As with all businesses and commercial enterprises, Waitakere Arts also took a well-deserved break during the December/January holiday. It wasn't for too long though before WCCAC President, Sue Butler, arrived back at The Studio to organize, arrange and host some community creative days. These events were well attended by local families and gave an opportunity for people to come along to The Studio and just be freely creative. WCCAC supplied all the necessary art supplies and each day saw about 10 people show up, eager to create and spend time with like-minded people.
During this time, I, Lucia, travelled to South Africa to visit with my ailing mother and have arrived back to New Zealand at the end of January. My time with my mother was incredibly precious, although bittersweet. I am extremely grateful to have been able to see her and spend time together whilst in the country.
As we head further into 2024, we are preparing for an amazing year of creative endeavors.... classes, workshops, exhibitions and more are being lined up and finalized to offer our members a year of learning, creating and new experiences - so keep an eye out on our website, Facebook page and Instagram to see what will shortly be on offer!
You might have also noticed a short Facebook reel of Sue Butler on The Trusts' pages - there will be more to follow on from that as The Trusts' release one a week in their series of locals in the West. If you've not seen the video yet, find it here.
We will return to our normal "Featured Artist of the Month" posts from March, so feel free to get in touch if you are a member and would like to be featured on our website and social pages - it's a great way to reach more people and if you have an exhibition or show coming up this helps with promoting you as well!
Our Members Exhibition will be running during the month of April, so book from the 12th until the 29th of April in your calendars and get your paintbrushes out and start creating! We will be working hard on getting those entry forms finalized as well as all related details to ensure we have a better than ever event for our valued members!!
We look forward to a fantastic year with all of you - thank you for your continued support and creative endeavors!! See you all in studio soon!!