Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mitchell getting ready for the Landmark Art Show

The annual Landmark Art Show is now in its 12th year and promises to be better than ever. Held at the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery (at the rear of the library), this exhibition of art, photography, sculpture and jewellery show-cases local and interstate talent.

Consequently, enthusiastic participants are busy finishing off their exhibits. Entries close on 15 July, with the opening on 29 July.

This year Doug and I are participating: me with a photo and several water colour drawings of plants; and Doug with photos, Yowah opal pendants and a goanna sculpture. The attached photo shows Doug framing one of our entries.

I believe that the true value of a local exhibition such as this lies in the fact that it motivates and inspires people to 'have a go' in the field of creative arts -- at a grassroots level.

Often, when I talk to travellers from 'away', they comment that the arts appear alive and well in the outback, and especially in Mitchell. And I agree, wholeheartedly.

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