Bute Arts Club exhibition taking shape

The Bute Arts Club's annual exhibition opens on Friday, August 8, 2015.
The Bute Arts Club's annual exhibition opens on Friday, August 8, 2015.

Bute Art Club is gearing up for this year’s annual exhibition, which will be displayed in the Pavilion from August 8-16.

With the closure of the Pavilion this marks a major change for the club as they will be moving to St Paul’s Church hall for their regular Monday afternoon sessions as of August 17.

There has already been a stimulating programme of events this year and the club has a full programme of demonstrations and events already planned for the coming autumn and winter sessions.

These sessions really inject different creative thought processes and one of the sessions led by Lyanne Mitchell had everyone trying their hand at paying homage to Henri Matisse. In fact there may be some examples on display at the exhibition.

The club was founded some 40 years ago and has met regularly since then providing both a creative and a social forum for members to exchange and share artistic interests.

Some of the forthcoming events will be led by members who are generously passing on their skills and knowledge to others.

The move to St Paul’s Church hall will give the club a more central town position and it would encourage and welcome any budding artists, indeed any blooming artists to come and join in the activities over the next few months. You are never too old or young to start putting pastel, watercolour, acrylic, or oil, to paper.

There is a very broad range of artist in the club. As well as painting, several members do craft work such as needle work, embroidery, and recently there has been a move to encompass ceramic, sculpting and also metalwork. So there is something to suit everyone. Don’t worry that you might not be “good enough”. All that is needed is time and enthusiasm. Sessions are very relaxed and informal and usually involve tea and cakes.

In addition to art demonstrations, arrangements have been made to visit art galleries for a tour focusing on art appreciation and seeing what the artist was trying to create and how it was executed.

Also a trip is being planned to visit the wonderful Dumfries House near Cumnock in Ayrshire where we will be able to view and appreciate the superb restoration work and view some of the Prince of Wales’s own personal artwork.

There is plenty happening and the club would be delighted to invite anyone to come along and help them explore their creative side.

You never know what wonders you will discover and begin to satisfy your creative ambitions.

Help, guidance and encouragement are in good supply.