Wow and wow again!!! Last Saturday was the first Whiteshill and Ruscombe Arts and Crafts Exhibition for parishioners - I managed to get along in the evening after the Levellers Day in Burford and what a great evening -apparently it was busy all day with folk and the evening had a lovely atmosphere where people chatted, enjoyed the art and amazing cheese selection and wine - great fun and a great community event.
Photos of the exhibition courtesy of one of the exhibitors Maggie Booth (no relation) - see her website for seriously great wedding photography!
Anyway huge congrats to John Rogers who conceived the idea of this exhibition and helped with colleagues to make it a reality.
I can't possibly list all the talents that were there during the evening but they included at least three Parish councillors....plus....
Louise, trained in Psychosynthesis and still working as a therapist had some great water colour life drawings - poss my favorite of the exhibition - she will also be exhibiting as part of the Open Studios this year - see them at her website: http://www.louisevision.com/
Jenny Nixon at The Old Vicarage on The Plain had some amazing glass pieces - then there was Dorte Shelley from the Old School on The Plain who had some paintings - she has opened previously as part of the Open Studios (see here). Sue Condie from Ruscombe was another of my favorites - some great pics - she has designed sets like those for the Rachel Carson play and helped us with our Woodies banner.
Lesley Young was also there - picture framer, ceramic repairer and restorer to the stars - well after 10 years of acting she used to work in Primrose Hill and apparently had clients to the shop there like Jonathan Miller, Sadie Frost, Jude Law and Sharleen Spiteri. She tried to source green products - uses the Green Shop in Bisley - and had various frames on show - quality stuff and v local - so call her on 762481 or email on lesleyyoung (at) waitrose.com
This is just a taster - there was lots more including Keith Bates with an impressive array of paintings in different media, glass and ceramics.
Also during the evening we heard the amazing Roz sing (see picture taken from her video) - this really was quite extraordinary - see more re Roz incl video here. Also see my entry to the exhibition here.