Ex­hi­bi­tion pays off

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

POP­U­LAR Port Dou­glas artist Ta­nia Heben has sold one of her ma­jor paint­ings on the open­ing of her lastest ex­hi­bi­tion at the Reef Ho­tel Casino in Cairns last week.

Heben said she was thrilled at the num­ber of peo­ple who at­tended the open­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tion and the op­por­tu­nity it gave her to talk about her paint­ings and of­fer her ad­vice to some of the bud­ding artists in the au­di­ence.

The gifted artist was exhibiting her oil paint­ings de­pict­ing beau­ti­ful scenery works to sum­mer views and blooms. Heben has 14 of her best pieces on dis­play with some works worth $15,000.

As well as her own works, Heben is in a co-ex­hi­bi­tion with an­other artist Louise “Lou” Derry who pro­duces ex­quis­ite land­scape works from pas­tels.

Heben said that she was also very grate­ful to the casino’s entertainment pro­mo­tions man­ager Bruce Ste­wart who helped to or­gan­ise this ex­hi­bi­tion and many oth­ers through­out the year.

“It is re­ally won­der­ful what the casino does for the arts com­mu­nity es­pe­cial­lyn here in Port Dou­glas,” Heben said.

“They have done this for many years and do a tremen­dous ser­vice to the arts in the re­gion.

I per­son­ally wish to ac­knowl­edge this amaz­ing ef­fort . . . they or­gan­ised the in­vi­ta­tions and even sup­plied the food and drinks . . . at their ex­pense.

“And the Meri­dien Marina has also been very kind to us in sup­ply­ing us with a space, but we soon will have to move from there as they wish to carry out de­vel­op­ment works and then we will have nowhere to go.”

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