Contemporary Art and Craft Exhibition
Thursday 28th March -Saturday 13th April
Ania – Art works in Fused Glass ‘M’ and Friends – Paintings
Ann Cuthbert and Muriel Lacey at the
Maeldune Centre, Maldon - Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm
Ann Cuthbert (Ania) and Muriel Lacey (‘M’) were offered this space in February and have decided to ‘Seize the Day’ (Carpe Diem!), although they are both in the process of moving homes, and use this opportunity to display some of their recent art works. With submissions from many friends who are professional and amateur artists, this will be a varied and exciting exhibition. Ann, being a daughter of an Italian mother, was brought up in the family of five – in Essex, where she married and, whilst working and bringing up her two children, in 1980 joined a craft unit in Maldon, - ‘Many Hands ’ in Oakwood Arts Centre, just opened by her brother, Alan, and Muriel. At that time she specialised in applique work, making fabulous jackets and picturesque quilts. Since then she has developed her many artistic talents into fused glass work – jewellery, mounted work and brilliantly coloured 3D ‘sculptures’. She is also able to create bespoke pieces to individual specifications and now incorporates the glass into some of her exciting mixed media paintings. She is a long standing member of the Guild of Essex Craftsmen and attends many of their fairs in Essex – Cressing Temple, Hyde Hall and Hylands House. Now, after years of experiment and learning in the medium, she holds very popular workshops and classes in her studio teaching glass fusing. Photos of her and students’ work can be seen on her website. Ann loves talking about her work and will be at the Centre from 2pm on Saturday 6thth April, 12md to 4pm, when there will be a ‘get together’ with artists and friends.
Friends The selection of works in the exhibition will show submissions from many friends – old and new from Maldon and Norfolk and Suffolk - paintings in a variety of styles and mediums which will be an inspiration to all who appreciate art and the talents of our local artists and tutors. These will include works by Andrew Fawcett, James Hewitt, Andrew Pitt, Neil Rider, Colin Slee, Mark Ward, Pat Willis, Jon Howorth, Shirley McKenzie and many others! There will also be a painting on offer with funds going to the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity. All are welcome to the artists and Friends ‘Get Together’ afternoon on Saturday April 6th 12md to 4pm.
The Maeldune Heritage Centre Maldon welcomes back Fine Artist Silke Ukena, for the third time, for her Exhibition ‘Bloom’ from 9th to 25th May
‘I am delighted to show my work again at this beautiful old Library in the centre of Maldon. I am combining this exhibition with the launch of my beginner’s workshops "I wish I could paint". Having often been asked in the past to teach, I now hope to inspire many who want to learn. The creative Arts are so much fun and I believe everyone is an artist.’
On display, and for sale, will be many new vibrant florals, portraits and landscapes which will be shown for the first time at the exhibition.
Key to Silke’s work is always lots of colour … to bring the garden into your rooms.
You can meet Silke in person on Saturday 11th and 25th May between 11 am and 1 pm.
You can also connect with her via her SoSilke profile on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy as well as her website www.sosilke.co.uk
Focus Photographic Group decided to theme the exhibition this year as 'Life' (Urban life, rural life, still life and wild life). The Focus Group is a camera club that meet at 8pm every second Wednesday in the month at The United Reform Church, Chapel Road, Gt Totham. The group was formed some seventeen years ago as a group of enthusiasts who wanted to avoid the competitive element in many camera clubs, to foster mutual support, exchange of information and ideas to demonstrate equipment and techniques and to receive genuine critiques of work. The Group welcome new members.