A makeshift gallery upstairs at a High St coffee shop in Echuca is housing the Murray Mizfits art group's annual exhibition.KATHLEEN TONINI December 14, 2012 4:36am
Judi Bilkey with her painting, Angel 1, at the Murray Mizfits art group's annual exhibition in Echuca.
A variety of works by local artists are on display in a makeshift gallery upstairs at Lets Do Coffee.
The Murray Mizfits art group annual exhibition showcases the creativity of nine of its members.
Artist Judi Bilkey, who has been part of the class for five years, said the group was close-knit.
‘‘We’re all eager learners,’’ she said.
Under the tutelage of Kristen Dyer, the group’s members explore their artistic passions and learn new skills.
A psychologist by trade, Ms Bilkey had wanted to join an art group for a long time, but had been too anxious.
Having met Ms Dyer previously, when she learned about her group, she thought she would give it a try.
The Wednesday afternoon classes, run by the Campaspe College of Adult Education, have become known as a ‘‘mental health day’’ for its members.
Ms Bilkey has not looked back since joining the group.
She opened her own art gallery in Elmore in October and, as well as painting, she made naturally-dyed silk clothing.
‘‘I have to pinch myself everyday (about the gallery),’’ she said.
The Murray Mizfits exhibition is open Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm, until December 30.
Firefighters are trying to put out a blaze, which has spread to two houses on Casey St in Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
A WORKING group has been formed to tackle Moama’s housing problems.
ROCHESTER’S mums and bubs fitness class is only in its third week but it has already doubled its enrolment numbers, blowing organisers’ expectations out of the water.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
ix industry and local government representatives, five water services committee members and two community members have been appointed to the new Connections Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
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