Happy August everyone! At this moment the sun is shining and summer is in full swing (I did drive through a downpour this morning but lets ignore that), and here at The Gallery we have just opened our mid-summer exhibition Journeys by Ian Scott Massie. The collection of work on display is features new pieces along with some vintage paintings from over 20 years ago. The show explores two significant journeys – one around the dales surrounding Masham (home of both Ian and The Gallery), and the other into the Lake District. Ian has experimented with various techniques and sizes of work for Journeys, and I’m sure you’ll agree the results are fantastic.
Following a successful preview on Friday night, Journeys will be on display until September 3rd, and is definitely worth a visit.
In other news, I’m very excited to announce the official opening of Masham’s exciting new creative head-quarters this month! ArtisOn, founded by friends/artists Gaynor Pearson, Sue Palin, Ian Scott Massie (yes, the one we were just talking about) and The Gallery’s owner Josie Beszant, is the new artistic hub of the dales, offering a spectrum of art and craft courses in painting, stone carving, knitting, jewellery-making and printmaking amongst others. Courses are open to beginners or more experienced arty folks alike, and are run by local artists and craft-makers.
ArtisOn will be launching with an open weekend on the 29th and 30th of August,where anyone curious about developing their creative talents can pop in for a cup of tea, meet some of the tutors, and see live demos from some of the forthcoming courses.
For enquiries or bookings (individual, groups or parties) check out www.artison.co.uk (currently under construction-watch this space!) or our website www.mashamgallery.co.uk and click on the art courses section.
Don’t forget, for more regular updates and pictures from us (and from ArtisOn), and to let us know what you’re up to, please check out our facebook page.
Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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