Group Leader: Collette Higgins
This is a group of Silhill U3A members who wish to pursue their interest in all Art forms - paintings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, architecture, theatre, music, etc. There is a varied programme of events and visits to museums, art galleries and other places of interest. A vibrant discussion group takes place every second Friday of the month, usually at the British Legion Club in central Solihull with free parking on site. No specialised knowledge is required in order to attend and the meetings are informal, informative and friendly. Visit the Arts Appreciation board at the core meetings to find out about upcoming events and discussion themes.
To contact Collette for more information or questions, please use the contact details on the website.
Arts Appreciation: Reasons To Be Cheerful
While our activities and experiences remain limited to some extent, I’ve loved keeping in touch with the Art world, albeit virtually, and have found some wonderful exhibitions that remind us of the beauty and awe in our world, and great for sharing.
Check out this stunningly unusual Van Gogh exhibition currently located at the Atelier des Lumineres in Paris. It would be magical to experience this at first hand, and we are in luck. The exhibition is coming to the Birmingham Hippodrome from October 8th. As we can’t get around much at the moment, treat yourself to this uplifting experience.
If you copy and paste the http address to your search engine (msm, google, etc) you can view the exhibitions
Galway is the European Capital of Culture this year and organisers have worked hard to ensure that some events can still take place. Make a virtual visit to Galway and admire John Gerard’s Mirror Pavillion installation that dominates the city’s Dockland area.
The Broad Gallery in the USA offers a virtual exhibition exploring the interplay between Poetry and Art from different cultures. The pictures, in a variety of styles, celebrate the work of both amateur and professional artists. Food for thought.