Art­work on sale for school’s sake

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Sloan

The Ko­hia Ter­race School art ex­hi­bi­tion is a big event on John Horner’s cal­en­dar.

The Mt Eden artist has been do­nat­ing work to the event since it started four years ago.

This year he has com­piled a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Mt Eden’s main street to be sold at the ex­hi­bi­tion.

The show will also fea­ture con­tem­po­rary art­work in­clud­ing fine art, glass, sculp­ture and ce­ram­ics from artists around New Zealand.

It launches tonight with a cock­tail evening and runs through­out the week­end.

Mr Horner says the Ko­hia Ter­race show is one of the best school shows around.

“There’s al­ways a big crowd and some­times we’ve had to turn peo­ple away,” he says.

“There’s a good am­bi­ence and a buzzy sort of feel on the night.”

Ko­hia Ter­race School runs an art sale and ex­hi­bi­tion ev­ery year to raise money for school pro­grammes.

This year’s show fea­tures work by Karl Maughan, Jeff Thom­son, Richard Killeen, Made­line Beasely, Nicky Fore­man and more.

Mr Horner has been liv­ing in Mt Eden for 18 years and a lot of his work is fo­cused around the sub­urb.

He says the show is al­ways a good chance to catch up with other artists and sup­port the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Ko­hia Ter­race School prin­ci­pal Alison Spence says the ex­hi­bi­tion is the school’s main fundraiser.

“It’s amaz­ing and I’m look- ing for­ward to see­ing it all come to­gether,” Ms Spence says.

“The qual­ity of the art­work is just great.”

The cock­tail evening and launch will be held from 7pm in the school hall.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will then be open from 11am to 5pm to- mor­row and 11am to 3pm on Sun­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Cathy Man­ning on 638-8526 or email info@ko­hi­


For sale: Ko­hia Ter­race School prin­ci­pal Alison Spence and pupils Jemima Clark and Matty Attwood, both 8, ad­mire artist John Horner’s de­pic­tion of Mt Eden Rd. The work will be on sale at the school’s ex­hi­bi­tion and sale which opens this evening.

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