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Bucks Open Studio – Ordinary Miracles by June Kingsbury
Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pmFree
The Three Hares Gallery is proud to be a host venue for Bucks Open Studio. This annual event, held every June, celebrates the work of artists and makers all over the county. From 10th to 25th June, artists open their studios or hold exhibitions and events showcasing and demonstrating their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the creativity going on around Buckinghamshire. Bucks Open Studios is run by the Visual Images Group, an alliance of over 600 artists and makers living and working in the county.
Our exhibiting artist for Bucks Open Studio is June Kingsbury who is showing works in clay, glass, painting and sculpture, based on myths and the Chilterns woodland. Here June describes the influences on her work:
I am nearly three years old. My father is carrying me on his shoulders down to the river to feed the swans. I walk part of the way and fill my pockets with banded snails, Cepaea Hortensis. Feathers. Small treasures.
My father was for a time a shepherd. We learn the names of the trees, of the flowers and birds. My mother collected the broken glass from church windows, my grandfather a glassblower in the Netherlands.
I am half Dutch. Stories of war and of loss. I am half English, trout swimming, birds singing, summer green and endless, leaves falling in autumn.
In my pocket, a leaf, the brilliant iridescent blue banded feather of a jay.
In my hands a memory. On the table an accumulation of small treasures. Poetry stones of clay, creatures of the forest, antlers, a wren. Windows of brilliant cast glass – colour, diamonds of light. By my side my granddaughter, small stones, a leaf, a feather.
June’s exhibition entitled ‘Ordinary Miracles’ runs from 2nd to 29th June, admission free.