VILLAGE talent is once again on show at the Hollist Arms pub in Lodsworth where the annual art exhibition is attracting admiring visitors.
It is the fifth annual ‘Art at the Hollist’ which was born in 2008 when villager Libby Milling asked the then landlord George Bristow if a few friends could get together and put on a show.
“Several of us had taken up painting,” Libby recalled, “and coincidentally George Bristow, who was the landlord at the Hollist at the time put on an exhibition for his uncle, who lived in Scotland and was a very good artist. I knew George very well and asked him if a group of Lodsworth painters could put on an exhibition too.”
They have been holding the annual exhibition ever since, at the same time raising money for charities which have included Macmillan Cancer Support, Canine Partners the Heyshott based charity which matches specially trained dogs with disabled people and, Petworth Cottage Hospital.
This year they are supporting The Alzheimer Society based in Haslemere.
“We have a raffle for a watercolour, kindly donated by Diane Edmond one of the participating artists, and ten per cent of all art sales go to the charity,” said Libby, “So many people are touched by Alzheimers and we hope the exhibition will be well supported and that we are able to make a little difference to the lives of others.
The exhibition is open to the public at the Hollist until Sunday, November 25 from 11.30am to 7.30pm daily.