ART EXHIBITION supporting Cancer Research

Last week I posted a blog about our upcoming art exhibition . Let me tell you a bit more  about it – just to whet your appetite…………..

The wine reception starts at 6pm on Thursday March 29th in Holywood Library, High St, Holywood, Co Down. You will be greeted with a glass of red or a glass of white donated by Holywood Golf Club (yes THAT golf club although I’m afraid Rory won’t be able to make it!) If you’re Tee total (see what I did there?) there will be soft drinks and  nibbles.

The Raffle Table will be laden with prizes ranging  from paintings donated by members of the classes (including the painting featured on the posters) to an art voucher from Art and Home, a voucher from The Bay Tree restaurant, Holywood, a gift from Empathy Creations, Bangor, a framed print from Wallhangers, Bangor, a voucher for a month’s circuit training at Curves of Castlereagh (start honing that bikini body girls!), tickets for the Belfast Giants,  bottles of sparkly and much, much more.

Our aim, apart from all the gaiety described above, is to show the results of our hard work since our previous exhibition in 2008, to as many people as we can –  friends, family, fellow artists and guests and at the same time raise as much money as we can for Cancer Research. Last year the Thursday morning group unexpectedly lost one of it’s valued and much loved members, Joan Markwell, to cancer. She would be mortified to hear me say this but Joan was a truly wonderful artist as well as being intelligent and quietly discerning in her manner and you will be able to see some of her work displayed.  All profits from the raffle, catalogues and 25% of all painting sales (in some cases 100%) will be donated to Cancer Research.

The exhibition consists of a wide variety of media, technique and style from artists who have recently only begun to paint to those who have been painting for some time – some names you may even have seen in galleries. Here’s a little taster of what you can expect:

 Times Square, New York    Soft Pastels    Maureen Ellis

Ashford Castle  Oil on Canvas  Julie Brown 

Gladioli  Acrylic  Lorraine McCreery

Keeping On  Oil  Edward Cartin

Causeway Acrylic  Janet Clarke


The Helper  Soft Pastels David Sweet

Bluebells Acrylic  Kay McCrory

Moroccan Medley  Oil Bernie O’Hare


Orange isn’t the Only Fruit  Oil  Eilish Smith

 Eamonn  Oil  Sonia Harrison

 Poppy Heads Inks Janet Clark

The Tatoo  Soft Pastels Rosie McClelland

So come along  and have a look for yourself and chat to the artists. We are open on Thursday 29th 6pm – 7.30pm, Friday March 30th from 10am – 4.30pm and Saturday March 31st from 10am – 3.30pm

We look forward to meeting you



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