Saturday, 1 September 2012

NEWSLETTER



Arlington Arts Group
NEWSLETTER
Sept 2012 – Feb 2013

View a printable version HERE
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Art Exhibition at the Library Our exhibition at Hailsham Library starts on Tuesday 4th September for a month and is part of the Hailsham Arts Festival Art Trail. The winning entries in the ‘paint me a bluebell’ competition will be on show plus work from most of the regulars at the Thursday Arts Sessions.
If you wish to show work, please arrive at the Library at 8.30am to hang it. The screen are Velcro so the pictures either need to be light enough to hang with a self adhesive Velcro patch or have a long enough cord to hang from an ‘s’ hook. Provide a label to go beside your work and put contact details on the back – the library will give your details to anyone interested in buying your work so they can contact you directly.

Free Session Our Thursday evening art sessions at Arlington Village hall are gradually becoming busier and have a lovely atmosphere, with several children attending with their parents. Over the winter months we do tend to be a bit quieter so to attract more regular members we are having a Free Session on Thursday 13th September. Please tell all of your friends and get them to come along and join in for the evening with no commitment. We even have some materials that they could use if they don’t have any and plenty of art magazines and reference books for inspiration.
The suggested theme for the evening is ‘All that Jazz’ but, as usual, everyone is welcome to work on their own project.
Competition In August the competition subject was "Superhero" and we the winning picture was an excellent portrayal of batman painted by Helen Gander who won a £20 voucher for Jacksons Art Supplies.
Teresa Currie On 5th July we had a very enjoyable demonstration and workshop with Teresa Currie who used chalk pastels to create an atmospheric scene of a lighthouse in beautiful shades or purples and pinks. You can see the picture in one of the windows in Hailsham high Street until 19th September and Teresa will be running a workshop on this subject on Wednesday 12th Sept at Gallery North – tickets are £15 and are available from the gallery.

Christmas Open Evening Thursday 13th December – all welcome. We will have a display of work by regulars and some small items for sale so you may pick up a last minute present. Drinks and nibbles.

Arlington Arts Festival 2013 We will be planning the dates (probably June) and details for this soon – please let us know if you would like to be involved in any way. If you remember, in 2011 we had live music events, local art trail venues and the annual Arlington Art & Craft Show.
We really do need more committee members to make this event possible – if you could take on a role, anything from steward to publicity manager, please do let us know.

Artist of the Month
Each month we invite one of our members to bring a selection of their work along to one of the Art Sessions to show us. Some will give a short talk, some will just leave the work to be browsed through - it's informal but a great way to see some of the work that we don't usually get to see and, often, to find out a bit more about how the artist began their artistic 'journey'.
Sue Groom was our artist of the month for July. Sue’s best subject at school was art, she worked in Liberty’s in Regent Street then had the chance to use her artists skills as a window dresser for Straickers. Once her children had grown up, Sue then started attending art courses and holidays and has a wide selection of floral and landscape watercolours and drawings.

Hailsham Art Group The inaugural meeting of this new group will be on Monday 17th September 2-4pm at Gallery North, with the second session being on Tuesday 18th Sept 6.30-8.30pm.  Josie Tipler will start each session with a half hour demonstration then members can either work on their own project or the subject of the demonstration. We will cover a wide variety of subjects and mediums, with the first week covering Animal portraits in Pastels.
Sessions will be £6, and will run every Monday and Tuesday - the Tuesday evening demonstration will be a repeat of the Monday afternoon so members can attend either or both. There will initially be no membership fee.
Space at Gallery North is limited so please book your place in advance. 01323 485153  hailshamartgroup@gmail.com. www.hailshamartgroup.blogspot.com

Hailsham Arts Festival This takes place from 8th - 16th September and there are many local Art Trail venues. Local to Arlington we have the Wilmington Art Group exhibiting at the Wishing well Tea Rooms on the A27, Wilmington; Anne Howard and Josie Tipler will have a show of work at Pickhams in Hayreed lane, Wilmington, and Josie will be giving brief free painting demonstrations every day at 2pm;  Michael Gower will have a selection of his work on show in the Village Shop in Upper Dicker as well as in Callenders in Hailsham High Street.
For full details of all 46 art Trail venues, pick up the 2 trail maps from Gallery North or look on the website www.hailshamartsfestival.co.uk.
Programmes of all of the festival events are also available at the gallery and many other local venues including the library and on the website.

Hailsham Art in Empty Shops  Many of our members have work on show as part of the art in Empty shops project in Hailsham high Street. Do pop along and have a look.  These windows are part of the Hailsham arts Festival Art Trail and are attracting a lot of interest.
There will be a change around of art on show on 19th September. if you are interested in showing work, please get in touch. It has been a great success all round with not only good exposure for the artists but several subsequent sales and commissions and the letting of a couple of the shops.
Art and Craft Sale - Polegate Community Centre,Winsdor Way, Polegate, Sunday 25th November, 11am to 4pm. Sale of surplus / secondhand materials and equipment. 01323 740043 / polegateartandcraftsale@hotmail.co.uk to book a pitch. No trade stalls.

Studio 11 is part of The Old Printworks building near The Enterprise Centre in Eastbourne which offers quality teaching in a purpose-built new studio with great lighting. We offer weekly drawing and painting classes and monthly specialist textile classes. Please visit the website and contact Roz Nathan or Christine Chester for any further details. www.studio11eb.co.uk

AAG Membership AAG Membership is due on 1st February each year – fees to be reviewed. Membership entitles you to discounted rates at AAG events and exhibitions, cover under the group's SAA Insurance at all SAA art events, discount of 10% at Pictures and Frames of Horam, members prices on products from the SAA shop when ordered through the group.

Arlington Art Evenings
Thursdays, 7 - 9pm in Arlington Village Hall
£2.50 adults, £1 accompanied under 16’s (for fees for demonstrations, workshops and other events, please check.)
All welcome - no need to come every week. Bring your own materials / equipment. You can carry on with your own projects or work on the 'suggested theme' each week as you wish!

Dates and suggested themes:
6th Sept - Spain
13th Sept – Free session - no fees, all welcome. Suggested theme “All that Jazz”
20th Sept NO SESSION
27th Sept - "Reflections"
4th Oct - "Floral"
11th Oct - "Autumn"
18th Oct - "Yellow”
25th Oct - "Pumpkin"
1st  Nov-"Crystal"
15th Nov - NO SESSION
22th Nov- "Rusty" [Change - This is now a watercolour workshop session, see post above]
29th Nov - "Moonlight"
6th Dec - "Get knotted"
13th Dec – XMAS open evening
These details are subject to change if, for instance, we book a demonstrator or tutor. Please check the
website or village hall noticeboard for updates.

Please note that there will not be any more regular Newsletters posted or emailed. Updates will be posted on the Village Hall noticeboard and on the website.

An annual report will be prepared close to the AGM – you will be able to order a printed copy. 



The date of the AGM in February 2013 will be published on the website and posted on the Village Hall noticeboard.

Remember to keep checking the Village hall noticeboard and the website for updates and news. www.arlingtonartsgroup.co.uk

Contact Us
Chair:
Josie Tipler 01323 485153
Secretary:
Anne Howard 01323 870 842
Membership:
Brenda Carr 01323 871 430
Events Secretary:
Camilla Pennant
Treasurer:
Hazel Hooker: 01323  846 085

email: info@arlingtonartsgroup.co.uk

c/o Hailsham Creative
The Old Courthouse
High St, Hailsham
BN27 1AU

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