Well doesn’t time fly my friends, August already! Despite the fact that this month’s weather hasn’t really started off too well in the valley we are getting some lovely new visitors into Heart Gallery enjoying our new space.
In between looking after our lovely customers we are busy getting ready for our September exhibition with local artist Julia Ogden, UNDER THE SAME SKY, which launches 8th September at 5pm.
Julia’s walks to Gibson Mill, Heptonstall and Stoodley Pike looking across the valley or hills have informed the colours of her paintings; watching the seasons change under the same sky!
The changing skies show a new side to our valley’s character and the landscape welcomes visitors to Yorkshire. Wherever you are you are always under the same ever-changing yet faithful sky. UNDER THE SAME SKY will also showcase complimenting work by ceramicists, sculptors, printmakers and jewellers.
Sarah Harris is back with us with some lovely new local work such as this piece at Top Withens.
You will adore Ria’s fabulous jewellery collection she is sending us from sunny Brighton and I booked Katie Pruden’s sculptural ceramics in when visiting BCTF earlier this year … you will not be disappointed my friends.
We have a Meet The Maker event with Julia on 19th September from 1-4pm. This is a rare opportunity to see Julia at work in Heart Gallery. Pop in to see her working on something new and exciting as she shares her inspirations and techniques with us over a cup of tea.
Stewart Morton-Collins has made us some brand new lasercut wood pieces which I know you all adore and Kirsti Brown is back with us with new vessels.
Another new jeweller to Heart Gallery is Emily Kidson and we know you will fall in love with her contemporary mixed media collection.
Then on October 10th Julia is back with us running a painting workshop. Northern Skies – Passing Through is an acrylic painting workshop suitable for all abilities and you will create a beautiful local landscape to take home. Enjoy an inspiring afternoon taught by artist and qualified teacher Julia Ogden. Tickets are available from Heart Gallery and are £28 including refreshments in the afternoon.
September is also a month of celebrations for us here at Heart Gallery as we turn 10 years old so there are lots of promotions throughout the month for you. If you’ve shopped with us already since we re-opened then you will have received our flyer to receive discounts on your purchases throughout September. If you’ve not been in to see us yet there is still time to spend in August to get your flyer … and you only have to buy a card if you wish, it’s that easy!
See you in September for UNDER THE SAME SKY and our Birthday celebrations x
New acrylic jewellery from Jessica Sherriff.