Hertfordshire’s Own Summer Exhibition
Most people have heard of the Summer Exhibition that takes place at the Royal Academy in London each year from early June to mid-August. This year Herts Visual Arts (HVA) hosted Hertfordshire's own local version in Harpenden.
Mel Hilbrown, HVA Chairman, said, “This is the second year we are exhibiting at Harpenden Public Halls. It’s a great venue for what promises to be an inspiring exhibition. In the adjacent room the Beds Bucks and Herts Print Society are exhibiting hand pulled prints. The venue is right by the Farmer’s Market that Sunday. So visitors can really make a day of it!”
Some of the artists featuring in the HVA Summer Exhibition will also take part in Herts Open Studios – county-wide – 7-29 September. For those who don’t know, Open Studios is when many HVA member artists open the doors of their homes or studios to show exhibitions of their own work. It’s an opportunity for people to see local Hertfordshire artists in the environments where they create - and buy direct from them too.
Linda Warminger, HVA Open Studios Project Manager says, “This event provides a really unique insight into the wealth of creative talent in Hertfordshire. All artists are happy to talk about their work and how they approach it. Many will be demonstrating their skills. It’s fascinating, free and a fun thing to do.”