Art group holds winter exhibition

The Taieri Art Group has introduced a mid-winter art exhibition into its schedule, as well as the regular October exhibition.

The winter exhibition was held over a two days last week at the Mosgiel Library.

One of the event organisers, Janet Thomson, said it was not how the group usually did it, but was keen to see how it would work.

It was a ''casual sort of exhibition'' and members of the art group were able to bring along any pieces they had produced.

Mrs Thomson said she was very happy with the turnout, featuring 65 pieces from 14 artists, which was more than expected.

Mrs Thomson also included some of her own art, including work with acrylic, oils and watercolour, along with handmade cards.

Her pieces were a ''real mixture'', from landscapes to abstract and one of her most interesting was a coloured weather map produced in acrylic.

Mrs Thomson became interested in art after she left school and has been a member of the Taieri Art Group for about 14 years.

She said she was happy to show her work in the exhibition and hoped people would enjoy it.

''I enjoy doing it. It is nice to put it in the exhibition,'' she said.

An oil painting of Mt Cook by Carolyn Bayne was sold.

 For more information about the art group, phone 489-6811.

- Bridget Rutherford 

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