Bob’s tour keeps on rocking

Card and model artist Bob Follen in his Todmorden studio
Card and model artist Bob Follen in his Todmorden studio

Artist Bob Follen, of Bob Art Models, is also a keen music fan and musician so the concept of going on tour is one he is familiar with.

Accordingly, he is on the road with examples of his art work at a selling exhibition staged throughout Calderdale from Hebden Bridge to Brighouse.

Having warmed up with exhibitions at libraries in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, King Cross and Brighouse the show is now at Sowerby Bridge Library until Tuesday, May 5.

It then moves to Halifax Central Library from Monday, May 11, to Monday, June 1; and finally to Elland Library from Monday, June 8, to Saturday, June 20.

Bob said: “It is a selling exhibition so people can buy the exhibited works, including greetings cards and and LP/12” format prints. All works are intended to celebrate fun and culturally interesting people, and are on show to hopefully inspire all the age ranges who visit the libraries. A healthy percentage of all sales goes directly back into the libraries themselves.

“The whole venture has been arranged between myself and Jon Medcalf, area manager for Central Library, who has been incredibly supportive, along with the staff at all the libraries,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bob continues to create and cause havoc on Twitter and Facebook. “A recent painting of actor Tim Curry led to a series of nice messages from past and present cast members of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and from creator Mr Richard O’Brien himself,” he said.

And when John Shuttleworth appeared at the Hebden Picture House in March, he had been immortalised in paint too, with Bob’s rendition spear-heading the Bob Art Models at Hebden Library residency. Now other parts of Calderdale can get a look-see.

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