Colin Bowen, a retired BT engineer started carving under his Grandfather’s watchful gaze almost half a century ago. Having won a Gold Medal for his work at the British National Woodworker Show in 1993, and other accolades since, it is retirement that has afforded him the time to expand the range of artifacts he now offers for sale at craft fairs.
Notable in his repertoire have been commissions from the British Institute of Plumbers and Heating Engineers for their coat of arms. A Date Plaque that appeared on TV for the History Channel’s Hidden History House and from further afield patterns for carved coat hangers from a charity in Kenya. From Monday 9th November to Sunday 15th Colin’s work will be on display at Apple Craft Centre, Selling Road, Faversham and available in their craft shop thereafter. Colin said “I am always pleased and interested to receive commissions, and I view them as a challenge”. From the craft centre’s view point Sue Sandford said “We have been asked many times for carved house name plaques and now we have found a carver happy and capable of filling a void in the varied handmade crafts that we sell from makers in Kent”.
The Art Nouveau work of Alphonse Mucha, Colin’s logo is an example, has inspired Colin in his many carved portraits which are normally carved in Lime with details made from a variety of exotic woods.
9th to 15th November 2009
10.00am to 4.00pm
Wood carving Exhibition by D.C. Bowen
The Apple Craft Centre, Faversham, Kent,
Selling Road, ME13 8XF.
As part of this year Big Draw event, we are running a free printmaking mini-workshop at The Charlton Art Centre, in Dover, on Saturday 10th October from 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Come and sample a range relief-printing tecniques, including woodblocks, monotypes and even printing with the ‘humble’ potato.
Add your work to the Art Centre ‘tree’ as part of our evolutionary forest of leaves. Drawing upon the theme of leaf forms and Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, the exhibit will form the centre piece for our celebration of this years ‘Big Draw’ event throughout October 2009.
Akdeniz – woodcut print on paper – Mike Tedder
A beautiful collection of artwork, photography, gifts and jewellery painted and crafted by members of the White Cliffs Creatives Guild, including;
Alan Davis, Sharon Simmons, Terry Salter, Mike Tedder, Sue Homer and Ken Morley…
28th Sept to 26th Oct 2009
Free entry – Mondays to Saturdays, 10 till 4
Charlton Art Centre
Charlton Shopping Centre
High St., Dover
A Summer exhibition of work by members of the Folkestone Art Society will be held in the wonderful Palm Court of The Grand from Saturday 22 to Monday 31 August 2009.
Entry is free and the exhibition can be viewed during the normal opening times of the Palm Court Restaurant (see www.grand-uk.com).
The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL Tel:+44(0)1303 222 222
The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
An exhibition and sale of art and jewellery at Crabble Corn Mill,
Lower Road, River, Dover, Kent CT17 0UY
22 August to 4 September
11am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday
Free entry – free car park opposite
for further information please contact
Lin 01303 241364 or Yvonne 01304 245216
Artists taking part include Lin Shield who will be showing her beaded jewellery, Annie Begley, Judith Hourahane, Simona Richmond, Phil Biffen, Phil Lightman, Mike Tedder, Sharon Simmons, Kamilla Stzyber, Anthony Wilson and Yvonne Hutchcraft, all works are for sale with a collection of paintings, browsers, cards, prints and jewellery.
The Mill is an interesting place to visit and is open to the public with a tour of the Old Mill, it is a very picturesque setting in the village of River and has cafe and free parking opposite by playing field.
MAKE THE WEEKEND OF THE 21st AND 22nd A ZIGZAG WEEKEND !
FRIDAY 21st AUGUST – THE ZIGZAG PRE-SHOW LAUNCH PARTY
Venue: HOME GROUND (Old High St)
Time: 8pm – late
Join us for our pre-show party at new Cafe Bar HOME GROUND on the Old High Street. Mix with the artists and musicians from saturdays show. And enjoy extended sets from three of Saturdays featured artists:
(soloist and guitarist from Higher State)
(Grunge folk with influences form Nick Drake to Pearl Jam)
(Soul Rock from this Indie Award winning talent)
SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST – ZigZagArt&TheBigGig
THE FREE ONE DAY FESTIVAL
Venue: AMPHITHEATRE, LEAS
Time: ALL DAY ARTS FESTIVAL
Rev Boogie Dances doing Swing & Lindy Hop
Followed by music from the Folkestone Youth Project.
11.15AM KEVINS FREE DRUM WORKSHOP !
12 – 5PM WATCH 10 ACTS FROM FOLK TO FUNK
Including SOLO ARTISTS:
James Pyott (folk) Diane Dunn (blues/rock)
Dulcie May Moreno (jazz folk) Cloud Guru (indie)
Simon Jaymes (soul rock) Tess (grunge folk)
Charlie Boot & The Footsloggers (jug band)
Higher State (60’s garage psychedelic)
Jooks Of Kent (addictive garage blues)
Headlock (upbeat funk rock from this year’s headline)
ALL DAY 10am – 5pm:
All day exhibition of local art, kids art workshop and face painting , an FAC documentary video cave feat. “Hendrix Woz here” and his mortal connection to Folkestone
And Finally, if that’s not enough for ya, join us for….
SATURDAY EVENING AFTERSHOW PARTY
Let your hair down after a day of fun in the sun with our AFTERSHOW PARTY. Meet the musicians and artists from ZigZag gigs past and present, watch informal sets and join in with jams (so bring your own instruments). A fitting end to what promises to be a great weekend of free Folkestone fun !
See you there guys !