Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Artfull Collage In Cumbria...."

We were in the Lakes again last w/end... visiting Our Friends From The North.

One FFTN ( above) was exhibiting her super collage pieces...this is work she's amassed over several years, keeping much of it locked away high in her attic....to be enjoyed by the odd passing mouse or a curious spider or two.....or even perhaps by a nosy visitor relegated to the attic to sleep.........until last weekend, that is..... when folk enjoyed our friend's work as part of Coniston Arts and Crafts Society's Annual Exhibition.
This was held at the Mechanics Institute. It was part of a programme of events developed in partnership with Grizedale Arts. ( See http://www.grizedale.org/)

The Institute was built in the 19th century.....primarily for the development of the " mechanical" arts. .....and in particular woodcarving and lace making.And on Saturday these traditions were alive and well and thriving in Lakeland...as was stone carving, wood bending, pottery, book binding...and more. Posted by Picasa

2 Comments:

Blogger Suzanne Jones said...

Sounds like a great exhibition. I so admire anyone who can create works of art.

9:30 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Yes..and art can be created in many different guises..be it naturally, casually, formally...by strict design..

11:13 am  

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