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Harrogate artist displays work at popular farm shop and cafe

Unique environmental artwork from Harrogate artist James Owen Thomas has gone on permanent display at Mackenzies.

Harrogate artist displays work at popular farm shop and cafe Unique environmental artwork from a Harrogate artist has gone on permanent display at a popular farm shop. James Owen Thomas has displayed his large colourful collages at Mackenzies in Blubberhouses near Otley. From 2nd March and on the first Saturday of each month, visitors will have the opportunity to see James demonstrate his unique form of environmental art in his new gallery space on the first floor. His Giclee prints, cards and other merchandise are on sale in the downstairs shop at Mackenzies. And on Saturday 9th March between 10am and noon, James will be hosting the first in a series of art workshops for all ages (cost £15 per adult, £7.50 per child). Bookings for the workshops can be made via www.mackenziesyorkshirefarmshop.co.uk or by calling 01943 880369. James’ work has been called “inspiring and thought-provoking” and he has been described as “an artist with a different vision and innovative way of working.” He has made his name as an artist who transforms unwanted and discarded materials such as lottery scratch cards, tickets, single use plastic and packaging into expressive, creative works that highlight the issues faced by our environment For more information about James or interview requests, visit www.jamesowenthomas.com, contact him at art@jamesowenthomas.com or call 07957 209987. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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