A SPRING exhibition is being launched in Acton Bridge tomorrow, Friday.

The fledgling Weaver Vale Art Society (WVAS), which was founded in November, is holding its first exhibition at the village’s Parish Rooms, in Hill Top Road, this weekend.

It was established by Northwich artists Tony O'Neill, Peter Twist and Diana Bernice Tackley to encourage professional, semi-professional and intermediate to advanced amateur artists to work together.

The three founders of WVAS have been joined by members David Cameron, Tony Snowball, Graham Watson, Jimmy March, Jane Caldwell, Beverley Tuckley, Peter Hiett, Lynne Whittle and Janet Poole for the exhibition.

Bernice said: “We have so many talented artists within the society, some of whom have exhibited in London and regional galleries and in planning our first exhibition we aim to showcase a wide range of contemporary paintings and prints; most of which will be available to buy at affordable prices.

“We felt it was appropriate to hold our first exhibition for our members in the parish rooms where we founded the group although we are also planning to exhibit in other venues and galleries throughout the year.

“So many artists work in isolation but the advantage of being a member of this group is that it provides an opportunity for like minded artists to work in an atmosphere of encouragement and inspiration.”

Tony O'Neill, WVAS chairman, said “ By creating exhibiting opportunities the society aspires to achieve greater recognition within the wider art scene.”

The exhibition is open from 1pm to 5.30pm on Friday, April 11, with an open evening from 6pm to 9.30pm, then from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

For further information about the exhibition or membership contact Tony O'Neill on 01606 74707, email wvas@outlook.com or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Weaver-Vale-Art-Society