St Bernard’s grand art show set to go

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - By ANITA McPHER­SON

IT has been a busy week for or­gan­is­ers of the St Bernard’s Pri­mary School Art Show which opens in the school hall tonight.

En­tries have all ar­rived and vol­un­teers have been busy hang­ing the art­works in time for judg­ing which took place yes­ter­day, while also cre­at­ing a cap­ti­vat­ing dis­play for vis­i­tors to the show this week­end.

Co­or­di­na­tors Carly Sanders and Linda D’Agostino said they were de­lighted by the re­sponse re­ceived from lo­cal artists, with this year’s show promis­ing to be in­ter­est­ing and also quite spec­tac­u­lar.

“It’s a very di­verse col­lec­tion and it looks won­der­ful,” said Carly.

“There are oil and acrylic paint­ings, mixed me­dia, pas­tels, wa­ter­colours, linocuts and lith­o­graphs, and the stan­dard is ex­tremely high.

“We had a re­ally good re­sponse from lo­cal artists and our gallery sec­tion, where artists’ works have been grouped to­gether for sale, looks great.”

While there are 120 works be­ing judged, there are an­other 60 pieces in the gallery sec­tion which will be avail­able for sale giv­ing vis­i­tors the chance to own an orig­i­nal work of art by a lo­cal artist.

Judge Janet Leith will an­nounce the prize win­ners at the open­ing tonight, in cat­e­gories in­clud­ing best Oil/Acrylic, Other Medium and best Small Painting, along with the $1000 grand prize.

There will also be a View­ers’ Choice de­cided by all those who visit the ex­hi­bi­tion over the week­end.

The open­ing of the St Ber- nard’s Pri­mary School seventh an­nual art ex­hi­bi­tion and sale will be held tonight at 7pm and tick­ets are $20 which in­cludes a glass of wine and light sup­per, avail­able from the school of­fice or at the door.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be open to the pub­lic on Satur­day and Sun­day from 10am un­til 3pm at the school in Williams Road, en­try is by gold coin do­na­tion and funds raised will go to­wards projects sup­port­ing stu­dents.

CRE­ATIVE DIS­PLAY: Carly Sanders and Linda D’Agostino un­veil the wide va­ri­ety of en­tries in this year’s St Bernard’s Pri­mary School art ex­hi­bi­tion and sale. PHOTO: Mel Guy

MIX­ING WITH THE BEST: Mo­tor­sport en­thu­si­ast Jo Sil­lett, from Gem­brook, meets with Red Bull Rac­ing’s Shane Van Gis­ber­gen yes­ter­day. Van Gis­ber­gen and team­mate Jamie Whin­cup were at Wan­garatta Holden yes­ter­day to meet with fans ahead of this week­end’s Win­ton Su­perSprint – the seventh round of the 2018 V8 Su­per­cars Series. PHOTO: Mel Guy

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