ARTISTIC residents flooded into Airedale Library for a community exhibition of silk paintings inspired by local waterways.
Arts company Faceless organised the Canals Connect project – weekly classes teaching residents and school children how to paint images of canals and rivers on silk cloth – and exhibited the finished pieces at the library, on The Square.
Tony Wade, Faceless creative director, said: “I am very pleased with how the exhibition was received and it was lovely to see some of the workshop participants again.
“They should be justifiably proud of the paintings they created as everybody commented on how beautiful they were.”
Airedale Friends, Airedale Methodist Church lunch club, Holy Cross Companionship Group, Ferry Fryston over 50s club and Airedale Junior School pupils took part.
Mr Wade added: “The canals and waterways have played a vital part in the development of this district.
“This project enabled Faceless to work with many groups exploring that history and documenting it creatively for everybody to see.”
The exhibition has also been on show at Pontefract Town Hall, the Hepworth Wakefield learning studios and Wakefield’s St Swithun’s Centre.