DISCOVERING ART GROUP

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The Group Co-ordinator is Elizabeth Pearson. The group meets at 2.30pm on the SECOND TUESDAY. Our aim is literally to 'discover art'. So we share the particular interests of current members and we cover new ground by responding to opportunities as they arise.

The pandemic has meant that our meetings and activities have been on hold since March 2020, but we are hoping to meet again from October 2021. We are currently exploring the possibility of different accommodation for our meetings - a stone's throw from the town centre with free parking, refreshment and IT facilities - we will share these costs.

Our most recent pre-Pandemic meetings included.......

........ one of our members leading a session on L.S.Lowry, (following the release of the film "Mrs. Lowry and Son") - an artist who appreciated the beauty and drama of the industrial North, and whose work inspired the delightful ballet "A Simple Man" - this DVD added a new dimension to our meetings!

An "Exhibition on Screen" in Bath (from the National Gallery) - The Portraiture of Paul Gauguin led to a lively discussion of this extraordinary artist - 'we may condemn the artist, but it would be a mistake to condemn his art.'

A very different world of 'Discovering Art' was opened up with a session on two twentieth century forgers : Van Meegeren and Tom Keating, and an exhibition at the Royal Academy "Picasso and Paper" inspired a session on the creativity and contradictions of Picasso's prodigious talent.

New members are always welcome, so if you are interested in 'discovering art' with us, please do contact Elizabeth Pearson on 01373 469739

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