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Friday, 14 October 2011

Seventh Day of Ilkley Art Trail 2011

... Not the rest day it's  historically billed as. A venue urgently needed cover,  so I couldn't get around to see more venues! I am also tied up tomorrow covering the same venue. This means there are no photo blogs tomorrow (Saturday) unless anyone can send their own to me - audience perspective.
Here, however, are just a few examples of the work of David Cooke, the ceramic sculptor featured at Anstey Galleries (venue 25):

Venues I have not reached during my week are Lesley Anne Greene (venue 6) (and clustered with Ilkley Brewery, venue 16), creating ceramic sculpture, and who talked about her work on yesterday's blog-featured radio interview, Denise Ledgerwood (venue 15) who's work has been described by a Trail visitor as 'fascinating' and Chris and Ian Robinson (venue 18), two accomplished artists for the shoe leather of one. 

What I can report is that 22 people visited venue 25, where I was invigilating, clutching a programme and working out a route around the Trail. This has been a most affirming thing.

I met with Rachel Feldberg tonight, Director of Ilkley Literature Festival, who passes on  her congratulations to all Trail participants for a trail she has heard really good reports about, throughout this year's Literature Festival.She regrets that she has had no time to see any herself, but is sending her sister, who is staying with her, around the Art Trail at the weekend. Praise indeed.

All venues are gearing up for a busy weekend and a successful (in many ways), first ever Ilkley Art trail.

And so, to the penultimate day...

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