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Exhibition in memory of student

Friday, 26th September, 2014

Student Cheryl Cook working on one of the pieces that will be featured in the Pat Power Exhibition by students of Amanda Johnson. Student Cheryl Cook working on one of the pieces that will be featured in the Pat Power Exhibition by students of Amanda Johnson.

By Darrin Manuel

Fine art and fond memories will take centre stage tonight at an exhibition by students of artist Amanda Johnson.

The exhibition will feature a variety of colourful acrylic paintings, and also serve as an opportunity remember former student Pat Power, who passed away in 2013.

Ms Power was an avid art enthusiast, who left all her artistic reference books and materials to Ms Johnson and her students when she passed.

"Pat is missed greatly but thought of often, as we received her extensive art reference library," said Ms Johnson.

"Pat was a very fine artist and loved coming to class, creating and showing her work.

"She would be thrilled to know that her books are being used and that our exhibition is bearing her name."

Ms Johnson said that although the exhibition would have a few pieces for sale, it was primarily being held for art appreciation rather than as a vehicle for sales.

"The students have put a lot of sweat and tears into their work and a lot don't want to part with them," said Ms Johnson.

"It's more of a chance for the students to get the whole experience of going from a blank canvas to having an exhibition."

The exhibition will launch tonight from 6.30pm at the Girl Guides Hall, and will run until October 3 between 10am an 4pm on weekdays.

The public is invited come along and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles, and to see colourful artistic creations and remember Ms Power.

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