A group of artists known collectively as ?The Wolfson College Group? is celebrating after a successful Open Studios exhibition of their work.
Sculptors Ray Palmer and Janet Smith, painters Orlando Johnson (painting and prints) and Henri Schmitt and jeweller Sue Sang displayed their creations at the event in College over the weekends of 9/10 and 16/17 July. Their work, on show in the Old Combination Room, received great interest from visitors, some of whom bought the items on display.
?I see art as a way to express emotions and feelings,? self-taught painter Henri said. ?I don't paint landscapes for the sake of it but for what might lie behind. I always felt a sense of mystery and wonder in nature.?
Sue said of her jewellery glass and silver: ?I love colour and shape, which is the starting point for my designs. I also like to mix different materials such as silver, glass, ribbon, leather, vintage beads and buttons. Almost anything can turn up in one of my pieces.?
The group are all members of staff or Senior Members of Wolfson, and exhibited their work as part of Cambridge Open Studios, which exists to ?promote the making of original works of art and craft and to provide an opportunity for the public to become involved in the arts by meeting artists in their studios, seeing their work and how it is produced?.