Spring is in the air at village’s art weekend
Spring was definitely in the air at a celebration of art and nature in Thorpe Morieux at the weekend.
Hundreds of people attended the two-day event at the Village Hall which combined an art exhibition, an open art competition, a sculpture trail and the church’s annual snowdrop display.
The Creation event was in aid of St Mary’s Church with the sculputre trail, leading from the Village Hall to the church, having been made by local residents.
“It was a wonderful event and celebration,” said one of the organisers, independent artist, Lucy Perry.
“The art exhibition featured work by 18 established and emerging artists while the open art competition attracted 50 entries from local people, aged 4 and up.”
A total of 12 sculptures were made by local people for the event using recyclable materials.
These included giant snowdrops created from milk bottles to a life-size tree formed from vehicle leaf springs.
Sales of artwork raised more then £800 along with funds raised through competition and exhibtion entries, stalls and a pop-up cafe.
“We were delighted by the reponse to the weekend and would like to thank everyone who worked hard to make it happen, as well as all our supporters,” added Lucy Perry.