An exhibition of 1000 postcards made by 3 – 16 years olds from 15 schools and nurseries in Hebden Royd will open to the public from Monday 19 July at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
Pupils were invited to submit drawings, paintings, collage, montage, poems, prose and illustrations of Hebden Royd for the exhibition by Vibrant Valley, a community recovery group led by Marianne Hood OBE.
Marianne said: “This dynamic and exciting exhibition brings together work from children whose ages range from 3 – 16 years from schools within Hebden Bridge, Cragg Vale and Mytholmroyd. They have depicted how they see where they live in a variety of different media with one thing uniting them all – an outpouring of creativity and imagination with an exuberance and freshness of perspective.
“Picasso famously said, ‘When I was a child, I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like a child.’ Many artists have been fascinated by children’s art and in looking at this exhibition you can definitely understand their enthusiasm.”
The FREE Our Vibrant Valley in 1,000 Postcards Exhibitionis sponsored by Hebden Royd Town Council, Hebden Bridge Rotary Club and Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) and will start at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from Monday 19 July to Friday 6 August and move onto the Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Monday 9 August to Tuesday 31 August.
Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Rob Freeth said: "As Mayor I am delighted to be involved in and support delivery of the Our Vibrant Valley in 1000 Postcards art exhibition for the schools. Following the challenges of flooding and the pandemic, this exhibition launches an initiative aimed at returning Hebden Royd to being the vibrant, inclusive and exciting place that we have all been proud to call our home and which has always been such an attractive area to both live and visit."
Added: Thursday, 1 July 2021