Art springs to life on Woodgate weekend
THE Woodgate Community Hall had one of its busiest nights of the year on Friday.
Classical music echoed off the walls along with exclamations from around 100 people excited by artwork across the room for the launch of the Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival.
Organiser Jennifer McDuff said her aim was to bring together a sample of unique works from the region and beyond to encourage people to discover the joy of art.
“I have pieces in my home that every morning, when I get up, make me smile,” she said.
“People smile when they come in here.”
Artists from Bundaberg’s Marlies Oakley to Maryborough’s Trevor Spohr and Apple Tree Creek’s Alice McLaughlin, works from sculpture to photography to portraits and landscape paintings and mosaics were on display.
“Every artist has a connection to the region,” Ms McDuff said.
The Arts in Spring weekend also featured Music in the Park on Saturday, Brunch and Brass on Sunday and markets at Woodgate on Monday.
People smile when they come in here. — Jennifer McDuff
ART FANS: Kay and Rudi Van Roden and Jenny Gilbertson at the cocktail party to launch the Woodgate Arts in Spring exhibition.