Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014 8:13 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
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The Sheffield Star reports that artist Sarah Sharpe 'has received award-winning recognition at the 2014 Great North Art Show'.
Narrative artist Sarah Sharpe’s exploration of the orphan child Jane Eyre, entitled ‘The Red Room’, has scooped the prestigious ‘best in show’ title.
The Great North Art Show, which is held at Ripon Cathedral, is an annual exhibition of contemporary art featuring the work of around 50 painters, etchers, printmakers and photographers.
Sarah, who is also a long-standing member of Peak District Artisans, said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this recognition for a series of paintings that emerged from a set of etchings which I first created exploring the significance of Jane’s doll.
“This work is my interpretation of a very lonely, motherless child, emotionally neglected, who very much has to rely on her own inner resources to survive.
“Jane does survive, but not without being marked psychologically.”
The judges said the piece was a ‘deeply felt and meditative painting’.
The Great North Art Show runs until September 21.
All the artwork is for sale, and entry is free.
The exhibition is open seven days a week from 9.30am until 4.30pm.
Here's something else you can do not far from there, as read in an article in The Telegraph and Argus.
Visitors and locals can now raise their glasses to a new Ale Trail.
Nearly 30 real-ale pubs across Keighley and the Worth Valley are featured in a guide.
The booklet – produced by Visit Bradford, in association with the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – also spotlights breweries, beer festivals and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. [...]
The Ale Trail guide and map are available from the visitor information centres at Bradford, Saltaire, Ilkley and Haworth, and can be downloaded from visitbradford.com. [...]
In the section titled Haworth and the Worth Valley, pubs mentioned include the Cross Roads Inn, The Bronte Hotel, Haworth Old Hall, Fleece Inn, Black Bull, Kings Arms, Gascoigne's Haworth Steam Brewery, Old White Lion, Old Sun Hotel, Dog and Gun, Lamb, Bay Horse, Wuthering Heights, Friendly, Old Silent, Grouse Inn, and the Golden Fleece. (Alistair Shand)
A columnist from The Age discusses helping your children with their exams and claims that,
Personally, I feel more comfortable with the novels of Jane Austen, and a good round of symbolism in Wuthering Heights. I am certainly relieved that my own child has chosen English literature for final year. (Margaret McCaffrey)
The Brontë Parsonage Blog has a post on Poet Simon Zonenblick's video on Branwell Brontë, a preview of which was shown yesterday afternoon at Thornton. Finally, an alert from Milford, IN:
North Webster Library - Monday, Sept. 15, followed by R.E.A.D. Book Club, discussing Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, at 5:30 p.m. Lose It @ The Library will also meet at 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and walking.

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