Lands of Enchantment - A JRR Tolkien and Fantasy Inspired Exhibition (09.03.09 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

J.R.R. Tolkien and Fantasy Inspired Art Exhibition: Land of Enchantment
It is my pleasure to announce the following J.R.R. Tolkien and Fantasy Inspired Art Exhibition: Land of Enchantment.

From Friday the 3rd of April until Monday the 6th there will be held a wonderful art exhibition in Moreton-In-Marsch in England. Some of us may have been to previous art exhibitions which were held there and know how wonderful these events are; yet this time it will be even better.

Not only will the exhibition be bigger, it will also have an incredible guest list and all the biggest names in the field of Tolkien art will be present. This time there will be art on display by Ted Nasmith, Ruth Lacon, Jef Murray and Peter Pracownik. Next to that there will be presented the new book called Black & White Ogre Country, a must read for all Tolkien fans.

The exhibition will once again feature trading stands for Tolkien and Fantasy inspired books, costumes, jewellery, weapons, birds of prey, games and memorabilia.

There will be brilliant Original Art and Limited Edition Prints; which will also be up for sale! There will be music, costume parades, laughter and lots of interesting persons to talk to, quizes & prizes...

Fair Valley of Rivendell by Ted Nasmith
The event will include the brilliant exhibition of original art by world renowned Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith, including his stunning latest project called "Fair Valley of Rivendell".

Ted Nasmith will be attending throughout with his original paintings all on display and for sale. All his original Tolkien art and Limited edition prints, smaller sketches and non Tolkien art.

Of course Ted Nasmith will also bring live music, that is always very enjoyable!
Battle of Five Armies by Ruth Lacon
Ruth Lacon will be attending with a special section on her "Hobbit" pieces, other Tolkien pieces and her brilliant "The Battle of five Armies".

Also her Limited edition prints will be on display and can be bought during the exhibition.
Map of Middle-earth by Peter Pracownik
For the first time at the art exhibition Peter Pracownik will be attending with his famous Tolkien inspired art.

Also his Limited edition prints will be on display and can be bought during the exhibition. This will be something many will look forward to!
Cover Black and White Ogre Country by Jef Murray
Jef Murray will be attending throughout with all his original Tolkien inspired art shipped over from the USA.

Also his spectacular illustrations for Black & White Ogre Country will be on display! The book will also be presented by the editor Angie Gardner, who will also be the quiz master during the event! Don't miss out on the presentation and the quiz!

Jef Murray is employed by the Pitts Theology Library of Emory University in Atlanta but is most famous for his Tolkien art. He sketched and painted natural and mythological wildlife and landscapes since his childhood years in the north Georgia hills. His illustrations can be found in publications of Parma Nole, Amon Hen, Mallorn, Mythic Circle, the Georgia Bulletin, and the St. Austin Review and many other magazines and books.

This exhibition is an opportunity to meet the artists and discuss the styles, mediums, and effects and enjoy the large selection of art. Maybe you can get even some of your precious books signed by them! There will also be large information and biographic displays on JRR Tolkien and the artists. Tolkien literature and antiquarian books, new books, memorabilia and games will also be on display.

The exhibition will also have a program of Tolkien associated events bringing this experience to life, including, Music (live Tolkien song cycles), Readings and Quiz. The Tolkien society will also be attending providing information on membership. (Highly recommended for Tolkien fans).

Entry is free. It should be a marvellous experience and I hope you can come along. The Redesdale Hall is a wonderful and large old building in the centre of Moreton in Marsh, oak panelled, stained glass and very atmospheric. Situated in the Heart of the Shire with nearby landmarks that inspired or involved JRR Tolkien; The Rollright Stones (Barrow Downs), Broadway Tower, Dormston (Bag End), Buckland, Three Farthing Stone, Warwick (where Tolkien was married), Chipping Campden & of course Oxford.

Moreton in Marsh has free and easy parking, it is 30 minutes north of Oxford, 50 minutes from Birmingham, and around 90 minutes from London, the Redesdale Hall is a very short walk from the station on the London Paddington main line.

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