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Art for charity's sake.
By Corinne Roper
The Cherry Trees School in Risby is to stage a charity exhibition that will show works by twenty-five local and international artists.
Organised by Head of Art, Pam Winbolt, the exhibition will include a lively mixture of art for sale, including framed works by the school's pupils. The show will run from Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th March with a ticket only preview evening from 7-9pm on opening night.
Having been affected personally with breast cancer, and treated over the past year, Pam is keen to explore the possibilities of raising awareness and funds through the exhibition.
“The headmistress of Cherry Trees approached me to ask if I would like to create an exhibition for Breakthrough," Pam says.† "Having experienced my own personal journey with cancer, I was more than delighted.† I have been equally delighted by the response from the artistic community, and can confirm that artists from East Anglia, London and Germany will be exhibiting.”
The show also coincides with the school’s Open Morning on Saturday 4th March, which will give interested visitors a chance to see the school.†
In addition to the show, it will be the first chance for visitors to view the painting commissioned by the school by renowned Cambridge artist, Mark Rigby, who has produced a 4 ft x 8 ft painting to reflect the school’s history and achievements.
The even will also give space to German painters, Christa Rolenc and Michael Vogt, and Cambridge artist Avis Thornton who has exhibited at the Royal Academy.
Tickets are available from the school at £5 per person. On Saturday 4th the opening times are 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Entry will† be a†donation of £3 per person on the door. All proceeds from the children's work will go to charity while the professional artists will be donating a substantial percentage of the money they make.
last updated: 26/11/2008 at 12:43