The Hub of Life in Newham
NEWHAM as seen through the eyes of eight local artists is the focus of an exhibition which will be opened today It is called the Hub of Newham and will run at the Hub in Canning Town until March 15. It will feature the work of artists from the Rosetta Ar
NEWHAM as seen through the eyes of eight local artists is the focus of an exhibition which will be opened today
It is called the Hub of Newham and will run at the Hub in Canning Town until March 15. It will feature the work of artists from the Rosetta Art Centre and will be the first of three consecutive exhibitions hosted by the group.
Much of the work features local scenes from in and around Newham. As well as stunning paintings of Green Street, Parvin Khoshdel, one of the artists, has even painted a portrait of her family owned off-licence on Hermit Road, just around the corner from the Hub. Another of the artists, Steve Marriott, has created two lifelike nude figures which greet visitors as they enter the building.
Sanaz Amidi, who helped organise the exhibition, said: "We wanted to show some of the talented work created by local artists and also celebrate the cultural diversity of the local area. It's important that the local community will also be able to buy works of art at very affordable prices. We hope that local people will come along and decide to become involved in the arts as art is for everyone".
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There will be a special Not So Private View at the Hub today (February 26) from 6pm to 9pm which is open to all. There will be a chance to meet the artists, share food and refreshments and perhaps even buy a unique work of art.
The Hub of Newham exhibition has been organised by the Useless Art Group with West Ham and Plaistow New Deal for Communities. The exhibition is sponsored by Caf� Rial.
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