Balnacra Arts by Vicky Stonebridge

A news round up

The treehouse-
a builder will be finishing off bits and bobs this week, then there will be a work party next Saturday 17th to finish the cladding, seal doors and windows etc. I had a lovely e-mail off the architect about how much he enjoyed the welcome the crew received from the community and how the building simply would not have got as far as it did without the massive effort from local volunteers. We are already getting excited about the sort of events, classes and groups we can hold in there as soon as the finishing is done.


Ceangal- 
see previous blogs. The meeting on the evening of Wednesday the 7th was very positive, inspiring and well attended. As well as the international artists residencies in September 2012 there will be many smaller events and happenings throughout the year and across a wide area. We will be doing some art evening classes in Gairloch. I will probably be running a one off pottery class. details to follow.


Reactions to Vysotsky-
did you all see this review on the Northings site?

Winter art classes-
in the 22+ years i have been teaching in the community and wider area I have seen the funding shift, shrink and disappear. I had assumed that it would have gone completely this year, and have reconciled myself to only teaching on a voluntary basis ( because chasing money isn’t the right way forward ) , however there might well be another organisation which has sprung up through whom I will be able to provide art lessons locally. watch this space!. In the meantime the lochcarron community art group will start up again this month. dates to be confirmed- Tuesdays Lochcarron church hall 10.30am to 12.30pm, £3 each, tea & biscuits, bring your own materials and art projects to paint, draw and make in a relaxed supportive atmosphere, all ages and abilities.


Fallen Heroes- 
I will be flat out for the rest of this month digitally colouring one of the stories for this graphic Novel anthology. Rob Carey’s artwork is a pleasure to work on.

‘Too little- too late’- 
I have 5 days left to complete another thing that is rather exciting and is going somewhere outside the UK. struggling as I haven’t been feeling too great. Must press on however. Here is a wee taster- above.

and there is a tonne more little things, websites to build, art to sell, Comic cons to organise, epiphanies to have, studios to clear out, nuts and berries to gather as autumn wraps it’s damp arms around us.

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One comment on “A news round up

  1. Lunar Hine
    September 12, 2011

    Much to do, but many successes to celebrate too – leave some time for that!
    Hope you feel up to it all soon.

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