Highlights of the exhibition include Andrew Tift’s photo-realist acrylic portrait of Cheshire author ‘Alan Garner’, while Jude Howells expresses political outrage at the destruction of animals in her acrylic painting ‘What are we swallowing.com’. Ann Lewis celebrates the beauty of nature in her landscape linocut ‘Return to Presipe’, contrasting with Chris Faircloth’s majestic image of the built environment in his acrylic painting ‘Flyover’. John Whitehill’s oil painting ‘Left Hanging 1’ presents an unusually dramatic still life, while Marguerite Elliott’s oil painting ‘For God so loved the world’ is a passionate expression of her faith. The rich variety of abstract art ranges from the voluptuous colours of Ian Davenport’s ‘Citric Etching’ to the thrilling complexity of Sharon Lelonek’s drawing
The programme of accompanying adult events includes:
Daily. Guided Walking Tours of Chester with the Guild of Chester Tour Guides.
Saturdays 20 & 27 January. Creating Art: Workshops.
Thursday 8 March. Exhibition Tour with Peter Boughton.
Wednesday 28 March. Art Class: Acrylics.
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April. Slow Art Day.
There is also a programme of family activities:
Saturday 2 December. Welcome to Winter.
Wednesday 3 January. Design your own Calendar.
Monday 19 February. Abstract Paper Things.
Tuesday 20 February. Emoji Badges.
Tuesday 3 April. Strips and Stripes.
Thursday 5 April. Easter Icons.
Tuesday 10 April. Cityscapes.
Wednesday 11 April. Live Art.
Thursday 12 April. Spyglass Colour Wheel.
The Grosvenor Museum is open Monday – Saturday 10.30-5 and Sunday 1-4, admission free, donations welcome. Closed 24-28 December, 1 January & 30 March.