Grand open­ing as art fes­ti­val raises over £1k

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS - By Les­lie Jack­son les­lie.jack­[email protected]­

AN ART ex­hi­bi­tion held in the vil­lage of Ip­stones dur­ing the last week­end raised more than £1,000.

Twenty one artists took part in the ex­hi­bi­tion which in­cluded paint­ings, pas­tels, oils and wa­ter­colours, por­traits, land­scapes, sculp­tures, ceram­ics, glass, jew­ellery, sten­cil work, sketch­books and book il­lus­tra­tions.

A pre­view buf­fet was held on Fri­day evening where visi­tors could visit the ex­hi­bi­tion pri­vately and meet the artists.

On Satur­day and Sun­day the ex­hi­bi­tion was open to the pub­lic in the Me­mo­rial Hall.

The com­mu­nity run Cafe Con­nect, re­named for the week­end as The Art Cafe, was also open to visi­tors and was kept very busy.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Geral­dine Shut­tle­worth, said: “There was a great at­mos­phere over the whole week­end.

“The event at­tracted a good turn out of visi­tors. It was great to see peo­ple who had left the vil­lage over the last few years re­turn to see the ex­hi­bi­tion.

“We hope to have raised more than £1,000 for the hall funds.”

Pa­tri­cia Rhead-phillips, with her stall.

Bob Wil­son with a sculp­ture.

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