There’s art in the works

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BALFRON ArtWorks annual exhibition opens on Saturday (June 16) in the McLintock Hall, Balfron from 10am to 1pm.

The children who attend Balfron ArtWorks Saturday morning art classes have been hard at work all year preparing an impressive range of work, which will be unveiled to the public at the exhibition.

This year, to complement the exhibition, Friends of Art in Balfron (FAB), the organising group behind ArtWorks, is going to hold an art and craft fair at the same time.

It will feature many local artists and makers there displaying and selling their hand crafted goods, including sculptor and painter Neil Inglis, four jewellers Michael Hay, Rosie Rabbit Treats, Looking for Grasshoppers and Karen Killoran, natural wool dyer Fibre Forager, graphic designer Paul McDonald, children’s accessories Tweed Tots, art4u art tutors and textile artist Gillian Cooper. In addition, Dawn Cullen will be launching the PopUpArtShop, a new travelling store of art materials.

One of the founders of FAB and art tutor, Gillian Cooper, said: “The brightly coloured animal sculptures and the black and white paper cut monsters are particularly impressive.

“To keep the whole family amused, there will also be some free hands-on art activities for everyone to try from the oldest to the youngest attending.

“We intend to make this art and craft fair an annual event now.”

Balfron ArtWorks next block of classes starts on September 1.

For more information, call 01360 449425 or e-mail fabartbalfron@gmail.com