Venue #1 HACS
The Old Cricket Pavilion
Widemarsh Common, Hereford
Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00
Sun 11:00 – 17:00
In 2016 HACS is offering it’s members the chance to share their work and meet art lovers, buyers and the curiously creative during h.Art Week. The venue is as old if not older than HACS itself! Sitting on land which was next to Cider and Perry Makers W M Evans who moved to Widemarsh Common in 1891. All the pectin produced in Great Britain from 1917 to 1950 was made in Hereford by W M Evans.
Perhaps that pectin went into the jam the cricketers would have used at the teas for cricketers between 1829 to 1937, including matches between Hereford and an All England Eleven, that were held at the Widemarsh Common Cricket Ground. Scones and jams on a sunny day with the thack of leather on willow – aah memories.
So if you are an art lover or a cricket historian or Heritage Open Days visitor, you’ll have the opportunity to see inside the building during h.Art.
HACS would like to thank Hereford Council and Halo Leisure Centre for their support in making this venue available to the Society.
HACS Treasurer Kathryn Sassall has her latest series of oil and acrylic paintings inspired by cycle racing at the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 and Tour de France (pre-2016) at Greenstage Gallery from 20th August 2016 to 25th September 2016.
Ed Ball will also be showing his latest works.
Lea and Paget’s Wood
Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum
The Arborealists are showing work in the Great Oak Hall as part of the annual Treefest this year and I’ll be there all day on Tuesday 30th August.
Friday 26th to Wednesday 31st August, 10 – 4pm
Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August, 10 – 4pm
My year’s residency with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in this special ancient broadleaf wood is flying by, and now the canopy has closed over to create a world of low light and greens of every hue. I am keeping a blog and will be showing a selection of outdoor and studio works at h.Art (at Venue West PS The Print Shed, Madley from 10 – 18 September 2016.).
Richard Bavin, HACS member.
It’s the last few days to get along to the exhibition of work by HACS members Stella Hidden and Beryl Morgans at Apple Store Gallery.
Stella has created vibrant acrylic abstracts.
Beryl has created new pieces of glasswork in eye-popping colours.
Next members meeting a11:00am Tuesday 6th September at The Courtyard meeting room.
We’ll be discussing h.Art which starts on the Saturday 10th to make sure everyone has their work ready to bring and hang and has agreed their stewarding times.
Time-permitting we will discuss our experiences of getting work framed for exhibitions including swapping information about experiences with local framers.
Non-members are welcome to come along and see what HACS is about. We had two people join at our last meeting.
If anyone would like a taste of being on the committee or has additional time to offer please do come along to the Committee Meeting at 10 a.m. which is held on one of the sets of chairs on the landings (bring a drink up with you).