Just three years old, the annual Winter Art Exhibit at the Wendell Woman's Club has become a big hit, not only with artists, but with the entire community.
This year's show kicks off with a reception Friday night at the Wendell Woman's Club on the corner of Cypress and Third Street. The reception runs from 6-8 p.m. Previous shows have featured art from local and regional artists and it has included work from a number of different media, so chances are there's something there that would suit the tastes of even the most peculiar art fan.
In addition to the opportunity to showcase good art, the exhibit is important for a couple other reasons. First, the opening reception brings together a who's who of the town's leaders. It's a great chance to visit with them, press the flesh and talk about issues that might be on your mind. In addition to most of the town's elected leadership, the cream of the crop in the business and social community is also on hand.
Secondly, and most importantly, the exhibit gives credence to the notion that a town's arts scene is indicative of a town's health. Communities with strong arts programs typically have a lot of other quality of life things going for them.
The art exhibit in Wendell suggests that the community is thriving despite the economic woes that continue to nip at everyone's heels.