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Patricia Howitt
"New Drawcards"

NZ Herald Correspondent
Kaikohe
New Zealand Herald, 8 January 1980

Several new exhibitors are taking part in the fourth Bay of Islands Arts Society Festival at Paihia this week.

Ted Kindleysides is showing pottery which includes wine bottles in interesting shapes and glazes.

Bram Chapman's spread includes a wall plaque and plate decorated by his wife.

Jocelyn Morrow shows sensitivity in her watercolors of an old house, a flounder fisherman, and Paihia homestead, while Patricia Howitt has depicted Taratara near Kaeo in dull and realistic acrylic.

Regular exhibitors include the President of the Society, Geoff Wightman, who produces kauri bowls, puriri table lamps and elm canisters. This year his wife Pat has a delicate blue mohair stole in a display of her fine weaving.

Bette Heising has created two patchwork quilts, and Carol Davis includes a wall hanging in raw silk and a beautiful piece of art "Shifting Images - Hokianga."

Guest exhibitor is Graham Sutcliffe of Kauri with eight pieces of furniture. A totara cottage chair and a Tasmanian blackwood carver take pride of place.

The Festival was opened last night by the Principal of The Northland Community College, Mr N Harrison of Whangarei, and runs until Thursday.

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