News Update January 2021
As the coronavirus and lockdown continues to impact clubs and organisations like ours, we find ourselves having to embrace modern technology in a way we have never had to consider before.
At this time of year, we usually have a whole year of activities planned and available for art lovers’ diaries but unfortunately, this has been impossible and the times we have had to change dates with our booked artists has become ridiculous. Having made the leap by putting our exhibition online we are trying to transfer as much as we can on to a virtual platform, i.e. using Zoom. Having tried it first with our Appraisal meeting in November we have now branched out into demonstration by Zoom, with our first event, a live demonstration of a portrait in oils by renowned artist Peter
Keegan, on Friday 20th January.
We successfully ran an appraisal evening in November by Zoom and our
Christmas event evaluating the Online Annual Exhibition in December. The annual exhibition is up and running and as yet has no closing date so hopefully, more people will get a chance to view it at www.hagleyartclub.co.uk/onlineannual exhibition
Members can vote for their favourite picture from the 89 pictures shown. until 28th February 2021 and the winning Members’ Choice will be announced at the AGM in March and be featured in May’s edition of Village News. All being well the AGM will take place on Friday 13th March but again this will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. For more information, please check the Facebook page
or website nearer the time.
The exhibition was judged by local artist ‘DJ’
Johnson who commended the following:
‘Reflecting’ by Tony Osborne
‘The Flamenco Club’ by Mel Adams
‘Light & Shade, Rhodes’ by Graham Madders
‘Fish for Supper’ by Sheila Hill
‘Yachts in Palermo Harbour’ by Graham Locket
‘St. Cuthbert’s St. Kirkudbrig’ by Bob-Marc Haywood -Lister