MORE than 1,000 people are expected to attend the 35th Ryedale Open Art Exhibition celebrating the work of artists in the district.
The show, which opens on July 7 in the Milton Rooms, Malton will feature hundreds of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other works of art.
It will run until July 14, from 10am to 4pm each day, although it will not be open on Sunday, July 8. Yvette Turnbull, creative economy officer for Ryedale District Council, said: “The show is always very well supported, but this year we have a large number of artists who have never shown with us before – I hope that means that lots of new artists are being inspired to pick up a paintbrush for the first time. The best thing about this exhibition is the way we hang the work of children and new artists next to professionals and people who have been submitting for many years”.
I'm very proud because Brandon, who has been coming to my workshop to learn stone carving as part of his skills section of the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme has nearly completed his Fish, which he has submitted for the exhibition. This evening he is coming to put the finishing touches to his sculpture so that it will be exhibition ready for handing in day next Monday. Fingers crossed it will get accepted!