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Art of the Community
Monday 2nd November, 2009

Sunshine House on Scholes Precinct is the place to be to see the very best in local art, as a new exhibition comes to the popular community venue this month.

It’s the second year of the Scholes exhibition, and community leaders are impressed with the standard of art on show.

Barbara Nettleton, who leads the One Voice residents’ association, says: “The standard of work from across the borough is amazing – please come along on Saturday or Sunday to see this superb local talent for yourself.”

The displays go on show on 14 and 15 November, from 10am to 4pm, and as well as free admission, visitors can also enjoy tea, cakes and a raffle.

The exhibition will be opened by Cllr David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council and local ward member. Cllr Molyneux says: “I am really pleased to support this project. It shows the superb talent we have in our community and I’d like to pay tribute to the wonderful work of the volunteers at Sunshine House and the art teacher there.”

Art classes started at Sunshine House two years ago, with watercolour classes on Thursday afternoons and other sessions too. Work by locals will be joining paintings from other art classes across the borough during the exhibition.

Barbara adds: “Last year’s exhibition was to highlight local talent and promote the classes we have – this time, with such high quality art being produced, we want to show off the talents of locals residents to everyone.”

Local artist in residence, Anthony Barrow, will be showing some of his own work. Anthony, who has painted landscapes of Wigan for several years, has also exhibited nationally and sold his work in London and Brussels.

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