Art­works still on show af­ter close con­test

Te Puke Times - - ARTS -

It was close, but Jan Goldie’s Colour Ther­apy was voted the peo­ple’s choice at the re­cent Te Puke Art So­ci­ety’s an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion.

Jan’s work re­ceived just one more vote than Earth Shine by Caro­line Lysaght.

While the ex­hi­bi­tion took place over Labour Week­end, many of the works can still be seen at the so­ci­ety’s Con­sta­bles Gallery in Com­merce Lane on Thurs­days, the so­ci­ety’s meet­ing day, between 9.30am and 2pm.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was opened by Western Bay of Plenty Mayor Garry Web­ber, who noted the so­ci­ety had been in ex­is­tence since 1966.

“I am sure [it] will con­tinue well into the fu­ture. The Te Puke com­mu­nity, I hope, truly val­ues what it does for the com­mu­nity.”

He also thanked so­ci­ety pa­tron Audrey Bald­win for the many years of work she has done to en­sure art and cul­ture are not for­got­ten as an in­te­gral part of the fab­ric of Te Puke.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures pre­vi­ously un­seen works and also in­cluded a dis­play by Toko­roa Pot­ters.

Dur­ing the year mem­bers re­ceived tu­ition from Whakatane artist Robyn Watchorn, ex­hib­ited re­cip­ro­cally with The Whakatane Art and Craft So­ci­ety and wel­comed sev­eral new mem­bers to the club.

The Art So­ci­ety has fin­ished lin­ing the walls with felt this year.

“This make the gallery warmer and helps make pre­sent­ing the hang­ing art more in­ter­est­ing,” said sec­re­tary Adri­enne Cleaver.

The Art So­ci­ety is open to any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing to try out dif­fer­ent medi­ums to cre­ate all kinds of art.

Con­sta­bles Gallery is a his­toric build­ing owned by the so­ci­ety, which has re­ceived some fund­ing for the up­keep of the old build­ing.

One of the aims of the Art So­ci­ety is to pre­serve one of Te Puke’s best known and old­est build­ings for the lo­cal artists of the fu­ture.

Jan Goldie’s paint­ing Colour Ther­apy was voted peo­ple’s choice at the re­cent Te Puke Art So­ci­ety ex­hi­bi­tion.

Western Bay of Plenty Mayor Garry Web­ber and his wife Ca­role chat to Te Puke Art So­ci­ety vice pres­i­dent Colin Ken­dall at the open­ing of the so­ci­ety’s an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion.

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