Kent Talents Art Gallery has announced the opening of its new arts centre on May 21.
The move to larger premises in Albion Street, Broadstairs marks a significant expansion of isle artist Lana Arkhi’s presence in Kent and builds upon her international reputation and exhibitions in London, Moscow and Chicago.
In 2017, Lana, who has also appeared in House & Garden, Tatler and Vogue magazines, was elected as a Member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers and received an award for the Most Outstanding work at the RMS Exhibition.
She said: “I am really excited at this fabulous opportunity to further develop and showcase my artworks.
“Since opening Kent Talents and educating local artists in my teaching studio, my appreciation of the local area has grown to the point where I have now outgrown my earlier premises in the High Street.
“The new gallery will allow me to offer a far wider range of cultural events to local audiences, including visiting artists, poetry and music events, workshops and art classes, and prominent guest speakers.”
The opening exhibit will highlight the works of four contemporary artists: a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists Steven Johanneson, landscape pastel painter Bob Connell, Gaven Alexander whose bold coloured canvases depict music art, and Lana Arkhi with her ceramics and paintings. Accompanying the artwork will be an exclusive piano performance by Svetlana Higgins.
The opening will take place at noon on May 21.
The new Kent Talents Arts Centre & Gallery is at 5 Albion Street or find it online at: www.KentTalents.com