Exhibition: Sea, Water and Jewels
Easter Art trail, members’ exhibition and learning programme
Mangawhai Artists’ gallery has been busy over the holidays with lots of visitors. ‘People are always surprised and delighted to learn that we change our exhibitions every two weeks’ said Mary-Anne Boyd, chair of Mangawhai Artists Inc and ‘they often comment how fabulous it is to have such a variety of wonderful art to see and buy.’
The next few months for Mangawhai artists continue to be focused on creativity and to showcasing Mangawhai art. There are five exhibitions between now and Easter with one opening on 11 January and a new one starting on 25 January.
East West is on now showing paintings and prints by Wendy Clifford that reflect Mangawhai’s eastern landscape and John Ecuyer’s beautiful wood turned objects.
Sea, Water and Jewels opens on Thursday 25 January at 6pm featuring the work of Jeanette Vickers, Leslie Cleary, Donna Shadick. Sea, Water and Jewels celebrates all things beautiful; whether it is a seascape rendered in oils; beautiful jewellery; or ultra-bright water-glass photography that is bold, vivid and unmissable! The range on display will amaze you. Large works over one metre alongside small pieces of precious jewellery. ‘All the work will delight, our inspiration comes from our beautiful world’ says artist Jeanette Vickers, and ‘this exhibition is all about something new, something different, and something polished’.
Easter planning has begun. While the exhibition calendar keeps local artists busy they are also preparing for Easter. Over the Easter period there will be a member’s exhibition opening on 22 March. The annual Easter Art Trail around artists’ studios on Easter Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April, as well as launch of the learning opportunities programme for the winter of 2018 at the gallery 6pm on Thursday 22 March. For more information people can visit www.mangawhaiartists.co.nz.
Below: Lesley Cleary left and Jeanette Vickers, right – exhibiting in ‘Sea, Water and Jewels’ opening 6pm Thursday 25 January. Photograph by J M Vickers - photographic artist Mangawhai.