Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Lunch for Art Group

The Bevere Vivis Art Group  which was founded in 1972
celebrated their Christmas lunch in
The Gallery at Bevere 's 'Café Upstairs'

Thirteen members enjoyed Turkey and Cranberry Panini, Beef and Stilton, Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon  and other tasty goodies. Finishing with Mince Pies and Coffee.

Lots of chatter and reminiscing. Several had been members for very many years.

They meet regularly on Wednesday mornings to paint in the Craft Room.
Pottery members meet on Wednesday and Thursday mornings & can use the pottery at other times by appointment.

If you are interested in membership and  would like more details contact the Gallery

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Show

This exhibition, as befits the season, has something for everyone - a mix of established tradition and contemporary sensibilities including Carol Singers from our local church on occasional Saturdays throughout December.

The Gallery at Bevere has a reputation for quality and diversity in studio ceramics and the exhibitors in this show certainly meet those criteria.

POTTERS -Sasha Wardell - Tony Laverick - Kevin de Choisy - Carina Ciscato - Peter Beard.

The featured painting exhibition will show a variety of work from the most popular artists that have exhibited over the last 12 months. 

ARTISTS- A range working in a number of styles and mediums to include Jane Arkwright, Beth Fletcher, Anja Percival, Paul Floyd, Ali Yanya and Thelma Ayre.

Friday, 4 December 2009

POT OF THE MONTH - December 2009

This month Stuart Dickens, our ceramic curator has chosen   'Water Disk' by Peter Hayes.

The gallery was delighted to have such a great selection of Peter Hayes’ work in our last exhibition. It was not difficult to choose one of his pieces as the Pot of the Month. Peter is one of the iconic figures of studio ceramics. Many will have seen his dramatic raku demonstrations at the ceramic fairs and some will have had the privilege of seeing his huge bronze in the Jerwood Sculpture Trail at Ragley Hall. He is immensely creative and although much of his work is instantly recognisable there will always be an element of surprise that represents some new creative avenue.

The water feature is pure Hayes. It is dramatic in scale and wonderfully crafted. His work is made close to the water and the mix of water and his riven surfaces are such natural partners. This work is the ultimate focal point, to use the garden designer’s jargon, and would grace almost any scale of garden