A busy summer for CRiC in Crickhowell

Posted on Aug 4th 2017

CRiC is experiencing a busy and exciting holiday season welcoming many visitors to Crickhowell and promoting all the area has to offer.  With information on walks and visitor attractions and volunteers with great local knowledge on hand to advise, it is the ideal first stop when visiting this charming town.  Black Mountain Roast Coffee, Nomnom Chocolate, Melin Tregwynt woven items and Farmers’ Lavender products are just a few of the uniquely Welsh items to tempt visitors.

Newly elected Chairman, Cyril Teasdale said, “As the new chairman of CRiC I am delighted to be working with CRiC’s staff and volunteers to develop and enhance the tourism offering for Crickhowell and the wider community.”

Families coming to this year’s Green Man Festival at Glanusk will be able pick up leaflets about food outlets, shops and businesses and seek advice about what to do and see in the area as CRiC have a stand at the Settlers’ camp in the week prior to the Festival. Jan Morgan, Centre Manager added, “We will be supporting and promoting our local businesses at this year’s Green Man settlement with volunteers on site.  We will also be sharing details and encouraging visitors to come back at the end of September for the first autumn weekend of guided walks.” Bookings for the walks are now being taken and the programme of walks is available at www.crickhowellfestival.com

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Uighur's Ladies by Prof. Liu Jianxin who will be exhibiting paintings depicting the people of Xinjiang North west China at the CRiC Studio in the autumn
Tree of Life by Hannah Firmin - one of the Printmakers exhibiting in the gallery's summer exhibition
Retiring Chairman of CRiC handing over the reigns to newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees Cyril Teasdale

The oriel CRiC gallery’s full program of exhibitions for the rest of the year will not disappoint its many supporters.  The summer exhibition includes a number of well-known printmakers and will be followed by a much anticipated autumn exhibition. A selection of work from Richard Bavin’s Lea and Paget’s Wood series – ‘A Year in the Life of an Ancient Woodland’ will be showcased alongside that of The Picturemakers – a collective of visual artists working in Mid-Wales.  As part of a Cultural Exchange Program (China Bridge)  the gallery will at the same time host an exhibition of paintings and sculptures from Xinjiang by Mr Liu Jianxin and Ms Yuan Yuan  from Xinjiang Normal University in the CRiC Studio. The CRiC Studio is proving a popular exhibition space with visiting artists and groups such as the Torfaen art group, the Square Pegs and the South Wales Potters Association to name but a few who will be showcasing their work during the remainder of the year. Please visit www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk for the full program.

A Christmas exhibition entitled “Time for Tea” in the CRiC Studio and the return of members of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales in the gallery will end 2017 on a high note. Further information can be found on www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk or contact the gallery on gallery@visitcrickhowell.co.uk

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