From carvings to unique jewellery

Last updated 08:12 04/12/2012

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In an initiative with the Taranaki Regional Council, The Raised Eyebrow Art and Coffee House is showing a range of artworks from 20 Taranaki artists at Founders Cafe at Pukeiti Gardens.

The artworks include andesite stone carvings by Denise Newland, framed botanical art prints and photos on canvas by David Gall and Melanie Sparks, Kiwiana toys and decoupage hearts by HandmaideNZ.

There is a range of felted and woven scarves, rugs and wall- hangings by Pam Robinson, Dave Robinson, Lynne Mackay, Raewyn Stevenson, Beth Pottinger- Hockings and Sally Johnson.

Adding to the variety are pottery NZ bird mugs by Deonne Parkin, pottery kingfishers, blue penguins, Taranaki wall plaques and original framed pastels by Joyce Young.

Macrocarpa wood boards and platters by Jahnu Now will be on display, along with copper and paua bugs by Laurel Davis, pottery sculpture by Maria Brockhill and jewellery by Michelle Amirault and Gina Deegan.

For the month of December, The Raised Eyebrow Art and Coffee House is showing an exhibition called Gifted Art.

It is a selection of artworks from a variety of Taranaki artists that are suitable for Christmas, wedding and birthday gifts.

It includes unique handmade jewellery by Yvonne Geeraedts; decorative hand-embroidered decorations by Prasana; beautiful macrocarpa boards, platters and spoons, some inset with paua, by Jahnu Now; Kiwiana decoupage hearts by Handmaidenz; stunning botanical art blocks by David Gall; iconic Taranaki photo blocks by Susie Marinovich; and deliciously scented hand-made soaps and body products from lovelavender.

The gallery, at 501 Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth, is open daily until 4pm.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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