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19 April 2014

Friends of SAW Spring Soiree 2014

Last Tuesday was a perfect Spring evening filled with the promise of a full Pink Moon, it was also the annual Spring Soiree for the Friends of SAW. Sir Ben Slade was our generous host providing not only the the wonderful venue at Woodlands Castle but also the complimentary drinks and canapes - so an art felt thank you for his ongoing support.

Guests were free to mingle, to not only meet up with other like minded patrons of the Somerset Arts but also meet with the artists involved in last year's successful Abundance programme. Many will have met with them at last year's Soiree when the project was launched with the promise of exciting new work to come. This year's evening ensured that the project would remain in the mind's eye for that little bit longer with the launch of The Abundance publication, everyone went home with their own copy.

Artists who have supported the Friends Quarterly Draw by donating artwork as prizes were also given a platform to showcase and sell their work during the evening. They were painters Kate Noble, Peter Messa, Lucy Lean and Simon Ledson, ceramicists Pauline Watson and Jo Luxstead and photographer David Partner. Providing between them a range of styles, scale and medium and an opportunity to see work that may have missed your radar during the packed agenda that is on offer during Somerset Art Works. 

On behalf of the SAW team I would like to thank those Friends of SAW who brought friends along who left as new Friends of SAW! We welcome you as a patron of the arts in Somerset. Thank you also to Taunton Deane Mayor Libby Lisgo who is one of our newest Friends of SAW.

If you too are interested in becoming a Friend of SAW, supporting and nurturing the arts in Somerset, keeping up to date with this year's projects and individual artists' practice then further details can be found by clicking on the link here. I can assure you there are some great plans ahead for SAW 2014 and surely you wouldn't want to miss out on being party to that creativity?

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