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Friday, February 07, 2014

Special events at Chapel Gallery this February

The Chapel Gallery has a great programme of fun activities during February half-term with free family friendly activities on both Wednesday 19 February and Friday 21 February from 10am to midday, and then from 1pm to 3pm.

People of all ages are welcome to work alongside a professional artist and join in a variety of creative activities based on making faces, using a wide range of materials. These activities are extremely popular so to be sure to book a place.

Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The Chapel Gallery always has great events and activities so make sure you come along and enjoy what this great facility has to offer.”

Gift shop and cafe

The Gallery’s gift shop also offers distinctive handmade crafts and gifts which will guarantee a smile from that special someone on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is for everyone at the Chapel Gallery with its “Good to Share Motto,” so just bring along anyone you want to spoil and they can enjoy a special Valentine’s Day treat at the gallery’s café.

Making Faces exhibition

‘Making Faces’ is the title of the Gallery’s current exhibition which features 10 talented artists whose diverse work focuses on the portrait. This is a fascinating exhibition which covers traditional and contemporary practice, but includes issues of identity, truth and concealment. See if you can spot the celebrities? This exhibition closes Saturday 8 March 2014.

Commission a Mother’s Day portrait

This exhibition brings with it the opportunity to commission a special portrait for either a birthday or Mother’s Day, for you can now commission a local artist to provide you with that perfect gift . The Chapel Gallery is working with artists Angie Thompson and Stuart Mason to create unique portraits of family groups or individual family members. Further information on commissioning an artist will be available from the Chapel Gallery 01695 571328 or chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk. The deadline for submissions for Mother’s Day will be 17 March.

Stuart’s A4 pencil drawings cost £125, while an A5 watercolour by Angie will cost £110, and an A4 one will cost £200. People who want to buy portraits can also purchase them through the interest-free Own Art credit scheme, subject to status.

Send in a selfie

Don’t forget to Make Faces at the Chapel Gallery  with the Gallery’s ongoing Wall of Fame still having a few spaces left to fill, so get snapping and email your selfie – photographs taken by people of themselves on their mobile phones – to chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk. Individual and group selfies will be shown.


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