This November, the community centre is staging an art exhibition.
Four years ago, volunteers at Cottingley Cornerstone Centre organised an exhibition of work by local artists and craft-makers as part of the celebration of the third anniversary of its opening. The response to the exhibition encouraged the organisers to make this an annual event, providing an opportunity for many artists to exhibit their work for the first time.
Preparations for this year’s exhibition are well advanced. Over 40 artists and craft-makers have registered their intention to submit work, which will include paintings, photography, collage, cross-stitch, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, sewing and knitting. Many items will be for sale, with a percentage of each sale contributing to the fundraising drive at Cornerstone.
The exhibition opens with a reception for exhibitors on Friday 8th November. It will then open for public viewing from Saturday 9th to Thursday 14th November.
During the week, visitors will also have the chance to view work produced by groups who meet in Cornerstone. One of the groups is Viz-Able, a group of people with a wide range of abilities, who meet weekly at Cottingley Cornerstone to improve their photography and video skills. They have held three successful exhibitions and the premier of their new work – “The Adventures of Battery Man” – will be held during exhibition week.
The exhibition opening hours are:
10am-4pm on Sat 9th, Mon 11th, Tues 12th and Wed 13th November
11am-4pm on Sun 10th November
10am-7pm on Thurs 14th November
Entry to the exhibition is free and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite exhibit. Refreshments will be available at Poppies Café at the centre, so why don’t you come along and enjoy the exhibition and perhaps buy an original Xmas gift for someone special?
There’s lots going on at Cottingley Cornerstone Centre! Visit their website to get the full story: www.cottingleycornerstone.org.uk