15.08.2017 | FiFab Support Glenrothes Art Exhibition
Glenrothes Art Club is holding its big event of the year during August and
September. The official opening was performed by Verdi Clark, Partnerships &
Creative Development Officer, Fife Cultural Trust.
The Annual Exhibition runs from Monday 7th August and continues to
Wednesday 13th September in the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. Entry to the
exhibition is free of charge and can be visited every day in the upstairs gallery
during the normal opening hours of the Rothes Halls. Access by lift is available.
Members of Glenrothes Art Club will be on hand from 10am to 4pm every
Saturday to assist visitors and to handle sales for those who wish to purchase
the artwork on display.
Over 200 paintings and crafts in a wide range of styles, media and subject will
be on exhibit. Craft work will fill the glass display cabinets. An open invitation is
extended to everyone to view this stimulating and appealing show.
At the Opening Event and Private View, held on Saturday 5th August, and
funded by fantastic financial support from FiFab, Club President Lilian Sloan told
the audience of the many achievements in the past year. One of the highlights
was getting the use of the former Poundstretcher shop unit in Lyon Square,
Kingdom Centre. This was transformed into the “Glenrothes Arts Centre” for
three months and featured a wide range of workshops, demonstrations and
activities. The Arts Centre received funding from Fife Council, Glenrothes Area
Committee. A very popular feature was the two week-long workshops. The first
was run for Primary age schoolchildren and the second for teenagers. During the
last couple of weeks, the Centre became a Christmas Charity Shop, raising
much-needed funds for the Art Club. It is hoped to repeat this near to
Christmas this year.
Our Studios and Clubrooms in Alburne Park are a hive of activity with six activity
sessions every week with members painting in watercolours, oils, acrylic, pastels,
mixed media and charcoal. We have a thriving crafts group producing a wide
range of items - many of which are on display in the glass cabinets at the
The Art Club is in the process of selling its small, outdated premises and plans a
move to modern, larger, more centrally located facilities, fit for the 21st Century.
Glenrothes Art Club is proud of the good reputation it has built up over the
years both in providing exciting activities, events and also in helping to serve the
local community of Glenrothes and surrounding area.