Children as young as 8 years old are exhibiting with 2 local artists in Open Door’s gallery space in Berkhamsted until 19 July.
‘Generations’ is an exhibition that celebrates the role art can play in our lives, whatever our age. It features the work of Berkhamsted artist Katie Jones and her mum, Carol Moss, who lives in Tring. Katie runs 3 after-school art clubs at Bridgewater Primary School in Berkhamsted and invited the children, aged between 8 and 11, to be part of the exhibition. Their art fills one of the rooms, while Katie and Carol’s contemporary paintings greet you when you enter the space.
Katie says: ‘The whole reason I’m making art today is because my mum inspired and encouraged me. I’m thrilled to be sharing this exhibition with her, as well as the children who explore their creativity at my clubs and amaze me every week. I hope this experience gives them that extra bit of confidence to continue trying new things and taking risks with their art.’
Many local landscapes have inspired the art in the exhibition, including the Ashridge Estate, Well Farm, near Berkhamsted Cricket Club, and Tring School. There are more than 60 paintings available to buy, both framed and unframed, as well as prints, cards, keyrings and bookmarks.
The exhibition is running until Wednesday 19 July at Open Door, 360 High Street, Berkhamsted, which as well as a gallery space offers a community café and garden, open to all.
The Generations exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 3.30pm and on Saturday from 10.30am to 1pm.
Refreshments are available at Open Door’s community café and garden. For more information see www.opendoorberkhamsted.co.uk.