Friday, 10 August 2012

2012 art exhibition opening night

A treat was in store for all who attended the opening night of the club's 2012 exhibition at the Heritage centre in Saltcoats.  Not only did we enjoy excellent wine and nibbles, we were mesmerised by all the beautiful works of art that our members have submitted.  There is a lot of artistic talent in North Ayrshire!

I took some pictures of the work on display on the night, but I think I will add it gradually over the coming weeks to this blog.  Look out for your own painting.

The exhibition was officially opened by ex boxer, Jim Montgomerie.  Jim, who is also known as 'The running kilt' due to his many jaunts around the planet, running marathons for charities, gave a short speech before declaring the exhibition officially opened.
He also selected one painting for the raffle.  For this he told the assembled audience about an experience that he had whilst visiting Africa for a marathon.
He happened upon a local lady who didn't see him approaching.  The painting that he chose, a work by Janie P Macgregor called 'Going Home' made, as Jim put it, 'The hairs on my neck stand erect'.

The scene was an exact replica of the situation he found himself in on that day, with the female retreating and running up the steps because her face had been looked upon by a stranger.

The opening night was a great success - and I am hoping to add some good news on sales in next week's blog.  In the meantime, please enjoy some more photographs from the night. . .

Hope you have enjoyed our first blog.  Please send me any material that you wish added to future blogs to the email address at the top of the page.

Happy painting!

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