23 May 2019
JCI Edinburgh is delighted to be working alongside Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh to host its very first Meet the Artists Event. So if you like art, then come along and hear from exhibiting artists Mick Manning & Brita Granström. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to find out a bit more about JCI Edinburgh and how you can get involved!
Come along for a glass of wine and some nibbles and hear more from these talented artists.
The event is free for JCI Edinburgh members and £10 + EventBrite Booking Fee for non members. Members please use promotional code when booking. If you haven’t received this, please contact us.
Book online at https://jciedinburghartists.eventbrite.co.uk
About Mick Manning
Manning works from life in both Sweden and the Scottish Borders where wildlife encounters, fishing trips and chance finds inform his work. Recent work features a variation of animal forms printed onto assorted papers; from Second World War military forms rescued from a Lapland hunter’s cabin, to old maps, all blending the narrative and factual influences in his work.
Mick Manning was born in 1959, grew up in Yorkshire and studied Art at Bradford and then Newcastle before an MA at the Royal College of Art. In 1990 he moved to Scotland to become Course Leader in Illustration at The Glasgow School of Art where his alumni have included Mark Hearld, Helen Stephens and Ross Collins. Mick gave up teaching in 1998 to concentrate on his own work as an established artist and illustrator.
About Brita Granström
Brita Granström was born in Sweden in 1969 and has lived in the UK since 1992. She studied in Stockholm and her Nordic roots are evident in paintings which are made on location both indoors and outdoors in all weathers. Granström’s paintings can at times be playful, nevertheless, at times her work can reveal a pensive, perhaps haunting quality that touches on something beyond the narrative nature of the images.
As well as exhibiting at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh Brita exhibits with galleries in London and Aldeburgh. Her work is in public and private collections worldwide including the Ruth Borchard Collection and the Hiroshima Peace Park.
About JCI Edinburgh
JCI has been operating in Edinburgh since 1946. Some say it’s one of the city’s best kept secrets! We offer self- development opportunities for people in their twenties and thirties without the pressures that can come from a work environment.You can reach your own personal potential through our training events & activities. Giving you the opportunity to develop your business communication, presenting, leadership, project management, networking and business skills.