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Artists commissioned to create keepsakes across North Yorkshire

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Rural Arts has announced the 11 artists commissioned as part of Keepsake, its new project to reduce loneliness and isolation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. These 11 commissions will provide treasurable cultural experiences to over 700 people, increasing their wellbeing and connecting them to a sense of community.   Seven participatory arts experiences – all of which can be completed from the safety and comfort of home – have been created, one for each North Yorkshire district. In the east of the county, activities include Chris Mawson ’s poetry ‘daisy-chain’ (Ryedale), Jade Blood ’s postcard printmaking (Hambleton), Adrian Riley ’s exploration of nature sounds, and a community quilt project with Tadcrafters (Selby).     To the west, Rachel Goldsmith introduces Richmondshire residents to terrazzo, whilst in Harrogate Ryan Walsh and Isobel Cameron showcase cyanotype, ‘nature’s photography’ and Sarah Louise Jay leads a ‘laser cut stained glass’ community exhibition in Craven.   Re