Come to the first 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha Style Event at the Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria Wednesday 11th Sept at 7pm. Ticket booking recommended at 07773158941 There will be a selection of artists presenting 20 images of their work in a dynamic paced evening followed by a short debate, where you can glean more info about their process. The ’20 x 20 vision’ event will come closer to you (Tullie House 18th Sept/ Kendal Brewery Arts 25th Sept/ Rheged on 4 Oct) with a broad selection of C-Artists, including Mark Gibbs, Simon Whalley, Rosie Wates, Christine Hurford, Rosie Alcock and many more…..
See info about the Florence Artists below:
First Jill Davis of the Florence Paintmakers who make the ‘Egremont Red’ pigment will explain how their work is inspired by the haematite powder of Florence Mine
Florence Paintmakers – launched their hand-made artists’ materials, based on the local rich red iron oxide, which can vary from a vivid blood red to a deep purple, depending on the particle size. The ore used for paint production has been ground to a fine powder which releases the rich russet colour which typifies Egremont Red.
Florence Mine was renowned for the quality of its ore and was the last deep haematite mine in Western Europe when it closed down in 2008. Florence Mine has now re-emerged as an Arts Centre which is where the event will take place incorporating one of the Florence Paintmakers. Other artists include: Tim Wood, Julia Wilmot and Dawn Mills. Come and see a visual arts performance event with a difference.
Other artists featured below include, Maggi Toner-Edgar (left) and Emma Wiggington ( btm) Kieth Snell (middle- at the Tullie House Event showing his photographs from the ‘End of the World’)
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What is the creative process?
What makes artists tick?
Why do they create in the way they do?
What does it mean?
Will it inspire you to do it?
If you feel intrigued by some of these questions or you would like to meet for a social evening in the Tullie House Museum/Gallery from 5pm onwards, either get involved in the discussion or simply listen to 7 artists talk about why they feel contemporary fine and applied arts help to enrich our world. Its is a PECHA KUCHA style evening event which means time in the gallery for a drink and a chat. This is a social event, not a lecture but an exciting dynamic presentation, more like a visual arts performance, I will explain on my facebook page for those who click and look otherwise it is
20 slides from each artist x 20 seconds per slide and only 20 important words per slide,
to sum up each image. After this the Q&A session time allows us to debate and get deeper into the discussion artists and audience.
If you wish to see the work discussed go to the C-Art website to see images from the speakers:
Ian Wright, Mark Gibbs, Sephanie Leighton, Christine Hurford, Maggi Toner-Edgar, Caroline Dalton and Sarah Tew
Tickets: £ 3 (£ 2.50 concessions or C-Art members)
Late opening of Gallery, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Lecture theatre 7.00pm-9.00pm
Bar open 5.00pm-7.00pm.
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Our Tango social dance otherwise known as a Milonga has now officially got a name (see the images below), a fantastic sign painted by an artist in Buenos Aires called Jorge Muscia. See his site at www.muscia.com
He has painted a pheonix on the ‘S’, which was his idea but is totally relevant to the regeneration and renewal of growth and energy in Cockermouth. It also features the ciebo national flower of Argentinia and the flag- blue and white stripes but with a pheonix in the centre instead of a gold sun. But it has really brought some sunshine into our freezing cold December dance nights, more powerfully than any Christmas decoration could ever have done and we get to show it every month like a mini exhibition in a Milonga.
Jorge Muscia with Maggi Toner-Edgar in Buenos Aires displaying all his hard work, painted with larger than life colours, which seem to store the South American sunshine.
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Please come along to the Pecha Kucha Night at the Kirkgate Arts Centre, Cockermouth Cumbria at 7pm on Tuesday 4th and the 11th September. Please see poster of artists involved whose work you can also see on the
http://www.c-art.org.uk site plus if interested links below to
look at what the professional artists are doing with this 20 x 20 Format.
Pecha Kucha also have a Facebook page if you want to see the numbers of
people who are caught up in this. It is a rapid paced viral art and design
even that has been taking certain cities by storm, coming to Cockermouth,
please come along and bring friends the doors open at 7pm but if you wish to
reserve a ticket email me and I will keep you one on the door –
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This Arts Show in Greystoke Church last year was spectacular. This year it has included textiles and will be even bigger, better and stronger, showcasing the best of Cumbrian Talent. Go to this page to see the initial page for this show:
See slide show of 2011 festival images below
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