WHEN you are an artist living in the Bay it makes sense that at least some of your works with have a maritime theme.
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At Port Stephens Community Arts Centre artist have been working on works that depict all things maritime, seafaring and their related industries.
The resulting body of work features beautiful ships, boats and seascapes.
Meryl Miller of the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre told News Of The Area, “The Annex features “Nature of the Bay” where each work captures the character, of local eye-catching scenes, the freshness and freedom that wildlife enjoys in its natural environment and we invite the whole community to join us for a nautical experience.”
Cory Acorn is one of the contributing artists and the exhibition showcases her interpretation of Marine & Industrial Art.
Cory has loved living in Nelson Bay for the past seven years leaving Canada for our beautiful Bay, and she has been a contributing member at the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre since 2014.
Passionate about spreading the joy that art brings Cory offers classes to new artists runnings beginner acrylic painting workshops every Monday afternoon at the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre.
Cory is also leading the Art Centre’s highly anticipated 14th biennial Port Stephens Art Prize which will be held in 15-24 March, 2019.
The Art Prize competition is anticipated to feature hundreds of original paintings by local and Australian-wide artists. A Committee is in place to run the successful Art Prize and the team are working hard to secure sponsorship from supportive businesses.
By Marian SAMPSON