Ukrainian family are the special guests at Poundbury Art Festival

Ukrainian family are the special guests at Poundbury Art Festival

Poundbury Art Poundbury WI ladies

Nonagenerian artist and Poundbury resident Monica Perry cut the ribbon and officially opened the It’s Up To Us exhibition in the newly refurbished Jubilee Hall on Saturday.
Hundreds of visitors attended the event, with Pounbury WI ladies handing out glasses of fizz!
Special guests were a Ukranian family, who only arrived from Poland last week, having left Kyiv. Eleven-year-old Volodymyr, who loves art, and painted pictures in Poland, was invited to exhibit at the exhibition.
The Casterbridge Art Society, which has created the group Art in Poundbury, organised the event invited fellow creatives from Artwey, Dorchester Camera Club and 3Cs Calligraphy to take part, along with new and established artists, sculptors, photographers, textile artists, calligraphers, stone masons and jewellers to showcase their work.
Pupils from Damers First School also took part, who have been working with ceramic storyteller, Katie Netley. Inspiration for their work, and the exhibition’s title, has come from the book of the same name by Christopher Lloyd and 33 award-winning artists from around the world.
The event raised £250 on Saturday for the Red Cross Appeal to support Ukraine and it hoped more will be raised for the duration of the exhibition which runs until June 1.

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