Sunday October 22nd – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm

What’s On

CAN-e-News Friday 13 October 2017

A big THANK YOU from the bottom of our CAN hearts to all our supporters who braved the rain to attend the White Night event on Saturday 30 September and visit our installation ‘White Light’. We were astounded by the numbers who filed through, folded a boat and enjoyed the live music. The wall of sticky notes grew and grew with comments and stories, outlining your connections to our land and sea.

Here are some of our favourites:

“Row row row your boat, gently down the stream, fold your paper in your mind, and follow all your dreams”

“My fave part of Hawke’s Bay is the sky; the sunrises, sunsets, stars and sun”

“Wow, just wow”

“From the North and the South, blown here by the winds of fortune”

“Born and bred, love the Bay”

What more can we say? There is an obvious sense of belonging within our community, and as your art centre, we aim to foster that. You can become part of the CAN family by becoming a CAN Member and support us in our mission to provide affordable arts opportunities for all. To join visit our website or pick up a membership form from the desk next time you pop in.

Save the date: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October is ‘De-Stash and Re-Stash’..CAN’s very own pre-loved art & craft supplies swap shop! Think all things painting, pottery, fabric, sculpture, photography, old frames, sewing supplies, ink, beads….and the list goes on! Re-use or re-cycle your hoarded art and craft supplies, have a clear out, or come and buy!
11am – 3.00pm, book a space for $15 by contacting
Stall holders will get a chance to swap and sell art and supplies with each other before the doors open to the public at 11am. Entrance for the public is free.

On for the next week until 19 October, two exhibitions that celebrate the detail and colour of our world are ‘Portals’ in the Main Gallery and Pete Marsh in the Small Gallery. Enjoy the exquisite New Zealand photography and mandala painting by Sarah Beale and Alex Feasey, and the detailed drawing and painting of emerging artist Pete Marsh. From waterfalls to rhino’s.. bees and trees, the beauty of nature is represented in numerous ways by these talented artists.

Also…KIDS WORKSHOPS – many happy victims these hols!….