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Feature artist for hospice art festival announced

A Tadcaster-based artist has been announced as the feature artist for St Leonard’s Hospice’s month-long celebration of art in July.

Chub Perkins, who has also recently created a pop-up woodland art gallery in Tadcaster called Little Land, will feature in the Sunflower Art Festival, which showcases art from all different styles and genres as well as raising money for St Leonard’s Hospice.

Chub said: “To be selected as a featured artist for the inaugural Sunflower Art Festival at St Leonard’s Hospice is a tremendous honour. The standard of care and support that they provide is invaluable so to be involved directly with its fundraising using my newly re-discovered artistic skills is extremely gratifying. Plus they’re not asking me to run a marathon which pleases me greatly.”

There will be a number of community events, workshops and exhibitions throughout the month all across the area culminating in an exhibition at the University of York, showcasing all artworks from Thursday 19th July until Saturday 21st July. The aim is to display over 500 pieces of artwork and members of the public can come to view and purchase art. They will also vote for the favourite.

Chub added: “To share my work with the world, and that of other selected local artists, I’ve recently created a pop-up woodland art gallery in Tadcaster called Little Land. When the weather allows we exhibit our work amongst the trees, allowing an all important real-world connection between the artwork and viewer. 2018 is our first year too so to be involved with the Sunflower Art Festival in what is also its inaugural year is not only serendipitous but also very fitting.

“I’m looking forward to this exhibition – knowing that the proceeds of any sales will go towards helping such a worthwhile cause adds an extra element of satisfaction to the artistic process.”

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