by Simon Bramble
What do people get up to in these quiet Devon Villages?
This one, Colaton Raleigh, is among other things is surprisingly full of artists.
You probably know about our most distinguished painter Alan Cotton. He is the tip of an artistic iceberg. Seven of the others, amateur and professional, have come together to show ’Village Art’, an exhibition of painting, photography and ceramics. The common threads of their work are a love of Devon, their need to express this, and their wish to share it all with you.
Colaton Raleigh is a varied, thriving village with wonderful countryside and walks, the River Otter, farms and livestock, a shop and a pub. It also boasts a magnificent Village Hall, formerly the village school next to the church. Here ‘Village Art’ will be on show from Friday evening 11 May till Sunday evening 13 May.
Alan Cotton has very kindly agreed to open the exhibition at 6.30pm on the Friday. Entry is free, members of the group will be there to demonstrate their work, and delicious home- made refreshments will be available throughout. (In this village cooking is another celebrated skill!)
So come and see what happens in Colaton Raleigh, enjoy the work of Laura Boyd, Cynthia Boult, Penny Silverthorne, Lis McGill, Simon Bramble, Chris Ferguson and Rowan Turnbull. Explore our village, see ‘Village Art’ and enjoy some local refreshments.
‘Village Art’ – Colaton Raleigh Village Hall EX10 0LL
Opening Friday 11 May at 6.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 & 13 May 10.30am – 5pm