Henley Arts Guild Autumn Exhibition Opens on 21 October

“I never cease to be amazed at the amount of artistic talent that is so prevalent in the Henley area” says Ann Spicer, Chair of the Henley Arts Guild committee.   “And we at the Arts Guild are very lucky that a great many of these artists are our members.  Our Autumn Exhibition, 21-25 October at the Old Fire Station Gallery,  demonstrates this to the full,  with  plenty of paintings, collages and fabric art, there are ceramics, sculpture,  and woodwork as well as other craftwork.

“We are also excited and very grateful to TGS Taylorcocks, the Henley Chartered Accountants  for sponsoring this exhibition”.  Ian Hewitt the Senior Partner at Taylorcocks says it’s the first time that his company has ventured into supporting the arts in the area, although they are already well known for supporting local sports organisations.   He himself will be officially opening the exhibition at 6.00pm on Friday 21st October and all are welcome.  If you cannot make that day, the gallery is open from 10 until 4pm until the following Tuesday, 25 October.

The exhibition, selected by well know local professional artist Jenny Halstead, is purely for Guild members work, though there are a few items of sculpture from guest exhibitors.

Most of the hard work behind setting up the exhibition and managing to hang the very best of the many paintings entered by members, is done by Elaine Fear, the Guild’s exhibitions secretary and her band of helpers.  It took over two days to select, arrange and hang an exhibition like this but it does need plenty of people to visit,  “Do try and get there and see the show – I am sure you too will be amazed at the talent on show” says Elaine   “It is an ideal time to start thinking of Christmas presents too – a nice painting or some delightful ceramic animals (pictured) would make a memorable present for a favourite relation”.

Enquiries to Ann Spicer, andrewannspicer@hotmail.com

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