Herald - Issue 427

4th August 2022 • The HERALD • Page 35 v HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS - 20TH TO 29TH AUGUST v Hampshire Open Studios Hampshire Open Studios is an Annual Art Trail where the Visiting Public Can Meet Artists in their Homes, Studios and Galleries Free of Charge – 20th to 29th August 2022 With over 290 venues open, in the ten days leading up to bank holiday Monday 29th August, visitors can get the opportunity to meet the makers direct and learn more about the work. e colour catalogue has more details or view online – if you are not sure where to start some mini-trails have been suggested for each area around the county. Visitors can also enter a prize draw to win £100 towards artwork from their favourite Hampshire Open Studios artist. Entry is free and to nd your nearest venue check the website or look out for the pink direction arrows that will guide you to the artists’ doors. Some local highlights include the Waterside Art Group at Hythe & Dibden Community Centre. A vibrant and welcoming local group proud to showcase their display, which includes a wide range of subjects Linoprint by John Bunday Watermark at Lepe - Venue 71 Watermark artists are very happy to say that they will be exhibiting at Lepe Country Park again this year, as part of Hampshire Open Studios. is is an event that they particularly enjoy, as it is an opportunity to showcase their new A PIECE OF ART AND A SLICE OF CAKE Venue 74 The W.I. Community Art Group, Lunedale Road, Dibden Purlieu, SO45 4QP Sat 20th – Mon 29th Aug 10am – 5pm Woodblock carvings, paintings, cards and craftwork and artwork by children. Tea and cakes served. Accessible toilets and outdoor seating. A Piece of Art and a Slice of Cake - Venue 74 and cra work. They have a children`s exhibition this year and, as usual, their wonderful array of homemade cakes to have with a selection of drinks. You can also watch artists at work and view work by their professional artist John Edwards. ere is accessible toilets and outdoor seating. ey look forward to seeing you. e W.I. Community Art Group, who meet in Lunedale Road, Dibden Purlieu, would like to welcome you back this year to see what they have ‘Reflections of Lepe’ by Hilary Bell created during lockdown. They have an exciting exhibition for you to see and purchase, ranging from woodblock carvings, paintings, cards in contemporary and traditional styles. ere will also be a 2023 calendar of local images and cards by members for sale. Nearby you can see work by Debra Campbell and Jill Gower on the Pier; or explore woodcuts, etchings, linocuts and handprinted artist’s books by John Bunday in Hythe. Artists are very much looking forward to inviting you once again to their studios and galleries. ey will be making every e ort for your visit to be enjoyable and creative. www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk and developing art and cra , as well as a retrospective of work produced over recent years. e Classroom at Lepe will be open from 11am until 5pm every day from Saturday 20th to Monday 29th August. Watermark artists are a group of three - Sandra Binney, Evelyn Bartlett and Jo Lapage – and will have a very varied display of paintings, prints, textiles, designer glass, jewellery, prints and cards for sale. If you are out and about in the park, getting your daily fresh air or taking the children for a paddle, drop in and see them. Chatting to visitors is one of the nicest aspects of Open Studios!