Older artists’ work on show

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ARTISTS from a group set up by a char­ity for older peo­ple will dis­play their work at an up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.

The mem­bers of the Age UK Cheshire East art group come from all walks of life and get to­gether to share their art, learn new skills and make friends.

They meet reg­u­larly at the new base for Age UK Cheshire East in Mac­cles­field.

Now the artists are pre­par­ing to share their work with the public at an ex­hi­bi­tion at Mac­cles­field Library. There will be eight artists show­ing their work, and while there will be no spe­cific theme to the ex­hi­bi­tion, the dis­play will at­tempt to show work done by the group from a few years ago right up to very re­cent pieces.

Dorothy Lauder, who helps run the group, said: “Self-ex­pres­sion through art is a great way to keep ac­tive, make new friends, learn, and share skills.

“The group en­joys the com­pany of like-minded peo­ple in a safe and friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

“Our mem­bers range from be­gin­ners through to more ex­pe­ri­enced artists.

“The char­ity pro­vides a room for the artists, cups of tea and cof­fee, as well as helping out with art sup­plies and some of the costs as­so­ci­ated with host­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion.

“But the real ef­fort comes from the artists them­selves. Last year the group pre­sented their first art ex­hi­bi­tion, which gave us all a great sense of achieve­ment and be­long­ing.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion started on Mon­day and runs un­til Fri­day, July 14, and is on the first floor land­ing area at the library.

This is not the first time that the group has had the chance to show off some of its cre­ations, fol­low­ing a sim­i­lar event last year.

Dorothy said it is thrilling to have work dis­played ‘just like a real artist’.

She said: “It’s some­times dif­fi­cult to get across the fact that we are all real artists with our own in­di­vid­ual artis­tic skills, but hope­fully those at­tend­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion will get to see a hugely in­ter­est­ing and di­verse range of styles which should ap­peal to a wide au­di­ence.”

The group and its sis­ter group the Craft Group are al­ways on the look­out for new mem­bers.

The artists meet ev­ery Thurs­day af­ter­noon at Age UK Cheshire East’s of­fices on Hen­der­son Street, Mac­cles­field.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Age UK Cheshire East on 01625 612958, go to ageukcheshireeast.org or visit the of­fice.

Age UK Cheshire East art ex­hi­bi­tion is at Mac­cles­field Library

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