Last Saturday afternoon (20th) I had the pleasure of attending the Art Exhibition, ‘Its a Wonderful World’ featuring ‘Pets Corner’ in the Methodist Church Hall. This is the fourth year the event has been held and the morning session was jam packed, so I’m told. It now looks as though this 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 four years, the first thing to say is how the quality of exhibits on display, just seems to get better each year. This year there were 96 paintings and 30 prints exhibited by 22 artists. The second thing to say is that for ‘us cake lovers’ it’s definitely better to attend the morning session. By the time I arrived the selection of cakes was much diminished.
This years art exhibition has raised approximately £550, so far, with more donations expected. The funds will be divided between this year’s chosen charities; Grin and Tonic, an exercise group for Parkinson’s sufferers and Beverley Community Lift.
A huge thanks to Mary, and to all the club members and helpers, for their warm and friendly welcome, and their enthusiastic chat about their work and inspirations. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.