Trust hosts an art exhibition by its founder
THE ROSSENDALE Trust will present an exhibition of art by one of its founding members.
Work by Alan Chapman will go on display at Sutton St James Scout Hut. Alan was one of the founders of the charity on Hollin lane which supports adults with learning disabilities.
Alan and his wife Mary started the trust 40 years ago with Barbara and Ernie Hyde, as a nursery for disabled children. After many years the trust became a home where adults with disabilities could live independently.
Amy Simcox, from the trust, said: “Alan first became interested in painting as a relaxing alternative to work and his love of painting continued throughout a busy career and family life.
“He has had several exhibitions in aid of East Cheshire Hospice and the Rossendale Trust, and has also had his paintings exhibited at galleries including Castle Gallery Macclesfield, Manchester Art house and the theatre by the Lake in Keswick.”
His exhibition will feature local and national scenes and all paintings are available to buy.
The exhibition opens on Friday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with wine and nibbles and continues on Saturday from 10am to 1pm and Sunday, from 11am to 2pm.
The event is free but proceeds will be donated to The Rossendale Trust.
●● Alan Chapman one of the founder members of Rossendale Trust in Sutton, art exhibition of his work will be at Sutton St James Scout Hut