Heaney painting donated to charity art exhibition

MAGHERAFELT Council Chairman Ian Milne admired the talents of local amateur artists when he opened the charity art exhibition at The Horner Gallery last Friday.

Mr Milne generously took the time to speak to all present and was genuinely impressed with the high standard of artwork of students on display. His words of support and personal contribution were highly appreciated by the Art Club and the MS Support Group.

Sheila McPherson from Magherafelt, who suffers from MS attends the Art Classes at the Horner Gallery was at the exhibition with fellow students to present a wonderful display of paintings to raise money for Cookstown MS Support Group.

The exhibition was open to the public throughout the weekend and drew a steady crowd throughout the three days.

Visitors enjoyed the display of Art and were able to donate to the Charity as well as having the opportunity to purchase selected paintings which were attractively priced for the occasion.

Sheila is a member of the Cookstown MS Help and Support Group Who meet together in order to improve the quality of their lives. Funds for this worthwhile charity allow the group to offer treatments such as physio, reflexology, oxygen therapy, reiki and acupuncture.

Along with this fundraising event artist Ross McClelland has generously donated a painting of Seamus Heaney on canvas for a raffle with tickets only £5 each. This painting retails at around £400 so it is a great opportunity to acquire an original painting of our famous poet for a small price, knowing that the money is all going to this worthwhile cause.

Tickets can be purchased from the Horner Gallery, 199 Hillhead Road, Castledawson or from the Moyola Park Golf Club, Castledawson.