Friday, September 7, 2012
ARTISTS across the county are throwing open their workplaces from this weekend for the annual Herts Open Studios extravaganza.
The annual artistic event, organised by Herts Visual Arts, runs from tomorrow (Saturday) until September 30.
If you enjoy the visual arts, then this is certainly for you. Artists, including a number from Welwyn Hatfield, are once again inviting the public to see them in action.
“It’s a great opportunity to interact with the artists, talk about their work and inspiration and buy or commission work from them,” said Open Studios project manager Linda Warminger.
More than 160 artists and design-makers are taking part in Open Studios, which will showcase all manner of media from painters practising in oil, acrylic and watercolour to ceramics, jewellery and both digital and film photography.
There will also be glass art, sculpture and engraving, calligraphy and graffiti, printmakers, textile artists and fashion creators.
Participants belong to Herts Visual Arts whose members range from professionals to passionate amateurs.
Artists’ studios are not normally accessible to the general public, but during Herts Open Studios you are positively encouraged to come on in and see what happens during the creative process and maybe even have a go.
Among the many artists taking part across Welwyn Hatfield district are Anneli Boon and Elizabeth Read.
Anneli, from Welwyn, creates semi abstract paintings/collages with a wonderful sense of fun.
Elizabeth is new to Open Studios this year and specialises in contemporary stone sculpture, homewares and wall which are both decorative and practical.
Semi abstract oils and acrylics are being shown by Paul Hillary in WGC. And process-based contemporary figurative work by Maxine King is being exhibited at Digswell Arts Trust in Welwyn along with two colleagues – Ella Carty and Veronica Grassi.
Herts Visual Arts members range from professionals to passionate amateurs – all equally keen for you enjoy their artwork.
For details about all participating artists and their opening hours visit www.hvaf.org.uk, or contact Linda Warminger on 07813 100651 or email@example.com