Getting to the art of the matter

PUBLISHED: 19:10 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:47 11 May 2010

IN THE FRAME: Artists Gill Walden, Rae Cook, and Lois Nolasco

IN THE FRAME: Artists Gill Walden, Rae Cook, and Lois Nolasco

ARTISTS from far and wide will be descending on Fowlmere this weekend as the village school hosts its annual exhibition. The event, which is in its 10th year, will once more be raising funds for the school, and will feature the work of more than 80 artist

ARTISTS from far and wide will be descending on Fowlmere this weekend as the village school hosts its annual exhibition.

The event, which is in its 10th year, will once more be raising funds for the school, and will feature the work of more than 80 artists.

Organiser Lois Nolasco said: "The exhibition started when I was a governor at the school, and we were looking to get some money in to fund the building of new facilities.

"We thought an art exhibition would be a good way to attract money and interest from outside the village.

"At first we just had local artists but as the reputation of the event has grown, so has the number of exhibitors, and we now have people coming from as far afield as Ely and Hertford," she said.

As well as paintings, visitors can purchase work including ceramics, wood turning, and hand made greeting cards. Refreshments will be on sale throughout.

Mrs Nolasco added: "We've raised more than £16,000 over the last ten years, and we're looking forward to adding to that total this year so that the school can further its development projects.

"There will be a lot of high quality art work on sale which is very reasonably priced," she said.

The exhibition is on Saturday and Sunday at Fowlmere Primary School. It is open from 10am till 4.30pm, and entry costs £1.

ARTIST Susan Sanders has a new exhibition opening at the Royston & District Museum on Saturday.

The exhibition is a 15 year retrospective that includes paintings in oil and pastel and abstract works in oil and mono-prints.

There will be, too, a selection of photographs on display.

Sue said: "Living in North Herts, the majority of my work is connected with the pleasure of looking at the landscape in our region."

But the exhibition also includes works that have been inspired by visits to Wales and Spain, and a recent journey to China.

Speaking about her work, Sue said: "The common thread is an examination of linear tension, light and colour that compels me to select views and ideas that inform my images of the landscape."

Sue, who had an exhibition at the museum in 2004, graduated two years earlier in fine art with an honours degree as a mature student at the University of Hertfordshire.

She has exhibited her work around Herts, Essex and Suffolk and a collection of 12 of her works is owned by the London Business Innovation Centre.

The exhibition will run until Saturday, July 26.

The Royston & District Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (10am-4.45pm).

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