FIFTY years of creative existence is an achievement to behold for one arts society who will be celebrating the achievement with an exhibition.
Wallasey Arts Society was formed by a group of local artists and since then has continued to flourish with a wealth of talent.
The annual exhibition begins this Monday, October 22 until Saturday, November 3 at Earlston Library when artwork of all mediums will be on display.
Admission is free but it will be closed on Wednesday afternoons.
Committee member Stuart Bax said: “The group was formed by artists with the objective of encouraging the study and practise of painting.
‘‘We are a friendly society and very relaxed so that probably helped us achieve our milestone.
“There are 39 members of all ages in the group who will be displaying a variety of work in this exhibition.
“Most exhibits can be purchased at a reasonable price.”
The society hold a number of art classes at Earlston Library, Wallasey.
Drawing and painting sessions are held every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 3.30pm in the Exhibition Hall in the library. Admission is £2 for members which covers the cost of a portrait/costume model and easels or drawing boards are available for members use.
Life drawing and painting classes take place on the last Saturday of each month from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The fee is £4 to members and a professional life model is provided.
Stuart added: “We are a busy art group with lots of events throughout the year.
“Exhibitions are an important part of the society's activities. Earlier this year we held an exhibition of abstract art at Earlston Library, followed by a Summer Open Air Exhibition on Wallasey Promenade each Sunday afternoon in August.
“We also organise workshops and demonstrations through- out the year which are conducted by visiting professional artists.”
To become a member costs £15 per year. For more contact Jane Mason on 630 6593.
Anyone interested in being a model for the portrait class – fee £15 per session – contact Stuart Bax on 0793 467 5700.