Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Citizen Newspaper Editorial

SMALL but perfectly formed works of art have been on display.
A colourful array of postcard-sized pictures have filled the walls at St John's Church in Northgate Street.
  1. WINNER:   David Ochiltree and his revised image of Munch's The Scream.  Left inset; The Milestone school  head Lyn Dance.
    WINNER: David Ochiltree and his revised image of Munch's The Scream. Left inset; The Milestone school head Lyn Dance.
A humorous version of The Scream and Olympic inspired image were among them.
The quirky works were entered by artists from across Britain and as far afield as Austria for a competition hosted by Sabre Arts in Quedgeley.
A panel of five professional artists judged the 84 artworks and visitors to the exhibition selected their top two works.
The winners were announced on Saturday and awarded cash prizes.
The postcards were then sold on a first come, first served basis from £5 but higher bids were made through the week.
A total of £580 was raised for Milestone School.
A captivating reworking of Munch's most famous painting was picked by the public as its favourite piece.
The Scream-Chilled was created by David Ochiltree.
Runner-up was Martin Taylor from Cranham with his Dali-inspired Net of Mackerel.
The top youth entry was a cross-stitch creation by 16-year-old Amber Lisa-King.
The judges' winner was Mary Rouncefield of Bristol, for her piece Olympic Tradition and runner-up was Jan Whitton of Cranham.
The exhibition was held as part of the annual ARTournament event.

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