A touch of class to kick off fes­ti­val

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Gayn­dah Art Gallery will host the of­fi­cial open­ing to the Heart­land Fes­ti­val this Fri­day night with an ex­hi­bi­tion of art at their wine and cheese night.

Gallery di­rec­tor Wendy Kirk said peo­ple could look for­ward to a classy night of art, wine and cheese.

“It will be a great night with a good dis­play of qual­ity art and artists vy­ing for the $1000 prize,” Mrs Kirk said.

“The open class is for $1000 and we have 81 en­tries across our five medi­ums.”

Mrs Kirk said the gallery en­deav­oured to add new classes each year with minia­tures and still life this year.

“We wanted to go be­yond the reg­u­lar classes of wa­ter colour and so forth,” Mrs Kirk said.

“We are work­ing in con­junc­tion with the Heart­land Fes­ti­val and are sourc­ing lo­cal pro­duce for our cater­ing of the event.”

The Heart­land Fes­ti­val falls at the same time as the 2016 Art Com­pe­ti­tion and Mrs Kirk said it was a good thing for all.

“As part of this fes­ti­val it has re­ally high­lighted our com­pe­ti­tion and now with the open­ing event we are a bonus for each other,” Mrs Kirk said.

“We will get a good crowd and they will get a good event to be­gin the fes­ti­val.”

The wine and cheese night be­gins at 7pm on Fri­day, July 8 with tick­ets avail­able at the door for $15.

“We will also have a peo­ple’s choice so that those in at­ten­dance can vote on their favourite piece too,” Mrs Kirk said.

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