Bumper arts weekend in Blayney

The stage is set for a bumper arts weekend in Blayney.

The inaugural Textures of One exhibition will light up the Blayney Shire Community Centre this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm with 32 artworks on display.

Artists and artisans residing in the central west were asked to include a basic motif of three trees in their work with the background and foreground developed from their imagination.

The end result is several colourful pieces - from Blayney, Millthorpe, Newbridge, Errowanbang plus other central west towns and villages - that will be showcased this weekend, which will also signal the culmination of almost a year of planning by four dedicated women.

Cecily Walters, Loretta Kervin, Toni Morrison and Kerryn Hughes have been the driving forces behind the event.

"For our first year, I think we've done really well to get it out there," Mrs Walters said.

"It's been a lot of fun. It's been an experience for us all.

"We've put a lot of hard work into this. We're really pleased with what we've achieved."

Tracy David will have a display and demonstration at the event while Jan Dickie will also have a display. For a gold coin donation, youngsters can enter a colouring-in competition, with prizes on offer.

The exhibition will be officially opened tonight.

Prizes will be distributed by Blayney Shire Council general manager Glenn Wilcox, Mayor Cr Scott Ferguson and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole.

The Crafty Sew and Sew's event with demonstrations will coincide with Textures of One on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Loretta Kervin and Cecily Walters admire an entry in the innagural Textures of One exhibition.

Loretta Kervin and Cecily Walters admire an entry in the innagural Textures of One exhibition.