Candace Bahouth was just one of the artists that was exhibiting during Somerset Arts Week this year. We are very lucky to have moved down to this part of Somerset where there are so many talented artists and craftspeople. Last Saturday I took my daughters to Frome and this week we ventured out after lunch today on the Glastonbury Road, first stopping off at North Wooton Village Hall where several artsists were exhibiting, including landscapes by Angie Rooke which used some wonderful autumnal colours and similified shapes which appeared very comforting.
Next on the journey we found Candace Bahouth’s mosaic-filled dell at Pilton and then a bit further down the main road we visited the Tythe Barn at Worthy Farm where we found “Somerset Through the Eye of a Needle”, an exhibition by a group of textile artists featuring pieces inspired by the locality in stitch and fabric. Almost next door in The Barn at Worthy Cottage were some very well executed corsets and costumes by Anna Dixon, along with interesting collagraph pieces by Penny Moorcraft and Alicia Merrett’s colourful art quilts.
We continued on to Glastonbury where our final destination was the Blue Cedar Arts Cafe Gallery in the High Street. Angela Watston had a fabulous mixture of pieces on show, rag rugs (prodded and hooked), batik collages, light works using paper in front of a light box and paintings capturing the local landscape. I also enjoyed Kevin de Choisy’s ceramics and Renate O’Donnell’s knitted/felted bags.