Exhibitions & Events
Two of our favourite annual events taking place this month - The Kimpton Art Show and Living Crafts, plus the innovative art in a telephone box, a site specific installation of fleece sculptures, Graham Boyd returns to Courtyard Arts, HVA's Dacorum artists at Frogmore Paper Mill, and more, so much more ...
KIMPTON ART SHOW
Opening night: Friday 29 April 2016 from 6.00–9.00pm. There is an entry charge of £5.00 per person with a complimentary glass of wine or juice.
The May Festival weekend: Entry – £1, children free
Sat 30 April: 11–6 / Sun 1 May: 12.30–5.30 / Mon 2 May: 10–3
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.
TEXTILES AT THE OLD CURIOSITY BOX UNTIL 3 MAY 2016.
An old telephone box in Northaw has been given a new lease of life, after being converted into an art gallery. Textiles by HVA Member June Faulkner is the latest exhibition at “The Old Curiosity Box” on Northaw Road West, Potters Bar EN6 4NW, opposite the Two Brewers pub.
'INTERLOPERS', 18 MARCH - 7 MAY 2016
This exhibition at UH Galleries features a dramatic new site-specific installation spanning the vast glass front of the gallery space. Over three decades, Permindar Kaur's work has consistently explored the human condition, who we are and where we belong. Her signature polar-fleece sculptures combine the innocence of cuddly toys with an underlying threat or vulnerability. Full article ...
Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 3.30pm
OCTAVIA ART GROUP
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.
'THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GRIDS', Graham Boyd
'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 ArtsPort 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
FINDERS KEEPERS - Tales in Textiles !
After completing her Contemporary Textile degree In Shetland last year, HVA member Connie Flynn was artist in residence at Sumburgh Lighthouse, Shetland for the month of June. During the residency she researched the social history aspect of the keepers and their families who stayed, worked and lived at the lighthouse. Connie recorded her findings of quotes and stories in her sketch book, this progressed into constructing textile wall hangings, each one decorated with hand stitched techniques to represent these tales. Now the work is complete, Finders Keepers - Tales in Textiles! will be exhibited in Shetland Museum from 2nd - 28th April 2016.
Connie will be talking about her experiences of studying and living in Shetland at 3pm on Sun 15th May 2016 at Braintree Museum, Essex as part of the Warner Textile Archive's annual Textile Fair. For more information -http://www.warnertextilearchive.co.uk/whats-on/textile-fair/ For more information see Postcard from Shetland
'PAINTINGS & POTS'
MARSHALL COLMAN - SPRING STUDIO SALE
See the new floral range by Marshall Colman including this pattern, inspired by the seed-heads of teasel and iris, shown here on a 10-inch plate. His ceramics are made with the traditional methods of maiolica, which he uses in a new way to produce tableware that looks good in traditional and modern homes - it's practical too.
The studio will be open on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2016, from 10am to 5pm, at 29 Flint Way St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 6DU.
'WHERE ART MEETS MUSIC'
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the group exhibition open dates are now as follows 5-13 AND 23-30 May Mon-Fri 11-4.
'REVEALING & CONCEALING'
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MENTMORE ARTS FESTIVAL
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
'OPPOSITES ATTRACT', 7 Apr-15 May 2016
Vibrant paintings by Isabelle Beaubien at The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Off Elizabeth Way, HARLOW CM20 2HP. www.parndonmill.co.uk
This exhibition is a journey with colour which gives surprising results.
Some of Isabelle Beaubien's works have very strong and powerful colours while others are more neutral. In both cases, she creates striking paintings where background and foreground can appear to shift and this intrigues the eye.
BBH PRINT SOCIETY EXHIBITION
'FROM THE EARTH'
'SPRING SURGE', Sue Graham & friends
Painter Sue Graham, Ceramists Connie Fielder, Kay Waite, Holly Inglis and Textile artist Katy Swift are bringing Spring to the Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted 25 Apr-7 May 2016.
Upstairs Gallery, 268 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1AQ
ANB SPRING EXHIBITION
YOUNG MASTERS IN THE MAKING
LEA VALLEY ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION with GLASS by CAROLINE HARRIS
THE EMBROIDERERS' GUILD & CAPABILITY BROWN
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