NEW exhibitions opening at the Museum of Modern Art in Machynlleth this Saturday, September 21, will include Ruth Koffer's 'Searching for the Light'.

On to November 16, the works are colourful sketches created for the Birmingham Buddhist Centre as a spiritual practice of appreciation, receptivity and celebration of beauty in nature.

Ruth works in bold coloured pencils while she walks and takes in the special autumn light, and her drawings are friendly and joyful.

Ruth will be running a 'Sketchbook Studies Day' on Saturday, October 19, with information available on

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Ruth currently also has an exhibition celebrating the human form in all its beauty and awkwardness, on at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, to November 2, and she will be in conversation with Kate Tempest discussing her work and inviting questions from 7pm on Friday, October 11, when you can also draw them in a relaxed atmosphere. Art materials and refreshments provided. This is a free event, but tickets need to be booked in advance.

Ruth also has portraiture, expressive painting for beginners and drawing classes running at the Arts Centre, and on Saturday afternoon, September 28, she offers an interactive event drawing a professional dancer, exploring the figure in motion and still. Book on 01970 623232.

Another exhibition opening this Saturday in the Sculpture Space at Machynlleth is 'Slate Landscapes' by Ben Jones coinciding with the publication of his book of the same name by fine art publishers Sansom & Co of Bristol.

The book and exhibition is the first study of his mountainous sculptures and in particular his journeys through Welsh and European mountains and his memorialising of such wild places in three-dimensional form.

Ben will talk about his works at the Tabernacle at noon on Wednesday, September 25, and will demonstrate the processes involved in creating his sculptures on Wednesday, October 23.

Also opening this Saturday afternoon are exhibitions by Roger Cecil, Antonia Spowers, Borth Arts and a Tabernacle Collection exhibition from the John Davies Bequest.