‘A delightful story of the Moon’ Newsletter October 2018

Ingrid Katarina Karlsson‘s solo exhibition ‘Moon Almanac’ will continue until October 13th. 

About the artist:
In 2017 Ingrid was invited to feature on BBC’s Countryfile as a narrative artist resident in the Peak District. Filming took place on location in the High Peak as well as in her own studio setting working with Ellie Harrison.
“As a mixed media artist I enjoy telling stories inspired by memories, experiences, literature, landmarks and history. My favoured techniques create rich, colourful, textures using mono-printing, stitching and collage in translucent colour media. Words are often incorporated adding another dimension to the visual elements.

The idea of a Moon Almanac evolved from my move to a new area and the first year of settling in a different environment. January’s Wolf Moon was inspired by the local peak and landmark and provided a case study suitable for the television programme. As a remarkable coincidence the tv crew arrived on the morning of January’s full moon with a magic landscape covered in thick snow. This memorable experience sparked off a new series based on moon cycles, a fascinating way of responding to life as it evolves”.

Also read our fascinating interview with Ingrid on our newsblog.

Art Workshops in October:

1 October: Ruth Gray ‘Street Scenes Simplified’
2 October: John Connolly ‘Dramatic Seascapes’
4 October: Sue Lewis-Blake ‘Surface and Texture’
8 & 9 October: Wendy Darker ‘Valais Sheep’ (2 day course)
15 October: Dave Gelder ‘Silver Jewellery Workshop’
22 – 24 October: Lewis Noble ‘Painting the Derbyshire Landscape’
30 October: Maggie Robinson ‘Taking risks with tonal variation’
31 October: Sue Lewis-Blake: ‘Mixing Media’

We have a new brochure with all our workshop dates for 2019 available at the gallery, make sure you collect one next time you visit, or get it on our website.
The cost of our workshops are £80 per person per day (except where otherwise stated) which includes a two course lunch served by our café, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. All the workshops are suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one. For more information on these workshops go to the workshop page on our website.

For bookings contact us on 01335 347425 or email: enquiries@stjohgalleryandcafe.co.uk.

Gallery Café

A new season with a new menu – try our delicious new ‘Autumn Medley of Roast Vegetables with Goat’s Cheese, Red Onion Marmalade and Hazelnut crumble ‘ or enjoy old favourites ‘Sausage Sandwich with Red Onion Marmalade on ciabatta’ and ‘Sizzling Sausage Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Haloumi, Red Onion, Sweet Peppers, Leaf, honey & mustard dressing’. Gluten free options are available for all 3 dishes! And our popular vegetarian ‘Soup of the day’ is back!

Our Book Group

Our Book Group usually meets every 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Anyone welcome – please email Louise Sykes if you want to join or for further information:
Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:
Oct 1st: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde.
Nov 2nd: A Whispered Name by William Brodick.
Dec 10th: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elisabeth Strout.

Upcoming events in November:

Nov 5-7th: Lewis Noble ‘Painting the Derbyshire Landscape’

Nov 10th -24th: Mark Langley Solo Exhibition     

Nov 21st and 22nd: Wendy Darker workshop ‘Highland Cow in Snow’ ( 2x 1 day workshops)

Nov 22nd & 23rd: Sue Prince ‘Egg tempera folk art painting’ workshop

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