Art History afternoons and much, much more at Flowerfield

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POPULAR art historian Deborah Logan is offering a series of lavishly illustrated talks at Flowerfield Arts Centre this autumn – kicking off with a talk on ‘The Delft Masters’ on Thursday, September 29th at 2.30pm.

This talks looks at Vermeer, Carel Fabritius and Pieter de Hooch – 17th century masters working at the height of artistic prosperity in the Dutch city of Delft.

Admission is £5, payable at the door on the afternoon of the talk. Watch out for additional talks on Turner’s Watercolours on Thursday October 27, An American Idea (The Ashcan Painters) on Thursday, November 24 and ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ – a talk on Victorian artists, the invention of Christmas, family life and more – on Thursday, December 8th. Admission is £5 for each of the talks, and the starting time is 2.30pm in each case.

Treat your kids to an

egg-citing new show from

Cahoots

BRING your kids along to the auditorium at Flowerfield Arts Centre on Saturday, October 8 for a special treat as award-winning children’s Theatre Company Cahoots NI (PICTURED) presents two performances of ‘Egg’ – a delightful new theatre production for young children with magic, live music, plenty of action - and an egg…

What really happens when you put all your eggs in one basket? Not always what you would expect it seems, if this particular show is to be believed.

Witness the madcap adventures of our unexpected heroes and they explore the humble egg and try to resolve age-old problems such as: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Was Humpty Dumpty pushed? And is having egg on your face such a bad thing?

There will be two performances - at 11am and 1pm. All seats are £5 - the show lasts 40 minutes, and is suitable for children aged four years and upwards. If you’d like to book your tickets, please get in touch with the reception staff at the Flowerfield box office on (028) 7083 1400.

‘3 x3’ - a special exhibition of contemporary studio glass

DURING October, Flowerfield Arts Centre,Portstewart, will host the work of three mid-career artists whose common denominator is the material they have chosen to work with: glass.

Several years ago Andrea Spencer, Sean Campbell and Scott Benefield banded together with the aim of exposing a wider audience inNorthern Ireland to

contemporary Studio Glass.

They were three artists working with three different techniques and addressing completely different subject matter, but found a common ground in the relative scarcity of artistic glass on view.

Their strategy was to present a range of wide work to the widest possible audience, and their tactic was to organize an exhibition that would travel around the country. Each of the artists employs a different method of working with glass, and each pursues a substantially different artistic agenda.

3 x 3: Contemporary Studio Glass will be on view October 3-31 with a special opening and artists’ presentations on October 8 from 1-5 - join us for some refreshments and meet the artists. For more information, get in touch with Flowerfield on (028) 7083 1400.