Another outing for Gelli Aur Painters today to visit Llanfair Art Exhibition in the delightful village of Llanfair Clydogau. The exhibition is part of the Taith Celf Ceredigion Art Trail 30 July- 29 August . There are 63 artist/ venue/ groups to visit which should keep us all busy!
Llanfair Clydogau is an historic parish within the former county of Cardiganshire (now Ceredigion), in west Wales. The word Llanfair means parish of Mary and the second word Clydogau refers to the three rivers Clywedog (the Upper, Middle and Lower). Hence, Llanfair, as it is popularly known, is the parish of Mary on the banks of the three Clywedog rivers which flow off the eastern uplands of the Cambrian Mountains and into the larger River Teifi. copied from the village website: http://llanfairclydogau.com/
The church hall was the perfect setting for the wonderful exhibition of art works displayed inside.
There were so many paintings in different media and ceramics, felts , etchings and collage by many artists to enjoy in the lovely hall.
We were spoilt for choice with the wide selection of cards to buy.
We were all fascinated by the amazing felt work pictures and many wanted to have -a -go- watch this space!
After our obligatory coffee and delicious cake we set off down the road to see the bridge that had been damaged in the winter storms but had now been mended . The closure of the bridge had meant many months of difficulty for the village which had been split in two and had meant a long 8 mile detour for anyone wanting to get to the other side of the river! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-35770742
Following on from our walk we drove into Lampeter where we all enjoyed a very tasty lunch at the Town Hall Café Deli. The Welsh Quilt Centre http://www.welshquilts.com/ was our next stop where we enjoyed a look at another exhibition of felting! It’s all the rage!
We ended our day out in the amazing Calico Kate fabric shop.http://www.calicokate.co.uk/ It truly is an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of fabric. There must be at least a dozen rooms filled with fabric and wool- it just makes one want to make something!
A great day out again with lovely friends. Special thanks to Lyn, who lent me her camera, as I’d left mine on the kitchen table! She has also emailed me all the photos which would have taken her ages- many thanks Lyn!
Looking forward to our next art visit out in September! Please note that no mention of sketching or painting is referred to in this blog as we didn’t do any! We just opened our eyes and enjoyed the moment!