CARM Art Exhibition
We were delighted that 200 people had the chance to visit CARM’s Remembering Lockdown : Creative Reflections exhibition recently, held across two days in Tenterden and New Romney.
The exhibition was funded by many generous donations from local companies and individuals, all via The Big Give (biggive.org.uk) who match funded the donations that CARM secured last December.
The show hosted work in a variety of media, giving visitors much to look at and absorb. Many people got involved by providing art work, poetry and various crafted items.
To keep the younger ones entertained, there was a craft table for developing their inner Rembrandt. Some created Happy Post, others made pompoms or paper snowflakes.
There were also folders of My World and Happy Post created by school children, additional artwork, and a video screen with many more works that couldn’t be displayed in the space available.
More entertainment came from the Betty Townsend dance troupe who delighted us with a specially developed routine for our Generations Connect project.
Many attendees completed a brief feedback form. Comments included:
"It showed me that there was a lot of positive activity taking place with the help of organisations like CARM."
"Thank you for the exhibition so good to see such talent, which has been shared."
"I was reminded of my dear grandmother who died during lockdown. She has always been a great inspiration for my own creativity."
To all those who were involved in the lengthy process of curating and preparing the artwork, and to those volunteers who helped out on the days, a massive THANK YOU !