Starting last week, Tom Beath from Canowindra Services Club invited local artist Sue Hodge to hang her artwork’s at the Club in Gaskill Street.
Tom is keen for a new look at the Club that will brighten the place up and bring some conformity to the Club’s décor.
Artist Sue Hodge, who has lived here in Canowindra for 5 years but now sees herself very much as a local said “It is a privilege to be asked to exhibit in this way, it is good for the town and good for the Club, it will also encourage local artists and who knows hopefully some art will sell.”
Sue was born in Cowra and raised on a sheep and wheat farm near Greenethorpe. Sue is a landscape artist but has tried her hand at most styles of art over the years.
Sue has also been mentoring children in Canowindra for three years now through the Youth Art Mentoring Program and enjoys passing her skills on to the children.
“In times of economic downturn such as the drought, art is now seen as a luxury item and few artworks sell. Thanks to Tom and the Club for their support of the local art community. This is just another example of locals helping and supporting locals, this is why I love living in Canowindra,” said Sue.
Tom’s aim is to have different artists from the local Canowindra Arts Group, who run a Gallery in Gaskill St to exhibit their works every few months. This will keep it interesting and give different artists exposure.
Be sure to head into the Canowindra Services Club soon to admire the new artworks.