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Artists’ work goes on show at centre
9:40am Friday 15th June 2012 in Local news
Artists attending classes at Ilkley’s Clarke Foley Centre have mounted an interesting display of their work.
The Clarke Foley Centre runs three classes through the year. Barbara Davy runs a mixed media class on a Monday and a pastel class on a Wednesday.
Friday morning’s session is under the tutelage of Marie Grunwell and Barbara Bradburn. Exhibited work includes abstracts and still life, works of fiction, fondly remembered landscapes and a particularly stunning portrait of two children.
Barbara Davy, a renowned local artist, has run the classes since the centre opened in the early 1980s, and all the groups are well subscribed. Barbara maintains an air of calm encouragement and gentle teaching that brings out the creative best in artists of all abilities. “Many people have not done any art work since their school days,” said Barbara, “so at a time of life when they have more leisure, the classes at the Clarke Foley Centre offer them the opportunity to indulge their ‘inner artist’ in a friendly, cheerful and mutually supportive atmosphere.”
The exhibition – in the coffee bar and foyer of the centre – is free and will be displayed until the end of June. The Clarke Foley Centre is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.