See the cream of Rugby’s artistic talents

There’s still time to see the latest offerings from some of the best artists in the borough.

But Thursday is the last day of the 80th Anniversary Awards Exhibition at Floor One Gallery staged by Rugby and District Art Society.

Gisèle Hibberd Pellegrini, a member of the committee, said: “Our exhibition has been very well received by the public and we would like to thank all our members, supporters, visitors, independent judges, sponsors Three Rugby and Abbeyworld Art, and of course Cllr Sally Bragg, Rugby Mayor, who very kindly presented the awards at a drinks reception on February 18.

“The society is more active than ever and we are proud of our history, our members and many supporters. Our 80th anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our art and share it with as wide a public as possible.”

In addition to the regular workshops, sketching evenings and day trips, special celebrations are planned with an 80th anniversary dinner in March and an art holiday to Scotland in April.

It was back in 1936 that the Rugby & District Art Society was founded by a few artists led by the art master at Rugby School.

For a number of years, they met at the school and the society grew, counting among its officers prestigious personalities like L S Lowry.

The society now has around 100 members and meets at Dunchurch Village Hall at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Two exhibitions are held every year.

For further information about the society, membership and activities visit www.rugbyanddistrictartsociety.org.uk and www.ragm.org.uk

Admission to the art exhibition is free and everyone is welcome.