Art show to set the town alight

NBENLM110509B1 - Anne and Dev Devenport with some of the artwork that will be on display at Christ church hall as part of Derbyshire Open arts
NBENLM110509B1 - Anne and Dev Devenport with some of the artwork that will be on display at Christ church hall as part of Derbyshire Open arts
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a VARIETY of artists from the Belper area will display their work as part of a county-wide exhibition.

The Derbyshire Open Arts 2011 event takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of May 28, 29 and 30.

Starting on the Saturday, the sixth-annual open arts and crafts event will again take place at many venues across the county.

Members of the public are invited to visit homes, studios, public halls and other venues to meet the artists, perhaps buy a piece of the artwork and, maybe, be inspired to learn a new craft.

At Christ Church Hall, The Triangle, Belper, the work of four artists will be on show.

Dev Devenport, who is an experienced and skilled craftsman in wood, will display an array of objets d’art and useful items.

Teresa Bailey specialises in appealing images. Anne Devenport is a painter who, in recent years has used acrylics and mixed media.

The fourth member of the group, Rose Meyrick, sadly died recently, but some of her work will be on display. Anne said: “Rose was a competent and exciting artist who was never afraid to experiment with different media and styles.”

At the Fisherman’s Rest pub, Broadholme Lane, Belper, the work of Brendan Keeley and Julie Humphreys will be on display.

Brendan is a cartoonist, while Julie specialises in textile art.

Liz Keeley, Brendan’s mum, said: “A pub provides a different setting in where to view art.”

At 16 Station Road, Duffield, the work of Wendy Tait and Margaret M Alton will be on display.

Sarah Jennings will have her sculptures on show at 2 Northfield, in Kilburn, while the paintings of Diana Litchfield and Jenny Gooding will be on show.

The exhibitions will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Monday, and from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday. Entrance is free.