By hillaryt29 at 10:14 on 03/09/13
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This year Caroline Lumb is participating for the first time in Herts Open Studios, with a month-long exhibition in the Gallery Café at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans. Caroline works with hand dyed papers and textiles, also creating limited edition cards and bead jewellery. She says "Making things, drawing, painting, taking photographs are an integral part of my life. I can't count the number of sketchbooks that I have, the materials and mediums that I have worked with spill out of every drawer."
In addition to Caroline Lumb's Open Studios, two other artists are also exhibiting in the Gallery Cafe at the same time. Hillary Taylor is a Harpenden-based artist who works in a wide range of media. This year at Trestle she has focussed on composite drawings of real and imaginary towns and cities. Caroline Davis creates stained glass for home and garden using both traditional lead and copper foiling techniques. For her, glass comes to life when light shines through it. "I get a lot of inspiration from the colours and forms found in the natural world but also love the style of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts movements," says Caroline.
The exhibition is open from Tuesday 3rd September to Wednesday 3rd October. Visitors are very welcome at any time during Trestle opening hours, details of which are given on their web site. In addition, you can meet the artists in the café, as follows:
Meet Caroline Lumb: (mixed media) 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 and 21 September. Mon 10am – 12noon, Sat/Tue 1pm – 3pm.
Meet Hillary Taylor: (drawings) 9, 10, 16, 17 September. Mon 10am – 12noon, Tue 1pm – 3pm
Meet Caroline Davis: (glass) 7, 14, 21 September. Sat 1pm – 3pm
Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013