MKG opens its doors to new city artists

MK G exhibition

MK G exhibition

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WE really are spoiled for art in Milton Keynes, writes Sammy Jones.

Two weeks ago, portrait ace David Newens was featured on the Culture Show, and the Bucks Open Studios put the lid on another exciting three-week spread of art.

This week, there are another three reasons to celebrate the creative side, beginning at MK G where the art house is giving a summer platform to no fewer than eight emerging MK talents.

Cunningly titled New Art MK, the mixed media event will feature photography, drawing, painting and cross-stitching.

Those making the most of the gallery space will be Jamie Chalmers, Caroline Devine, Laura Keeley, Jason Smith, Stuart Southwell, Kamil Szkopik, Frazer Waller (that’s his MK delivery ‘Modern Mean’, above left) and Emma Wilde.

The gallery has attracted criticism for its obscure choice of stark, sometimes bizarre displays, so how wonderful to see the art house supporting its local fraternity with a raft of new city talent.

Now you need to support it.

Admission is free and New Art MK rolls right the way through to September 18.

>AIM Gallery is always pushing the talent on our doorstep and today it launches its new exhibition – hosting a show by the MK Society of Artists.

Eye catching and tempting pieces will be on display through to July 30.

And we really do mean appealing – check that picture of Captain Jack Sparrow, below left.

Who WOULDN’T want that hanging on their wall?!

Pop along between 10am and 4pm each Tuesday to Saturday and enjoy the creativity.

>Stony Stratford’s Stani Gallery is inviting you to pop in, peruse and if you so wish, purchase from its new exhibition, We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday, hence the colourful motorhomes, above.

Stani is also inviting youngsters to contribute a picture on the summer holiday theme, for its art competition.

There are categories for ages seven to 10 and 11 to 15 years.

The winners will be framed and displayed in the gallery.

Get full details at www.thestanigallery.co.uk