Green Door Art Trail offers chance to meet region's finest

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10 January 2017 6:11PM

THE annual Green Door Art Trail returns this spring, with more than 50 artists set to take part.

The region’s largest artists’ collective stages the annual event on Saturday April 8 and Sunday 9, offering the chance to see the artists at work, either in their own studios or from a venue shared with other artists.

Green Door’s administrator, Janice Benson, says: "This will be our 12th trail and our flagship event has gone from strength to strength in that time.

"There’s a fantastic range of members’ work on show – possibly the widest yet – with painting, prints, papercuts, photographs, jewellery, wood, glass, textiles, sculptures and ceramics.

"We’ve been working hard for several months to bring the trail together. The catalogue is just about to go off to the printer and I can’t wait to see all this work in real life."

The 18 Art Trail venues are located across South Lakeland and around Morecambe Bay - from Ford Park in Ulverston up to High Dale Park in Satterthwaite, and around Morecambe Bay from Cark to Grange and over to Silverdale.

Members of of the Green Door Studio, on Market Place in Kendal, are holding a pop-up shop and a cluster of artists will be gathered in Leasgill.

Multimedia artist Angie Mitchell will be showing the various techniques of relief and mono-print she uses to make each of her prints unique. Her work is inspired by the natural world and the wonderful area in which she lives, its flora and fauna, and the ever changing landscape.

The trail will see new work unveiled by Rosie Wates, with paintings and theatre boxes that are a play between the abstract and the figurative.

Grange-based jeweller Amanda Hunter’s passion is contrast – from combining traditional silversmithing with modern, ethically-produced metals and gems, to being inspired by our natural and manufactured environments, to layering rough with smooth, and fragile with powerful.

The trail is a great opportunity to meet artists, talk to them about how they create their work, perhaps get a glimpse of them in action, and, of course, to purchase their work.

Some artists have invited friends to join them in their studios and others are offering refreshments to visitors as they make their way around the trail.

Look out for a full guide to venues and exhibiting artists in the coming weeks, at cumbrialive.co.uk

*If this has whetted your appetite and you can’t wait until April, The Brewhouse at Burgundy’s, in Kendal, will be hosting an Art Trail preview exhibition from the beginning of February.

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