All creatures ….
An exhibition of paintings featuring animals & birds:
dogs, cats, horses, pigs, cows, grouse, pheasants - & a few fish !
Preview 22 November 2017
To be opened by the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr, Barbara Boyce, at 7pm
Tickets £6 to include a glass of wine & nibbles, with all profit to the Lord Mayor’s charities –
‘Keep your pet’, Hearing Dogs for deaf people, & Refugee Action York
Owner of Kentmere House Gallery, Ann Petherick, was one of the founder members of the York charity ‘Keep your pet’ so, when that organisation was chosen by York’s Lord Mayor to benefit from her charity fundraising during the year, Ann offered to mount an exhibition of animal paintings as part of the fundraising effort.
There will be more than 50 paintings & original prints by selected local & nationally-known artists, varying from small unframed works from £50 to oils at around £2,000. Gallery favourites Tessa Newcomb, Susan Bower, Valerie Davide, Jack Hellewell & Elaine Turnbull are included, along with artists new to the gallery - Simon Lawrence, Minette Macdonald & Sally Freer. David Greenwood has produced a pastel portrait of Ann’s own dog, Caspar, & is happy to accept commissions for dog & cat portraits.
Mick Kirkby Geddes, responsible for the eye-catching giraffe now in the gallery’s front garden, will contribute more of his scrap metal sculptures, while John Thornton, more usually known for his seascape paintings, has made ecquisite carved wooden birds.
A percentage of sales will be donated to the charities. There will also be a selection of cards by gallery artists, with all proceeds to ‘Keep your pet’, & a raffle.
The exhibition continues until January 7th 2018 & after the preview evening entry will be free.
The gallery is open anytime but please ring in advance if travelling any distance. Otherwise open:
• every Thursday evening, 6pm-9pm
• every weekend in December & 6 & 7 January 2018.
• any other time by telephoning in advance 01904 656507
Kentmere House Gallery
was opened in 1991 and sells only originals, with nationally-known artists showing alongside the as-yet undiscovered. Housed in a former vicarage overlooking York's famous Knavesmire, the gallery is friendly and welcoming, and open at any time to suit you. There is a regularly-changing programme of exhibitions. Please check the website for details and opening times: kentmerehouse.co.uk
See also Art Exhibitions in York & North Yorkshire