Friday, 8 January 2016

Mini Charity Art Exhibition at St Leonard's

Our friends over at York Art Society are starting 2016 with a small charity art exhibition in support of St Leonard's Hospice.

This will run from Friday 15th January to Saturday 30th January at the Hospice Shop, 1 Heworth Village, York. YO31 1AE.  There will be a short preview evening between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday 15th.  The exhibition then continues during shop opening hours which are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Saturday.  There will be original art on show, alongside  a few prints and unframed originals. 20% of the sales will be donated to the charity.

The Heworth shop is one of 11 that St Leonard's operates in the York area.  All money raised from the shops goes directly to the care of patients and support for their families. If you're interested in learning more about their work, follow this link to their own site.

This is the third year that York Art Society has exhibited at the Heworth shop and we hope it proves as successful as their previous two.  Please pop in and support the event if you are able to.  More details can be found on the York Art blog.

Welcome to 2016

And let's start the year by looking back at a pre-Christmas event ........

Monday, 7th December 2015.  While the good residents of Milan assembled to celebrate the Feast of St Ambrose, much closer to home the members of Newton  on Ouse Art Group were gathering for their annual Christmas lunch.

Attendees were welcomed with a glass of mulled wine.  Then Margret Williamson played the piano whilst members sang carols.

After that, the main event.  An epic feast followed by a game of Beetle Drive.

Bring on the turkey

Margaret also showed us sketched portraits of two of our members. The likeness was amazing. 

Sketch of Daphne Stead
by Margaret Williamson
Wanted in 3 States!  Large Reward!
Portrait of Ron Walker
sketched by Margaret Williamson

Newton on Ouse Art Group would like to wish all members and friends a happy, prosperous and creative 2016.