Well, Celf-Able have been busy again. Despite the dreadful flooding we have only had to cancel one meeting. Unfortunately we couldn’t get to Machynlleth due to flooding and a land slip.
We also held another very successful ‘Upcycling’ workshop at the Insitute in Llanfair on Saturday 29th Feruary a range of things were up cycled, some provided by us and some items brought by individual participants, involving mosaics, decoupage, glass painting and upholstery!
We have also started a great new relationship with the Enterprise Hub in Newtown and will now be holding our art sessions at the Pryce Jones Building on the third floor sharing their excellent space. There is a lift and it’s very handy for the station too. We start there on Wednesday 25th March and look forward to seeing our members there and also welcoming new members.
We have upcoming excitement when we produce ‘zines with artist , Nicky Arscott. You may ask what ‘zines are – we did! They are hand made magazines using collage, paintings and text either written or printed and stuck in. We gained funding for this from Age Cymru as part of the Gwanwyn Festival and will be thinking about how ageing has affected or will affect us. The project starts in April and will run through to June.
But that’s not all we have two other exciting events in April.
Firstly, we will be holding a fundraiser in Welshpool at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 25th April 11-3. We would love to see you there. We will be holding a raffle, there will be art work for sale along with some of our upcycled products. There will also be a ‘Have-a-go’ table were you can pay to paint your own mug or tile or decorate a bag for life.
There will also be books, bric-a-brac, hand made jewellery and handmade cards for sale along with a refreshments stall. Please come and support us.
Our second event is a visit to Tate modern in Liverpool on 28th April. The National Lottery have given us a grant which will enable us to visit the gallery and take inspiration from the artworks there in order to produce our own pieces for an exhibition.
Talking of exhibitions we have an exhibition on the theme ‘Art Ability ‘ which will be showing at Celf O Gwmpas in Llandrindod Wells in April it will then move to Newtown library the following month. Speaking of library exhibitions we currently have work on display in Llanfair Caereinion Library. We hope you get a chance to see them.