On display throughout the month of May at Lyghtesome Gallery is a new show
entitled "FRESH POTS & PAINT" introducing a new line of white
stoneware pottery by distinguished Nova Scotia visual artist and potter
Julia Redgrave and fresh work by a variety of artists associated with
Lyghtesome Gallery, celebrating the coming of spring.
Julia Redgrave recently moved to Annapolis Royal from Antigonish and
opened The Worn Doorstep Gallery in June of 2013, providing a gallery
space for work by a variety of regional artisans, as well as Julia's own
pottery and mixed media paintings and the work of Felicity Redgrave, RCA,
her mother, also formerly of Antigonish. Both Julia and
Felicity bring a great deal of expertise and enthusiasm for the arts to
their new venture which is a vibrant and important addition to the
Annapolis Valley region. Julia last worked with clay with her
husband, the late Brian Segal, in their highly successful clay production
studio called College Grant Pottery which sold in fine shops across Canada
from 1983-1998. She launched her own new production line with four
distinct glazes and designs at the Atlantic Craft Trade Show in Halifax in
February of this year. She accepts commissions and is working on
several one-of-a-kind gallery pieces for the fall.
In ''FRESH POTS & PAINT'' there is also work displayed by several
artists from Antigonish, many of whom would have been colleagues of Julia
Redgrave's in the Art Dept. at St. Francis Xavier University: Alice
Hoskins, Sharon Jan, Regina Marzlin, Alice Reed, Bill Rogers, Brendan
Sanderson, Anna Syperek and Odile Tetu. From Pictou County there are
paintings by Mark Brennan and Carolyn Bedford, as well as a series of new,
small, steel wire sculptures by Dawn MacNutt. Chris Gorey and Ken
Lywood have both contributed new work from Cape Breton and from Halifax,
photographer Margot Metcalf, has two new editioned color photos.
The show runs until May 31st and will be followed by a solo show of work
by Linda Johns, in June, entitled ''Lifeline''.