Art weeks visits day five! That's a LOT of art! With a 'record breaking' eleven venues visited today, our grand total for the week is so far toted up to a sizable 44 venues. Not bad. However its not about how many you go to but the quality of your experiences at each stop! This number of venue visits has been achieved at a steady pace, still allowing a minimum of ten mins per venue and in most cases longer once we get talking to the artists. Often it makes sense though to visit the venues in an area even if they haven't appealed to you from looking in the guide book, you're often pleasantly surprised by what you find. I have not been particularly critical in any of these Art Weeks posts, preferring to present an open-minded opinion to the majority of work seen, as arts such a subjective thing I'd much rather encourage people to visit and see as much art as possible so that then at least audiences can make their own informed decisions about the kind of art that appeals to them. Please be open mindedly discerning!
In the Mendip area today! Up to Wells and back via Glastonbury and Moorlynch.
Spring Farm, home to four artists studios and glass blower! A good one to visit if you'd like to see lots in one location. Plus just a quick walk down the road is venue 78, Susan Gradwell.
VENUE 79 – NANCY FARMER
VENUE 80 – JENNY GRAHAM (image below)
VENUE 81 – ANNE FARMER WATERCOLOURS
VENUE 82 – CLIO GRAHAM
One of Jenny Graham's new photo etchings at Venue 80. Thank you to Jenny for providing me this image.
VENUE 78 – SUSAN GRADWELL (not pictured)
VENUE 84 – THE CHAPEL STUDIO, IONA CLIVE (image below)
|Just around the corner from Moorlynch. Drawings, portraits and photography by a talented 14 year old artist.|
VENUE 25 – RED BRICK BUILDING (image below)
VENUE 38 – CHRIS LEE (not pictured)
VENUE 39 – BELLA BEADS BOUTIQUE, SARAH DALTON, LYN HOLLAND (not pictured)
VENUE 40 – LAURA PERCEY: BOOP DESIGN (image below)
VENUE 41 – CHEESE YARD STUDIOS, JANETTE KERR, FIONA HINGSTON (two images below)
|I like this sign, for the temptation to climb the big pile of rocks was definitely there.|
|Ok, so I know I said I wasn't going to stamp my opinion on this blog, BUT, I do really really like Fiona Hingston's work (pictured here). This was a great end to today's Art Weeks trip with two artists studios, Janette Kerr and Fiona Hingston both at venue 41, Cheese Yard Studios just outside Wells. Really enjoyed this one.|
There's loads more venues in the Mendip area that we didn't get to cover today. Please visit this link to a list of all venues in that area with details of how to find them and more: http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/saw12_list
My Art Weeks visits for 2012 has now come to an end. But for you it may just be beginning, as you've still got another whole week to get out there and visit some studios! Somerset Art weeks 2012 ends on the 30th September so what are you waiting for?