The annual Nicky Alliance Centre Art Exhibition at the Maccabi Community and Sports Club in Prestwich was formally opened by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren Smith.
The Lord Lieutenant met members of The Nicky who had produced all the work exhibited under the guidance of art tutor, Tracey Flasz. Impressed with the array of drawings, paintings, tapestries and hand-made toys, Mr Smith said that artwork is so important. He said: “I recently opened a Leonardo de Vinci exhibition and was told that de Vinci believed that when an artist paints a flower it will eventually wither but the paining of the flower remains forever. That’s why he kept many of his own paintings.” He congratulated the members on their outstanding work and gave them every encouragement to continue.
A painting by one of the members was presented to the Lord Lieutenant by Nicky member, Anita Rodrigues-Pereira and he was so delighted with the work on display he purchased another piece of work for his personal display at home.
The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 8 July until Wednesday 31 July. All items exhibited will be offered for sale with proceeds going to The Centre. Chief Executive, Michelle Wiseman, said: “It was an honour to have the Lord Lieutenant opening the exhibition and I would like to thank Tracey Flasz for her hard work in our art room. This is just one of the many important and highly popular activities on offer at The Nicky. We always welcome more new members to take advantage of our fantastic facilities.”