Handmade in Berkshire exhibition canvases on sale for charityBy Caroline Cook
June 15, 2012
Berkshire artists are showcasing their work at a jubilee exhibition in Twyford this month.
The Handmade in Berkshire exhibition is at the More Arts Twyford gallery in Station Road until Sunday, July 1.
Terri Jones, member of the More Arts Twyford steering group, said: “We decided we’d like to give something back to the community with our jubilee exhibition, so we asked all the artists to donate a jubilee-themed canvas that we will sell to raise funds for our local charities.
“At just £40 each, this is a great opportunity for visitors to the exhibition to buy an original artwork by a well-known Berkshire artist at a very affordable price.”
The once-empty shop in Station Road is now a community art space, selling canvases by local artists to raise funds for Twyford Charities Together and More Arts.
Sarah Pye of More Arts Twyford said: “It’s been great fun creating the jubilee canvases. The artists have made the most wonderful artworks – they really are the most unique souvenir of the jubilee year you can buy.”
The celebration of Berkshire’s artistic talent includes paintings, drawings, decoupage, furniture, glass, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, sculpture, and wood.
The exhibition is sponsored by St James Place Wealth Management, Stanlake Park Estate and Binghams Brewery and is supported by More Arts and the Twyford Village Partnership. Gordon Storey, committee member of Twyford Village Partnership, said: “This fundraiser is a brilliant idea.
“It’s great to see the artists in the village giving a boost to our charities, with local businesses sponsoring them to do so.”
The gallery is open from 4pm to 8pm on Fridays and from midday to 4pm at weekends.