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Corona Borealis

The Corona Borealis is one of the few constellation of stars visible with the naked eye. In Europe we refer to it as the Northern Crown and there are references to these stars all the way back to the 2nd century. In art the story of Bacchus and Ariadne often depicts the Northern Crown and in this talk accredited lecturer Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff explains the story and how we can find it in a Dutch painting from the 17th century. 


Our Societies support hundreds of local arts and heritage projects. Each day we highlight a grant given in 2021.  

The sixth form art department of Prince Henry's High School, Evesham has received a grant from The Arts Society Evesham and Pershore. This grant would enable the art department to fund drawing classes for A-Level students with an experienced local artist.

All donations from the Artvent Calendar will go towards The Arts Society’s grant giving fund, which awards grants to help preserve our artistic heritage, support the skills of artists and makers, and improve access to the arts for all.

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I agree with all the positive comments. Congratulations to all involved in the Advent Calendar! Every day has brought a smile in this period of worry for so many of us. Thank you!

Francesca Bratley Fri, 31/12/2021 - 10:29 Permalink

thankyou for this wonderful series... this last one on the Corona a joy!

Jillian Horberry Fri, 31/12/2021 - 10:29 Permalink

I have learnt something every day from these short lectures, so enjoyable, thank you very much. Happy New Year to all AS members.

Sheila Mason Fri, 31/12/2021 - 10:14 Permalink

Thank you the Art Society for such an interesting, diverse calendar. So many different aspects of art and life presented and discussed. Do hope this will be repeated next year. Happy New Year to everyone.

Elizabeth Leigh Fri, 31/12/2021 - 10:11 Permalink

I have looked forward to opening the window each day and have learned such a lot. Many thanks to all at the Arts Society and guest lecturers for bringing us such a great idea. I do hope you can do it again next year!

Julia Hurlbut Fri, 31/12/2021 - 09:54 Permalink

Another fascinating article, thank you.
Many thanks to the Arts Society for this artvent calendar. This has been something to look forward to every day and all very interesting.
Happy 2022 to all.

Margaret Lee Fri, 31/12/2021 - 09:42 Permalink

What a wonderful series of mini lectures!
Congratulations AS! Let’s make it an annual event. Thank you all, and a Happy New Year

Elizabeth Guard Fri, 31/12/2021 - 09:42 Permalink

Congratulations on a wonderful project! It has been both informative and entertaining and much enjoyed. Thank You and best wishes for 2022

Susanna Young Fri, 31/12/2021 - 09:37 Permalink

Yes I totally echo Gabriel’s comment made earlier today!
Both the 80 days plus the Artvent lectures.WONDERFUL
A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2022 to you all

Marilyn Fri, 31/12/2021 - 09:33 Permalink

Thank you for these fascinating snippets of information provided by ArtVent most of which have provided a springboard to investigating further about the subjects.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Helen HS Fri, 31/12/2021 - 09:31 Permalink