Art exhibit at Willcox to benefit hall of fame

  • Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 11:47 p.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:03 p.m.
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Alasdair Banks’ “Charge the Line” will be one of the paintings featured in the art exhibition “Horse Power from Across the Pond” at The Willcox.
Submitted photo Alasdair Banks’ “Charge the Line” will be one of the paintings featured in the art exhibition “Horse Power from Across the Pond” at The Willcox.

Doncaster, York, Sandown, Ascot and Cheltenham evoke images of racing in the United Kingdom.

An equestrian sport art exhibition at The Willcox will allow the viewing audience a unique opportunity to see an array of pieces that have the unconventional grandeur of timeless images.

Equestrian Art Ltd.’s exhibition is entitled “Horse Power from Across the Pond,” featuring the best in original contemporary British equestrian art. The artwork will be on display from April April 4 through April 6. There will be an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 4. The cost to attend the opening is $65 per person, with $30 of that being tax deductible, and a portion of that money going to benefit the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.

The exhibit was arranged by Lindsey Perrow, the U.S. East Coast representative of Equestrian Art Ltd., after discussing the possibility of an art exhibition in the United States with John Thorley, Equestrian Art Ltd.’s director, she said.

The art exhibition is being sponsored by The Willcox, Land Rover, Land Rover Columbia and Mark Lexton.

“The Hall of Fame is very grateful to Lindsey Perrow for arranging to have this show to benefit the Hall of Fame, The Willcox for hosting it and Land Rover Columbia for its sponsorship,” said Lisa Hall, Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum programs supervisor. “The money raised that night will go toward future programs and exhibits at the Hall of Fame.”

Alasdair Banks, Vineta Sayer, Terence Gilbert, Sally Martin and Neil Cawthorne are among the artists’ who will be featured during the exhibition.

For more information, you can access the following website at equestrianartuk.com.

Ben Baugh has been covering the equine industry and equestrian sport for the Aiken Standard since 2004.

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