Northern News : February 2nd 2011
7 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ARTS ® SUPPORTING ASTHMA CARE SENSITI VE CHOICE 4 BEDROOMS FROM $212,700 198 m2 2 4 2 Featured Plan: Hudson 1021112 2956031AA ARTS CALENDAR FEBRUARY Feb, Affordable Lessons in painting and drawing at Centre for Creative Studies, Kerikeri. For more info call Joy (09) 407-3262 Feb 3, KKNPC finalist Buz Bryant Greene gives a piano recital at Trussler Residence, Pa Rd, Kerikeri, 7.30pm. Feb 5, The little BIG day out, a fun family musical day featuring five bands at Soundgarden Kohukohu, $20, for more info call Bruce 021-1766-355. Feb 15, Eklekktika Trio: David Adlam clarinet, Tom Pierard cello, Ya-Ting Liou piano at Frontline, Hone Heke Rd Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $20 from The Scullery, Kerikeri, or at door. Feb 5-27, Both Sides, Now new work by Sally Bristow at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Opening preview Feb 4, 4pm to 6pm. Feb 12, Art Auction at Opononi Resort Hotel. Viewing 1pm. Event 5pm. Proceeds to Rawene Hospital for equipment. Feb 19 & 20, MASS Ensemble returns to The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm $65 and $50. Feb 25, Habbadam award- wining young folk trio from Denmark at Swamp Palace, Doubtless Bay, at 7pm, $10 at door. MARCH Mar 1, Party Girls starring Geraldine Brophy, Pinky Agnew and Lyndee-jane Rutherford at The Centre, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm, $59. Mar 10, Live comedy with The Canadian Club Real NZ Tour at The Centre, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm, $25 and $22 Mar 17, Power Tutus on Tour with Pinocchio and Verdi Variations at The Centre, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm, $45, $35, $25. Mar 24, Michael Jackson Tribute at The Centre Kerikeri at 8pm, $69, $64, $49. APRIL Apr 2, International concert pianist Michael Andres at The Centre, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm. MAY May 24, The Pink Floyd Experience Tribute at The Centre, Kerikeri, at 8pm $89. Bad art? You be the judge and be honest Bad impressions: Still Life with Snoutless Dog -- artist unkown. ABOUT THE ARTS with Mike Nettmann Bad artists always admire each other's work -- Oscar Wilde In my relentless quest to find out what makes good art and what makes bad art I came across this website for What Is Bad Art -- http://uncyclo pedia.wikia.com/wiki/ Bad---Art. Here are a few excerpts: What is bad art? In essence, bad art requires that several cir- cumstances come together at once in an almost cathartic moment of epiphany. The creation must have sincerity behind its creation; the creator must be driven by the desire to create, rather than the desire to inflict suffering; the creation must completely engross its creator, who therefore has no time to think about perspective, tech- nique, or colour; the cre- ation must depict a sub- ject that will possess its creator, robbing them of all sense and sensibility during the process of cre- ation; and ultimately, despite the best of intentions, the creation must utterly and com- pletely fail to have its desired effect when viewed by anyone other than the artiste . Who decides what's bad and what isn't? Who indeed? You do, and I do, and your mum does too -- and you re damn right it s subjec- tive! For hundreds of years, the art establish- ment has been paying tribute to whomever they think to be great artists, and whichever they consider to be great works of art. And all the while, they have been looking down their pasty-white over refined noses at anyone who doesn t amuse them, or anyone who doesn t kowtow to their collec- tive aesthetic whims. So what if the painting that matches the sofa isn t a great piece of art? Love that painting by being honest saying: That sure is bad art! -- as if the fact that it brings out the sofa s orange like nothing else you ve ever seen before isn t enough. There are no bad artists only bad art There is one defining aspect that separates bad art from outsider art. The outsider never attempts to out-Renoir Renoir but to paint honestly, whereas the artist who creates bad art believes, deep in the very core of their being, down to their very mar- row, that if Renoir were alive to see the homage paid to him in Still Life with Snoutless Dog, he (Renoir) would weep with joy. Through bad art comes freedom Followers of the bad art school of art theory encourage the art- oppressed to go to the museums and art galleries in your com- munity and be vocal about what you feel about that painting on the wall. If a painting causes you to laugh out loud (or the $100,000 price tag for the piece of crap has the same effect) then do it! By embracing bad art, you can walk into a Henry Moore sculpture garden and say, What the ****! Remember, their epiphany is your cathar- sis. Take hold of it and shake the life out of it! Events on Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19: Ballroom and latin dance workshops and Saturday night ball, Rawene Town Hall, Auckland instruc- tor, beginners welcome, partners not required. Call/text Valerie on 021-457-7265. Sunday, February 27: Opera on the Lawn, Copthorne Hokianga (Omapere), 4pm, $20. A selection of operatic favourites. Concession tickets available for six or more. Call Chris Morey on 405-8053.
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