North Somerset Arts Week returns with ‘smorgasbord’ of artist ‘delights’
PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 21:50 27 April 2017
The largest showcase of artistic talent in North Somerset returns this week, with an event which promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
North Somerset Arts Week is a biennial event which invites local artists and groups to display and sell their work from the comfort of their own homes and studios or at pop-up exhibitions in village and church halls across the district.
The week will run from Friday until May 7 across 52 different venues scattered across the area.
Committee co-chairman Gail Mason said she was ‘delighted’ to be heading an event which will provide a platform for the district’s arts community to showcase its work.
She added: “I am very excited that this arts week will once again showcase the abundance of talent within the region.
“With work from more than 240 artists across all artistic disciplines, our studios, historic buildings, churches, village halls and homes, will be transformed by the professional, semi-professional and enthusiast members and event organisers to produce a smorgasbord of visual and creative delights for you to enjoy.”
Among those putting work on display will be Chris Holden from Activist Art, who will be exhibiting his work in Blagdon for the first time.
His creations will focus on pressing issues in today’s society, including the ongoing war on terror, the environment and social justice.
Twin brothers Adam and Stuart Rush will join together to exhibit in Worle.
They are both sculptors who seek influences from different things, ranging from street art to more traditional pieces.
In Bleadon you will find the experienced Alison Procter, who will be exhibiting more than 100 paintings inspired by a variety of subjects, and promises to have something for everyone.
Visit www.northsomersetarts.org for more information or to download the brochure.
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