Art for art's sake
14th March 2012
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For one evening in March, The Croft wine bar turned itself into an art gallery.

A mild mid-March Monday saw local wine bar The Croft turned into an art gallery for the evening.  “It’s a great way to use our space on what is usually a quiet evening,” The Croft’s Supervisor Gemma Smith, who organised the event, told me. “People could see the work of just a few of the artists we’ve got who live and work in Hitchin and get to meet them. We’ve had such a good response that we’re hoping to run another event in the coming months.

The variety of styles on display for the evening was impressive, from Sarah Graham, whose work is almost photographic to Tania Roberts, with a strong, cartoon-like quality and some of the other artists’ dream-like or ‘real-life’ pieces. The artists were all happy to talk about their work and there was something to buy to suit everyone’s taste, home and pocket.

Why buy art from someone you don’t know? How much more satisfaction from decorating your home with art by some of these artists, who live just around the corner and are painting in our town.

Next time you take a look at a blank wall in your home or office, check out the work of these artists: Gillian Flack, Sarah Graham, Katharine Green, Tania Roberts, Anna Sophia, Carole Tate and Emmeline Webb.

Look out for the next Art Event at The Croft and get along if you can – entry is free and it’s a lovely environment to see the art and talk to artists.

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Hilary R

Member since: 31st May 2012

Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.

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