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Art with a Heart
5:39pm Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
A CHARITY art exhibition is about to get underway in Altrincham that will bring works from five continents together. The month-long exhibition is the creation of artist Karen Wroe, who has worked tirelessly to put together an event to rival any top gallery.
The exhibition will start with two special Preview Evenings on September 21 and 22. These are ticketed events and will include refreshments kindly donated by Darbys and Dunham Brewery. It will then be open for one month from September 23. All artwork has been freely donated by artists from all over the world – over 80 artists have contributed so far. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.
The exhibition will be held at a Trafford Council-owned shop, formerly known as Chisnalls, on Shaw’s Road in Altrincham. It represents a true community effort from beginning to end, involving the hard work and generosity of businesses, individuals and Trafford Council who own the venue.
CAFT supporters have pitched in to prepare the shop, including volunteers from Altrincham Rotary, Jefferies Solicitors and GE Capital Fleet Services. They rolled up their sleeves to paint the shop, giving it a fresh new look ready for the artwork which is so varied it is sure to appeal to all tastes. Paint and accessories were donated by Wilkinsons in Altrincham, Lawrence Lawlor, Natalia Bray and Our Altrincham.
Fourteen-year-old classical singing sensation Scarlett Quigley will sing at the preview evenings and the opening day. Scarlett is a rising star who has supported CAFT in the past. She has made it through to the Regional Finals of the prestigious Open Mic UK competition 2012!
Organiser Karen Wroe said: “It is great to see how the community has pulled together to help convert an empty shop in need of repair to an amazing exhibition space. The exhibition is a truly unique event for truly amazing charity – the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.”
Julie Gray, community fundraiser for CAFT, said: “We are delighted, and very grateful, that Karen has taken on this massive project on our behalf. The Art with a Heart Exhibition promises to be a wonderful community event which will enable us to change the lives of countless terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.”
More information about the exhibition can be found on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/kwc.art.with.a.heart. More information about the charity can be found on their website www.caft.co.uk or by calling the Fundraising office on 01565 830 053.