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Friday, 3 April 2015

LAS 2015 Spring Exhibition

MEMBERS' Spring EXHIBITION
4th - 13th April 2015
at The Harley Centre, Castle Square, Ludlow
10.00am to 5.00pm daily.

The LAS's first exhibition of 2015 is now open! On the evening of April 3rd we held our Private View, which was held against a backdrop of music from the very talented Jack Brett and which was served by a selection of drinks and snacks provided by Lesley Connolly and Susanna Checketts.

We hoped to have artwork from the students of Ludlow College, but due to circumstances beyond the LAS's control at the last minute we found ourselves without. We did, however, have our first ever display of cards our members had produced, as well as our usual wide and beautifully varied selection of paintings and more sculptural pieces on the craft table, and two screens of work from our new President, Charles MacCarthy.

Local businessman and Fringe committee member Adam Tutt opened the show, and Drusilla Cole won the Castle Bookshop Choice award for one of her skillfully-executed linocut pieces, while Lesley Connolly's 'Seedheads' won the Silk Top Hat Choice and Christine Loran's 'Candlelight' was the President's Choice. There are other awards still to be handed out, and we'll keep you updated as soon as they come in!

Some photos of the hanging during the morning:

A selection of pictures from the evening:
Adam Tutt opens the show (left: musician Jack Brett)
Our card display
Blue Aga with Kettle - oil on canvas - Charles MacCarthy
At the Pont Del Oloi, Venice - watercolour - George Loades
Our craft table - featuring work from Elizabeth Moss, Jean Buerhing and Daph Willett
Blue Wash Clematis - pencil and wash - Daph Willett
Bucknell - linocut - Drusilla Cole
Chaenomeles - oil - Ruth Tune
Ludlow Tree Rabbits - acrylic - Diane Jennings
Merlin - pastel - Anne Priest
Moat Farm Autumn - watercolour - Martin Dutton
Portrait of Nicholas - acrylic - Samuel Bebb
Portrait of Gladys - oil - Gabrielle Spencely
The Slipway, Whitby - watercolour - Valerie Alexander
Towards Criccieth - pastel - Wilfred Langford
Treasure Wall - acrylic - David Tedham
Two for Joy - gouache - Miriam Bell
Willow Tit on Artichoke - ink and watercolour - Margaret Oakes

Of course, this is only a small slice of what you can see if you visit our show. If you're nearby, why not drop in? You can vote for which piece you think is 'Best in Show'!

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