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Stratford Art Society reunites for exhibition

Catherine Thompson 26th Aug, 2021 Updated: 26th Aug, 2021

ART lovers have been enjoying a leisurely browse around a free exhibition in Stratford.

Members of Stratford Art Society will be displaying their work in their annual exhibition at King Edward VI School until Sunday (August 29).

Visitors can peruse works, from paintings and sketches to ceramics and glass, showcased across two halls at the Chapel Lane school.

Artists in residence are also there each day, demonstrating their skills to onlookers and discussing their craft.

And in some cases, visitors might be lucky enough to get their portrait drawn in real time, as captured by Observer photographer Marcus Mingins.

Society vice president Andris Levins said: “It’s lovely to be back in person at the exhibition after missing last year’s due to the pandemic.

“We have been very impressed by the standard of entries this year.

“However the most exciting thing is being able to meet up in person again. We have had a lot of our meetings online over the last year which has been lovely in terms of being able to meet in the comfort of our own homes but art is also about the appreciation of others’ work and the sharing of ideas which is much better in person.”

The event will be donating funds to Beat, a charity supporting people to overcome eating disorders.

Visit www.stratforduponavonartsociety.co.uk for more details.

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