A VILLAGE community association is set to feature two professional artists at its art exhibition this month.
Sue Jenkins is the featured potter at the biennial show organised by Shelley Village Association in Shelley St Emmanuel Parish Church.
Holmfirth-based Sue is well known in the district and she is taking along her quirky animal characters.
All her pieces are ‘one-offs’, no two are alike, and the sense of fun and character in her pottery appeals to the 'cartoon generation' – just look at her 'Sheep in a Jacket' for a real Wallace and Gromit smile!
Sculptor Sue shapes not just sheep, but oh so cute and appealing cows, pigs, hens, ducks, geese and curious cats. Her garden pieces have the added attraction of being frost proofed.
Her work will be on sale at the exhibition.
The second professional artist featured at the exhibition is Paul Curtis who has built up quite a fan base locally.
Sheffield-based Paul exhibits regularly in London, Edinburgh and St Ives.
His paintings range from small pictures of the natural landscape to large canvases. And they are all ‘original’, – he does not deal in prints.
Paul’s work has a contemporary feel, with pictures of surfboarders catching the last waves as well as peaceful rivers, fields and gardens.
More than 40 amateur exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, textiles, metalwork and jewellery, will also have their work on display – and nearly every piece will be available to buy.
The exhibition is on Friday May 14 (from 7-9pm and Saturday, May 15 (from 11am to 6pm). Admission is £3.50 on the Friday night, including a free glass of wine, and £2 on the Saturday. Accompanied children will be admitted free.
Home-made cakes, tea and coffee will be served all day.
Disabled access and free car parking is available opposite Emmanuel Church, on the main Huddersfield Road, at Armitage's Garden Centre.
The church bell tower will be open for visitors to look around.
For further more details ring 01484 609032.