Art Exhibition 10th Anniversary

  |  Published: Feb 23rd 2015

 

The 10th Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition is taking place on 7th & 8th March with 101 artists exhibiting this year. There will be a wide variety of media, subject matter and price from both professional and amateur artists, local and from further afield.

This is the 10th anniversary of the Exhibition which is one of the largest fundraisers for the Centre with 33% of sale prices being donated to this local charity. The Centre provides valuable services to people with multiple sclerosis (MS), such as physiotherapy, oxygen treatment and acupuncture.  It treats up to 300 patients each week and importantly it also offers social and emotional support to its members and their carers who live within a roughly 20 mile radius of where it is based here in Wendover.

For sheer breadth and scale it is one of the most ambitious exhibitions of its kind in the region and has been growing every year. Some of the artists have exhibited every year and art has also been an inspiration for some Centre members. One such artist is Harriet Mackintosh who has been involved in the Exhibition right from the start. Harriet uses art to express how she feels about her MS.  It gives her a personal target and an identity as a contributor to the Exhibition. Art can also have physical benefits, it was suggested to Roger Russell by a therapist that painting would be ideal to make him sit up right and stop slumping in his wheelchair. Roger now says that the physical therapy reasons are still important but it also has great emotional benefits, it has become so important that it is quite usual for him to have three paintings underway at one time!

The exhibition has become an important landmark in the artistic life of the region, a tempting selection of refreshments will also be available so why not take in a little culture this March and support the vital work that the MS Centre does within the community.

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