Art show pulls crowd
The Rotary Club of Tatura’s annual Art Show certainly lived up to all expectations, with more than 1000 people passing through the doors over the three days of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, and a record number of paintings sold.
President Richard Selway congratulated all involved in this year’s show adding, ‘‘once again it has been a great success’’.
Chairman Simon Pogue also thanked everyone for their assistance and involvement at the art show weekend.
‘‘It was a highly successful event, and it appears at this stage takings are up on last year,’’ Mr Pogue said last week.
He commended Rotarian Richard Graves for ‘‘his com- mitment to the show over many years’’.
Featured artist Val Rokahr said she was extremely impressed with how the weekend went, and the favourable comments received.
She said the opening night (Friday) was a huge success, and included performances by the Riverside Ramblers and vocalist Sophie Fimmel.
‘‘It was great to see Rotarians dressed up in their cute bow ties to assist with serving the food,’’ she said.
The Rotary Club’s Facebook page receivedmore than 200 tweets commenting on the show.
This was the Rotary Club’s ninth Art Show, and as was the case with previous shows, all profits from the event will be channelled back into the community.
Colourful: The art display extended into the Mechanics Institute Hall.