Art stop a trail high­light

Te Puke Times - - ARTS -

Cre­ativ­ity will well and truly abound at Janet and Par­mjit Singh’s Rangiuru prop­erty dur­ing the up­com­ing

BOP Gar­den & Art Fes­ti­val.

Not only is their gar­den in the Novem­ber 15-18 fes­ti­val, but it will also be an art stop on the fes­ti­val trail, dis­play­ing the work of Michelle Arnold, and Janet’s daugh­ter Linda May.

Cop­per Tree Gar­den will show­case Linda’s artis­tic jew­ellery and Michelle’s mo­saics, ab­stract paint­ings and acrylic on hes­sian.

The Te Puke area will play a big part in the re­gion-wide fes­ti­val. As well as the artists, there will be eight Te Puke gar­dens in the fes­ti­val, some within the town­ship, oth­ers in ru­ral ar­eas.

All up, 71 gar­dens through­out the West­ern Bay and the work of more than 100 artists are set to wow those tak­ing to the fes­ti­val trails this year.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Marc An­der­son says there will be an “ex­cit­ing” mix of lo­cal and na­tional artists ex­hibit­ing on the trail, at the fes­ti­val hub, and at a se­lec­tion of other venues.

There will also be a fes­ti­val gallery at the hub, of­fer­ing a sneak peak of all the artists’ work – a taste of what’s out on the trail.

“We are well and truly cel­e­brat­ing marvel­lous cre­ative tal­ent,” Marc says.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to buy trail tick­ets go to www.gar­de­nan­dart fes­ti­val.co.nz.

Tick­ets are also avail­able at Te Puke Florist and other venues within the dis­trict.

This year the fes­ti­val will also in­volve a minifes­ti­val named Bloom in the Bay, which will be held at the fes­ti­val hub, Tau­ranga His­toric Vil­lage. Bloom in the Bay will of­fer the op­por­tu­nity for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing fam­i­lies with young chil­dren, to en­joy key­note speak­ers, en­ter­tain­ment (in­clud­ing plenty of live mu­sic), tasty food and bev­er­ages, ex­hi­bi­tions, work­shops, dis­plays and con­cept gar­dens. It will run from 9am to 9.30pm on the fes­ti­val days. Those wish­ing to at­tend Bloom in the Bay do not need to have fes­ti­val tick­ets. En­try is $5 for adults, and free for chil­dren 12 and un­der. En­try is also free for those with gar­den and art trail passes. See www.gar­de­nan­dart­fes­ti­val.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

Linda May's jew­ellery will be on dis­play in one of the Te Puke gar­dens that fea­ture in this year's BOP Gar­den & Art Fes­ti­val. Work by mo­saic artist Michelle Arnold will also be on dis­play.

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