Local artists exhibit next month

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ANGUS Open Studios met last week to distribute the new brochures for their forthcoming open event.

Artists and members met on Thursday at Angus College to receive the 7,500 brochures which will promote the Angus Open Studios programme.

The five-day event runs from May 24 to 28 and will see over 60 local artists and craftsmen open their studios to the public.

The brochures will be available throughout Angus in libraries, tourist offices, art galleries and from members.

They will feature profiles and contact details for each of the artists taking part and can also be found at www.angusopenstudios.com.

Visitors will have an opportunity to see exhibits of artwork and demonstrations of crafts such as wood turning, weaving, pottery, and raku firing.

The work on show will have a contemporary feel and has been produced by Angus artists old and new who sell their wares in places such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

There will be an international flavour with an Australian painter, an American glass fuser and others inspired by travel in Africa and other exotic places as well as paintings, drawings and pastels of the Angus landscape.

The work is also affordably priced and pieces can be picked up for as little as £5.

The organisers hope to attract people from all over Angus and beyond and to help stimulate the local economy into the bargain.