Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, Tudor House, 65 High Street, Broadway WR12 7DS opens today, 10th February 2017 at 10am. The new look Museum will feature a few local Broadway panels and an exhibition, curated by Caroline Palmer, on the stunning works of wood engraver Gertrude Hermes OBE. In the Groove: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World will run until 1st May 2017.
On Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 8pm, Mary Alexander will give a talk entitled Fizz and Crackle: Imagination, Innovation and Curiosity in the work of John Singer Sargent at Evesham Arts Centre, Victoria Avenue, Evesham WR11 4QH.
American artist John Singer Sargent RA (1856-1925) made the quiet Cotswolds village of Broadway his home during the mid 1880s, and became a member of the ‘Broadway Colony’ a bohemian crowd of artists and writers living in the village. Whilst in Broadway, Sargent painted what has become his most famous painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose in the gardens of Russell House and Farnham House.
Sargent is regarded as the leading society portrait painter of his generation and Art History lecturer and tutor, Mary Alexander, will explore his extraordinary inventiveness and technical brilliance across a range of media and subjects.
Tickets £7 on the door. For further details tel. 01386 48883.