September 25th, 2016

A masterpiece of an event

Updated: 10:08 am, May 07, 2015

IT WAS a picture perfect event for art fans in Alcester. Residents flocked to the town last Saturday and Sunday (August 30 and 31) as part of its first ever arts festival.

Pubs, cafés, and shops on and around the high street opened their doors to showcase work which included living sculptures, a caricaturist, pottery classes, screen printing and more.

Famous artist Peter Kotka, who specialises in still life painting and has been featured in several exhibitions in the UK, America and France, also painted during the day.

Children also got the chance to get in touch with their artistic side by entering a competition under the theme of summer holidays.

The winners included eight-year-old Sofie Bell, Bethan Clarke, ten, and Lily Bell, 11, who will be handed £50 worth of art supplies.

Judges commented on the excellent standard of entries.

Sam Wrath, from Alcester Chamber of Trade and Commerce which organised the event, said: “Overall it went really well and was successful.

“We are keen to expand it and do it on a bigger scale next year.”

Simon Parr at work in the Turks Head. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3614002MMR4

Turks Head manager Matthew Terry meets a living sculpture. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3614002MMR1

Violet Mingins, 3, has a caricature drawing by artist Chris Ryder from Witty Pics. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3614002MMR3

ABOVE Jess Webb, 14, Elena Buxton, 9, and Ellie Nickless, 17, with their creature pom poms at HarryandFloss Creations. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3614002MMR2

RIGHT Turks Head manager Matthew Terry meets a living sculpture. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3614002MMR1

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