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Railway art steams ahead

From left to right: Becca Smith, student; Tania Crockett, RSPB; Seaneen Price, student; John Lambert of Lancaster & Morecambe College; Annabel Rushton, RSPB and  Jim Trotman, CRP Officer.

From left to right: Becca Smith, student; Tania Crockett, RSPB; Seaneen Price, student; John Lambert of Lancaster & Morecambe College; Annabel Rushton, RSPB and Jim Trotman, CRP Officer.

Six new works of art created by students at Lancaster & Morecambe and Furness colleges were officially celebrated at Arnside and Silverdale railway stations.

Two of the students and the sponsors gathered at Arnside railway station and then at Silverdale station to celebrate the completion of the student art project.

They were welcomed by Peter Robinson, chairman of the Furness Line Community Rail Partnership and Jim Trotman, CRP Officer for the line.

John Lambert, who oversaw the work at Lancaster & Morecambe College, also attended.

Each painting reflects the natural environment of the Arnside and Silverdale area and the paintingswere sponsored by the RSPB, the National Trust and the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The artists were Becca Smith and Seaneen Price from Lancaster & Morecambe College and Sarah Hardie of Furness College in Barrow.

Jim Trotman said: “Schemes like this one provide students at local colleges with the opportunity to have their art seen by many thousands of passengers.

“In some cases, this has resultedin the artists receiving commissions for additional work.

“Hopefully, getting their art seen will help their careers get started”.

As a result of the successful student art scheme this year, sponsors are now coming forward for more works of art in 2014 at Ulverston, Kents Bank, Arnside and Silverdale stations. Visit www.furnessline.co.uk

 

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