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Artistic journeys

By West Briton  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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TRURO COLLEGE'S prize-winning students will be aiming to prove they can be the artists and designers of tomorrow by presenting their work to the Truro community in their new show, Horizons.

It will be the ninth year that the college has exhibited on the city's Lemon Quay and takes place from Tuesday to Saturday of next week.

This year's show will focus on journeys and the varied horizons open to creative individuals. The public will have the chance to change their outlook and to see what might be on the horizon and who is striving to reach their goals now and in the future. It will prove that the creative experience broadens horizons.

The event promises to illuminate the quay with a stunning vista of talent from students of both full-time and part-time, further and higher education courses, with variations representing all art disciplines and scope offered at the college: from textiles to graphics, silversmithing and jewellery to fine art and ceramics to life drawing.

The large white marquee provides a temporary gallery.

"The aim of Horizons is to celebrate the outstanding art and design work produced by Truro College art and design students," said Mark Dunford, deputy team leader for art and design.

"By taking our work out into a temporary highly visible exhibition space, right in the heart of the community, will provide everyone with a unique insight into this year's highly individual work. An exhibition of this kind can have a dramatic impact upon the students' future and career within the creative industries."

Horizons is open to the public from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, May 20 to Friday, May 23 May and 9am to 3pm on Saturday, May 24. Admission is free and staff and students from Truro College will be on hand all week to answer questions about the work, or help those looking to find the right art and design course for them. Students have produced a set of postcards of their work that can be taken with a donation to St Julia's Hospice, the second year the team have donated to this charity. Local businesses and organisations have donated awards and prizes to be presented to students at the private view on Tuesday at 6.30pm.

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