Artists open up studios in Crouch End
Crouch End Open Studios is a way for art lovers to meet industry figures, says Alison Oldham.
“Meeting the artist-maker and having the chance to chat about their work can be a unique and fascinating experience, uplifting and life-affirming for the public and artist alike,” says painter Anne-Marie Butlin. She is promoting this weekend’s Crouch End Open Studios – and opening her home studio too.
Thirty artists are participating by exhibiting paintings, prints, ceramics, photography and sculpture in homes, studios and at venues within walking distance of the Clock Tower. These include Café Circus and Little Paris.
Wendy Saunders is a newcomer to the event, as is The Alex pub which hosts her paintings. These are influenced by images from the news and other media, reflecting her interest in women and society and the complex ways we “read” faces.
Printmaker Sarah Garvey is new to the group but not the area. Her haunting etchings on display at the Priory Park Café capture ethereal, fugitive moments. By contrast, Lara Harwood is a long-standing member who aims to capture “the joyousness and magic of life” in strong, exuberant prints and watercolours.
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An innovation this year is a group taster show in the walnut-panelled committee room of Hornsey Town Hall. Each artist contributes one piece, with some making new work responding to the atmospheric space. It allows visitors to decide which artists might appeal most.
Tomorrow until Sunday, 11am to 7pm.
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