A fitting tribute to society’s 40th year

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WHITBY and district’s artists are showcasing their work at an exhibition to mark 40 years of the society they belong to.

The annual exhibition of Whitby Art Society begins on Saturday 26 March at Pannett Art Gallery and runs until 2 May.

The preview will take place on Friday 25 March at 7pm when the exhibition will be officially opened by Whitby Community College’s head of art, John Leaf

A student from the college has also been selected to receive an annual grant of £50 to help with art materials.

Many of the paintings on display illustrate the Whitby environment, coast and countryside but the subject and styles range from the purely representative to the abstract, from the monochromatic to a rich celebration of colour.

Mike Wiggins, vice chairman of Whitby Art Society: “That the standard is so high is due to the considerable talent in the Whitby area and to the dedicated tuition by the local professionals, some works of whom are also on display.

“The exhibition is a fitting tribute to our fortieth year.”

The society’s 40th anniversary will be further marked by an exhibition at Sneaton Castle on 26 and 27 November this year.