Show­cas­ing artis­tic tal­ents

Central and North Burnett Times - - OUT& ABOUT -

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.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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