Local Art: The Abstract Art Exhibition opened at the Forbes Art Society Platypus Gallery on Monday. The exhibition features a wonderful display of abstract artworks painted by local artists who attend the Thursday painters group at the Northside Chapel. The exhibition is open to the public until after Christmas. All the paintings are for sale and would make an excellent Christmas gift. The artists are competing for the Golden Pallet Award – a
peoples choice award. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition. For more information on the exhibition or the Thursday painters fellowship group, contact Leone Morrison on 6851 1054.
Christmas Tree Festival: Rotary invites the community to make and decorate a Christmas tree or create a nativity scene for the 2016 Community Christmas Tree Festival at the Forbes Town Hall. The Grand Opening is on 2nd December at 5pm. There are no size restrictions. Trees can be commercially bought, real trees, a branch in wet sand or a painted gum branch. Trees can be made from recycled materials, welded, nailed or glued. Lights can be added. Nativity scenes can be any size and made from any materials. Remember to place a Christmas greeting on or under your tree. It is $5 per entry to support local Rotary Ipomoea projects. Contact Sue-anne Nixon on 6851 5197 or
Carols By Candlelight: Sunday, 4th December at 7pm in Victoria Park. Santa will be there from 6:30pm to 8pm for photos and a gold coin donation to the Forbes Town Band. A big screen will once again be used for the night’s program. Judy Prior will host the concert. The Carols program starts at 7pm and continues through the night. The Forbes Lions Club will be in charge of the barbeque and drinks, and glow candles will be on sale from the Town
Band Committee. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy a wonderful family night. The Forbes Town Hall has been booked in case of inclement weather.
Art and dementia: Aged care residents at Jemalong Residential Village (JRV) are taking part in a new art and dementia program. The weekly workshops until the end of the month will result in a selection of art produced to be exhibited at JRV. The program aims to provide social inclusion and intellectual stimulation, which in turn acts to promote wellbeing. The pilot program is a partnership between Jemalong Residential Village, Arts OutWest and the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG). The program is based on one developed by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 2006. This MoMA program was taken up by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in 2007 through its Art and Alzheimers Program.
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