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Artistic events on the Isle of Wight

Tue 26 Nov 2013

Artistic events on the Isle of Wight

If you are an art enthusiast visiting the Isle of Wight in the near future, you'll be pleased to learn there are not one, not two, but three events coming up in December that will tickle your fancy and ignite your enthusiasm.

With regular ferries to and from Cowes, there really is no excuse not to put in an appearance at these fantastic exhibitions.

The island's vibrant art scene will shortly be playing host to incredible artist Bonny Cummins, who will kick things off from the end of November with an exhibition of works depicting the mighty Titanic, a ship whose tragic maiden voyage has been forged into legend.

A series of paintings created by the Brighton-based artist has proven immensely popular, so much so that she has extended it to include a painting of the luxury cruise vessel passing Cowes on April 10th 1912.

The works will be on display at Cowes Library on Beckford Road and a supplementary talk about their creation with the painter herself will be held on December 5th at the same location. Entrance is free to all during the library's opening hours.

Equally exciting - and somewhat festive - is the Winter Views exhibition, which features three local artists: Ruth Gray, Ann Greenhill and Sheila Plucknett.

Running from December 2nd until 21st, you can expect plenty of gorgeous snow-covered landscapes and a variety of other gems, some of which may be surprising and unexpected in their choice of subject, although they are all winter-themed.

Finally, if all of this has tickled your interest in art and encouraged you to try it for yourself, feel free to attend the Drawing with Charcoal & Graphite Sticks workshop at St Mary's Hall on December 10th, where you can develop some confidence under expert tuition. Tickets cost £25 per person.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801665329-ADNFCR

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