The Chapel Gallery in Ormskirk promises a great start to the new year with some fantastic exhibitions, showcases, events and creative opportunities.
The first showcase features the work of Sasha Spyrou, an emerging North West based illustrator and printmaker, will be on display from Saturday 12 January to Saturday 2 March 2013.
At the West Lancashire Borough Council run-gallery she will be exhibiting her work depicting a fantastical world with colourful narratives and characters, all based on signs of the zodiac.
Showing alongside Sasha is the exhibition Playing with Shadows, which is a show featuring the work of 14 artists from across the UK. The exhibition, which runs from Saturday 19 January to Saturday 9 March, explores the way in which artists use light and shadow in the creation of their work.
Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “These exhibitions are a great way for the gallery to start 2013. I would encourage everyone to go along and enjoy them.”
A visit to the gallery would not be complete without a visit to the contemporary gift shop and café. The shop is eagerly awaiting the imminent arrival of some of the finest contemporary jewellers, ceramists and designers.
Looking for a new challenge? Maybe made a new year’s resolution to take up a new interest? Then don’t miss this opportunity to find out about the gallery’s programme of adult workshops. It includes creative writing, textiles, jewellery making, life drawing, professional cake decorating and knit and natter.
Those aged eight to sixteen can join the art club or book a holiday workshop and work with a professional artist to extend their skills and knowledge.
The gallery promises an exciting year ahead, with artists demonstrating their skills and fun events for all the family.
To obtain a copy of the current exhibition programme, and information on family friendly events or the holiday activity programme, pop into the gallery to collect a leaflet or go on line www.chapelgallery.org.uk. For more information about the Chapel Gallery go to www.westlancs.gov.uk/chapelgallery. Or call the gallery on 01695 571328.