Art springs to life on Woodgate week­end

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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

PHOTO: EL­IZA GOETZE

ART FANS: Kay and Rudi Van Ro­den and Jenny Gil­bert­son at the cock­tail party to launch the Woodgate Arts in Spring ex­hi­bi­tion.

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