Enjoy eclectic Easter exhibits
THE Isle of Man Art Society Easter Exhibition will return to the Villa Marina Arcade in Douglas next month.
The show will take place between March 28 and April 5 and will yet again feature work by more than 100 of the island’s artists.
It is run in conjunction with Barclays for a second year and will include more than 400 exhibits of all mediums, sizes and abilities.
Each piece will be exhibited for the first time.
As well as new members of the society, the exhibition will showcase the latest work of well-known artists, including Colleen Corlett.
Colleen is an artist who designs stamps, makes stain glass windows and works in ceramics, paints and pastels.
This year she will be exhibiting a ceramic and glass piece called Seahorse & Crab Glass Mosaic and pastel pieces called Bluebells in Ballaglass Glen, See Through Sails at Laxey and Mountain Trees.
Also exhibiting will be textile artist Maureen Kennaugh who particularly works with free machine embroidery.
She has entered two items into the exhibition – Rhapsody in Blue and Autumn Days.
She said: ‘I enjoy the process of working the technique, and the colour and texture produced.
‘My two pieces are both worked on handmade felt and then stitched.
‘I’ve been working on a series of images based on rural idylls using photographs taken over the years of people working (or not!) in the Manx countryside, of which Autumn Days is one.
‘And whilst walking in the countryside I like to look for flowers, grasses and seed heads which inspire me to turn them into stitched pieces.’
While the Easter Exhibition is on, Maureen will be hosting a solo show at the Hodgson Loom Gallery in Laxey with the theme of I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside. This runs from March 16 to April 13.
Painter Bryony Harrison will also exhibit some of her latest work at Easter.
Bryony began to experiment with, and develop, her love of painting with acrylics after graduating from university.
She discovered that, due to their rapid drying time, they really allowed her to work with great spontaneity and intuition on large-scale canvases.
Using bold and bright colours, her usual subject matter is land and seascapes, often of the Isle of Man, which tend to take on a semi-abstract feel.
Her work has featured in art exhibitions on the Isle of Man, in the UK, Germany and New Zealand.
The Isle of Man Art Society is open to anyone interested in art.
New members, whether novices or experienced artists, are always welcome.
The society meets most days, when members get together to work on their various projects in the company of friends.
There is also a programme of talks and workshops, including an annual painting week in July, with sessions run by English TV artist Bee Morrison, and regular life classes.
Anyone wishing to join, or seeking further information, should contact membership secretary Celia Marshall on 663772 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The exhibition will be open between 10am and 5pm daily.
Society members should hand in their exhibition submissions by Saturday, March 23.
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