Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blackhorse Lane OPEN STUDIOS

Blackhorse Lane Open Studios and Silent Auction
Two days when artists open their private studios to the public.
Featuring: painting, sculpture, drawing, textiles, design, illustration, installation, ceramics, animation, photography and book arts.

Part of the E17 Art Trail.

This is your chance to meet artists in their work environments, get insights into how and what they create, and even take home a work of art. Engage in one of the most exciting aspects of contemporary art by discussing art with the artists themselves. Stop by and enjoy, be inspired and perhaps challenged at this friendly, relaxed event.

It is also a good opportunity to purchase original works at pre-gallery prices! Visitors will have the chance to bid on an artwork by a Blackhorse Lane artist in the Silent Auction. You can see the artworks in the auction in advance by going to the website: The Preview Evening on Friday Sep 9th from 6-9 pm will include bidding for the Silent Auction, a donation bar and entertainment.

For children we will be running an Art Quiz with prizes donated by Jackson’s Art Supplies. In the same building The Artworks Project Space will have its annual Open Exhibition. On Saturday the 10th there will be poetry readings all afternoon by the Forest Poets. Michelle Reader and Mike Thorn will have sculpture on display in the yard.

Event: Blackhorse Lane Open Studios and Silent Auction
Dates: September 10th-11th 2011
Artists: 30 international artists
Opening Times: 12.00 - 6.00pm each day
Preview Evening: September 9th 2011 (from 6-9pm)
Address: 114 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6AA
Tube: Blackhorse Road (Victoria Line)
Admission: Free

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Postcards to Japan

Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri of the Scottish Poetry Library have a project called Postcards to Japan in which I am participating. I have just sent my A5 postcard.

Monday, May 09, 2011

The Long Conversation: Poetry and Painting

The Long Conversation: Poetry and Painting

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.” – Simonides

The exhibition coincides with the Waltham Forest Literature Festival.

For this exhibition artists have interpreted the long-standing relationship between the written word and visual art, in the broadest terms. Poetry that paints a picture, paintings that are full of poetry, text-based work, artists’ books, sound installations, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and poetry readings are all included.
There will be a display of books to read and purchase.

Opening party:
May 23rd 7-10pm

May 24th - 28th
6-8pm Tuesday, 6-10pm Wed. to Friday, 10am –10pm on Saturday

The Red Room, at Ye Olde Rose & Crown
53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SA

Listing on the Arts in Waltham Forest website.