Mandy Stead, a member of Somerset Guild of Spinners and Weavers recently gave a demonstration of weaving at Crewkerne Museum during this month’s art exhibition, when visitors were able to find out more about the craft and ask questions. Museum volunteers have reported brisk sales of the art and crafts currently on display and said that their private viewing evening, before the art exhibition opened to the public, was attended by 146 guests.
A wide variety of art and crafts are on display in the galleries throughout the museum and in the upstairs heritage centre. Art exhibits include watercolours, oil paintings on canvas, photographs and a very effective new style of transferring a photo to canvas by local photographer Caroline Woodhead. Among the craft exhibits are displays of glassware, patchwork, textiles, weaving, cards, pottery, bags, jewellery, ships and aircraft in a bottle by John Webb and Cruckuns fairy houses, made from reclaimed materials by Mark Plumbley.
Art In The Museum will be open for visitors to view on Crewkerne Lighting Up Night from 5.30 pm until 8 pm. The art exhibition will close its doors on Saturday November 25th at 2 pm, when the museum shuts for the winter but there is already plans for a similar exhibition to take place when the museum re-opens next spring, to once again show the talented work of local artistes.