Bringing fine art to Penistone Library and homes across the community

On Saturday 18 November, Penistone Library will be hosting Lucy Pimpernel Wood’s  ‘A Picture for Christmas’ drop-in session, as well as displaying some of her collection of fine art paintings, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Born in Oxford and having studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University, Lucy now lives in Penistone, a place where her ancestors farmed until 1914. Over the past few months, she’s been exploring and painting local scenes from old black and white photographs, bringing colour to the history of Penistone.

As part of our commitment to making art more accessible to local communities, five of Lucy’s paintings will be available to loan for the Home Library Service users alongside their book orders. This initiative is one of eight Micro Commissions that have been selected by our libraries' National Portfolio Organisation Community Panel to bring more art and culture than ever before across Barnsley Libraries branches and local communities.

On the day (Saturday 18 November), people will not only be able to see Lucy’s paintings on display but also use her expert guidance and have a go at creating and exploring art on a large-scale canvas. Children will also be able to design their own Christmas card to send to one of our Home Library Service members. Lastly, Lucy will officially hand over the paintings to Cllr Mandy Lowe-Flello, Mayor of Penistone, and colleagues from the Barnsley Libraries team.

If you would like to know more about the Home Library Service, their team members will be available to speak to at the event.

The creative commissions are supported using public funding by the Arts Council England.

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