A free exhibition of work by local artists has been opened today (18th October) and will run until Thursday 25th October in the County Square shopping centre, Ashford. Some artists attend Dovedale Court, a service for people with learning disabilities run by the national charity, United Response. Their work will be displayed alongside work from local schools and colleges in the exhibition entitled ‘Connect Ashford’s Artists.’ The exhibition will be open daily from 9am until 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday.
This exhibition provides the opportunity to connect artists in Ashford, whether they are trained professionals or showing their work for the first time. Over 300 pieces of work will be on display in a range of different mediums, including paintings, fine art and photography, by artists from 5 years old to 55. There is something for everyone.
Mike Turton who works for United Response at their Dovedale service and has organised the exhibition said:
“This exhibition gives the artists the opportunity to inspire and have a positive impact on the whole community.
“Being able to show and exhibit work in a prominent town centre venue focuses on people’s abilities.
“It is all about the art, the artist and what they are expressing.”
The national disability charity, United Response, supports people at their Dovedale service to express themselves creatively. One of the people supported by United Response, Dawn, has been attending Dovedale Court since 1989. Before being supported by United Response Dawn didn’t have the opportunity to participate in creative activities, but she has now had her artwork exhibited and sold, greatly improving her self esteem and confidence.
To find out more about the exhibition please contact Mike Turton on 07904711360 or via email at email@example.com.
For more information, please contact Sarah Bartlett or Jaime Gill in the United Response Press Office on 020 8246 5237/ 020 8246 5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com