News in Brief:
Now: Sculptor Antonia Spowers, Printmaker Angela Thorpe, and painters Sara Philpott and Heather Nixon show recent works. The chemistry, colour, texture and pure quality of their achievements make our 'Summer 18' a not to be missed exhibition. Open Thursday- Sunday 11-4 or by appointment until 16th September.
Sunday 29th July:Poetry afternoon 3-5 with open mic, Guest poet Susan Richardson, Marine Poet, author of 'Words the Turtle Taught Me' organised by Chris Kinsey.
Every Wednesday in the school holidays: 'Sculpteen' A great excuse to get out and discover what's going on, have fun, make new friends, learn new skills and develop your creative side. Each week you will work on different projects, exploring the theme of 'Facing the Other' an imaginative way to look at threats in contemporary life. There will be a wide choice of materials available including clay.
The project will be run by Carla Owen a former member of the Sculpteen team and Cathy Knapp. Open to teenagers of all ages and abilities. You can attend as many sessions as you like. Free. 10-4 Bring a packed lunch.
Every Friday in the School Holidays: Children's workshops: 10-4. Designed for 7-12 year olds, different Fun activities each week including pottery, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and taught by professional artists and teachers.
August 11th & 12th Artistic Blacksmithing with Spike Blackhurst
A few places still available on this very popular course.
September14th: Walking and Pottery event: in association with Bryn Walking 9.30-5.30 Meet at MWA for coffee and talk before a moderate 6 mile walk, return to make a plate that you can press seeds, grasses and leaves you have collected into clay and it will be fired for you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 23rd: A very important milestone for MWA. We are inviting all the artists who have exhibited at MWAC during our first 10 years to enter one piece on the subject of The Golden Field by RS Thomas, or a poem of their choice that reflects the area. We also hope everyone who has ever visited MWAC will join us to celebrate and see how the centre has developed.
September 25th: Celebratory concert organised by Jeb Nichols with Mean Mary and Rebecca Hollweg in the new barn. 3 world class musicians and good friends travel all the way from the USA, London and Cefn Coch to perform at the MWAC. Booking advisable.Tickets £12 on the door or £10 early birds: contact: email@example.com/01686 688369/07970671819
September 30th: Poems of Faith and Doubt, exploring work by RS Thomas and others Organised by Suzanne Iuppa. Part of our 'Bright Field Event' We will be celebrating 10 years of MWAC through Art and Poetry.
2-4 workshop looking at poems of faith and doubt starting with RS Thomas and Wales, branching out to other cultures, with guided writing exercises. 6.30-9pm. Poetry readings Robbie Burton, Greg Leadbetter and Roy McFarlane, Open mic. Close 9.30.
October 20-21st Pottery Weekend with Andy Warren 'Using music as inspiration' Multi talented Andy teaches you to consider rythm, form, colour, texture and tone in the formation and decoration of clay vessels.
We have other new events...wood burning kiln weekends/ sculpture/ printing planned, details to follow.
Thank you for bearing with us while we rebuild and renew our computers and the new barn. Please look at our new website:
www.midwalesarts.org.uk and tell is what you think about it. More to come! further details on our web site: Thank you!