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Art exhibition biggest and best ever, say organisers

The Chilterns MS Centre at Halton hold their annual art exhibtion - pictured is John Bercow MP opening the event

The Chilterns MS Centre at Halton hold their annual art exhibtion - pictured is John Bercow MP opening the event

This year’s art exhibition and sale at the Chilterns Multiple Sclerosis Centre has been the biggest and best ever, organisers have said.

The event, which is now in its ninth year, features a range of work from over 100 artists, many of whom live near to the centre, which is based in Halton.

The paintings included work with watercolours, oil, acrylics and ceramics.

Prices ranged from £15 for some paintings up to £5,000 for a bronze statue. The centre gets a one-third cut from sales.

Robert Breakwell, chief executive of the Chilterns MS Centre said he was very proud of how the event went.

He said: “We managed to sell a lot of the works and £25,000 was spent by customers over the course of the two days. We had a constant stream of visitors over the weekend and it was great that people were willing to travel quite a distance to attend.

“We had people from Oxford and Northampton, and one person who travelled over from Sweden just to come to this event.”

Before the exhibition officially got underway a preview evening, opened by Buckingham MP John Bercow took place on Friday night.

Mr Breakwell added he wished to thank everybody who helped to organise the event.

He said: “It is a team effort to put an event of this scale on, but I would like to thank the main organisers Dagny Lund, Karen Shaw and Bob Hughes for all their work.”

Mr Breakwell said one of the best things about the exhibition was its local nature.

He said: “It is a great shop window for local artists and it reminds us all what talented people we have living on our doorstep.Very soon we will start on planning for next year.”

 

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