The young Laura I. Gallery once again takes the lead in the art business and reserves a place in the finalist’s table at the prestigious Thames Gateway Business Awards. The announcement follows a demanding judging process in which the judges will be visiting our gallery to see for themselves the quality of our work we represent and hear more about our visions to make a change in the community and beyond.
Laura Iosifescu said: “It is wonderful to have been recognised by the judges in this way. This is a great endorsement of the efforts and commitment we put in every single project we run in the gallery.”
This nomination is a statement that success follows passion in spite of challenges and it is a privilege and hopefully an inspiration for thousands of people that wish to pursue their dreams.
We are now all looking forward to welcoming the judges to our gallery, so that we can show them the difference we make in people's lives with our creative work.
The winners of the Thames Gateway Awards will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on 27 October 2017.
Laura I. Gallery is thrilled to announce the official opening of its new exhibition “Now That’s What I Call Art” on the 7th of September from 6.30PM.
Curated by Laura Iosifescu, it aims to celebrate humanity’s beauty and accomplishments but also to act like a motivational power to those in need of inspiration and hope. This completely unique exhibition ties into current affairs around humanity’s shifts and movements to give an exciting insight into society's achievements, dreams, and aspirations. Those visiting will come away with a sense of uplifting positivity and belief.
A group exhibition, “Now That’s What I Call Art” celebrates art and honours the finest qualities of humanity and encourages hope for the future. 30 professional artists from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures will display works of art that rejoice technique and vision, inspiring people to think outside the box – proving that creativity is without limits! In a way unseen before in the capital, “Now That’s What I Call Art” will act as a personal development opportunity for individuals visiting it rather than just an exhibition. It is suitable for those of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and artistic capability.
This exhibition celebrates not only ideas but also the ability to turn dreams into reality. It is suited therefore not just to art enthusiasts and collectors, but to the community at large – to seek inspiration and solace and indulge themselves in happiness and hope by giving them all the chance to own of these amazing artworks themselves.
Laura I. Gallery is based in Abbey Road, Barking, and was inaugurated by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Leader of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council, Councillor Darren Rodwell, in 2016. The gallery has already hosted several curated exhibitions including the highly successful “Blessings of Life” and “Codes of Faith”. The gallery is widely recognised as one of the most exciting new art spaces in London.
Founder and Director Laura Iosifescu is herself an ambitious and talented artist, having created the world’s first wearable art made entirely from paint, “Blossom Escape”. Laura said of the upcoming exhibition “I believe that people only exert half of the potential they have. This exhibition is designed to bring in artists to push boundaries and look to exceed their capabilities. In 2017, a time where sadly, so many people around the world are being dehumanised, we long to embrace humanity and showcase our intentions and achievements.
“Now That’s What I Call Art” celebrates not only ideas but also the ability to turn dreams into reality. This exhibition has been curated with our local community in mind and I invite all, no matter their artistic background, or lack thereof, to come and seek inspiration!”
I am happy to announce that I am organizing a new group exhibition at Laura I.Gallery called "Now ,That`s What What I Call Art".It is aimed to celebrate innovation and celebrates artists who are craving the achievement of greatness, with works that inspire, not harking back to skills of the past but shining as beacons to the future. I have started my search for the most talented and unique artists out there. All artists with a hunger for technique,skills and originality are asked to come forward and apply for our opportunity.I appreciate early submissions.
Deadline : The 25th of August 2017
Exhibition PV: The 7th of September 2017,6.30PM
I am so sad not being able to offer you my dear fans more than 10 places at once to my painting workshops at Laura I.Art Gallery.My workshops run every week,Thursday from 7PM and Saturday from 1PM.
Booking is essential if you want to secure your place.
I will be so happy to introduce you with the magical world of painting.
Please send an email to laura@lauraIgallery.com to find out more details.
"They ran in a second for a piece of cloth,I ran for a piece of inspiration, for a glimpse of the future and for a whole lot of happiness."
Does your heart cry out for more creativity in your life? Would you love to pick up a paint brush, mix beautiful colours and express your creativity? Laura I.Gallery are delighted to announce that from the 4th May 2017 we will be hosting a series of innovative and exciting workshops to help you explore your creative potential.
Attend our workshops and get to be taught by the visionary artist Laura Iosifescu
Following our successful taster painting workshop on Saturday 22nd April 2017 we are pleased to announce twice weekly painting workshops that will unleash your creative side under expert tuition.
Thursdays will see us focusing on trusting your intuition to take control of your paint brush and develop your own style of artwork. On Fridays you will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting, learn new skills, improve your old ones, and have lots of fun, with like minded people, in the process. Each week we will explore a different theme or venue to activate and inspire your imagination and your creative side.
From painting at the nearby nature reserve, to trips to Down Abbey church in Barking,or V&A Museum to life model drawing, there's an abundant array of possibilities at Laura I.Gallery to fuel your artistic flames.
With limited places of only 10 we would advise you to book up early to avoid disappointment. For those booking for 3 months or more we will be offering special VIP deals that are too good to miss out on.
So why not escape from the stress and monotony of everyday life and join us at Laura I.Gallery to reconnect to your passion, express yourself freely and find your flow to ignite your creative spark and free your inner muse.
We look forward to welcoming you at Laura I.Gallery!
Schedules: Every Thursday :19.00-21.00 and Saturday 13.00-16.00
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
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I am writing to remind you about the warm invitation to attend our ‘taster’ painting session on the 8th of April.
The session will run from 12pm - 2pm (at the special price of only £10 per person.)
During the workshop, you will get the opportunity to draw creative inspiration from the natural world in our nearby nature reserve – home to a wide range of bird species. You will observe the amazing beauty of our natural world – and will enjoy experiencing the world of painting outdoors – before finishing the workshop in our gallery space with a rewarding and relaxing (and well deserved!) glass of wine.
Please note that the event will be filmed for promotional purposes, so you will need to give consent for this.You will not be filmed from front if you dont want too.
To enable everyone to fully and freely explore their creativity in a suitable environment, we are limiting the number of participants to 10. Of course, this select number of places and affordable price, means that the workshop will fill very quickly. So please, grab this wonderful opportunity to take your creativity to another level – book your place today as there are only a number remaining.
Please send us an email to laura@lauraIgallery.com
As the warm rays of the early spring sunshine begin to fall, energising and inspiring us, I have some exciting news to share with you!
From May the 3rd 2017, my gallery will be hosting a series of painting workshops for adults who want to unleash their creativity.
The focus of these workshops will be split between those dealing with individual creativity and those dealing with developing artistic techniques.
In the workshops designed to help you explore your inner creativity, there will be no critiquing, no analysis, no judgment – and no comparison with others. This is an opportunity for you to express yourself, and to create beautiful works of art!
The skills-focused workshops will allow you to develop your more technical skills and learn about a vast range of exciting painting techniques.
The Painting Experience is a great opportunity for you to explore your individuality and creativity – embarked on a wonderful artistic adventure of self-discovery.
Then again, the open and unfettered nature of our creative workshops means that they also lend themselves to a collaborative experience – so why not embrace the opportunity to explore your collective creativity by bringing along your friends and family?
Why not come along to my taster session to see what I have to offer? The session will be held Saturday the 8th of April between 12 noon and 2pm – at the very special price of only £10 per person!
During the workshop, you will get the opportunity to draw creative inspiration from the natural world in our nearby nature reserve – home to a wide range of bird species. You will be able to observe the beauty of the natural world – experiencing the world of painting outdoors – before finishing the workshop in my gallery space.
Please note that the event will be filmed for promotional purposes, so you will need to be ok with possibly appearing in our adverts.
To enable everyone to fully and freely explore their creativity in a suitable environment,I am limiting the number of participants to 10. Of course, this select number of places, linked with the low price, means that the workshop will fill very quickly. So, don't delay and risk the chance of losing the opportunity to take your creativity to another level – book your place today!
I really look forward to welcoming you to the gallery, but remember – if you want a place on The Painting Experience, you will have to act quickly, as once those 10 places at £10 each are gone ... that's it!
Book now – and come along to explore your creativity with me!
For the workshop on the 8th of April you will need to reply to this email in order to book your place.Please bring cash with you.
Be prepared to get into the true festive spirit of Christmas as Laura I. Gallery is thrilled to announce its first group exhibition, “Codes of Faith.” Opening on the 10th of December 2016, it is a captivating experience for everyone this winter.
Curated by Laura Iosifescu “Codes of Faith” is a group exhibition displaying artwork on the theme of faith from over 30 of the most exciting contemporary artists right now to rejoice in diversity and celebrate peace and hope. The artists aim to inspire in you a new deeper understanding and closeness to the spiritual essence of yourself. It will awake a yearning within you to discover more. This exhibition will not only change people’s perceptions, but it will also offer up the most intriguing and cutting edge exhibition that you can visit this Christmas.
The aspiration of the exhibition is to stir people into living in synchronisation, with commonalities being embraced and friendship and peace being pushed to the front of people’s minds. It will celebrate the variety and vibrancy of artistic ideas in regards to faith and mysticism at this special time of year.
“Codes of Faith” examines how artists choose to approach the purposely broad umbrella of spirituality very individually according to their own diverse histories.
Artistic works often serve to speak of the things that many of us find complicated to put into words and so, instantaneously, speak volumes. Most of the art displayed will be curated to provoke a divine reaction and persuade the viewer to inspect the carefully chosen themes around the spiritual power of diversity.
There undoubtedly be countless meanings to take away from this extraordinary exhibition and hopefully the influential images and context will stay with people who have visited for a long time. By prompting dialogue and encouraging interdisciplinary exploration, “Codes of Faith” will ring in the holiday season in a truly thought-provoking and meaningful extravaganza.
After the successful inauguration of the gallery - which has had visits from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Darren Rodwell ,the Leader of Barking and Dagenham Borough - the gallery is progressing to another level by hosting one of the most significant art exhibitions in the city this winter. In a world where division is seemingly increasing, there is a need for more of us to come together to celebrate diversity. One of the early consequences of the recent Brexit vote has been to bring into sharp focus the social and cultural imbalance between people in our communities. This exhibition aims to get you to rejoice in exploring and deepening your relationship with your sacred side and your relationships with others. You will experience ever changing, ever captivating works of art - wondrous creativity married with modern progressive designs that offer you a plethora of joys for the season.
We look forward to welcoming a diverse audience of art collectors, art critics, and anyone in search of something beautiful who feel that they will benefit from the magic of the powerful “Codes of Faith” exhibition. This is an unmissable chance to see creative works of breathtaking quality and astonishing beauty all of which you have never seen anything like this before. For more information about the gallery show and the opening, please contact Laura at laura@lauraIgallery.com