INTO THE BLUE - Masterton Art Club Exhibition
Biannual exhibition by Masterton Art Club: INTO THE BLUE
For centuries, artists have celebrated the colour blue -- from Michelangelo to Chagall and Picasso, and Yves Klein to Anish Kapoor.
Join the Masterton Art Club in their interpretations of the colour with a six-week exhibition at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce Street, Masterton.
The public is invited to the opening reception on the evening of Friday July 6th, at 5.30pm, and to a meet-the-artists’ session on Saturday July 7th, at 11am.
“We are excited with the range of work presented in the ‘Into the Blue’ exhibition,” says Masterton Arts Club President Maria Northcott who will give a short talk on the history of the colour on Saturday. “The first blue pigment, ground from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, has a history of about 7,000 years. It has often been priced over gold.”
Masterton Art Club holds a group exhibition every two years at Aratoi which is currently also hosting an exhibition by artists at King Street Artworks. The museum also exhibits work by various arts groups such as The Jewellery Box, Wairarapa Camera Club and Wairarapa Embroiderers' Guild.
The roots of the Masterton Art Club began in 1921 when a meeting was called to set up a sketch club and a committee of nine women was formed – this eventually evolved into the founding of the Club in the early 1940s. Today, the Club has approximately 80 members who meet in a large and bright studio space in Victoria Street.
The exhibition consists of 21 works of art – from painting to photography, and printmaking to 3D and mixed media.
The youngest member with work in the show is Jess Hollow, age 15.
All work is for sale.
This exhibition runs at the museum for six weeks, until August 19th, and is open daily.
Painting "BIG BLUE" by Jules Crafts, Oil on canvas, 730mm x 560mm