October news letter


Dear Members, our Membership Secretary is stepping down from the end of this year. If you would like to be her replacement talk to a Committee person.

In this issue: October Demonstration Melksham Art Cafe Opportunity Exhibitions of Member’s work in Devizes Shops October 13th Pop-up Exhibition November 5th WW1 Exhibition 2019 Calendar Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition Art Cafe Melksham Exhibition 2019 Working Bee November’s Talk

October’s Demonstration. Paul Arnot’s demonstration of a seascape, using acrylic/goash was very entertaining and informative. We were shown the taping of the canvas in preparation, with the application of acrylic paint on the inner side of this, to prevent bleeding underneath it when using the opaque retardant. It was very interesting to see the effect of this retardant on the acrylic paints, creating a similar drifting Wave forms near the shore as triangles, was one of many keenly observed ideas Paul gave us from his long love of the sea. The way of creating of a greater transparency just before waves broke was controversial, yet grew more real with the placement of the dark rocks framing each side and the wonderful shiny surface of retreating water over sand in the foreground. Another fascination for us in his work was the way the wave foam returning to the sea was painted in strings of white, both across the sand and up the incoming waves. During the interval a sale of a previous member’s Chinese brushes, paper, books and accessories was a great success, with all the many items sold and the money donated to the local Alzheimer’s Society.
Melksham Cafe Art Exhibition February 2019 Just to confirm, the exact dates for members wanting to put painting into this next year are: Sunday 3rd February to Sunday 3rd March. We’ll be asking again nearer the time, for names and numbers of works by members. Please note that there is requirement of a short biographical piece (from each person exhibiting) to display with the work, as well as a piece about the Lawrence Society, for publicity articles in the local paper and for the Rotary Club website. The sooner we know who will be exhibiting the better. Biogs should be emailed to: pattie.lockett@gmail.com
2018’s Art in Trail Shops. Shops to visit to view member’s works are: CW Butchers – Brittox – Brenda Lyon Beez’s – Ginnel – Nick Hunt Cross Keys – Ginnel – Jean Perrett Giving Tree – Ginnel – Caroline De Bourgious Sprouts – St John St – Ria Rhys-Reuten Tudor House – Northgate St – Bev Usher Urban Rustics -Swan Yard – Jane Prowse Sadly, six of the original 17 business’ changed their minds. Our apologies to Ann Hunter, Jane Bennett and Jill Goatman, in particular, for their disappointments. At the time this was sent out those left for members to exhibit in were: Creativity, Country Curios, Roses Butchers & Sassy Sheik, all in Sidmouth St. Let Kim know if you are wanting to be in any of these.
October Pop-up Exhibition Saturday 13th October Our thanks to Adrian and committee members, Bev, Jean, Kim, ably assisted by David Lewis, new member Jane Prowse and Margaret Hanson, who saw to the raising and supervising of our first out door Pop-up Exhibition in Albion Square. After a rain drenched start the sun and interest grew; one sold, one new member and two more possibles. Next one is tabled for Bank Holiday Monday in August 2019.
End of WW1 Celebration Event Corn Exchange Foyer November Set-up: 1pm to 3pm on Sunday November the 4th Work will be displayed from Monday the 5th to Saturday the 10th of November in The Corn Exchange foyer. Work can be collected after 5pm on the last day. There are still spaces for your themed work. Contact Kim
Calendar for 2019 Going….Going……..! Only a small number of these are unsold…..we think… If you did have some for sale or return, please give the money/unsold calendars to Jane or Pat at the Next meeting.
Hillworth Park Cafe Any day is a good one to go into the warmth here, enjoy a cuppa & member’s works. Working Bee 6th November Exhibition panel legs for one set are now a suitable matt black. A couple of corrections were also made to the sliders. Our thanks to Jean and Kim for this and Mr Fussell for the great coffee! November’s Meeting – Talk Ronald Swanwick: Book illustrator, muralist, professional painter and adult tutor for 40+ years, will be talking on, ‘From Impressionism to Modernism.’ 7pm for a 7.15 start.
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