Society opens exhibition up at gallery

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Whitby Art Society’s annual exhibition opens today (Friday) at the Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park.

John Leaf, a former Head of Art at Whitby Community College, will open the event at 7.30pm.

Mike Wiggins, chairperson of Whitby Art Society, said: “The exhibition includes work, some of which is produced here in Whitby, by a mixture of local professionals and amateurs, and consists of a wide variety of styles and subject matter.

“It also demonstrates a great deal of interest and ability by local people in many aspects of art, much of which has been encouraged by regular demonstrations run by the society.”

The society will also be presenting its annual donation to a student of Whitby Community College whose work they consider to be ‘outstanding’, at the opening of the exhibition.

This year’s recipient of the funding is Lydia Hann.