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Rutland Open Studios chair Mo Gardner (2008091)
Rutland Open Studios chair Mo Gardner (2008091)

An exhibition showing off the work of more than 40 artists taking part in this year's Rutland Open Studios month starts next week.

The exhibition will take place at the Rutland County Museum in Oakham and runs from May 23 until June 16.

It will provide a "taster" for the type of art work that will be on display during June.

Rutland Open Studios chair Mo Gardner said most artists participating in the Open Studios month had submitted a few pieces of work for the public to view at the exhibition.

"The idea is to give people a chance to view the work of the artists taking part and help them decide on which work they'd like to see more of and where they can go," she said.

An open evening will take place on May 25 at the museum where Rutland Lord Lieutenant Sarah Furness will officially open the exhibition.

"The evening is open to members of the public and we'll have a variety of artwork on display including paintings, glass work, pottery, print work, photography and stained glass," said Mo.

Two figures by Rutland artist Mo Gardner (2008083)
Two figures by Rutland artist Mo Gardner (2008083)

Running throughout June, Rutland Open Studios is celebrating its 12th year with 41 artists taking part next month.

Members of the public are invited to visit the workshops and studios of participating artists to see how they work and to find out more about their techniques.

Mo said anyone wanting more information should visit www.rutlandopenstudios.co.uk or phone 01572-747 639.

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