York’s Hidden Gem

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September 5th, 2013
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York Cemetery celebrates its 175th Anniversary with an outstanding exhibition of York’s leading artists.

When the York Cemetery Trust decided earlier this year to hold the celebratory exhibition in order to catch the enchanting beauty of the cemetery, letters were sent to local professional artists to realise their idea of creating varying art of the cemetery. Hence, 35 of York’s creative minds volunteered and altogether 70 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs are going to be exhibited in the recently restored Chapel. Historic photos from the last 175 years will be displayed, too.The artists have all got different personal approaches to the cemetery, some have been influenced by its stunning site for years, others have only recently recognised its beauty.

The cemetery is solely supported by the Charitable Trust and the Friends of the York Cemetery and has to raise its own funds. This is why the exhibited work is for sale in order to continue to existence of the cemetery and chapel. The Cemetery’s Anniversary will be opened by Dr Dick Reid, OBE alongside with music, wine and canapés.

The exhibition, to which entry is free but with donations welcome, will be open between Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 22, from 10am until 6pm at weekends and on weekdays from 10am until 4pm.

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