Hospice art exhibition is huge success
VISITORS spilled into an art exhibition being held for East Cheshire Hospice.
The weekend saw the launch of Art Fair 2014 which features more than 80 artists displaying their work at Macclesfield Town Hall to raise money for the hospice.
Organisers reported a busy weekend, especially during a sunny Treacle Market on Sunday. Artists met visitors at special open evenings with wine, canapes and music. Guest speaker and hospice patron Terry Waite CBE was given a warm welcome when he attended to enjoy a tour of the exhibition and give a talk about his experiences as a former Special Envoy to The Archbishop of Canterbury and his time as a hostage in Beirut. He brought copies of his books Taken on Trust, an account of his five years in captivity written in his head during that time.
Fio Brereton, chairman of Art Fair 2014, said: “We were really pleased to welcome Terry Waite at Art Fair 2014 and hear about what East Cheshire Hospice means to the community.
“This exhibition is an opportunity for people to come together to enjoy art and conversation, but it’s also about the business of raising money for a very important local charity. This year we’re helping to raise funds for advanced practitioner nurses. We look forward to welcoming visitors throughout the fair.”
A signed copy of one of the Prince of Wales’ watercolour paintings called ‘The Castle of Mey’ will be part of a silent auction running throughout the exhibition. A percentage of the sale price of every piece of artwork and all sums raised from the sale of donated items will go to East Cheshire Hospice.
Art Fair 2014 continues until Saturday, October 4 at Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, from 10am to 5pm. For more information visit theartofcaring.org. uk.
●● Amy Johnson ‘milks’ the wicker cowselfie at the Art Fair 2014