Wow!! What a fabulous exhibition, I am so pleased it was such a major success. This is down to the fact that you are a group of very talented individuals who have worked very hard, producing a large quantity of high quality art work.
(Sorry this may sound like an Oscar's acceptance speech, but it has to be done!)
So firstly I would like to thank the brilliant artists for being warm and welcoming to everyone who came to the exhibition. Everyone of you explained to friends , family and people you did not know about your art journey on the course, you explained about the blog, the book and have all designed the group mural in the Jameson Mews Eco-garden. The atmosphere at the exhibition was fabulous, lots of mingling everyone was friendly and chatting to each other.
A big Thank You to all of the SUPPORT STAFF who have helped learners in the group. Everyone of you is brilliant and contributes in a big way to the success of the course.
We held a competition of artwork created by support workers. Everyone at the exhibition could vote for there favourite support staff artwork. T he votes were counted by Judith and verified by Judith and myself. 1st Place was awarded to SHEILA for her seagull collage and joint 2nd place to NICOLA K (Van Gogh drawing) and PETER T ( for his seagull painting). Again big thanks to such brilliant support workers.
Another star person at the exhibition was SUE. She worked her magic with display helping us to hang the paintings in the morning and was a big help at the exhibition in the afternoon.
Also huge thanks to JUDITH & JANE who are the Jameson Mews version of Nigella and Delia. They had obviously kept their culinary skills a top secret as the food created for the evening was outstanding. Also thanks for helping with all those other details such as balloons, string, e-mails , glass hire etc.
Very Well done to DAVID on the course, He wished to aim high with his invite list. David wrote an invitation letter to The Town Mayor who accepted the invitation.
Big thanks to TOM S and his MOTHER who drove from Hertfordshire for the exhibition. Everyone was very pleased to see Tom and I am glad he is enjoying his new life in Herts.
Also thanks to TOM R's parents and NICOLA M's parents who drove from London for the event.
Thank you to everyone who attended and I hope you enjoyed the exhibition.
Everyone in the list, the artists, the support workers,Skills for Life Department at Bexhill College, learners families and friends in the local community, whether you helped in a practical way or visited the exhibition, when we work together in our community we can all make a difference and fabulous art!
If you would like to purchase an illustrated version of Jonathan Livingston Seagull by the Making pictures group (limited edition) please contact me at Jameson Mews on 01424 215746
£5 per book (free P & P)
Well Done Mr.D, Nicola, Tom R, Tom S, David, Trevor & Horace. You are a brilliant group.
Victoria ( A very proud tutor)