Pangbourne Rotary Club hold successful art exhibition in support of homeless charity New Beginnings Reading
An art exhibition put on by Pangbourne Rotary Club last weekend was a great success, with 44 paintings selling for the sum of nearly £5,000.
Taking place at Pangbourne Village Hall on the weekend of May 7, around 300 people came to see 280 original works, created by 40 different artists.
In total 16 per cent of all the artworks were sold, with the Rotary Club’s charitable fund growing by nearly £2,000.
Organiser Clive Williams said: “[The art exhibition] exceeded expectations and was one of our most successful shows in recent years.”
This year’s supported charity for the exhibition was New Beginnings, an organisation that helps the homeless and needy in Reading and the Berkshire area.
Pangbourne Rotary Club member Brian Davies said: “Thanks to the public for their generosity in these difficult times and to the artists for their creativity and hard work.”
Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire Dr Christina Hill-Williams opened the event, and Green Parlour Florists sponsored the exhibition preview that took place on the evening of Friday, May 6.
The rotary club also thanked its 20 members who volunteered their time over the weekend to help run the exhibition.