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Galyna Lee goes solo…

Galya

Galyna Lee goes Solo… again

In a slight change for Alloas longest established art gallery, located at McFarlane Jewellers in Mill Street, the latest exhibition is a solo show, with all the exhibits produced by one very talented and prolific, prize winning artist – Galyna Lee.

Galyna Lee was born in Ukraine and her memories of an early age are of her dad encouraging her to do sketches of her brother and sisters, as well as painting landscapes, animals and birds.

At secondary school she studied technical drawing and advertising, which she continued to study in college. After college Galyna started work with a service company but continued doing advertising and technical drawing for private clients in her spare time.

In 2006 she moved to Scotland married a handsome Scottish man and her life completely changed, her dream came true and she was able to concentrate full time on her painting. Having received a diploma with distinction in Pet Portraits from The London Art College Galynas favourite subject is wildlife, pets and birds painted in oil, acrylic, pastel and pyrography (wood burning).

During her relatively short career she has already been featured several times in ‘Paint’ the magazine of The SAA (The Society for all Artists) and won first prize for best card of the month.

Galyna is a member of Falkirk and Stirling art clubs, Central Arts and a gold member of SAA and has also been featured in local newspapers such as the ‘Alloa Advertiser’, ‘Falkirk Herald’ and ‘Stirling observer’.

She has won numerous prizes for her fantastic artwork at Falkirk art club exhibitions and has been commissioned by numerous ‘fans’ from as far away as Canada, Ukraine, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Galyna exhibits her artwork online and in the Clackmannanshire, Falkirk & Stirlingshire areas helping to raise funds for Mcmillan Cancer Support and Strathcarron Hospice, she also donates pictures to RSPB and local school charity events.

This is Galyna’s second solo exhibition, her first solo show was in April 2012, held in Stirling and she hopes to meet you at her exhibition in Gordon McFarlanes, Watchmaker, Jeweller & Gallery in Alloa. The exhibition is open daily (exc Sundays) from 1st – 31st August. More information is available direct from the gallery at McFarlanes.

Forth Valley Art Guide – August 2015

Exhibitions in Clackmannanshire and across the Forth Valley

Forth Valley Art Guide

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Forth Valley Art Guide – August 2015

Exhibitions in Clackmannanshire and across the Forth Valley

Forth Valley Art Guide

Forth Valley Open Studios 2015

The Forth Valley Open Studios starts this Saturday and runs from the 6th – 14th June 2015.

Over 140 artists and makers throughout Central Scotland welcome you to the studios and workspaces.  Start planning your visit…

Clackmannanshire’s Makers Gallery & Bistro will be hosting a pop-up exhibition all the way through to the 27th June 2015.

Forth Valley Open Studios 2013

open studios 2013

8th until 16th June 2013

Forth Valley Open Studios is a nine-day art event in Central Scotland for artists, designers, makers, art clubs and galleries. Artists open their studios and work spaces inviting all members of the community to view their work. Many offer demonstrations and provide the public with an experience, taking time to engage with the audiences and explain their ideas and inspiration for their work.  To find out who is exhibiting, and how you can take part and visit go to www.forthvalleyopenstudios.com

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Forth Valley Art Guide – August 2015

Exhibitions in Clackmannanshire and across the Forth Valley

Forth Valley Art Guide

VisitScotland Expo 2013

Clackmannanshire will be exhibiting on stand H3 at the VisitScotland Expo taking place at the Glasgow SECC April 17th – 18th April 2013.  This is an opportunity to showcase Clackmannanshire and is open to businesses interested in making connections with a both UK and International inbound tourism companies.   For Further information about attending visit www.visitscotlandexpo.com

Showcase Your Business Event

Clackmannanshire Business will be holding a ‘Showcase Your Business’ event on Thursday 24th May 2012 at Alloa Town Hall from 3.00pm until 8.30pm giving businesses in Clackmannanshire an opportunity to promote their business for free, network with the business community and generate new business leads.   Businesses interested in participating should contact Allyson Keen at akeen@clacks.gov.uk

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Galyna Lee goes solo…

Galya

Galyna Lee goes Solo… again

In a slight change for Alloas longest established art gallery, located at McFarlane Jewellers in Mill Street, the latest exhibition is a solo show, with all the exhibits produced by one very talented and prolific, prize winning artist – Galyna Lee.

Galyna Lee was born in Ukraine and her memories of an early age are of her dad encouraging her to do sketches of her brother and sisters, as well as painting landscapes, animals and birds.

At secondary school she studied technical drawing and advertising, which she continued to study in college. After college Galyna started work with a service company but continued doing advertising and technical drawing for private clients in her spare time.

In 2006 she moved to Scotland married a handsome Scottish man and her life completely changed, her dream came true and she was able to concentrate full time on her painting. Having received a diploma with distinction in Pet Portraits from The London Art College Galynas favourite subject is wildlife, pets and birds painted in oil, acrylic, pastel and pyrography (wood burning).

During her relatively short career she has already been featured several times in ‘Paint’ the magazine of The SAA (The Society for all Artists) and won first prize for best card of the month.

Galyna is a member of Falkirk and Stirling art clubs, Central Arts and a gold member of SAA and has also been featured in local newspapers such as the ‘Alloa Advertiser’, ‘Falkirk Herald’ and ‘Stirling observer’.

She has won numerous prizes for her fantastic artwork at Falkirk art club exhibitions and has been commissioned by numerous ‘fans’ from as far away as Canada, Ukraine, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Galyna exhibits her artwork online and in the Clackmannanshire, Falkirk & Stirlingshire areas helping to raise funds for Mcmillan Cancer Support and Strathcarron Hospice, she also donates pictures to RSPB and local school charity events.

This is Galyna’s second solo exhibition, her first solo show was in April 2012, held in Stirling and she hopes to meet you at her exhibition in Gordon McFarlanes, Watchmaker, Jeweller & Gallery in Alloa. The exhibition is open daily (exc Sundays) from 1st – 31st August. More information is available direct from the gallery at McFarlanes.

Discovering ‘Outlander’

Adapted fron Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, the 1st season of the Outlander TV series has become a big international hit.

The books are inspired by the Jacobite period, and the TV series was filmed at locations across  Central Scotland.  If you would like to learn more about the intrigue surrounding the risings and the failed attempt to restore the Stuart monarchy to the thrones of Scotland and England, then we suggest a visit to Alloa Tower, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine family, The Earls of Mar and Kellie.

The Erskines were loyal supporters of several Stuart monarchs who spent their early lives at Alloa Tower,  including Mary Queen of Scots and James VI and I, and the 6th Earl of Mar was a key figure at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, rallying the troups to do battle on November 13th 1715.

Today Alloa Tower is one of the largest surviving medeival tower houses in Scotland. Having been restored, you can explore the four floors, and the fine collection of furniture and portraits,  taking in the panoramic views from the tower’s roof walk.

Alloa Tower is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is open from April until October.  For further visiting information visit www.nts.org.uk/AlloaTower

 

Tillicoultry Gala Day 21st June 2015

http://www.tillicoultrygala.btck.co.uk/

The parade will leave Murray Square, Tillicoultry  at 12.45 led by the Argyll and Sutherland battalion army Cadet Force Pipe Band. Loads of local groups will be taking part in the parade,  it would be great if we could see as many people taking part to make this biggest parade ever!

The Royal Gala will be escorted to the Public Park.  This year sees the introduction of a Gala King.  All members of the party are pupils of Tillicoultry Primary School. Our very special Guest of Honour Mr Briggs who will officially open the Gala.

This year we will see loads of family games, kids and grown-ups races, mini-highland games, dancers, fancy dress competition and all the usual favourites.  There will be loads of stalls from local groups and charities together with amusements, bouncy castles and rides for the kids, football tournament, dancers, obstacle course, climbing wall, music,Punch & Judy – the list goes on and on .

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Stevenson Way – Cultural Walking Route

The Stevenson Way is a unique wilderness walk across the heart of Scotland and over 230 miles in length.   Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Kidnapped, the route follows the adventures of the books protagonist David Balfour from Mull to Edinburgh.

The route travels through Clackmannanshire, along the Hillfoots, for full details of the route click here

European Robert Louis Stevenson Network recognised as a Cultural Route by the Council of Europe

He has long been one of the world’s best-loved writers, with a life story spanning the globe from Scotland to the South Seas.

Now 120 years after Robert Louis Stevenson’s death, all Europe will be following in his footsteps.  A new network linking places that inspired the author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Travels With A Donkey has won accreditation as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

The European Network “In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson” links Scotland, England, Belgium and France through a series of places associated with the life and works of the Scottish author:

 

 

 

 

 

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Forth Valley Art Guide – August 2015

Exhibitions in Clackmannanshire and across the Forth Valley

Forth Valley Art Guide

Stevenson Way – Cultural Walking Route

The Stevenson Way is a unique wilderness walk across the heart of Scotland and over 230 miles in length.   Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Kidnapped, the route follows the adventures of the books protagonist David Balfour from Mull to Edinburgh.

The route travels through Clackmannanshire, along the Hillfoots, for full details of the route click here

European Robert Louis Stevenson Network recognised as a Cultural Route by the Council of Europe

He has long been one of the world’s best-loved writers, with a life story spanning the globe from Scotland to the South Seas.

Now 120 years after Robert Louis Stevenson’s death, all Europe will be following in his footsteps.  A new network linking places that inspired the author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Travels With A Donkey has won accreditation as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

The European Network “In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson” links Scotland, England, Belgium and France through a series of places associated with the life and works of the Scottish author:

 

 

 

 

 

Forth Valley Open Studios 2015

The Forth Valley Open Studios starts this Saturday and runs from the 6th – 14th June 2015.

Over 140 artists and makers throughout Central Scotland welcome you to the studios and workspaces.  Start planning your visit…

Clackmannanshire’s Makers Gallery & Bistro will be hosting a pop-up exhibition all the way through to the 27th June 2015.