Waiheke Marketplace : February 1st 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 27 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 EVENTS Tickets & info: waihekejazzfestival.co.nz Author shares her nursing tales Book launch: Chris Curtis will read excerpts from her book From Queen's Nurse to Godzone at the library this Saturday. The launch of the last book in the trilogy by Chris Davies Curtis takes place at 5pm on February 4 at Waiheke library in Oneroa. The book, From Queen s Nurse to Godzone, tells of her experiences while district nursing in London in the 1960s and later in New Zea- land. Some stories are funny and some are sad. They are accompanied by drawings. Those who attend will be entertained with a reading and will get the opportunity to buy all three books signed by the author at a reduced price. Sea Week art shows stroke of genius Artists are being invited to cele- brate Sea Week and register for the Blue Spaces exhibition at Wai- heke Community Art Gallery. The gallery is looking for new two and three dimensional works inspired by marine life, including paintings, photography and artworks created from flotsam. The exhibition will run from March 9 to April 2. Registration costs $15 and can be done at the art gallery at 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, which is open from 10am to 4pm every day. Phone 372-9907 for more information. Artist celebrates growing food Community food: The Grow Stall by Jennifer Fountain reflects one of several popular veggie growing projects on Waiheke. Onetangi artist Jennifer Foun- tain opens a new exhibition of paintings and pottery at the Red Shed on Saturday. The show is titled Garden of Eden and unites the artist s enthusiasm for local food grow- ing with art. In particular Jennifer makes a nod toward the community gardens across Waiheke and the community supported agri- culture project as well as her own garden on Eden Terrace. So much passion goes into growing food and flowers. I was really inspired to share the enthusiasm. Oil paintings capture a work- ing bee at the Blackpool com- munity garden and the Grow stall overflowing with local pro- duce. A series of quirky acry- lics depict each of the com- munity gardens and some mixed media work shows gar- den activities and harvested produce. Former Waiheke resident Gina Mamae also created pot- tery for the exhibition. Gina has some hand-built bunnies which she promises will not eat anything in the gar- den. She has also created a special line of figures dressed with vin- tage fabrics for the garden or indoors. The exhibition includes infor- mation about community gardening and stories of challenges faced by growers on Waiheke. Garden of Eden opens at the Red Shed in Palm Beach from 2pm to 4pm on February 4 and runs for the month. The gallery is open on the weekends from 10am to 4pm or most weekdays from 9am to 2pm. Waitangi Day reflections on show Treaty inspiration: Blanket for Waitangi Day by Lynne Stewart is one of the mixed media exhibits that will be on display at Upcycle Gallery from Friday evening. A mixed media exhibition reflecting Images for Waitangi Day will open this Friday at 5pm at Upcycle Gallery. Participating artists were given a brief to comment on the Treaty of Waitangi in their works. They are fashion designer Jeanine Clarkin, sculptor Don Stodart, fibre artists Lynne Stewart and Nora West, mixed media artists Shellie Valois, Katie Maahs, Di Stodart, Cheryl Lyall, Jacqueline Joseph and Elam student Sarah Yates. Expect to see an eclectic mix of images from this group, gallery spokeswoman Lynne Stewart says. The exhibition will run until February 16. Upcyle can be found at Artworks on Ocean View Rd at the top of Oneroa Village.
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