Northern News : March 23rd 2011
8 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 23, 2011 ARTS Master potter part of national tour Pot man: Ceramicist Richard Parker. ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Richard Parker's pots launch Masters of Craft NZ tour This series of exhibitions includes some of New Zealand s most influential artists. It opened during the first weekend of the Auckland Arts Festival and featured NorthTec Kerikeri tutor and master of ceramics Richard Parker. Supported Creative New Zealand the Masters of Craft tour includes people whose work exemplifies the value of craftsmanship. Richard has his own vision of what a pot should look like. His innovative approach seeks to define for us new ways we understand the dec- orative object. Abandoning the tried and true methods for creating pots, Richard has developed his craft right down to his own vocabulary. Bravo Rich- ard. Minsi Yang and Flavio Vil- lani at Frontline This is another exceptional concert presented by Aroha Music Society, music to hold you spellbound with virtuosic performances. Minsi s violin was posi- tively electrifying, especially with Paganini s Variations on a Theme by Rossini, played only on the G string. With flamboyant ease Vlavio gave his best perform- ance yet with a superb interpretation of Prokofiev s Piano Sonata No 3, Op 38. I cannot understand why these concerts are not always sold out. For only $20 they are exceptional value and you get a cup of tea at interval. Emblems at Rawene Gal- lery This exciting exhibition features Hokianga artists. The powerful larger works here demand attention, luring you into their chal- lenging interiors. Lovey Fife and Dallon August have created pieces with artistic passion and desire. Kim McMullen s Tairaire Sphere is positively breathtaking. Art Auction for Canter- bury at Copthorne Wai- tangi This is a call for all Far North artists to donate a piece to be included in a silent auction at Waitaha Copthorne Waitangi, April 18 to 22. All funds will go to the Salvation Army and Red Cross. Please leave your donated work by latest April 15 at any of these drop-off points: Copthorne Hokianga, Copthorne Waitangi, Kaikohe Christian School, Kaeo Farm and Fuel, High Voltage Surf Shop Kerikeri, NorthTec Kerikeri, South Sea Art Rus- sell. For more information contact: Diane Hawke on 402-7732, Lillian Jordan on 4076959; Cherry Lawrie 4037294; Yvonne Linehan 405-9445, Les Rockell on 407-6980. Anyone wishing to volunteer help please phone your nearest contact. Tutus on Tour The first half of the show, Verdi Variations, was by far my favourite from this classy troupe, with dramatic solos, dazzling duets and graceful ensembles interspersed with cheeky humour. The Adventures of Pinoc- chio followed interval and although visually fabulous with splendid costumes and innovative props and scenery it lacked the dynamism and energy of the first half. Maybe the brilliant local production of Coppelia is still too fresh in my mind. Great to see so many young people in the audience. ARTS CALENDAR NOTICES March 23-April 3, New paintings by Raewyn Smith at Kaan Zamaan Kerikeri Rd. March 24, Michael Jackson Tribute at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, 8pm, $69, $64, $49. March 26, Billy T and Me (Peter Rowley) at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, 7.30pm, $30. March 27, Hokianga Jazz Club gig with local musicians at Copthorne Omapere, 2pm-5pm, $5. Members and children free. March 27, Thelonious Punk at Marchty's Golf Range Cafe ´ State Highway 10, Kapiro, 1pm-4pm, free. Until March 27, A selection of prints from the Falmouth A4 International Print Show at Art at Wharepuke, 190 Kerikeri Rd. Gallery open seven days, openning from 9am-5pm. Until March 28, Emblems, featuring Hokianga artists at Rawene Art Gallery, 2 Parnell St. March 31-April 29, Seeing Red at Art Upstairs, 22 Mill Lane, Kerikeri. Opening preview March 31, 5pm. Until March 31, Undercurrent, Bev Truloff at Village Arts, Kohukohu. Until March 31, Paintings by Hokianga artist Valerie Fife at Dundee Interiors, 505 Kerikeri Rd. Until March 31, Acrylic on perspex by Candy Clarke at Loft Design Store, 3 Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. April 1, 6.30pm-8pm. The Turner Centre at Kerikeri is keen to train anyone interested in working backstage. Free training is offered once a month with a view to joining the volunteer technical team. For more info contact Erica on 407-0260 or email ops@centa keri.com. April 1, Autumn Jazz lunchtime concert at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, noon. Gold coin donation April 2, International concert pianist Michael Endres at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, 7.30pm, $30 and $20. April 2-3, Handmade Turkish kilims and carpets at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. April 3, Operatunity, Three Tenors and a Soprano at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, 2pm, bookings @operatunity.co.nz, www.opera tunity.co.nz, ph, 0508-266-237. Until April 3, A collection of quality art from previous exhibitions at Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri Rd. April 5, Kerikeri Live Music Club, 7.30pm, at Bishops Wood State Highway 10, Kerikeri, open mike evening. April 7-8, Black Grace, Verses, choreographed by Neil Ieremia at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, 7.30pm, $30, $25. April 8, Sanders, Alley and Geiling return with a mix of Irish and Kiwi music to Swamp Palace, 7pm, $15 at the door. April 9, Russ Garcia, a Tribute 95 Years featuring Shaynee Rainbolt at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, 7.30pm, $50 and $45. April 14-17, Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri, auction fundraiser for Red Cross Christchurch earthquake appeal. Paintings donated by local artists to be auctioned 2pm, April 17. Artists include David Barker, Frank Habicht, Hone Tiatoa, Bruno Mertens. April 15-May 1, Never a Dull Moment, past and present members of Origin Art and Craft collective celebrate 30 years in Kerikeri, 128 Kerikeri Rd, daily 9.30am-5pm. April 16, Barbie Davidson and Marchy Livingston at Trusslers' residence, 80 Pa Rd, Kerikeri, 7pm, $30 at door or call (09) 946-6648. April 18 -22, Silent Arts Auction at Waitaha Conference Centre Copthorne Waitangi. All proceeds to go Red Cross and Salvation Army for Christchurch. April 20-May 11, Missing Pieces, new work by Mike Nettmann at Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri Rd. April 27-28, Songs My Mother Taught Me -- Naomi Ferguson at Castle Duo, Kaikohe, 7.30pm, $20 from Nursery Box and Castle Duo or $25 at the door. April 30, BOI Singers, A Concert of Baroque Music, at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, 7.30pm. May 1, 30th Birthday party at Origin Art and Craft, 128 Kerikeri Rd. Open invitation 2pm-5pm. Christchurch inspires artwork auction Left: Kia Koha by Mike Nettmann. Right: For Christchurch by Keri Molloy. A collection of artworks to be auctioned at Kaan Zamaan Gallery in Kerikeri on April 17 in aid of the Christchurch appeal is building up with contributed works from a number of artists. Pieces donated for the Christchurch Red Cross fundraiser entitled Out of the Rubble are by artists including David Barker, Sally Bristow, Hanna Cleghorn, Carol Cleghorn, Beverley Cox, Rod Davies, Mike Freeman, Alice Gatti, Frank Habicht, Helme Heine, Valerie Hunton, Fran Leitch, Mary McKay, Bruno Mertens, Rachel Miller, Keri Molloy, Marie Powell, Cecilia Russell, Mike Nett- mann, Bill Snider, Ailie Snow, Hone Tiatoa, Barry and Megan Squire, Sandra Suleski, Judi Soutar, Caryl Watts, Monika Welch, Chris Wilkie and Lena Zankl. Donated works can be viewed from 10am on April 14. The auction starts at 2pm on April 17 at Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri.
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