King Street Artworks @ Aratoi
The 22nd annual exhibition of King Street Artworks will soon be on display at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, with the opening night on June 7th at 5.30pm, all welcome.
This is always a joyous show at the museum, and a large one, with over 150 works – something for everyone.
The art reflects the joy that happens daily at the one-of-a-kind public art space, located in Masterton but serving the region.
It also reflects the diversity of the artists – people working in an incredible range of media and art forms – ceramics, paintings, drawings, printmaking, Toi Māori, fibre art, installations and more.
Most of the art is also for sale – purchasing work that catches your eye is a way to support the organisation that supports the well-being of our community.
King Street Artworks, located at 16 Queen Street in the Masterton Arts Quarter, is open six days a week.
The featured artwork, Lear Jet, was painted by Chasity ‘Chas’ Kahle, who has been creating at King Street Artworks for seven or eight years now.
“Chas has recently taken up painting,” says KSA coordinator Ian Chapman. “In the past, she had done more sewing, knitting and collage.”
This seems indicative of the mode of many artists at King Street. They feel free to explore new media and new techniques and are guided by artist-tutors such as Linda Tilyard (Studio Manager), Jenny Katene-Morgan, Leanne Taylor, Meg Waddington, and Harry Watson.
Don’t miss the annual joy – the exhibition runs at Aratoi, 12 Bruce Street, Masterton, until July 21st and is open daily, 10am-4pm.