Five artists using different media tell their own witty and intriguing stories in an exhibition titles 'In Character'
Eleanor Edwards - wire and paper for her sculptures Alan Ludwig Kestner - complex figurative drawings explore folktale, myth & history Clare Bassett - hand coloured stone lithographs Anna Lever - ceramic sculptures dressed in vibrant patterns Alison Jones - raku-fired puffins
Four artists provided the exhibits on display in the gallery at the Imprimaturs' exhibition of prints and sculptures. One of the artists was Geoff Smith of Faringdon whose lovely images of Coleshill Watermill and Great Coxwell Tithe Barn were on show.
Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company with 'Beauty and The Beast' played in very many villages in Oxfordshire. It was written by Mike Kenny and directed by Lawrence Evans. Olivia Wright and Sean Hammond were two of the cast members.
This delightful telling of the story of Pinocchio was done in the Village Hall in January 2006. Really cleaver use of puppetry, songs, music and storytelling thrilled the children, and the accompanying adults. Neil Canham was the only performer and proved to be an outstanding storyteller.
A distinctive collection of contemporary pottery was on show in April 2006 under the appropriate titel 'Pots' and included work from ten artists under the watchful eye of Sue Rangeley. Some of the artists included
Mark Dally Graham Hudson Jane Hanson Kevin de Choisy Gilles Le Corre John Jelfs
A group of printmakers came together to put on a really lovely display of their work in September 2006. Artists included
Jane Peart - who has an affinity with animals Heather Power - etched sculptural winter trees and stitched books Morna Rhys - watercolours and drawings Gill Salway - thick card to impress or emboss her plates Toni Clarke - water with sugar etchings Esther Hepworth - 100 years of family photographs from a precious family shoebox
"Picture books are multi-track ways of talking, using words, graphics, page design, cartoons and art as a way of telling many things simultaneously" said Michael Rosen. In this exhibition West Ox Arts brought another dimension to Korky Paul's zany posters and his riotous books. She used gouache, ink pens and crayons in her pictures. The illustrations for many books were a delight.
Lendon Scantlebury and Dawn Benson exhibited in the Gallery in February 2004. Lendon showed work with brilliant colour inspired by Barbados while Dawn used textured pastels to capture the mood of the place.