Don’t miss art show

By Tatura Guardian

Fine music and art will combine in Tatura on Friday, June 8 at the gala opening of the 12th Rotary Club Community Art Show.

The annual exhibition displays scores of art works from local and interstate artists presented during the long weekend until Monday.

Event spokesperson Lynda O’Shannessy said this year’s featured artist Melida Lempio’s Australian bird and farmyard scenes had previously been a great success.

‘‘Melida has provided the show with work in a variety of sizes and has kindly donated the raffle prize, which is a typical country farmhouse scene,’’ Ms O’Shannessy said.

Ms O’Shannessy said a variety of entertainment would be offered during the weekend including a musical performance by soprano Kate Amos and tenor Michael Lapina on opening night.

‘‘Saturday afternoon features relaxing background music by a small flute ensemble and Kamali Lamba a solo singer and guitarist,’’ she said.

‘‘While Sunday afternoon the St Paul’s Lutheran Church Choir, comprising members from D.R. Congo, Burundi and South Sudan will add another cultural touch to the show.’’

Ms O’Shannessy said the community effort behind the scenes was appreciated by art convenor Rhonda Rose.

‘‘It reflects the spirit of the Tatura Community in committing to raising funds to aid local groups and charities,’’ Ms O’Shannessy said.

The exhibition runs on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm and Monday from 10am to 4pm where light lunches, Devonshire Tea and coffee will be served.

All artwork on display is for sale, ranging across a diversity of mediums including sculptures. Entry on these days is $5, with no charge for children under 16.