Renewal, a new open-art exhibition at Harbour House in Kingsbridge, was officially opened by artist David Hasell last week.
The art gallery at Harbour House came to life on Friday evening, as artists and art lovers gathered to celebrate the arrival of spring – and the arrival of Renewal, a new open-art exhibition.
Some 54 local artists had submitted artwork to the first of this year’s open exhibitions, all exploring personal interpretations of the theme of renewal and regeneration.
Works on display include drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, photography, ceramics, glass, jewellery and sculpture.
Local artist David Hasell spoke to formally open the show, referring particularly to the use of mixed media and recycling in his own work.
David currently teaches a mixed media fine art course at Harbour House, as well as running a popular animation and cartoon club for children and famililes.
He also thanked those volunteers who had worked throughout the week at Harbour House, helping to turn a diverse collection of works of art into a vibrant and thought-provoking exhibition.
Harbour House arts co-ordinator Alison Veazey told SouthWestShows: “These open-art exhibitions are a great opportunity for artists to produce new work in response to a given theme.
“It’s always encouraging to see artists taking their first steps at exhibiting their work, and in the autumn our theme will be Spaces and Places. Watch this space for details of open-art exhibitions in 2014!
“We run two open-art exhibitions each year at Harbour House, and at other times the gallery is available for artists or groups of artists to hire.”
Renewal is at Harbour House until April 17, 2013. Admission is free – see the Harbour House website for details.