First Love 2012 opened at 6pm on 14 February at the Forrest Centre 221 St Georges Terrace Perth. 28 participating members of Art Ed are represented in the show. A variety of subjects and techniques demonstrates the skill and talent of Western Australian Visual Art Teachers.
Supurb painting by Carol Wohlnick Karalee Blake, Fiona Guy, Lisa Bowden, Barbara Douglas, Dianne Good, Jan Withers, Arianne Flora, Sharon White,Veni Inbaseelan, John Lamborn, Amanda Lin, Kathleen Neeling Lynlea Petchy, Carmen Stewart and Luke Morgan. Raku pottery by Jo Thomas. Jo and Gary Adamson demonstrated skill in their use of pastels. Yvonne Wiese entered digital photographs of images from China. Thelma Cluning showed her exquisite textiles. Ilsa Bennion displayed a range of her painted vintage metal mesh bags. Sarah Zel Chescoe contributed suites of silver jewelery and leather bags. Natalie Acton entered 3 ceramic figurative sculptures. Sarah Hannah sold many of her delicatelty decorated functional ceramics. The exhibition also included an example textile piece the result of an Artist in Residence between Jane Stone and Amanda Whitford’s Penrhos Year 6 students. Sales at the opening resulted in 11 of the 18 10×10 donated canvases selling from $20 – $50.
Thank you for all those members who contributed works to the exhibition. Thanks to the members of the Art Ed Executive Committee for their assistance in the smooth running of the opening night. The security at the Forrest Centre were very helpful and Art Ed thanks the owners of the building for making the space available.
Exhibitors and Purchasers are reminded to collect their works from the Forrest Centre on Saturday 3 March between 10am and 1pm.