Colchester Arts Society : OLSA exhibits

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Colchester Arts Society : OLSA exhibits

I was delighted that three of my pieces were selected to hang in the Colchester Arts Society (CAS) 70th anniversary exhibition at The Minories, this August.

I had heard that the CAS were opening out their exhibition this year and entered on spec. I was thrilled that three of my pieces were selected – and delighted to see the whole exhibition which was hugely varied with artwork in many different media.

As you can see the gallery is light and spacious; it is the gallery for the distinguished Colchester School of Art which has many famous alumni including Linda Richardson.  

The exhibition was opened by Ronald Blythe – who gave a moving speech about the differences between writing and the visual arts pointing out that both sorts of artists need support and soldiery in their work and must obtain it differently.

A cake was cut to celebrate CAS’s 70th birthday and their new commitment to joining forces with other arts organisations in the area like Gainsborough’s House.

 

It was a lovely day. In the picture of the exhibition my prints are on the left hand side with a woodcut by another artist in the middle.

The top print is called ‘Complexity’ and the one at the bottom is one of a group of mono prints that use a similar background of coloured shapes (though all are slightly different) with a photo stencil of different images from the same stencil on top.

I will write more about each on subsequent days.

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