Sunday, 12 April 2015

Julie Lightburn at York Open Studios 2015

Our own Julie Lightburn has been working tirelessly to prepare for this year's York Open Studios, where she will be joined in her studio by the very talented portait artist Hannah Ostapjuk.  

This year’s preview exhibition for the York Open Studios is running now at the Blossom Street Gallery, just outside Micklegate Bar l  - and apologies to Julie for not promoting the opening day on this blog.  The gallery is open 9.30 -5.30 Mon to Sat and 10 – 3 on Sundays and among other works you can see Julie's recently completed "Morning Post" which is also featured on the poster below.

You can follow YOS 2015, Blossom Street Gallery and Julie on Twitter   Start by clicking this link and following @JulieLightburn.

With over 90 artists taking part this year, all living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city, you can expect a very diverse display of work in the gallery, providing a great insight into what will be on show around the city later in April. 

Here's a reproduction of an article Julie wrote for our latest YAS Newsletter.

York Open Studios 2015

Friday  17th April 6pm to 9pm  
Saturdays  18th and 25th April 10am – 6pm
Sundays  19th and 26th April 11am – 5pm    Free entry to artists’ studios across York

For those not familiar with York Open Studios: each April selected artists and makers within a ten-mile radius of the city open their studios and homes to the public, giving everyone an opportunity to meet the artists and see original works of art.  A wide range of disciplines are represented; with FREE entry to all venues.  Ninety five artists are taking part this year, including three York Art Society members.

Julie Lightburn will be exhibiting her detailed landscape paintings in her Studio at The Bull Centre, next to Dean’s Garden Centre (just 2 miles further along Stockton Lane from Christ Church, where York Art Society hold their monthly meetings.  Coastliner busses 840, 843 and 845 stop outside the gate).  She will be joined by Hannah Ostapjuk, an extremely talented portrait painter.  As those who visited last year will know, there will also be delicious home made cake to enjoy!   

June Hardy is one of a group of artists exhibiting at Middletons, 57 Skeldergate.  She works in collage using handmade papers enhanced with gouache and acrylic, to explore shapes and patterns in the landscape, and the spaces between them.  She is exhibiting along side David Patrick with his drawings and paintings, a photographer and two jewellery artists.

Jelena Lunge is exhibiting with a four other painters at Bootham School.  She mainly works in ink and pen to create gorgeously detailed portraits with abstract and expressive elements often drawing inspiration from people, emotions and nature.

You can see work by many of the York Open Studio artists at the taster exhibition at the Blossom Street Gallery; giving a great insight into what’s on offer across the city.   The exhibition is now open and runs until 26th April. This delightful little gallery is just outside Micklegate Bar 

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