Last Saturday (24th) the Methodist Church Hall hosted an art exhibition entitled “A Journey Through Yorkshire” by the art group that meets weekly in the hall; they go by the name of “DAPPers.” which stands for “Drawing and Painting for Pleasure.” The group is made up of 14 amateur artists from the village and the local area, 12 of whom presented exhibits of their work for the show. The show was extremely successful and the overall standard of work presented was very good with lots of scenes from around Yorkshire such as the Minster, Burton Agnes Hall and the village.
During the exhibition, Glynn Barker a landscape artist, was on hand to provide friendly advice and a demonstration of painting on canvas. Glynn had many of his excellent works on display.
The exhibition was held to raise money for Parkinson’s Uk, as well as to show off the work of the artists, with some 100 works on display. Despite the miserable weather the show was well attended with 155 visitors, who as well as enjoying the paintings, were offered a range of very tasty home cakes and buns. Your editor took it upon himself to try both the lemon and the chocolate cake to obtain a well rounded and balanced view. All in all 12 paintings were sold and the event raised approximately £500 for the charity from Artist entry fee’s, donations, picture sales, refreshments and cakes.
The Art Class has only been running in the village since May, previously being located at the Calf House Studio’s in Bishop Burton. The class is run by Mary Wells (photo) and although the class is full at present Mary says that people do come and go, so if you would like to take up painting yourself, please contact Mary by email to check on the current vacancies. The class is held at the Methodist Church Hall every Thursday between 1:30pm and 4:00pm.