Local artists' paintings and photographs to feature in gallery 'aimed at everyone'
AN exhibition aimed at making art available to everyone will open in Derby today.
Artwork from a variety of local artists will be displayed at the Artsmith LIVE Gallery in Monk Street, Derby.
Alistair Kennedy will be one of the artists whose work will be featured in the gallery.
His work spans a variety of different mediums including film, installation, photography and paintings which has been shown in London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Birmingham, Ireland and Norway.
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The exhibition is the brainchild of local artist Vitor Azevedo.
The 38-year-old was born in Portugal to parents who were both blind.
He said: "Art is my inspiration and it fascinates me to see all the different ways you can communicate through art to tell stories and memories.
"It has been a long month building up to the opening, including sanding the floor and painting everywhere.
"I'm slightly nervous but really excited. This is a chance for local people to see new artists work.
"I can't wait to see what everyone thinks."
The Mayor of Derby, Councillor Lisa Higginbottom, will officially open the gallery at 6pm.
It is open until Tuesday, February 19, and is free of charge.
There will be live music and the gallery will also offer workshops for children and young adults.
There is also exhibition and workshop space to rent as well as an arts shop.
For more information visit www.artsmithlive.co.uk.