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Upper Hutt Leader : May 25th 2011
34 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 25, 2011 ARTS 3749105AA 3738882 Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm 836 Fergusson Drive, Tel 527 2168 www.expressions.org.nz 2147231DI 6th May -- 26th June 2011 MIREK SMISEK 60 YEARS 60 POTS This exhibition is a stunning survey of our pioneering studio potter Mirek Smíšek. Presented is a collection of Smíšek's main forms of vases, bowls, crocks, jugs and Yunomi (Japanese tea-bowls). A selection of recent Smisek pots will be for sale. Floor talk by Mirek Smisek -- Sunday 29 May 2011 at 2pm VECTOR GALLERY 20th May - 10th July FASHION VICTIM -- EXHIBITION BY JACQUELINE TUCKEY Jacqueline Tuckey's latest works utilise the extinct Huia bird to exemplify and ponder the practice of taxidermy and adornment and give tribute to a bird that owes it demise to fashion. This exhibition will encompass works on canvas, free standing sculptures and wall sculptures. All art works are for sale. ROTARY FOYER 10th May - 26th June 2011 Artworks from children attending Maidstone Intermediate School. SAM HUNT Purple Balloon and other stories NOW SCREENING "This intimate biopic is masterly." Helen Martin, On Film 3725803 NEWS 528 9654 PHONE US AT Mural entries sought The Keep New Zealand Beautiful organisation has launched a wall mural competition to combat graffiti. It wants to inspire school students to take pride in their com- munity, and hopes in term two they will com- bine history, art, social studies and geography for the national compe- tition. It has launched Wall Worthy and hopes to see many entries from schools before July 15. The group will ask students to submit ideas and designs on what makes their com- munity Wall Worthy . KNZB is trying to eliminate graffiti by inspiring students to think about what they are most proud of in their community. A winning mural design from each region will be selected during Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week in Aug- ust and brought to life by students with paint from Resene. Visit knzb.org.nz for more information. Musicians line up for Christchurch Bands winner: Poppydust, performing in Upper Hutt this Friday. Photo: FAIRFAX Concert to appeal to all ages Youth and a wider audience will be treated to Voices for Christchurch concerts by a group of talented artists in the coming weeks. Organiser Chris Green, an economics teachers at Upper Hutt College and a singer, says the concept was launched at Lane Park fol- lowing the February 22 quake and on the night of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. That concert raised more than $2000 for the Red Cross Christchurch appeal. I know lots of these people [performers] and thought there was an opportunity. This Friday afternoon, May 27, Upper Hutt College will host a concert for its students with top New Zea- land musicians Matthew Pike, Nikita Tu Bryant and Waylon Edwards and young guitar phenomenon Lukas performing an unplugged set in the college library as part of their New Zealand Music Month series. Later the same day the col- lege will host Voices for Christchurch ROCKS, open to all intermediate and col- lege students, and featuring Poppydust, winners of the national 2010 Battle of the Bands. Poppydust have just com- pleted work on their first album and chosen to add their continued support for Christchurch. The concert starts at 5.30pm, entry $3. Refresh- ments on sale. All ages are invited to buy tickets to a Voices for Christ- church concert at Expressions at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 13. The best of the region s music and theatre artists will give their talents in a programme of favourites which range from baroque to blues with a strong incli- nation towards musical theatre favourites. Musical theatre audiences will be familiar with performers Matthew Pike, Chris Crowe, Ivy Padilla and Jo Hodgson. Matt Mulhol- land adds a comedy twist while New Zealand s leading baroque soprano, Pepe Becker, brings her voice to the mix of more than 25 top vocal artists and accompanists. Early bird tickets are $18 from Expressions. Door sales will be $25. Choirs, clubs and jazz for Canterbury Ballads and pop: Concert guest John Sutherland. Mainly Acoustic Music Club is holding a Concert for Christchurch at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club this Sunday, May 29. Guests include Wayne Mason, Upper Hutt College s Pacifica band and the girls quartet Cloud 9. Direct from the Tauranga jazz fes- tival will be the 10dd Choir. Also performing will be John Sutherland (ballads to blues) and pop trio Har- mony Lane finish the show with favourite hits of yesteryear, and some modern ones too. The concert is 2pm till 5pm. Tickets, $10, can be bought at the Cossie Club and Upper Hutt i-SITE in Main St.
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