Artists grate­ful for op­por­tu­ni­ties

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

THANKS to re­cent Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund­ing, prom­i­nent artist Jenny Macnaughton was able to run a work­shop for Lock­yer Val­ley Art So­ci­ety mem­bers.

LASI pres­i­dent Donna Clis­sold thanked the Lock­yer Val­ley Coun­cil for the op­por­tu­nity.

“We are so grate­ful and proud to have the coun­cil’s sup­port for our lo­cal artists,” she said.

“There are so many peo­ple who are so wor­thy of the ex­tra tu­ition.

“Many peo­ple can­not ac­cess work­shops due to cost, trans­port and dis­tance so hav­ing fund­ing for one here in the Val­ley means they can at­tend, and it en­cour­ages lo­cal artists and makes them feel good about liv­ing here.”

Ms Macnaughton said she was thrilled to share her skills over the two-day work­shop with some of the Val­ley’s art com­mu­nity.

“We are do­ing paint­ing with wa­ter­colour today, there are some ex­cep­tion­ally tal­ented artists here,” she said. LASI mem­bers will show­case se­lected works of art at their com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, Noth­ing comes from Noth­ing, run­ning from De­cem­ber 15 to Jan­uary 29 at the Lock­yer Val­ley Art Gallery at 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gat­ton.

PHOTO: FRAN­CIS WIT­SEN­HUY­SEN

UP­SKILLING: LASI’S Donna Clis­sold with tu­tor Jenny Macnaughton.

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