I am keen to use this blog as a way of informing members and none members of events that are happening in the arts in and around Somerset. Any information of what activities you are planning during the Open Studios event or any projects you're involved in are more than welcome and I'll try and fit as many as I can on the blog. Obviously SAW will still be posting news and all new events on the main website as normal but I hope that in posting some events here we can maybe start a dialogue. For example this is news of one particular venue at Lopen Farm in the forthcoming open studios event.
Below is a press release sent to me outlining more details:
SOMERSET ART WEEKS 2010 Open Studios Event
Printmakers, photographers, illustrated books – a huge variety of visual treats will be on show in Lopen, near South Petherton, during Somerset Arts Weeks.
Visit seven artists in two studios in charming Church Street for a complete Arts Week experience, refreshments will be available and parking is easy.
An exhibition by three talented and highly experienced photographers, Pauline Rook, Mike Mammatt and Jerry Mitchell will demonstrate their passion for photography. Whilst they employ contemporary techniques their photographs are unmanipulated and of the highest quality.
Watch the magic of the print making process slightly further up the lane in the natural courtyard setting of Angela Naunton Davies’s studio. See the traditional and experimental ways by which inks can be transferred onto paper from copper, linocuts and wood engraving by the mighty forces of the etching press by Angela, Jackie Cundall and Louise Henry.
The beautifully illustrated local books of James Crowden, including the highly acclaimed ‘Literary Somerset’ will be available signed and at special prices. He will be talking about his work on the 25/26th weekend.
‘Excellent Artwork, excellent tour and wonderful people’ Arts Week visitor 08
For further information please contact either:
Lopen Farmhouse, Church St, Lopen, South Petherton, TA13 5JX
Angela Naunton Davies. Denman Cottage, Church St, Lopen