Franklin Arts Festival President, Pat Holden, visited the weekly Art Group in the Weta Workshop room in the Centre to discuss the upcoming Festival.
The group is led by water colour artist Claudia Slaney, described by her students as a truly inspiring teacher.
They enjoy the group dynamics, the mutual support and encouragement given. The creative atmosphere of the group is tangible.
They have been meeting together for three years. It was Albie McCabe who searched out the like-minded group of folk which led to this class.
Now they are ready and willing to help make the 2017 Franklin Arts Festival a success.
Some have entered works; Albie in four different areas. During the week before the Festival opens many have volunteered to help with the setting up for the festival and to curate the over 1000 entries accepted.
Also, they are pitching in, staffing desks, acting as guides during the course of the Festival. Their enthusiasm is catching and they are not alone. Some 100 volunteers help mount the Festival and contribute to its success.
You can share the enjoyment of what will be the biggest and brightest festival ever.
The variety of works on display will make a feast for the eye. Opening night is Friday 1 September at 7.30pm in the Town Hall, Pukekohe.
The festival runs from Saturday 2 September to Sunday 10 September, the hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm daily, except for the last Sunday, which will close at 2pm.
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