8&9 November John and Val Blundell from Lincoln will be exhibiting a variety of oil and acrylic works. John is an accomplished and sort after painter of sea scenes in oils but both he and Val will also be exhibiting prophetic art. Ernie Butler, from Spalding, will also be exhibiting big sky oil paintings. Gallery open: Fri 2-5pm, Evening 8-9:30pm, Sat 10-4pm
Kooroon Exhibition: 2-6 Friday 4th and 10-6 Saturday 5th October
October’s Kooroon Gallery offer here at The Old Sorting House includes a section of brand new interpretations of the local mystery emblem the Belvoir Angel. Carved into headstones in churches throughout the Vale of Belvoir and its surroundings areas, the Angels have a very specific look thought to be unique to the area. This design has formed the inspiration for new textile, paper cut, applique, embroidery and folk tale art works created by these two artists.
Vanessa Stone is possibly best known for her paper cut work but actually has a background in textiles and design. For this exhibition she has revisited her textile roots as well as experimenting with scale in paper cut, going from tiny to extremely large to interpret the Angels.
PollyWhistle artist Jane Millum has incorporated her usual story based art dolls and applique approaches in her interpretations but also some more intricate needle work through embroidery and English paper piecing in silk.
Both artists will be exhibiting other work too and on hand to discuss the project and talk through sketchbooks and prototypes.
In addition Jane will be running a Belvior Angel textile sign workshop from 10 to 1pm and Vanessa a Folky Stencilled Fabric Workshop from 2pm to 5pm on the Saturday. (click on the links for more info and bookings).
Kooroon Gallery at OSH
Kooroon Gallery’s September offer is the annual Donna Drouin Solo Exhibition, again featuring new work by this prolific painter and printmaker. Exciting and quirky her new pieces relate to her relationship with the natural world especially trees, sky, lichen and birds. She utilises various media including dry point, lino, gelliprint, acrylics, gold leaf and oil pastorals as well as creating artists’ books and sculptural explorations.
We are delighted to say that we have a packed programme of art and craft classes for adults and children for Autumn 2019. From drawing for those that think they can’t and after school clubs for children to journal making, angel sewing and print making there is a wide variety of classes by experienced workshop leaders to choose from. Take a look and if you have any questions get in touch.