Celebrate the beauty of leaves… Newsletter November 2018

Mark Langley‘s solo exhibition ‘In the Shade of Leaf’ will continue until November 24th. 

About the artist:

Our first solo exhibition by Mark Langley, ‘In the Shade of Leaf’, is a new collection of landscape paintings that take Mark’s work forward in an exciting new direction. The collection demonstrates a variety of experimental styles of working in paint. The exhibition focusses on depicting native trees in local settings, and experiments with lighting, from soft summer evening sun to the contrast of sunshine and shadow.  
 
The detailed pencil drawings that Mark is best known for are part of make an appearance, showing his fascination with architecture and older buildings. A detailed approach has been a way of working for quite a while and takes many hours and much patience to produce but are ideally suited to Mark’s intricate outlook. The exhibition will run from November 10thto 24th.

Also read our fascinating interview with Mark on our newsblog. 


Art Workshops in November

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

Nov 20th and 21st: Wendy Darker workshop
‘Highland Cow in Snow’ ( 2x 1 day workshops)

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

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

Delicious dishes for the cold winter – look out for new items on our menu: Spanish Chorizo Cassoulet with Cannellini Beans & Artisan Bread; Red Onion Marmalade Tartlet with Cherry Tomatoes, Brie, Potato Salad & a Gallery Salad. 

Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options are available for those with special dietary requirements.  


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:
louise.sykes5065@gmail.com.
Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:

Nov 5th: A Whispered Name by William Brodick. 
Jan 10th:  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
Feb 4th: Winter by Ali Smith.


Upcoming events in December

Don’t miss our exhibition of Wendy Darker prints and originals from December 1st – 24th!

We will also have a special discount on selected limited edition silkscreen prints by Barbara Rae, Sir Peter Blake, Patrick Hughes, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Simon Palmer and Storm Thorgerson.


 

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