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Art display will return to Mary’s Parish Church in Mold

MOLD’S ancient St Mary’s Parish Church will become a gallery for modern works of art for the fifth year running in May.

The Virgin Art exhibition, now firmly established in the town council’s annual festival programme, will be staged between Monday, May 6, and the following Saturday.

Organisation of the event will be in the hands of a small committee of church members, with Sheila Wilson, of Mold, as chairman and Denise Owen, of New Brighton, as secretary.

This year’s exhibition was supported by more than 80 artists and photographers from North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire ranging from teenagers to octogenarians. A painting by the youngest exhibitor, Emily Speakman, of Mold, was the most popular with the l,000-plus visitors, and her reward was a voucher for art equipment.

Many of the works of art exhibited are on sale to members of the public with part of the proceeds helping to boost church funds. More than £12,000 has been raised since the first exhibition in 2009.

For more, visit www.virginartmold.org.uk.