FAC Autumn Exhibition at PecheArt

30th October – 19th November 2010

Members of the Folkestone Arts Collective will be exhibiting at the PecheArt Gallery this Autumn.

PecheArt Gallery is based in Sandgate, near Folkestone, Kent and showcases original work by some of the most talented artists across the South of England, Canada and France.

55 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate CT20 3AH

Exhibition contact: Wendy van Halderen-Moss tel. 07515 879322

Click to download a poster here.

Folkestone Art Society Spring Exhibition

The Folkestone Art Society Spring Exhibition opens on Wednesday 19th May, showcasing a selection of fine artworks created by its members, at The Grand on The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL.

The exhibition opening times are 10am to 6pm each day until May 31st. The Spring Exhibition usually has approximately 250 paintings and works of art on view and the majority of the work is for sale. The exhibition is rightly considered an important event in the arts calendar of the south-east and our previous exhibitions have drawn praise for the high standard of work exhibited.

Visitors are asked to vote for their favourite work of art and prizes, supported by Patron Robert Benson, will be presented to the winning artists.

Introduced at the Spring Exhibition in 2006 was a separate competition for paintings or drawings which was generously supported by Patron Michael Stainer of The Grand. This was so successful that there is to be a new ‘Grand Competition’ for members. The theme for this Spring’s competition is to be ‘With Flying Colours’. The competition will be on show in the Palm Court Restaurant.

Download a poster here

FAC at Googies Art Cafe

A new exhibition of art and photography by members of the Folkestone Arts Collective (FAC) opens on April 1st at Googies Art Cafe, in Rendezvous Street, Folkestone.

We are particularly excited about this event because it is not only our first exhibition of this decade, but also our first public event representing the new ‘Folkestone Arts Collective’.  www.folkestoneartists.org.uk

Come along and browse new and fabulous work by our artists, while enjoying the wonderful ambience and hospitality of Googies, with a selection of good food, fine wines and beers. There is free entry to the exhibition, which continues until April 28th, and is open during the cafe’s normal trading hours.

15 Rendezvous Street, Folkestone CT20 1EY – 01303 246 188 – www.googies.co.uk

FAC at Googies

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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.

Labyrinth – Dover 2009

The Labyrinth ( Greek – labyrinthos ) of Greek mythology was designed as a structure to imprison the Minotaur, while prehistoric labyrinths were believed to have functioned as traps for malevolent spirits. Labyrinths are uni-cursal pathways leading to a centre, then back out again, and can also act as symbolic forms of pilgrimage, where people can walk the path, ascending toward salvation or enlightenment. A maze is constructed using dead-ends and false paths, but a labyrinth has only one path leading to the centre and back.

Each time a person walks the labyrinth, it is an individual and personal experience. The 180 degree turns, that are an integral part of the path through the labyrinth, are thought to alternate awareness between the left and right sides of the brain, inducing receptive states of consciousness. The time spent at the centre of each labyrinth can be a reflective and meditative experience, or a means of exploring personal inner space.

labyrinth poster