Artists revive exhibition, to go ahead this Sunday

Expressionist artist Carole Hughes is holding an exhibition of her work on Sunday.

This week’s shift in Covid levels has given the green light to an exhibition of art which was shelved earlier this month with the cancellation of the Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival.

The 2021 garden festival had been planned for this Sunday and artists scheduled to take part included expressionist artist Carole Hughes and ceramic artist Jo Beckett.

Both have decided that with the shift to Covid level 2, they will go ahead with their exhibitions.

Carole will open her home at 19 Queen St between 10am and 3pm on Sunday.  She will be exhibiting and selling a range of her paintings, table mats, greeting cards and mugs.  An added post-lockdown touch will see all visitors go into a draw to win one of her paintings.

“I want to share this new freedom… get to see people again,” she said.  Carole’s work lies in the Fauve style of painting.  She has exhibited extensively through the years, and many of her works hang in prominent buildings, including Wellington’s Beehive.

After completing a diploma in craft and design, Jo Beckett spent decades perfecting her craft.  She produces a range of items at her home studio, including mugs, bowls, ceramic birds and flowers, kete bags and other decorative items.   Lockdown last year prompted a move to promote her work on social media, she said.

“It’s been fantastic and has helped me keep going throughout lockdown.  Sunday’s exhibition will feature all the items I had made for the garden festival,” she said.

Jo will open her home gallery at 12 Alpha St between 10am and 4pm on Sunday.

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