Arts society show nearing
Matamata artists will feature alongside artists from across Waikato, Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty at the Matamata Society of Arts exhibition next weekend.
The annual exhibition includes a range of media, including painting, pottery, fabric art and woodcraft.
Painter Anne Hodge will be showing a piece of work for the first time at the exhibition and said it was a chance to learn from other artists.
‘‘It’s a sharing of ideas and looking at where people are at and exploring different things,’’ she said.
Ms Hodge has been painting for 15 years.
Arts president Margaret Dwyer said the showcase was a chance for locals to check out some art – or buy something for their own collection.
Artists from across the Waikato and further afield were invited to enter a competition as part of the exhibition. Entries in the ‘‘paintings of nature’’ contest will be on display and judged by well-known Tirau artist Heather Leonard.
Matamata and Firth Primary Schools, Matamata Intermediate and Matamata College have been invited to display students’ work in the exhibition.
Matamata Camera Club members and guest artists from Whangamata, Tauranga, Huntly, Cambridge and Hamilton will also have work featured.
‘‘There is something for everyone to enjoy,’’ said Mrs Dwyer.
Anyone is invited to attend the official opening at Matamata Memorial Centre on Friday, October 11 from 7.30pm.
The exhibition will run on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from 10am till 4pm. Admission is $5, students free. The society would like to thank the Creative Communities Scheme for its support.