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Putting her finest work on show

Evesham Editorial 15th Oct, 2018   0

AN ASPIRING Evesham artist has showcased her work at an exhibition in Pershore after raising nearly £900 at an event earlier this month.

Viv Jones turned her hand to displaying her own efforts at The Open Exhibition at the Number 8 Community Arts Centre which is held at the High Street venue every year.

The Evesham resident submitted two of her own pieces this year, on the off-chance of them being selected for exhibition and both pieces were accepted much to her delight.

Following on from her successful event on September 22 which also included a visit from Mayor of Evesham Coun Mark Goodge, Viv now has changed tack for a month and has her chance to show her art work to all who might visit the Number 8.




It has been a busy 2018 so far this year for Viv as she organised the event with inspirational speaker Frances Benton, a ploughman’s supper, games, prizes and a quiz, to raise money for the Sewer Children of South Africa.

One submission, a small watercolour, was of Sedona Park in the United States where Viv and her husband, Eric, both from Evesham, visited some years ago; the other was a large acrylic painting of the Church of the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg in Russia, where Viv and Eric called in part-way through a Baltic cruise in 2017.


This enormous ‘church’ was built by the Tsarist regime following the assassination of Tsar Alexander III in 1881 is known for its elaborate façade and brightly coloured onion domes. Officially the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, the magnificent church is a not-to-miss site during any tour of the Baltic or Russia.

Proud husband Eric said: “Viv has always loved art and painting in particular although she declares she is ‘not very good at it’ and nearly always has a painting or two on the go.

“Her subjects vary from large canvasses in acrylic of majestic scenes, to fun pictures of her own grandchildren with multi-coloured stripey hair.”

The exhibition is free and on show in the coffee bar area all day, during opening hours until October 24.

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