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Arts thriving in Karori From Saturday July 14-21, Karori Arts and Crafts is holding its annual Art Exhibition. The artists are all members, known for their high standards.

their collections very reasonably and supporting artists to replenish their materials. Work by tutors, many professional artists, can cost more but represents significant value. People starting a collection can also begin with one piece they love, says Margaret. All year long, members work across a very broad range of genres in watercolours, oils, acrylics, as well as in photography and print making, preparing for these exhibitions. “And the standard of the art selected for exhibition is just remarkable,” says Margaret. On both Saturdays from 11.15am12.15pm there will be artist demonstrations. At the first, Margaret will demonstrate watercolour doodling. “ People can have a go themselves as no experience is required. It’s a lot of fun.” A gold coin donation for their heat pump fund is all that is needed. The centre offers classes and workshops for adults and children including school holiday workshops. There are over 15 interest groups that include painting, photography, quilting, knitting, antique appreciation and gardening. “We now know that being involved in the arts, as shown in research, helps your brain keep young and flexible. It keeps those synapses firing! And it’s wonderful for the soul,” says Margaret. Each day from July 14-21, the exhibition will be held in the centre’s rooms at 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori between 10-4pm, free entry.

“It is a great opportunity to view, even purchase an original and unique artwork,” says centre manager Margaret Taylor. Some local collectors are loyal to one artist and await the exhibition eagerly, adding a piece or two to

Karori Arts and Crafts’ office administrator Jenni Morris and manager Margaret Taylor discuss the choices to be made about hanging these exhibition pieces. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

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