Client Ashley’s Art Exhibition in March ’17

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Local artist Ashley Morgan will be exhibiting his paintings at his  ‘A Splash of Colour’  art exhibition at Settle Library this March.

Ashley, who has a learning disability, attends Horton Housing’s community cafes in Skipton and Settle on a regular basis.

The cafes aim to improve the lives of adults who have mental health issues and who are at risk of or experiencing social isolation. Informal learning sessions and activities help clients increase their confidence, develop skills and access volunteering and employment opportunities.

Ashley, who lives in Settle, has often brought in artwork to the cafes and Community Project Worker, Helen Bannister, has been supporting him to showcase his work. North Yorkshire County Council’s Library Service has kindly agreed to provide Ashley space at Settle Library for his exhibition.
Catherine Barlow, Service Development Officer at Settle Library, said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting Ashley’s paintings at Settle Library; they really demonstrate Ashley’s exciting talent and his vibrant use of colour. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to view the exhibition.

The exhibition will be launched on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at 11am at Settle Library and can be viewed throughout March while the library is open.
Helen Bannister, Community Project Worker, said: “Ashley can really express himself through his art and we are pleased to be able to support him to develop and establish his talent. We hope this will be an empowering experience for Ashley and that it will inspire him to continue to show his talent.

The Craven Community Cafes run every Wednesday afternoon in Settle and every Thursday afternoon in Skipton. For more information about the cafes, and the exhibition, contact Helen on 07584 015792 or email