CULTURAL GIFT: Helen and Rustum Sethna with Cr Tim Dwyer at Caloundra Gallery for the piano’s handover.
CULTURAL GIFT: Helen and Rustum Sethna with Cr Tim Dwyer at Caloundra Gallery for the piano’s handover. Contributed

Gallery opening has had a completely unexpected outcome

THE opening of a recent exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery had an entirely unexpected outcome.

The Mytho-Poetic exhibition launch included an opera performance by world-class local vocalist Marina Posa and talented local pianist Wendy Harper.

Two attendees of the event were so impressed by the performance that they decided to make a donation.

Members of the Friends of Caloundra Regional Gallery, Helen and Rustum Sethna of Parrearra, have donated a $5000 Yamaha piano to the gallery for use at future events.

Ms Sethna said she was so excited to see such an incredible performance at the gallery.

"We have been really impressed by the way the gallery is working to engage the community and showcase such wonderful work that we felt we had to contribute," she said.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the piano was a welcome addition to the gallery as it could be shared and enjoyed by the whole community.

"I'm really looking forward to hearing the delightful sounds of the piano resonating through the walls of the gallery at upcoming events," he said.

"It will certainly add to the rich cultural experience.

"The Friends of Caloundra Regional Gallery are adding to this generosity by donating a cover for the piano worth approximately $400."

The gallery is managed by Sunshine Coast Council.

Anybody wanting to volunteer to help build arts and culture in the region is encouraged to contact the council on 5475 7272.

Visit the gallery's website for details on upcoming exhibitions and events.


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