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Alcester Art Exhibition hailed a success after pulling in the crowds

Lise Evans 30th Jun, 2024 Updated: 11th Jul, 2024   0

HUNDREDS of enthusiastic and ‘generous’ art lovers, including tourists from the USA, made Alcester Art Exhibition a resounding success last weekend, according to organisers.

Now in its second year, the event at Alcester Town Hall featured a range of artists from across the district who showed off their talents in a variety of mediums including watercolour, acrylic and pastel.

The event also raised nearly £600 for brain injury charity Headway.

Ethan Woodfield, 13, from Great Alne with one of his artworks. Picture by Lise Evans

Teenager Ethan Woodfield, from Great Alne, was particularly thrilled with how his first attempt at selling artworks created in acrylics and spray paint went. The 13-year-old, who is autistic and home-schooled, sold nearly all his stock including one that was heading off to Spain.

His mum Maxine said: “It was just amazing – he took 11 pieces and came home with two.

“Everyone asked him to sign his initials on the canvas. He said it made him feel famous.

She said the experience had really helped to grow his confidence.

“Everyone was so supportive and it was lovely to see him shine,” she added. “I’m so, so proud of him.

“It just goes to show that if you put your mind to something you can achieve your goal.”

Landscape artist Jane Powell from Charlton with one of acrylic works titled ‘Summer Hills Sunset’. Picture by Lise Evans

Organiser Elaine Bell said: “We had a fantastic weekend with a group of artists coming together to show their work and at the same time raising £573 for Headway.

“We had visitors from far and wide who were very generous and every artist has said they want to take part again as they loved the warmness and friendly atmosphere.

“A special thank you to June Barley, Ann Rhodes and Linda Fannon who worked very hard the whole weekend. We will be doing it all again next year.”

Landlord of the Holly Bush, Red Carr with John Evans from Alcester Art Club. Picture by Lise Evans



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