Calligraphers Of Kapiti On Show!

Wonderful exhibition at the library

By Pam Kessler

“Draught Horse” by Daniel Reeve

Wow! It really is something to see. The Art Space at the Paraparaumu Library has been transformed into a calligraphic wonderland!

It is three years since the Calligraphers of Kapiti had their last group exhibition and from the amazing collection of work on show you can tell we were ready for this one.

Twenty members of the club have participated under the exhibition title of Many a Word and as you will see the theme has been interpreted in a variety of ways with each calligrapher able to highlight their preferred medium in their piece of work.

Grand opening

“Pieces” by Maxine Livingston

The Paraparaumu Library Art Space was filled to capacity on Saturday the 18th as members and their invited guests enjoyed the display and retired Councillor, Hilary Wooding, officially opened the exhibition.

Hilary was the 2016 recipient of the Kapiti Council Civic Award for Arts and Culture and has long been an advocate for arts and social services.

Calligraphers of Kapiti is made up of 55 members from throughout New Zealand and three professional calligraphers from Australia.

“Lost words – I think it starts with …” by Pam Kessler

There is a wide range of skill levels within our members and all are valued for their contribution to our rich, colourful and dynamic club. Profiles of the artists are in a clear file in the gallery and provide information about the artists and their work.

Demonstrations, and cards and gifts for sale

Members will be in the Art Space daily during the exhibition, from 11.30 to 3.30, and will have cards and small calligraphic gift items for sale – ideal for Christmas giving.

Some days there will also be calligraphy demonstrations – so come along and enjoy the exhibition and let us know if calligraphy is something you have ‘always wanted to try.’

“Triptych” by Maggie Salter

The exhibition is open from Sunday 19 November to 3pm Friday 8 December. If the Paraparaumu Library is open, so is the show.