Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Artist Made Life Member at Pioneer Valley

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Artist Made Life Member at Pioneer Valley

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Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au

JOAN McHugh was awarded honorary life membership of Pioneer Valley Arts at the opening of their exhibition last week.

Mrs McHugh, who lives at Finch Hatton, is a beautiful artist and has been a longtime benefactor of the arts and a strong supporter of Pioneer Valley artists.

About 50 guests attended the annual exhibition which was held at the Badila Art Gallery at Pinnacle.

The major prize winner was a painting by Joyce Bichel titled The Journey which was a well-composed and defined seascape featuring distinctive and imposing clouds over a low horizon.

The Pioneer Valley Arts has shown the Pioneer Valley has some wonderful artists and facilities in the heart of the valley.

The event was opened by Member for Mirani Ted Malone on Saturday afternoon, a cold and wet winter's day.

The exhibition judge was Tracey Johnson.

Following the presentations bush poet John Vassello entertained about 50 guests, while they sipped on a warm cup of tea or glass of red wine. …

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