Posted by Mary Wells.
Following the very successful one day art exhibition a ‘A Journey Through Yorkshire’ by the art group known as DAPPAs (Drawing and Painting for Pleasure Artists) at Walkington Methodist Church Hall recently a cheque for £550.00 was handed over by exhibition organisor Mary Wells to Tracy Westgarth, Area Development Manager for Yorkshire and Humber for Parkinson’s UK.
Beverley based artist Mary Wells is the tutor at the weekly art group who meet at the Methodist Hall in Walkington. She said; “we are all thrilled about the success of the exhibition which included works by 12 of the artists from the group known as DAPPAs (Drawing and Painting for Pleasure Artists) on our theme of Yorkshire. We had over 100 paintings on display and these were viewed by nearly 160 visitors to the exhibition. We sold 12 paintings and lots of cakes and refreshments which in total raised the £ 550 for Parkinsons’ UK.
Tracy Westgarth said, “Thankyou for your kind donation, the money will be used to provide support for people affected by Parkinsons. We receive no Government funding and rely on the generosity of people such as your group to provide much needed support.”
Mary said “We have only been having classes here since early this year and this was our first exhibition as a group.”
One of the group suffers from Parkinson’s disease so it was decided to use the exhibition as a fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK. As well as the funds, raised by the sale of paintings, Celia Standen organised a cake stall and raffle and refreshments on the day – this proved very popular with the visitors. You may recall from my original post that your editor was tempted and succumbed to the lemon and the chocolate cake.
Another attraction was guest artist Glynn Barker who Mary knows through Driffield Art Club and East Riding Artists where they are both members. Glynn brought several of his abstract townscape and countryside oil paintings and demonstrated his palette knife technique through the day.
Mary added, our art class is becoming over-subscribed and I now have a small waiting list so have decided to start another class on Wednesday mornings at the same venue in Walkington. If anyone is interested please contact me by email: email@example.com.