Local art group hosting exciting exhibition

By Samuel Bannister

An art exhibition is currently being held by a society in West Yorkshire.

Horsforth Art Society’s spring exhibition is open until 29th April, and showcases some of its members’ best work.

The exhibition is held at the Society’s premises, at 15 Back Lane in Horsforth (near the Horsforth Museum). Visitors should go upstairs on entry to the building to see the exhibition.

Paintings and wood carvings are just two examples of the type of work on display.

There is also a tombola, to help raise money for the Society to pay the rent. In addition, those with a sweet tooth will surely be attracted by their cake sale, with hot drinks available at a good price.

It is open between 1:00 and 3:00pm on weekdays, and 10:00am-5:00pm on weekends.

The Society hosts painting and woodcarving sessions on Mondays (10:00-12:00am), Tuesdays and Thursdays (both 1:30-3:30pm). Printmaking sessions take place on Tuesdays (1:30-3:30pm), and the studio is open for all purposes between 10:00am and 3:00pm every Saturday.

Evening groups take place on Wednesdays from 7:30pm, including demonstrations, models and speakers.

The Society currently has around 50 members, although they are a little concerned that not many younger people are joining.

Life member Val Jennings points out that student membership only costs £5 for the whole year. Bearing in mind that full adult membership costs £45, that’s a massive saving and a great reason for young artists to get involved.

With the Society having existed since 1959, it’s important for younger members to join, in order to keep the longstanding group running.

Those interested in joining the Society should visit horsforthartsociety.wordpress.com.


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