Local law firm sponsors major exhibition


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Local law firm Foot Anstey is sponsoring a new exhibition opening at the Royal Cornwall Museum next month.

The retrospective exhibition will showcase the work of leading contemporary artist Romi Behrens who has been painting in Cornwall for the last 50 years. More than 30 of her canvases will be on display – including St Ives Church, Lanyon Quoit and Bird from Paradise Park.

It is the first time that Behrens, who lives near Penzance, has had a large exhibition staged in the county – although her list of exhibitions elsewhere includes the Royal Academy, a number of other London galleries and the Arnolfini in Bristol.

Foot Anstey became the Royal Cornwall Museum’s business partner earlier this year.

Truro-based partner Mark Chanter said: ”Foot Anstey is committed to supporting local communities and believes a partnership with the arts can further the cultural outlook of people and develop their passion for learning. We are therefore delighted to be sponsoring the Romi Behren’s retrospective.

“Romi first came to Cornwall in 1959 and, since that time, has made a significant contribution to Cornish art. The museum does a wonderful job of preserving and promoting Cornish heritage and Foot Anstey is very proud to support them in that task.”

The exhibition will run from 3 October to 30 January (although the museum will be closed from 5 December, reopening on Saturday 9 January).