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Easter Arts at the Square Tower

Published: 13th April 2017 22:16

 Painting by Mel BrundritArtists’ group Crafts in the Tower will be celebrating Easter with a vibrant exhibition of art works at Portsmouth’s Square Tower this Easter Sunday, 16th April.

Spokesperson, Di Wren says:  “We wondered if people would come to see our work on a holiday Sunday, but as it’s the third Sunday of the month, our usual exhibition day, and Easter is a day for rejoicing, we decided to go ahead.  We hope people will enjoy seeing our work.”

The group is going from strength to strength with new exhibitors regularly joining their ranks.  New this month is illustrator John Evelyn will be showing his beautiful and original line drawings, prints and animations – something really unusual. 

Mel Brundrit has a whole new series of paintings to show.  Her vibrant canvases feature larger than life images to stunning effect.  Freya Perry’s delicate work contrasts with these; and this month she is also showing some imaginative and textural mixed-media art with paper clay figures.

Ceramics will be represented by Di Wren with some semi-sculptural household objects, as well as some cats and birds.

Terry Turner makes a variety of useful items in wood as well as some quirky toys.  Jim Steel has as a selection of crafted pens in beautiful materials including wood and polished acrylic.  Erin Wright makes clocks in a variety of materials, including slate.

Two jewellers will be presenting their latest creations for those who appreciate quality design at a reasonable price.  Sharon Justice’s work in silver is much appreciated and Katherine Webber’s creations in semi-precious stones are very popular.

Kendal James is best known for her pixel artworks rendered in Hama Beads, from simple pieces of jewellery at ‘pocket money’ prices to large commissioned images made from thousands of beads. She will be holding workshops during the day.

Two textile artists will be there:  Lesley George whose stunning embroidered work dazzles the eye and Cecilia Windebank who works in elaborate patchwork.  Kelly Hickman’s gilded work and Cherie Lubbock’s creations in glass will add sparkle to the event.

The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.  The pop-up tearoom will be open for delicious homemade cakes and savouries.

For more detail see Crafts in the Tower’s Facebook page.

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