Variety at Broughty Art Society exhibition

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THIS year’ artistic offerings from Broughty Ferry Art Society provide the viewer with an immediate uplift to the spirits.

The quality of the work on display demonstrates that standards are improving year on year, and that after viewing ,one is conscious of a real feel good factor kicking in.

This year, Scott Cunningham, exhibitions convener, has led the organisation of this stimulating show. The 33rd annual exhibition, in the Scout Hall, David Street, Broughty Ferry, was opened by well known local artist Fiona Haldane last Wednesday during the preview.

The show features Joe McIntyre with effective cafe and still life work, as well as many well known locals such as Liz McCarthy, Angus MacDonald, Ethel Mary Webster, Kathleen Stewart and the indefatigable Harry McGregor among others.

That most popular artist, Ron Hogg is well represented in the style that only he can achieve. This year some members have made great strides in their artistic careers, perhaps most notably Avril Cunningham, with wonderful mixed media collages.

There is something for everybody in the exhibition, from good traditional works through to interesting modernistic pieces. With 237 works, not including mounted pictures in browsers,it is impossible to mention every artist, but several works really caught the eye. President Margaret Martin`s charming `Becalmed at Sunset`, S.W. Philip`s `Early Snow`, Francis Shepherd`s `Crail`, Rosie Peter`s ` Lobster pots at Usan`, and Christine McGregor`s `Wellbank` are just a few. There are so many excellent works to view and admire, so look out for John Davie, Frank Steven, David Hopwood, Liz Dudley and Neil Alexander.

This year, the winners of the local school prizes are: Grove Academy - Sam Andrews; Barnhill Primary - Natalie Harvey; Eastern Primary - Heather Miller; and Forthill Primary - Thomas Dabagnele.

In addition the society will be awarding `The Bill Isbister Memorial Prize’ as well as a certificate to the most popular work, chosen by the public.

The show will run until Sunday,July 8.

L.M. Mac.