Two-day exhibition showcases artistic flair

Kimberley Art Group
Kimberley Art Group

Kimberley Art Group has showcased the talents of its members while recruiting interested newcomers at a two-day exhibition which was staged at Rumbletums community café in the town.

Visitors were given an opportunity to look at and admire a collection of around 100 paintings submitted by members in media ranging from oil and acrylic to watercolour, pastels and pencil.

Originally founded as The Kimberley Association of Artists 14 years ago,the group changed its name last year, as those involved though that its new title was more appropriate and community minded.

Kimberley Art Group owed much to its founder Alan Potter and fellow founder members Ann Wheat, Pat Kent, and Jackie Farmer, among others. Current chairman Audrey Measures, who lives in Newthorpe , is keen to encourage more new members to join.

“Our meetings take place on Mondays between 7pm and 9pm in the Nat Puri Community Room at Kimberley School,” said Audrey.

“The art group is very welcoming and newcomers, regardless of ability, will be encouraged to learn and to improve their artistic talents. We have a good supply of materials so anyone can give it a try before having to buy their own equipment.

“Outside tutors occasionally pop in to share their knowledge with us and visits to local galleries is also on our itinerary.” she said.

At the recent open day several people showed an interest in joining the group while young children were encouraged to take part in a fun competition.

For details about Kimberley Art Group contact Audrey on 01773-714950 or Ann on 07944487278.