Kerryn Hocking’s passion for animals and conservation was clear for all to see as she was welcomed as the guest artist for the 2018 Laura Art Exhibition.
Rocky River Historic and Art Society president Greg Slattery welcomed her to the exhibition along with other artists and guests.
“Animals and nature are Kerryn’s passion, and this shows through in her superb works,” Mr Slattery told the gathering.
“We are grateful that so many artists consistently support this exhibition, and that is in part due to our consistent sales rate.”
During the official formalities of the evening, Mr Slattery announced that Peterborough artists Des Parker was the recipient of the Dick Biles Encouragement Award.
The award, named in honour of the exhibition’s founder Dick Biles who pioneered both the Laura and Gladstone High art exhibitions many years ago, is presented to a local/regional artist.
Mr Slattery said the award recognises Dick’s tremendous contribution to the society and to the town of Laura in general.