Arts’ leading lights

Award-winning Ocean Grove artist Dennis Sonogan's entry in Rotary Ocean Grove's Art Show. 160552

LEADING off the Arts Trail on Melbourne Cup Weekend, Ocean Grove Rotary Club will hold its annual art show at the Point Lonsdale Primary School Function Centre.
Art show curator Coral Barker is looking forward to the event.
“The show has attracted many top local and state wide artists. We have three categories: painting, drawing and print making, and of course the People’s Choice Award with prizes in excess of $9500 on offer,” she said.
Members of the public are invited join the artists, judge and members of Ocean Grove Rotary to enjoy a glass of wine, from 7pm, on Friday 28 October.
Dennis Sonogan is a self-taught artist from Ocean Grove. Painting in acrylics he captures in realistic terms scenes from the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast. Dennis was the winner of the people’s Choice Award in 2015.
A multi-award winner Dennis started painting seriously when he retired eight years ago.
“I’m impressed with the professional way Rotary Ocean Grove runs their art show – the standard of work is much higher than average and I like the fact that all proceeds go to two excellent local charities. I enjoy being part of it,” Dennis said.
The show is at Point Lonsdale Primary School Function Centre, Bowen Road. The proceeds from the commission of the sale of work and the art show raffle will be divided between Riding Develops Abilities, Surfing for the Disabled and will give people a chance to see some high quality work.
The weekend kicks off from 7pm 28 October and continues Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, from 10am to 5pm.