Art fans turned out in force for the opening of Brighouse Art Circle’s 66th annual exhibition. The exhibition at the Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, was opened by the deputy Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Lisa Lambert, and her consort Mr Ken Lambert.
Coun Lambert, who was presented with flowers and a cheque for the Mayor’s charity, said she was very impressed by the variety and quality of work on show.
June Johnson, a member of the Art Circle, said: “We have 97 pieces of work on display and there’s a real mix of acrylic, paint and watercolour pencils. Members like having their work on show - it’s something to work towards and an end goal we all can enjoy.”
Chairman Geoff Habergham said: “The exhibition gets better each year with more paintings of a very high standard being submitted.
“This year’s was one of our best-ever exhibitions and included some really large paintings. The Smith Art Gallery is a wonderful exhibition space and our members really enjoy seeing their paintings on show there.
“The selectors, who included Steven Lord, were very impressed by the quality of work submitted and the range of subject matter.”
There is no admission charge to the exhibition and members of the public can view or purchase the exhibited works of art at prices ranging from £20 to £1,500 during library opening hours. The exhibition runs until May 3.
For details of library opening hours contact Brighouse Library on 01422 288060.