August 6, 2011
photos: Burnham-On-Sea Art Club's week-long exhibition opens
week-long exhibition showcasing the work of more than 20 Burnham-On-Sea
artists is underway in the town this week.
Dozens of paintings by Burnham Art Club members are on display
at Burnham Community Centre, where the event was opened on Friday
evening (August 5th) by the town's Mayor and Mayoress.
The free exhibition features the work of local artists and is
running every day from 10am-5pm until Friday August 12th at the
centre in Berrow Road next to Burnham Swim and Sports Academy.
have a lovely mixture of over 60 paintings on display this year
- from oils and acrylics to water colours," club chairman
Alan Castle told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"We encourage residents and visitors to drop in and visit
us this week. There's a wide range of styles and scenes on show
from some of Burnham's best local artists."
The event is also raising money for Burnham rescue hovercraft
charity BARB, whose crew were among the 50 invited guests at Friday's
opening, pictured here.
Pictured: Top, Mayor and Mayoress, Michael and Maria Clarke,
with Burnham Art Club's Chairman Alan Castle and Deputy Chairman
Pete Smith at the Community Centre and, above, Margaret Riorden
and Jim Adams
Some of the Burnham Art Club members who are displaying their
Burnham's Town Clerk Eileen Shaw with husband Richard and
(centre) Community Centre Chairman Ken Hindle during Friday's
Burnham Lions President Scott Walsh with wife Sarah during
The club will be fundraising for BARB during the exhibition
and crewmembers Dave Bailey, Clive Weal and Roger Flower are pictured
outside the town's Community Centre at Friday's opening