The owners of the Arts Cafe had the inspired idea to invite artists to contribute coasters with art work on them for a Christmas display.
These formed a lively exhibition and in a way a snapshot of what art is going on now, contributed with none of the self consciousness of many shows and with all being included.
I didn’t see any of the names of the most famous artists who get shown here.
The ones I include were the photos I took that turned out best.
My own was a joke about how a Hepworth snowman might look. with a stripey scarf.
Angela Elsom also thought of knitting.
and Gazelle did impressionistic paintings of scenes.
James Wood did a formal kaleidescopic detailed design.
Juliette had two images maybe by children?
and an unknown [to me] contributor mounted springs on the coaster.
Marie Keeling used brass fitments abstractly
and Humphrey Hallwood drew a stylish composition in black and white.
Paul Healey had an elegant collage reminding me of Schwitters
That’s just a few of them, there were a great many more, many at very keen prices.
Hopefully the Arts Cafe will repeat something similar next year, making dropping in for refreshments very interesting.