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Artist in View was organised as the final event during the Arts Week. Droitwich Arts Network members were gather on the Victoria Square on 28th May to spend a day in a good, friendly atmosphere doing their art and demonstrating their techniques and skills to the public.
What this year’s Artist in View made a bit different than previous years is a French theme – from tricolore decorations of the marquees to the French-style costumes of the artists.
Painting competition also took a place this year and most of the paintings were inspired by France. The music support was provided by Mike Johns on the guitar and harmonica.
Yesterday/On Tuesday David Holden led a fascinating guided tour round the Sacred Heart church as part of Arts Week in Droitwich. He presented the story of the church and its wonderful Venetian glass mosaics, which include as a major feature the life story of our local Saint Richard de Wych.
Although we only live round the corner from the church and have been many times, David was still able to introduce us to new facts and features about the church and the artists.
Arts Week is good opportunity for all local artists and DAN members to present their art, but it is always good to see what is going on around. Arts Week guest this year is a poet and performer Dave Reeves. Dave contacted us after he found out that his portrait, painted by American artist Cynthia Morrison, is a part of our Mail Art exhibition. It was not the first Dave’s portrait Cynthia has made and some of them were exhibited in the USA and Berlin. Dave joked that maybe one day he will be able to perform in the place where his portrait is shown. And, indeed, Droitwich was the right place.
Music Showcase in St. Andrew’s church was on the programme on Saturday, 21st May. The event started slowly with a limited audience of the first numbers performed by Wilf’s Carnival Band. But the sound of their music (foot tappingly interesting!) drew more people in and the audience numbers swelled as students from Witton Middle School and their families arrived. Indeed, the students joined in with some of the band’s numbers.