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Lunesdale Art Trail

11am - 5pm Saturday, 20 & Sunday, 21 May 2017

Lune Valley

Lunesdale Art Trail

With its growing popularity and reputation, the Lunesdale Arts Trail has become a significant annual creative event in the calendar of the North West.

William Wordsworth, in his guide to the Lakes, advised travellers to make their approach through the Vale of Lune, saying “the whole tract was pleasing”. Turner was also enchanted by this lovely valley, sketching and painting many of its dramatic features.

Now it is the turn of a select band of artists of the 21st century to exercise their creative minds and revel in the very same environment.

Travelling through the pretty stone-built hamlets with the rough moorland and Pennine hills in the distance, it is possible to meet the individual artists in their different studios and workshops. Insights can be gained into how a particular artist works, see work in progress and discuss the motivation behind their activity. There is also an opportunity to purchase items of work – direct from the maker – paintings, drawings, ceramics, creative glass and textiles.

The next Trail opening will be in May 2017, with studios open on Saturday & Sunday 20th-21st, and on Saturday, Sunday & Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th-29th.

Our nearest participating artist for Kirkby Lonsdale is Leonie Rutter.

A painter and ceramic artist, Leonie creates contemporary, abstractive pieces that take inspiration from nature.

In her paintings, Leonie uses a combination of acrylic compounds and glazes to create a rich tapestry of colour and texture. Subjects range from abstract patterns to landscapes.

Her modified, wheel thrown ceramics are organic & semi-sculptural. The subtle surface sheen of many of her pieces is achieved by hand burnishing and polishing, rather than by glazing. These forms are then fume or smoke fired, giving each piece a unique colouration and character.

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the artists’ work by exploring the Lunesdale Arts Trail website.


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    Have your say on the future of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Come and tell us what you think about the National Park over tea and cake– what you love about it; how it could be improved, and the key issues to tackle.

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    There’s a vacancy on Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council. Following the death earlier this year of Coun Donald Carmichael, formalities have been followed and there will not be a by-election to fill the seat. The council wishes to hear from anyone wishing to be considered as a new councillor.

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