Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Region's Artistic Essence; EXHIBITIONS: DISCOVER MIDDLESBROUGH & EILEEN STOCKWELL

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Region's Artistic Essence; EXHIBITIONS: DISCOVER MIDDLESBROUGH & EILEEN STOCKWELL

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HE love of landscapes is on show at two new art exhibitions on Teesside.

TFrom photography that captures the essence of the North-east to paintings packed with shape and colour, art lovers have plenty to enjoy.

This year's Discover Middlesbrough festival is under way aimed at showcasing all the town has to offer. Part of the campaign involves late night events and the town's Heritage Gallery is also involved with a new exhibition which gets its official launch tonight.

Moved By The Spirit: The Friends Legacy will preview this evening and features photography by the Darlington Association of Photographers. It explores the heritage of the Quaker (Society of Friends) work ethic strong in parts of the North-east including Middlesbrough, Stockton and Darlington.

From the grid-lined design of Middlesbrough's old town to the grand architecture of civic, public and commercial buildings in the 19th century, the movement heralded a new era of industry, philanthropy and commerce.

"This exhibition looks at the legacy of these founding fathers of the past centuries to the present day, in terms of architecture, sport, worship and leisure. In addition, some authors have chosen to celebrate personal achievement, local stars, public sculptures, railway heritage and civic buildings," said a gallery spokesperson.

"The word Quaker is used synonymously with Society of Friends and, as such, many unrelated enterprises have used the name Quaker as a business name. …

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