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READING GUILD OF ARTISTS

Picture of the Month

February 2020
by Rebecca Mendoza

Blue sky with clouds

Daydream
Pastel on Paper
40 x 40cm

I was drawn to Rebecca’s picture for the simplicity and purity of the image. The contemplative blue square is a generous invitation into a calm and meditative environment where the onus is on the experience the viewer. 

It is this aspect that reminded me of the work of James Turrell whose ’Skyspaces’ are specifically proportioned chambers with an aperture in the ceiling open to the sky. Indeed, as Turrell says “My work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing”.

The picture offers space and time to look beyond our image saturated lives and find positivity and hope in the natural world.

Chosen from our Online Art Gallery by Heather McAteer

 

The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), founded in 1930, is a diverse group of professional and amateur artists in the Berkshire area.

The RGA holds regular creative art workshops and free art exhibitions throughout the year.

 

SPRING EXHIBITION
6 - 16 March 2020

Poster for Here Comes the Sun

"HERE COMES THE SUN: HARRISON IN HENLEY"

The Old Fire Station Gallery
Henley-on-Thames

Friday 6th March – Monday 16th March 2020

Exhibition open daily 10.30-4.30pm

 

 

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Updated: 20 Feb 2020

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Farewell

We were sad to hear that Eric Stanford, Honorary Life Member of the RGA and former President 2001-2010, died this week after a long illness.

Eric and his wife Helen joined in 1958, playing an important part within the RGA.Marie Dyson past winners

The picture is a newspaper cutting showing Eric with his sculpture Sentimental Girl, winner of the Marie Dyson Award 1981.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Helen and their family.

There will be a celebration of life (memorial) service. We will keep members informed.

 

Take a closer look at our current Museum Highlight. If you’d like to see this work in full colour visit Animal - World Art Journeys, Sir John Madejski Art Gallery Reading Museum until 18 Apr 2020, 10 – 4pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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