Three more artists announced for art show
The Bays Community Group has announced three more artists who will exhibit at The Bays Art Show.
They are potter Ms Ruth Byrne, and artists Mr Giuliano Balos and Ms Megan Crawley.
Ms Byrne is a potter whose love of pottery has taken her on a landmark adventure across Japan and China.
"There is something special about the moment between a person and a cup of tea in their favourite cup or soup in their favourite bowl.
"For me this is the most important part of my work, once it is out of my hands and being loved and enjoyed by its new owner," Ms Byrne said.
"My work is influenced by my experience with pottery in Japan, China and my home landscape in Australia."
Born in Italy but brought up in New York, Mr Balos' said growing up in a city with one of the most vibrant art scenes in the world heavily impacted his art making.
"The exposure to the art in many of the city's museums and galleries gave me extensive first hand appreciation of famous art works.
"In recent years, my artistic pursuits have focused mainly on pastels and drawing in pencil, ink and mixed media," Mr Balos said.
Mr Balos will be exhibiting pieces in the semi-abstract landscape genre across the mediums of ink, acrylics and pastels.
Ms Crawley is a linework artist that primarily captures the natural world in her art making.
"I draw with linework and pattern as I envisage the world to be.
"Art is connective and deep," she said.
They will join Ms Meg Lewer, Mr Waye Hutchins, Mr Walter Koppen and Mr and Mrs Malcolm and Luka Vockins as the feature artists for this year's event.
The Bays Art Show exhibition and auction is The Bays Community Group's major annual fundraiser and opened at the Bays Community Hall from 7:30pm on July 19.
Newsletter, 8 Jul 2019
Cathy Gleeson, The Bays Community Group