Official opening for new gallery in Bakewell

white peakhouse galleryThe owners of the new White Peakhouse Gallery in Bakewell are planning an official opening event on Sunday June 28 from 4-7pm.

Cheryl and Lee Jenkins took over the former Ridgeway Gallery space at the end of March and had a whirlwind three months getting the business sorted.

They have an eclectic mix of modern and traditional styles, by exciting and accomplished artists, some familiar, others not so, and are keen to host a celebration of their new venture to showcase the works.

“We have an appreciation of many types of artwork, and wish to illustrate this on our first event,” said Cheryl.

“The paintings we exhibit range from the dramatic realisation of Terence Storey’s seascapes, to the sweeping expressive strokes of Derbyshire landscape painters Alison Tyldesley and Pauline Rignall. There’s an exceptional freshness to locational artists Julian Mason and Steven McLoughlin, who have a talent for lighting a scene, whether being a green spring meadow or a tree lined summer stroll,” she added.

The couple are also happy to house works by artists from further afield, such as prolific watercolourist Jane Betteridge and pastel painter Saville, both of whom are very new to exhibiting in Derbyshire.

To add to the variety on show contemporary sculpture in steel, ceramic and bronze sits alongside the paintings.

During  the latter part of the opening event local artist Keith How will mark the event with a few words of introduction.

There will be complimentary wine and light refreshments and the couple welcome everyone to join them.