Artwork on sale for school’s sake
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 email@example.com.
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.