Two Underberg artists exhibit work at Macs

2008-04-01 00:00

THE Midlands Arts and Crafts Society (Macs) has two artists exhibiting in its café gallery during April. They are Jenny Grinwis and Soraya Graeme Parker, both of Underberg. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, at 5.30 pm for 6 pm and all are welcome.

Grinwis has never had formal art training, but when she left school, she began mural painting. Later she took over the design reins at Wrought Iron Designs, a business founded by her husband. She went to Underberg in 2006 and opened Underberg’s first art gallery, Sought After Gallery, where she shows her own work as well as that of other artists. Parker is best known for her studies of the wildlife on the farm on which she has lived for most of her life. She is passionate about her environment and influenced by the natural beauty of the surrounds in which she lives.

Macs 3D gallery exhibition features cards and postcards by Macs members.

April activities include: Introduction to Watercolours and Inks with Penny Forder, April 7, 14 and 21 — introducing colour and paint to the landscape. On Tuesdays, Jinny Heath will tutor a class in specific technical and formal problems in one-day exercises. Students should have some art background. The Wednesday Art Club is an interactive group that works in the medium and at the level of the participant’s choice, while Thursday creative classes continue on the theme Changing our Habits — wearables. This month, the class will design a custom-dyed garment. On April 17 there is a one-day workshop covering reactive dyes, their properties and the process of using them.

On April 5 and 19, Wild Knitting continues and on April 25 Clare Smith will give a workshop on how to make a felt handbag using the wet felting method.

For details of all courses, costs and requirements, and to book, phone 033 386 6500 (mornings).

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