Month: June 2011

Art show at Gallery 150 in Leamington to help Brazilian street kids

THE opening of an exhibition at Gallery150 in Leamington is always a bit of an occasion.
It’s the only gallery where you get called sir or madam as you’re handed a glass of wine, and the canap├ęs are always beautifully presented.
But tonight’s opening was the first where at opening time the exhibition was still being hung! LSA Chair Gerry Smith, fresh back from holiday, and an able assistant were busy fixing the last digital prints to the wall as the first drinks were poured, but they were soon all in place and in a straight line too.



Lock exhibition showcases photography students’ talents

STUDENTS from an evening class in Coventry are showing the high standard of their work at an exhibition in t.he city.
The Lock in the warehouse at the Canal Basin has an exhibition, called Through Our Eyes, of works by 16 adult students on a Level 2 City and Guilds course at City College, taught by Richard Pearce.


Coventry University degree show features art and anguish

Coventry University’s annual degree show is a must-see event for anyone in the area who’s interested in what the next generation of up and coming artists are doing.
The opening night on Friday was as usual full of dressed-up students, their proud but often-confused parents and lots of visitors just keen to see what’s going on.
The opening night has never been the same since the students were stopped from serving up their own drinks to all passers-by, meaning you could traverse four floors with a plastic cup of wine never emptying.
However doing it sober probably means visitors notice more of the work. There was a trend this year, especially with the graphic design students, of having offerings of sweets along with their displays – though one display which featured more food carried a note along the lines of ‘please help yourself to sweets but don’t touch the cupcakes’!