Customers at Riverside Court, one of Orbit Heart of England’s sheltered housing schemes in Weedon, near Daventry, are hosting a free public art exhibition and sale on Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
In addition to a painting exhibition from almost 15 aspiring artists from Riverside Court and the local community, there will also be a raffle and refreshments on offer. A selection of paintings will be available for purchase and all proceeds will go towards a day trip to an art gallery and an outdoor sketching excursion for everyone involved.
June Wood, a customer living at Riverside Court and amateur artist herself, started the art class about a year ago and since that time, it has gone from strength to strength. June started painting when she was only two years old and has been painting all her life. She specialises in water based oils, but also paints in acrylics and watercolours.
When June first started the weekly art class, people who came along didn’t have a high level of confidence in their artistic abilities. However, as they’ve experimented with different mediums and tried out new techniques, they’ve really blossomed. The quality of their work has been exceptional and the results speak for themselves. They’ve now gained enough self-assurance that they feel comfortable presenting their art to the wider public and putting it on sale.
Anyone interested in attending is invited to come along. Riverside Court is located at Riverside Drive, Weedon, Daventry NN7 4RR. For more information, please contact staff at the scheme on 01327 342468.
The art class at Riverside Court is supported by Orbit’s Community Investment team as part of our commitment to invest in our communities for the long term.
Riverside Court is a sheltered housing scheme consisting 35 one bedroom flats for people over the age of 55. The scheme has communal facilities including a communal lounge/kitchen, TV lounge, a landscaped garden, ample car parking and scooter store room. It also features a health suite that receives regulars visit by a local hairdresser and a massage therapist. The scheme has its own laundry room, bin store, computer room and library and a guest room that relatives or friends may hire if visiting. Customers living at Riverside Court may live life privately or join in any of the activities on offer. They often organise social activities including barbeques and afternoon teas. A hub in the local community, Riverside Court also hosts a weekly Scrabble/bridge club that comes in weekly to use the facilities.