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Friday, 13 December 2019

Spotlight: Tolkein

Spotlight, this December, glows across lands like a fire in a mountain cave, the eye of Sauron, or a beam from a wizard's staff.  We look at the art of JRR Tolkein, creator of 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit', and other worlds.  And this one.
Many of his drawings for The Hobbit were found in 2011, and have been exhibited and published over the past few years.
There are also many recently discover illustrations that do not relate to his books, but simply show his artistic proclivities and skills.  
So much has arisen through those thoughts and forms.  Whole visions that have shaped our world as well as the worlds on paper and page.

If the past few weeks have seemed like a mixture of 'Downton Abbey' meets 'Zombie Apocalypse', we can take comfort in the Palaces and orc hordes of 'Lord of the Rings', the contested strongholds and personal journeys, shared directions, and heavy burdens, and the onward journeys.  
It's all there in metaphor and tale.
I hope this continues to show us all, if needed, what culture means and does, and the part it plays in everything we are, and we become.  These creations are part of the real world as well as fantasy worlds - and also the areas in between, where life and fantasy intermix.  
Merry Christmas and happy tales to all LAS members, and everyone near you.
See you at a LAS social, or a LAS talk.  It's part of what we're all about!

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

New Gallery Opening In Ludlow.

Stone House Gallery opens on Friday December 6th. Located on Corve Street James and Gabrielle Service aim to provide a space for a variety of artists to show their work.
A new venture so please pop in and show your support.

James and Gabrielle said: “Our ambition has been to create a pioneering gallery space promoting artists whose specific talents inspire us. 

Tel no. 01584 873644

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Village Art Clubs

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Learn To Paint And Draw. 

Whether you are an experienced artist or a complete beginner you are promised a warm welcome. Classes are held at various venues across Herefordshire and at: 

St Peters Church Parish Centre         Club times: Mondays 2-4pm
Henley Road                                          Tutor   Linzi Whitting                                        
Spring Term Dates:13th January, 20th January, 27th January, 3rd February, 10th February, 17th February, 24th February, 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March
Contact: Liz on 07938 563716 or email