Last Saturday (23rd) I had the pleasure of attending the Art Exhibition, ‘A Brush With Culture’ in the Methodist Church Hall. This is the third year the event has been held and judging by the turnout of some 150 people, it looks like the exhibition is well established in the Walkington Calendar.
The exhibition features the work of local artists who go under the collective name of DAPPA, (Drawing and Painting for Pleasure Artists) and was organised by the group leader Mary Wells. There are now two DAPPA groups, in the village, with around 12 members per class who meet every week on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons at Walkington Methodist Church Hall.
Having covered the exhibition for the blog, over the last three years, the first thing to say is how the quality of the exhibits, on display, just seems to get better each year. As you go into the exhibition you’re requested to fill in a slip with the name of your favourite painting. This year I found it especially difficult to select a favourite, from among the 80 works on show, and had to resort to the old favourite of tea and cake to mull over my decision. In fact, it took so long for me to decide, I had to have the chocolate and the lemon drizzle cake before reaching a conclusion. Finally, I picked a colourful painting called ‘Horticulture’ by Carole Musgrove. The eventual winner of the public vote was a painting titled ‘River Valley’ by Roz Jordan Jackson.
Like previous exhibitions, ‘A Brush With Culture’ proved to be a great fundraiser for it’s chosen charities raising approximately £600, to be shared between Parkinson’s UK and Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind (HERIB).
A huge thanks to Mary, and all the club members and helpers who took part, for their warm and friendly welcome and their enthusiastic chat about their work and inspirations. A thoroughly enjoyable morning.