Liz Shaw hopes to get the community involved in Art Cornucopia.
Towards the end of the year she hopes to have an art contest for schoolchildren, with three pieces of art being selected by each school to go forward for an exhibition at the Weston gallery and for final judging.
Liz says: “I think it’s important to show children it doesn’t matter if their art is not perfect, there is always going to be someone who will appreciate it.”
Liz wants to get artists and budding painters involved in the gallery too. She hopes by the end of the year to be offering classes in various media in what she is calling an Artists’ Cottage next to the gallery, with tuition provided by local artists.
This community involvement ties in with the premise of the gallery to provide affordable art for everybody, with everything from £2 prints up to original artwork on sale for £250 or more.
Liz says: “Basically, there will be a piece of art in Art Cornucopia that will appeal to everybody, and to their pockets as well.”
Visit the gallery behind the Restaurant Conservatory at Baytree Garden Centre at Weston.