Opening doors on county art

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THREE members of Peak District Artisans (PDA) are set to come together for a Jubilee celebration with a difference.

The annual Derbyshire Open Arts, which will take place over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend from June 2 to June 5, sees participating artists open the doors of their studios to the public.

In its seventh year, this steadily growing event now incorporates over 130 venues throughout the Derbyshire region.

Buxton-based mixed media artist Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp will be joined by creative ceramicist Andy Phillips and contemporary jeweller Kim-Lisa Clack as they present a joint exhibition ‘In the Nature of Things’.

The display will include three unique pieces created specifically to mark the Jubilee in a collection entitled ‘The Diamond Project’.

Ingrid said: “We wanted to commemorate this very special 60th anniversary of the Queen’s reign with one new original piece each inspired by the Diamond Jubilee and I am very much looking forward to welcoming visitors into my studio to display it publicly for the first time.”

The exhibition will take place at Ingrid’s Moorland Studios based in Earl Sterndale, Buxton, between 11am and 5pm.

l Buxton-based printer painter Dawn Featherstone and five members of the artist group Contemporary Mix will be exhibiting at Longnor Media Centre, Unit 2, Buxton Road, Longnor, throughout the four days, between 11am and 5pm.

Sue Gledhill, Josh Howard, Suzanne Pearson, Joanne Reay and Mary Worwood, of Contemporary Mix, will exhibit work including paintings, textiles and mixed media panels and prints.

l A Moorlands farm is taking part in Derbyshire Open Arts to raise funds for Buxton Amnesty group.

Photographer Daniel Shiel and ceramicist Lis Holt will be displaying their work at Whitehouse Farm, Thorncliffe, each day between 10am and 4pm.

Admission is free, but strawberrries and meringues will be on sale to raise money for the Buxton group.

l Sue Blatherwick will be hosting an open studio at The Art Barn, Oakenclough Hall, Longnor, during Derbyshire Open Arts 2012.

Artwork on display will include tile pieces and a slide projection of ‘Hidden Earthenware’.

For more information on Derbyshire Open Arts 2012, visit www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk.