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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ludlow Art Society's Major Contributions to Festival

The Ludlow Fringe Festival got underway on Saturday with a host of free public events taking place on Castle Square.  Ludlow Art Society's now familiar Paint Jam brought artists from as far afield as Chester to paint large paintings on boards throughout the day, while children were encouraged to do pavement paintings on the flagstones and graffiti art on a board provided.  The brilliant sunshine made the whole thing a wonderful spectacle for visitors, shoppers and artists alike.

From Saturday June 24th watch out for the aeroplane crash-landing in St Laurence's churchyard, part of this year's Fifth Plinth sculptural installation, yet again organised by Ludlow Art Society and this year featuring Ludlow Art Society's very own Matt Smart.



At the same time, last minute preparations were being made for the Ludlow Fringe Art Trail, also organised by Ludlow Art Society.  This shows off the work of dozens of artists from around the region: painters, sculptors, potters, printers, photographers and more.  Their exhibits are spread across twenty-three different locations across the town centre.  A free map and guide is widely available around town including the Fringe information kiosk on Castle Square. Look out for a venue number in a red circle. The trail runs until July 2nd.

One art trail exhibit took some very special handling.  On Thursday, Warrior the War Horse arrived by horsebox (how else?) at Myriad Organics, venue 22.  Created by artist Ann Wallace, he represents the famous World War 1 war horse who survived the battles at the Somme and Ypres and was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal.

There are also two exciting art workshops organised by guess who? - Ludlow Art Society! Rob Leckey's "painting without brushes" was a success this afternoon, and on June 27th Brontë Woodruff will be "exploring line and wash with Vandyck crystals".  Brontë's workshop costs just £15 plus £5 for materials, and is at 1.30 to 4.30 in Ludlow Women's Centre (men are allowed!) Book by emailing john.jarvis@freeuk.com.

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