Tasman Leader : August 8th 2013
13 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 8, 2013 ARTS GOING OUTGUIDE THUR FRI SAT SUN GO TO www.theleader.co.nz to list your upcoming events IT'S FREE www.playhousecafe.co.nz JIB JAM Fri 9th August RAYBON KAN Sat 10th August Phone (03) 540 2985 5526071AA STOKE McCashin's Brewery 660 Main Rd Stoke 547 0329 Quiz Night 7pm -- 9pm Turf Hotel Songer St, Stoke 547 7791 RICHMOND Club Waimea Members Draw Jimbo's Karaoke Loyalty Draw Blueslinger Market Kramit Music with Mark UPPER MOUTERE Moutere Inn 1406 Moutere Highway, Upper Moutere 543 2759 Quiz Night From 7pm NELSON Liquid Bar 75 Bridge St, Nelson 548 0270 Theatre Royal 78 Rutherford St, Nelson 548 3840 Nelson Suburban Club 281 Trafalgar St, Nelson 548 7631 Nick Ferretti Main Bar 7pm Kiwi Jam Session Lou Bragg Live Live Music Aaron Douglas Live Music With Mr Ferretti Elsewhere 145 Bridge St, Nelson 546 8516 EW Beats Breaks, DnB, Dub DJ Distortion Breaks, DnB, Dub Theatresports Competition 7pm Theatresports Competition 7pm Boulder Bank Band Main Bar 7pm Texas Poker 345 Queen St, Richmond 543 9179 Framed: Angel Kirkwood-Thorpe in front of her work inspired by Lana Del Rey's hit Summertime Sadness at the opening of the student art exhibition 'Lyrical' at Up the Garden Path Cafe-Gallery last Friday night. Photos: KARAENA VINCENT PHOTOGRAPHY Art works inspired by song lyrics By ALASTAIR PAULIN In the spotlight: Lani Richards, right, and Tiegan Maru, at the opening. Motueka High School students have responded enthusiastically to a challenge to use the written word as a starting point for art. Music takes a visual form in an innovative exhibition of high school student work at a popular Motueka gallery. Motueka High School art teacher Ben Mills was inspired by the use of typography in graphic design and the fact that everyone has at least one favourite song, and so he chal- lenged all interested students to cre- ate a poster that involved song lyrics. Students from all across the school responded and the exhibition opened last Friday night. There aren t many opportunities for students to participate in a real gallery show, so there s a lot of excit- ement surrounding the opening, Ben said. It s been a real good buzz because kids have been in the art room beavering away every lunchtime. I m really proud of the work they have put in and the enthusiasm they have shown. I hope we can have annual exhibitions from now on as this is a great way to show off our young artists to a larger part of the community. The A2 poster-sized works include collages, painting, mixed media, and digital work and Ben said he was surprised by the wide range of music that served as inspiration, from old school hip hop like the Wu Tang Clan to death metal to doo-wop clas- sics. The fact that it has been open to everyone had been a positive, Ben said, because some of those students go, Hey, I want to do art now . And some special needs students have had a chance to take part. Up the Garden Path was crowded for opening night and Ben said heaps of prints and at least one original work were sold. Original works are available for $135 and prints are $15, with the funds, less a gallery commission, going directly to the students. The exhibition is a collaboration between Ben and Up the Garden Path gallery co-ordinator Karaena Vincent and continues all August. We re very pleased to host the Lyrical exhibit and to be able to help these students display their work in a gallery setting, said Aaron Carvell, general manager at Up the Garden Path Cafe-Gallery. Supporting education, and par- ticularly arts education, has always been an important aspect of our com- munity involvement and working with Ben was a great fit right from the start. We certainly hope to continue in a collaborative relationship with Motueka High.
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