Tuesday August 22nd – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm
Thinking of an opening statement that catches the attention of the reader is not always easy and today is proving no different. Mainly because there are so many upcoming events, exhibitions and workshops, that I really don’t know where to begin! So settle down, stay with me… here goes:
In the main gallery till 7 September is ‘Tabula’, an exhibition by Dutch born artist Joeke De Vries, showing his recent works on small tablets using mixed media, hot beeswax and cold wax techniques. Other works are responses to landscape, visits to Venice, Barcelona and the Volcanic Plateau in the North Island; colours, textures, pigments and rocks.
In the small gallery is a delightful first exhibition of Anna Hill’s work – a combination of contemporary paintings of texture and colour. As an artist who is just starting out, Anna can’t place her style as yet; there is still so much for her to explore. When she started her aim was to see what she could paint; ‘I think that I paint my vision is of the landscape, not a representation of exactly how it is seen…but my own interpretation.’ There’s just one more week to see Anna’s exhibition.
CAN’s August Masterclass Workshop next weekend (August 26 and 27) still has two available spaces. This is the Jewellery Silver Clay weekend with Ingrid Schleomer. Priced very reasonably at $125 for the two full day workshops, plus $100 for the silver. Currently there’s an exhibition and sale of Ingrid’s work in the main gallery to inspire and show what is possible. This is a great opportunity to solve those Christmas presents dilemma – bespoke jewellery for everyone!
And if this workshop doesn’t appeal – how about a Masterclass in Mosaics with Janice Corbishy? Again, good value at $125 for two full days, September 16 and 17. Just bring your own china, tile cutter, and any extra embellishments that take your fancy. Janice will bring small torsos and other shapes for you to purchase if required. So please contact us to book your place or for more details.
To celebrate National Poetry Day and for one week only from August 25, CAN’s small gallery will be transformed into a brown papered poetic paradise. There’s a Haiku Poetry Competition to enter with a bottle of wine for the winner. Poet’s Corner returns on Monday 28 August, 2 – 4pm. CAN Live Poets Performance on Wednesday 30, 11.45 – 1.15pm; winner of the competition announced on Thursday 31. And then, on September 5 at 6pm in the CAN, it’s Poets Open Mic Night. Phew!
Just a quick reminder – bookings for the Hawke’s Bay Art Guide close next week. The Hawke’s Bay Art Guide is the only Arts specific guide in Hawke’s Bay. It showcases the very best art works, arts facilities and arts services. 15,000 copies are distributed and replenished monthly, to hotels, motels, local i-sites, tourist venues and the regional airport, ensuring your Art will reach almost every visitor to Hawke’s Bay and be visible to the world through the Art Guide web-site. Contact Yvette on 06 835 9448 before the end of next week.
And finally – just a reminder of Creative Arts Napier’s 2017 AGM, coming soon on Tuesday September 19 at 5.30 here in the CAN. Please join us for the (brief!) meeting followed by drinks and nibbles.
And that’s it for now I think. Hope you managed to get this far!
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