On Sunday, Cllr John Crawford, Mayor of Tenterden opened the exhibition at St. Mildred’s Church in Tenterden. Cllr Crawford said, “The 2022 Weald of Kent Art Society exhibition is taking place in St Mildred’s Church, which itself is a piece of architectural art. We are very fortunate the Society is based here in Tenterden and has over 100 members from the surrounding villages and towns. It is good to see membership is open to both amateur and professional artists.
It’s a sad fact that many people are reluctant to ever step into art galleries and museums as they may be considered to be intimidating or snooty.
However, in a relaxed atmosphere such as St Mildred’s Church, people can wander around without any peer pressure or anxiety and enjoy the amazing pieces of work in a relaxed and leisurely fashion.
I am no art connoisseur, but I know instinctively what I personally like and would be prepared to hang on my wall. In the last 30 minutes I have seen some wonderful paintings. A prize will be awarded for the outstanding single piece of art on exhibit. You will be pleased to know I am not one of the judges.
We are very fortunate for the second year running, NFU Mutual Ashford are sponsoring the 2022 Art Prize.”
Graham Lock, the President of the Weald of Kent Art Society, said, “We were highly honoured to have the newly elected Mayor of Tenterden, Councillor John Crawford, officially open our 2022 Spring Art Exhibition. There was an excellent turn out to the Preview Evening on Sunday 22nd June and a great atmosphere in St Mildred’s Church.
I would to thank the Church for hosting the event and all the Committee and members for putting on an exhibition of such high quality. The icing on the cake was to have the Mayor conduct the Official Opening of the exhibition which now continues daily in St Mildred’s Church until take down on the afternoon of Saturday 28th June.”