Showcasing artistic talents
THE Mt Perry Arts Group will again host the official opening of the Mt Perry Truck Pull on Friday, August 12 at the Mt Perry Art Gallery.
Mt Perry Arts Group president Shelley Kelley said the art competition was a great way to kick off a weekend of fun and to showcase artists from around theWide Bay and Burnett.
“This is our biggest fundraiser for the year and an opportunity for artists to showcase their work with the possibility of selling,” Mrs Kelley said.
The official opening will begin at 7pm with entries closing on Monday, August 1.
Artists looking to enter the competition can contact Patty Klaasen from the art gallery on 4156 3190 prior to the cut off.
“We are expecting over 250 entries again this year,” Mrs Kelley said.
“Our biggest category will be the Reflections of Mt Perry section which is being sponsored once again by Evolution Mines.”
Other categories include four sections for photography, the wild card section, people’s choice and sculptures.
“Our sculptures section has been getting quiet popular over the years,” Mrs Kelley said.
This is also the tenth year that Evolution Mine has sponsored the event and will again receive acquisitions from the art gallery for that.
A great aspect of the exhibition is having many of the artists attend and available to chat about their work.
“We do have a lot of artists attend the night and they say they love to enter the competition for the wonderful atmosphere and a fantastic art show,” Mrs Kelley said.
This year’s event will be officially opened by North Burnett Regional Mayor Rachel Chambers, who will give a speech on the night.
And children from the Mt Perry Primary School will have art inspired by NAIDOCWeek on display in the gallery also.
Everyone is invited to attend.
ABOVE: Artist Ross Driver will be doing live art demonstrations for the Fun Day crowd.
LEFT: The Mt Perry Arts Annual Exhibition stage display from last year.