NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022
FENCIBLE LOUNGE, UXBRIDGE RD, HOWICK (NEXT TO THE HOWICK LIBRARY).
Demonstrating Artist: Karen Symons
Our next club night will be held on Wednesday, 28th September with Karen Symons demonstrating her charcoal drawing technique. “It has been said that you can take a woman out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of the woman. I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another, but I often end up painting something that reminds me of the land of my birth – South Africa. I have fond memories of the sights, the sounds, the smells and the vibrant colours.” You can learn more about Karen’s art on her website www.karensymonsart.co.nz.
Members and guests had a great time painting at the Plein Air Paintout at Whitford Village Green earlier this month. Thank you to Merv and Amanda for arranging this.
Dates for the Diary
Sunday, 25th September – Changeover at the Cottage Gallery
Sunday, 9th October – Oil Pastel and Gouache Workshop with John Heywood 10am to 3:30pm Uxbridge Art and Culture Centre, Studio 3
Registration form is at the cottage or please email Jennie Henry at email@example.com to secure your spot. Cost is $60. Please ensure those registering for this pay by Wednesday, 5th October.
Saturday, 12th November – Exhibition for members at Howick Information Centre during village
market. Set up will be the Friday afternoon before.
Wednesday, 23rd November – AGM and End of Year Party
Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th December – Exhibition for members at Bruce McLaren Village.
Friday, 2nd will be an opening cocktail night for artists and residents of the village.
Saturday and Sunday will be open to the public from 10am-3pm.
In other business, I am looking for someone competent in Word or Google Docs to take over formulating the newsletter each month. Maybe this could be something one of our newer members would like to help out with. Please let me know if you’re keen. I’d really appreciate the support.
Stay safe, and happy painting.
Elise De Silva
Our current 2022 committee members are:
President – Elise De Silva
Vice President – Merv Appleton
Secretary – Carina Sim-Smith
Treasurer – Liz Payne
Membership – Amanda Gleason
Art Programme – Jennie Henry
Gallery & Library – Janice Skinner
Off committee member is:
Website & Library – Wendy Oey