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‘Open Studios’ to launch in Artistsmeet, Rickmansworth

02nd September 2015

oslogo-25th.jpgSeptember welcomes the annual celebration of Open Studios across the county, a well-established programme of events and exhibitions organised by Herts Visual Arts which sees artists, craftmakers and designers opening their doors to the public- to share their skills, network and to sell their work.

Artistsmeet are pleased to be a new host venue for this year’s event and will be featuring work from Rickmansworth based artist Frances Williams, with ‘Imagining Reality’.

Frances constantly looks for ways to explore reality, whether of nature, architecture or everyday objects. She wants to push the boundaries of representation to reveal what is of particular interest. Frances specialises in designing with wax and painting with inks on tissue paper, making framed works and a wide range of greetings cards. She also works on cotton producing wall hangings, individually designed lampshades, cushion covers and other smaller items.

copy-of-coventry-cathedral-after-john-piper.jpgThe work will be on display from:
Wednesday 2 September – Friday 25 September 2015
10am – 4pm Monday - Friday
Entry is free

More about Frances’s work can be found at www.contemporarybatik.com

Information on Open Studios activity in your area can be found at www.hvaf.org.uk

Additional dates when Frances will be working from the Artistsmeet gallery will be posted on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/artistsmeet

Celebratory evening launch

Wednesday 9 September
6:30 - 8pm

You are very welcome to join Frances for her evening reception in the gallery, it will be a perfect opportunity to ask her questions about her work, browse the colourful collection of items available for purchase and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with complimentary wine, soft drinks and nibbles. We hope to see you there!

Wax resist and collage workshop

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Wednesday 16 September

11am - 1pm

Join us for one of our highly popular taster workshops. Frances will be demonstrating and running a session in wax resist, using collage techniques, hot wax and inks. Create a colourful piece of artwork to take away with you on the day and be a part of the Open Studios experience!

Entry is free, but spaces are limited so booking in advance is highly recommended. Teas, coffees and a selection of cakes will also be served during the event!

To confirm your attendance at the evening launch or to book on to the Wax resist workshop please contact Elaine Johnson, Community Arts Development Officer / 01923 776611/ elaine.johnson@threerivers.gov.uk