Wairarapa News : May 11th 2011
8 WAIRARAPA NEWS, MAY 11, 2011 ART & ENTERTAINMENT 3719699AA MATS Musical Theatre Inc. proudly presents The Australasian Premiere of Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Lyrics by TIM RICE By Arrangement with ORiGiN THEATRICAL on behalf of THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LTD Directed by Marilyn Bouzaid Musical Director - Craig Thomson 14th, 15th & 18th- 21st May 2011 Matinee Performance Sunday 15th May at 4pm Evening Performances at 8.00pm Adults $25 (Opening Night $24) Children $15 for all performances Majestic Theatre, 137 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton BOOK NOW! MATS Bookings Counter at Helen Southey House of Travel 158 Queen Street, Masterton 11.30am 4.30pm daily from 26th April 2011 All phone enquiries to Melva Denby 3774708 Visit www.matsmusicaltheatre.org.nz 8 Lincoln Road, Masterton P: 06 377 0139 F: 06 377 4925 A/H: 06 377 4925 or 027 419 0676 E: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.WORLDTRAVELLERS.CO.NZ We make it EASY to save for YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY Set up your 'Holiday Fund Account' NOW Going Further, staying in touch 3701898AA Masterton (formerly United Travel) 344006 0 0 0 6AB Fabrics & Crafts Patchwork fabric accessories Dress fabric & sewing supplies Needlework supplies - DMC B&B CREATIONS 289 High Street South, Solway, Masterton FREE PHONE 0508 422 632 Fabulous lunch specials • (curry, rice and plain naan) FOR ONLY $10.50 Home Deliveries -- • Available in Carterton area only (Conditions apply beyond certain km) Hours- 11.00am -- 2.30pm 4.30pm -- 9.30pm Dining coming soon Indian Takeaway NOW IN CARTERTON 109 High St, Carterton North • 06 379 5600 Fresh food, great customer service, so don't miss it 3606069AQ Working haven for artists and writers The Friends of Aratoi Museum of Art and History has announced the details of a residency that it is funding at New Pacific Studio at Mt Bruce. Called the Aratoi Fellowship, it will provide one to four weeks free residency at New Pacific Studio between December 2011 and May 2012 for a practising artist or writer. The residency is open to New Zealand-based visual artists and writers (including historians) work- ing either individually or on a collaborative project. The fellowship may be awarded to a single person for four weeks or to several for shorter periods. According to Penny Bunny, presi- dent of the Friends of Aratoi, it is the first time the Friends have commit- ted funds to a fellowship. One of our roles in supporting Aratoi is to encourage outreach into the com- munity, and this initiative will cer- tainly do that.'' New Pacific Studio, on the main road near Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, was begun by Dr Kay Flavell in July 2001. Its aim is to provide the time and space to allow artists and writers to pursue their work without the interruptions of regular everyday life. The residency provides living accommodation, studio space, an excellent library and internet access. The residency is self-catering, but a station wagon is available for shop- ping trips to Masterton. Applications will be assessed by members of the Friends of Aratoi committee and Dr Kay Flavell. Application forms are available on the NPS website (newpacific- studio.org) and should be emailed to email@example.com by July 15, 2011. Photograph realism captured A winner: Joe Tose with Joan, the inspiration for his award-winning portrait Just Joan. Joe Tose on show The meticulous, methodical qualities that enabled Masterton-based Joe Tose to excel in his career as an engineer and technical director have easily translated to the exacting field of representational drawing and portraiture. His capacity for hard work is just as evident. His pencil drawings can be seen in a new show entitled Friends and Family, in the Windows Gallery, at Aratoi. Self-taught artist Joe works in a photographic realist style, achieving mind-boggling detail and subtlety of shading -- all with the humble pencil. When asked about the driving force behind his art, he explains that it's really about competing with myself''. It's obvious that this genre provides plenty of personal challenges but the technical assur- ance of Joe's work gives a deceptive sense of effortlessness to the viewer. Joe returned to drawing after a diverse career which included work- ing as principal engineer and deputy director at KKNG Hospital, Saudi Arabia. His portraits include family members and a series of drawings of a young family friend dancing. The exhibition includes his portrait Just Joan, which won both a Merit and People's Choice award in the recent Wai Art Portrait Awards. Joe now works as a mentor and manager of a local Wairarapa busi- ness, and is a freelance project co- ordinator. He is also an exhibiting member of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts. Friends and Family: By Joe Tose, Windows Gallery, till June 5. Also on at Aratoi: Seek -- with artists Dion Hitchens, Bill Riley and James Ormsby, from paulnache Gallery, Gisbourne. Art sale to help victims Local artist Sandra Wong is holding her, 2nd Blue Moon Sale'', of paintings, prints and cards at Left-Field Gal- lery in Greytown. She will be donating 20 per cent from any sales to The Red Cross Earthquake Appeal for Christchurch. I decided to do this sale in response to the number of Christ- church artists we have in our gallery and learning of how they managed to cope with damage to homes, studios and businesses. And being an artist myself I could under- stand how difficult it must be for them now; so I am providing what help I can.'' Sandra has a variety of paintings for sale; from small decorative works, to investment and heirloom art. Left- Field Gallery is just north of Greytown (where the sunflowers are in summer), and is open seven days from 10am till 4pm.
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