More exhibitions on the way - The Evesham Observer

More exhibitions on the way

Evesham Editorial 14th Jun, 2019   0

OWNERS of the Walled Gardens at Croome Court, near Pershore, are excited to be welcoming more talented artists to their gardens to showcase their work as the second in the series of three exhibitions begins.

Chris and Karen Cronin have been overwhelmed by the feedback they have received from the first exhibition and now, in their bid to support and promote talented artists and makers, they look forward to the second exhibition starting today (Friday) until Sunday, August 4.

The gardens, known for its ongoing restoration project, are open to the public for six months of the year, from Easter through to the end of September.

In this time, a series of three exhibitions have been planned. Each seven-week exhibition showcasing the work of four talented artists; two sculptors exhibiting their work in the gardens and two artists exhibiting their work in the Visitor Centre.

The exhibition starting this weekend will showcase the work of outdoor sculptors Laura Hickman, who works in reclaimed oak and gold, and Jeannette Therrien, who works in glass.

Also exhibiting is ceramicist and Guild of Herefordshire Craftsmen member Neil Spalding and Pershore based artist Joe McLaren who is best known for his work in the field of book illustration, having contributed covers for editions of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter.

Joe works mainly with scraperboard- a medium developed in the 19th century for press reproduction, and prized for its immediacy and contrast. It produces an image with similarities to woodcut or linocut, but with the capacity for great delicacy of line as well as bold texture.

“My self-initiated work is often concerned with landscape, folklore and history. Having grown up in the Vale of Evesham, and having recently returned to the area, I have a renewed appreciation for the surrounding country and the history it embodies and retells,” Joe said.

All of the exhibits will be for sale and there will be an opportunity to meet the artists tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am until 5pm.

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