KOMMUNITY, based in Market Street Newcastle, returns today from 5pm until late and will feature artist Alex Le Scornet as well as other local traders, creatives, food and fashion start-ups. Because Le Scornet does not have to rent the space out for the night, he has decided to donate a portion of his proceeds from the exhibition to The Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

Le Scornet studied Illustration in Paris and relocated to Newcastle in 2015.  His work primarily focuses on fantasy, still life & portrait paintings in acrylics.  Le Scornet, an emerging artist here in Newcastle, was recently featured at the Cross River Gorilla Project’s (CRGP) black tie event at the Hancock Museum.  He helped the charity with their logo and donated a framed canvas portrait of a West African Grey Parrot, which helped to raise a significant amount of money for CRGP.

I’m so thrilled with the painting, said Anne Daniels Treasurer of CRGP, it really did help to paint a picture of the plight of these rare creatures in the Lebialem Highlands that we are trying so hard to save from extinction.  He is a very talented artist and we are so grateful for his contribution.

Le Scornet’s work at Kommunity will feature unframed portrait paintings with dark backgrounds on canvas.  The exhibition will have items for sale on the night additionally orders can be placed on the night directly with the artist regarding any portrait commissions.

The Crohn’s & Colitis UK is a cause close to the Le Scornet’s  heart as his partner, Amélie Krupka, an after school Care Assistant at West Jesmond Primary, has suffered from Crohns disease since the age of fourteen.  Le Scornet feels extremely privileged to be able to help raise awareness and funds towards this debilitating disease.

Colitis and Crohn’s are bowel conditions which can have a devastating impact on every area of life and currently have no known cure. Around 300,000 people in the UK have Crohn’s and Colitis, and more than half are diagnosed when young.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK is the major UK charity which offers information and support to all those affected and also funds vital research.

For more information and images about Crohn’s and Colitis UK call 01727 830038 or email media@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk  See more at: www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

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