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Whiteknights artists open studios to the public

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 June 2014

See artists producing work before your eyes

See artists producing work before your eyes

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Artists in Reading University's Whiteknights area will open their studios to the public on 14 and 15 June.

Now in its 14th year, the Whiteknights Studio Trail is the longest running such trail in Berkshire and had become an eagerly anticipated event in the local calendar.

Once again supported by Reading estate agents Haslams, the event will see 388 permanent members exhibit their works in studios, museums and workshops dotted across the University area of Reading.

Amongst the media exhibited this year will be etching, screen-printing and printmaking, photography, textiles, beadwork, painting, glass, and hand-crafted furniture.

The artists will be available for demonstrations or a chat throughout the venues during the weekend. This year, for the first time, the trail will include some performance art to interact with and family friendly activities at one of the venues.

This unique event gives local people the chance to see the talent that exists in the area and watch the artists at work in their home studios.

Haslams managing director Steve Woodford says: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this fantastic cultural event. Reading has a great talent pool in all forms and this is one example where you can see local people excel.

“In the year that we’re moving to new premises and expanding our business, we’re proud to be part of this event once again and look forward to lots of people attending.”

Event co-ordinator Jenny Halstead adds: “The organiser and the artists are very grateful for continuing to support and sponsor the Trail. Without such support from the local community we could not stage and publicise this event, which has a unique community atmosphere and attracts hundreds of visitors each year.”

For more info see: www.studiotrail.co.uk

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