The Deputy Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Sam Davey, officially open Plympton Rotary’s annual Young Artist & Photographer Exhibition taking place in the Embarkation Lounge of Brittany Ferries at Millbay Docks.
As with past years, a mix of art and photographs are on show throughout the month of April before they will be relocated to the café at Sainsbury’s Marsh Mills. The work on show has been created by schoolchildren from all over Plymouth with the public able to vote for their favourite by picking up a voting slip on-site.
Clare Thomas, who oversees the Youth Activities for Plympton Rotary, said: “This is one of our club’s favourite annual events when we can applaud the talents of our Plymouth pupils and allow a wider audience to appreciate their skills and creativity.
“The standard and quality of the work never ceases to amaze and shows that the creative arts are alive and well in our schools.”
Darren Hands, who oversaw the photographic side of the show, said that “the standard of photos produced was incredible.
“The images on show were part of our local heat of the national Rotary photography competition and the judges for that had a very tough time picking a winner. We are pleased though that one of our local winners went on to win the district round of the competition.”
Club President Janet Benjafield who opened the exhibition with the Deputy Lord Mayor expressed her thanks to ABPorts manager Alex Chinchen for once again allowing the club to use their facilities to showcase the great work by these youngsters.
Photos of all of the exhibits can be viewed at the Plympton Rotary Club Facebook page. Or follow them on Twitter: @PlymptonRotary
(from a press release)
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