Don't miss these moments
A LARGE crowd gathered at Gympie Regional Gallery to share some special moments last weekend.
Local artist Nonie Metzler and her longtime friends, Ellie Anderson, Philippa Hume and Marianne Reardon, celebrated the opening of their exhibition, Moments In Time last Saturday afternoon.
Their exhibition celebrates those moments in life that are special, eventful and sometimes even mundane.
But such moments are forgotten if not captured and recorded in some way.
Not unlike the Great French Impressionist Claude Monet, who captured fleeting moments of light on a hay stack, each artist in the exhibition has captured their moments in pastel, acrylic and oil paint.
Whether it be the afternoon sunlight through a window, some playful pandas or some friends sharing a workshop studio, each artist has depicted moments special to them.
With a slide presentation, each artist gave the audience a brief look at their significant moments along with other historical moments and works by their favourite artists.
Ellie Anderson grew up around Nambour and became an art teacher.
Now retired after 30 years' of teaching, she spends time doing the things she used to teach and agrees that it is much easier to tell someone how to paint than to actually do it.
All four artists do workshops together at the McGregor Summer School in Toowoomba, learning new creative skills.
They have exhibited their work before, entering competitions and winning prizes.
The exhibition, Moments in Time, will be on view until February 25.
Pop into the Gympie Regional Gallery between 10am and 4pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 39 Nash St, Gympie.