Grand re-opening for gallery
MEMBERS of the public are invited to join Art Whitsunday for a grand re-opening of its gallery space at a new location in the Whitsunday Shopping Centre tonight.
The gallery, which was previously located in the old Post Office building in the heart of Airlie Beach, has re-located to the former Shoe-Biz store beside Target, in Cannonvale.
To celebrate the change of venue, the new gallery will be thrown open to the community at tonight’s opening function, from 6pm.
The function will incorporate an art exhibition titled Modern Art from Ancient Times by local artist Tony Warfe.
Mr Warfe said this was an exhibition of ancient artworks revitalised, incorporating representations from ancient Greece, Egypt, the Minoan, Celtic and Anglo Saxon cultures and more.
“I’ve just always had an interest in ancient cultures and I don’t think that many people realise what they were actually capable of,” he said.
Art Whitsunday president Linda Forrester said the group planned to hold exhibitions at the new gallery space on a monthly basis, “and Tony’s is the first of these”.
“And we invite the community to celebrate with us and enjoy the excitement of another place to exhibit,” she said.
Entry to tonight’s opening function is free and light refreshments will be provided. For information contact gallery co-ordinator Dot Smith on 0488 157 327.
ON SHOW: Art Whitsunday members Anna Russell-Smith, Dot Smith, Linda Forrester, Tony Warfe, Wendy Eriksson, Sharon Dewsbury, Jean Wilson and Jacqui Henderson, are encouraging the community to celebrate the grand opening of their gallery at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre tonight.