Throughout the weekend, there's a very tempting programme of art displays, all detailed on www.audlemfestival.com (The website link that was here no longer works) , the Festival's website.
A range of venues is displaying art on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Audlem Methodist Chapel is open from 10.30am – 16.00pm with an exhibition of work by Kate McKennan – complex, intriguing and detailed, Kate's painting reflects patterns of nature and society in jewel bright colours.
Sheri Cuffe's work is also on display at the Methodist Chapel. Her work is a celebration of the Carib heritage of her native St Vincent and the Grenadines. The colours she uses resonate with those in evidence all over the islands of the Caribbean. Jo Halden is a local artist. Her work includes Life paintings and some local scenes in mixed media while Libby Bower focuses on texture, boldness and 3D form – qualities encapsulated by her work.
Will Warburton's work is inspired from aspects of portraits and natural forms and his images portray a sense of texture and detail using mixed media. Finally, The Adderley and Audlem life drawing group is also displaying at the Methodist Chapel. Now in its third year, the group has brought together local artists of differing abilities to share in the opportunity to draw life models at evening and day sessions. The work on display at the Methodist Chapel means it's clearly an exhibition worth spending time at.
Janice Clarkson works in a range of media depicting people and places with equal enthusiasm and the occasional hint of humour. Her work is on display at the Lord Combermere. Meanwhile, in the Coffee Lounge next to the Salad Bowl, S. Bower's work is on display. She says: "I try to express a realistic impression of the beauty of the human form..... as does Rodin and others."
The Audlem Mill Shop is showing original water colour and oil paintings by several artists of canal scenes and other subjects. Artists include Audlem residents Sheila Webster and Jane Marshall plus Mary Parry from nearby Tyrley. You can also try a craft at Audlem Mill – see demonstrations of various needlework and fabric based crafts such as rag rugging, peg loom weaving, latch hooking, punch needle and cross -stitch. Why not have a go yourself!
St James' Church sees a very special display – the children of Audlem St James Primary School have joined together with their parents to produce this exciting exhibition.
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