Meet the artist at The Usher Gallery

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The Lincolnshire Artists Society Summer Exhibition has opened and runs until 1st September in the Usher Gallery.

The opening, performed by Ian Walter, heralded a vibrant summer show with lots of variety to interest all tastes.

And each weekend in July and every afternoon in August from 1pm to 4pm one of the society’s artists will be at the gallery to talk about their work and that of their fellow artists.

Secretary Clive Redshaw said: “We very much appreciate the generosity of our members in giving their time to be there because they are interested in sharing their work.”

“This was popular when we did something similar two years ago and we see it very much as a chance for members of the public to understand more about what motivates the artists.”

The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society celebrated its centenary in 2006. Primarily an exhibiting society welcoming artists from all over the county, it started with an annual exhibition in the stables at Monks Manor, Lincoln.

It moved to the city’s Exchange Arcade in 1910, then to a room in the central library, before finding its ideal home in the Usher Gallery from 1927.

It emerged from an enforced period of inactivity in the First World War and has had an unbroken run of exhibitions in Lincoln and around the county ever since.