appliqued on to create the final image in its entirety. As well as silks, the panels sometimes use delicate feathers, often with metallic finishes and occasional patches of real gold leaf. The work generates dramatic results, especially when caught in the light, will make it a wonderful temporary addition to the fabric of St Albans Cathedral.
Cathedral and Abbey Church of St.Alban
Sumpter Yard, St.Albans AL1 1BY
KAREN MANGOLD & LISA PRICE
The exhibition at the Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre Gallery runs 29 April - 16 July 2016 Open Friday and Saturday from 10 till 2pm. Extended opening hours to be announced soon.
ART ON THE COMMON - 11 & 12 June 2016
A two-day event showcasing the work of over 40 local artists. A wide range of works are featured including paintings, ceramics, fine art photography, sculpture, jewellery, glass, wood and handmade greeting cards. The event has been part of Harpenden Town’s Summer programme for more than 30 years.
This year Art on the Common will take place on the weekend of the 11 & 12 June 2016 opening 10.00 - 17.00 both days. It will coincide with Harpenden Summer Carnival which will take place on Saturday 11 June.
All proceeds from pitch charges and sales commission will be donated to Cancer Research UK
'FROM THE EARTH'
AFFORDABLE S.ART SALE
FESTIVAL OF TEXTILES, THREADS & STITCHES
LEA VALLEY ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION with GLASS by CAROLINE HARRIS
THE EMBROIDERERS' GUILD & CAPABILITY BROWN
POTS & PAINTINGS
CHILDWICKBURY ARTS FAIR 1 - 3 July 2016
Childwickbury Arts Fair now consists of marquees housing over 60 artists, live music, fresh and healthy food, a licensed bar, education and activities for everyone, all in a special and unique atmosphere.
Childwickbury Estate, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6JX