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Variety Of Art On Show At Exhibition – Somerset Guardian

Demonstrations of stone carving and painting are just some of the things visitors to an art exhibition can expect to see.

The Old Bakery Artists are holding a summer exhibition next week in Paulton.

The free event is being staged in the cellar beneath Paulton Methodist Church and opens on Friday, June 27, at 10am.

Chairman of the Old Bakery Artists, Keith Wisbey, normally known for photography, will be demonstrating stone carving outside the exhibition.

His work will be displayed along with that of John Collins who will also demonstrate acrylic painting alongside his work. Abstract landscape artist Karen George will be showing her landscapes and seascapes in mixed media while experimental artist Richard Prentice will also have work on show.

The exhibition is open on Friday, June 27, from 10am to 4pm, on Saturday, June 28, from 10am to 4pm, and on Sunday, June 29, from 2pm to 5pm.

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Art Centre Hosts Exhibition – Somerset Guardian

Artists Catherine Beale and Keith Wisbey will showcase their work in the new community arts centre, Victoria Hall in Radstock.

Throughout April a combination of their large scale paintings and photographs will line the gallery space for visitors to enjoy.

Catherine has painted portraits to commission for nearly 20 years, drawing inspiration from the play of light over faces.

Among her paintings will hang an oil of local councillor Sarah Bevan and a tender watercolour of her son. Her work has been chosen for regional and national exhibitions and she opened her Bath studio 18 months ago in Widcombe Parade.

Keith has been a photographer for many years. He lives locally and is a member and current chair of the Old Bakery Artists group.

This exhibition of his photographs will display atmospheric landscapes, close up and movement images. Keith is also a keen stone carver and has been developing his work locally with stonemason Kate Semple.

Keith and Catherine both enjoy running workshops from their own studios for adults and are about to similarly inspire local schools.

The exhibition takes place at The Gallery – Victoria Hall Arts Centre, Church Street, Radstock, from Friday, April 4 until Friday, May 2.

Public Invited To Artists Work At Weekend Trail – Somerset Guardian

There is the chance to see local artists in action when they throw open their studio doors and invite the public to take a look inside this weekend.

The old bakery artists art trail will see painters, potters, printers and photographers coming together to showcase their work at 11 different venues across Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Paulton.

The group has organised the event to try to change the way people think about art. Rather than a painting being something created magically and mysteriously behind closed doors they want to ‘bring art into the community,’ encouraging more people to give it a go for themselves.

There will be eight open studios where members will be showing their work either individually or with other artists as well as group shows in St John’s Church Hall, Midsomer Norton; St Nicholas Church Tea Rooms, Radstock and Swan Artworks, High Street, Midsomer Norton.

Most venues will be open from 10.30am to 5pm from tomorrow to Sunday with artists in attendance.

Photographer Keith Wisbey said: “They would love to meet you and talk about their work and many will have sketchbooks and working drawings on display so you can see how the work progresses from the initial thought to the finished piece.”

Painter Wendy McCleave said the event would be a particularly poignant one as Midsomer Norton artist David Fisher, a member of the group, recently lost a battle with cancer. “He will be greatly missed,” she said.

Refreshments will be available at most venues and, in memory of Mr Fisher, donations will go to the Be a Brick Appeal for the RUH Space for Cancer Care Campaign.