New ex­hibits now on dis­play

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Gayn­dah and Mt Perry Art Gal­leries are both show­ing new and unique ex­hibits at both gal­leries with each show­cas­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent for the art con­nois­seur.

Coun­cil­lor John Bowen was given the hon­our of of­fi­cially open­ing the lat­est Mt Perry ex­hibit on Satur­day evening from Mt Perry Fine Arts Group pres­i­dent Shel­ley Kelly, ti­tled My Art Jour­ney.

“I started dab­bling in folk art 20 years ago to which I owe my fas­ci­na­tion to the art of paint­ing,” Mrs Kelly said.

“I joined the Mt Perry Fine Arts Group and have at­tended sev­eral work­shops, these have taught me how to use a va­ri­ety of medi­ums.”

Mrs Kelly con­tin­ues to evolve her art work.

“Re­cently I have been ex­per­i­ment­ing with the an­cient art of wax paint­ing, en­caus­tic art and hebel carv­ing,” Mrs Kelly said.

Lo­cal artists Sue Capewell at­tended the events to show of sup­port for lo­cal art.

“Shelly has done so much for the art group over the years and is a driv­ing force be­hind the an­nual Art Ex­hi­bi­tion Com­pe­ti­tion,” Mrs Capewell said.

“Gayn­dah peo­ple in­clud­ing my­self bought three paint­ings,” Mrs Capewell said.

Art will con­tinue to be Mrs Kelly’s pas­sion.

“As pres­i­dent of the Mt Perry Fine Arts Group I en­joy help­ing or­gan­ise our lo­cal gallery, art work­shops and our an­nual Art Ex­hi­bi­tion,” Mrs Kelly said.

The new­est ex­hi­bi­tion at the Gayn­dah Art Gallery, ti­tled Za­borin, fo­cuses on Ja­panese art and will be run­ning un­til Satur­day, March 11.

Thirty peo­ple at­tended the cheese and wine night open­ing of the ex­hibit.

“Dr Sal­va­tore Di Mauro opened the event and gave a very in­ter­est­ing talk on Ja­pan,” Mrs Capewell said.

“And what has in­spired these two artists to cre­ate the pieces that fo­cus on Ja­panese cul­ture.”

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