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Hundreds of visitors to Methodist Art Collection exhibition in Wrexham

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March 5, 2015

A special collection of religious artworks has attracted hundreds of visitors within its first month of going on display in Wrexham.

The selection of works from the Methodist Art Collection has been on show at Glyndŵr University and Wrexham Methodist Church since late January as part of an exhibition called ‘Heaven and Earth.’

A mix of tours and workshops have accompanied the exhibition, with four more planned before it closes on Thursday March 26.

These include talks by Professor William Kay on Monday March 9 at Wrexham Methodist Church on the topic of ‘Experiencing Art and Faith,’ followed by a Welsh language workshop on Saturday March 21 with Bard Mererid Hopwood.

The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, on Sunday March 22 at the church, and a summary of the exhibition on Monday March 26 at 6pm in Glyndŵr University’s TV studio will conclude the programme.

This will be delivered by Professor Estelle Thompson, head of the division of media, art and design at Glyndŵr University, and Richard Sharples, Methodist Minister.

Professor Thompson said: “Glyndŵr University is extremely proud to have had the opportunity to host such a wonderful, significant exhibition.

“We’re equally grateful to Richard and the Methodist Church for providing us with the opportunity to bring the work to Wrexham.

“A great deal of work behind the scenes made the collection’s stay in Wrexham possible and I’m sure it’s been extremely well received by everyone who’s had the opportunity to see some of the works.”

Heaven and Earth – The Methodist Modern Art Collection runs at Glyndŵr University and Wrexham Methodist Church until Thursday March 26.

The exhibition is open at both venues from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and entry is free.

For more information visit Glyndwr.ac.uk/orielsycharthgallery, email orielsycharth@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01978 293950.

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