Things of Paint and Wood has been a cultural enhancement of the La Dolce Vita Italian wine and food event in the King Valley for eight years. Locals Michael Ashby (artist) and John Kunert (woodworker) collaborate to create an exhibition of high quality art and artefacts. John has a commitment to using recycled timber and employs a level of artful and individual design rare in fine woodworking craftspeople. Michael does not restrict himself to one linear exploration of a subject or theme. His work encompasses landscapes, portraits and figures and still lifes. In 2014 Michael had the opportunity to build a working relationship with Marisa Matear, an artist’s model studying theatre skills and practices, whose highly individualised dress style has provided Michael with a wealth of human subject matter in one person. Locals and visitors are most welcome to enjoy this free exhibition and the musicians from 2 pm on Sat.
Date: 14 to 16 November 2014
Venue: King Valley Community Memorial Hall
Address: 4892 Wangaratta – Whitfield Road, Whitfield 3733
Time: Fri 14 Nov, 3pm – 7pm, Sat 15 and Sun 16 Nov, 10am – 5pm
ABOUT THE HALL:
The King Valley Community Memorial Hall was originally the RSL Hall. The Whitfield and district community built, furnished and maintained this building over several decades with no significant assistance from external bodies. It has been a well used community asset for over 50 years. The Hall is a visual reminder of the contribution of returned service men and women to the King Valley and District and to Australia in general. As such, the current use of the Hall by the community is a lasting legacy from previous generations. The Hall is community managed and the Committee is very encouraging of various community events and gatherings to be held in it. The Hall is now well used by diverse groups in the community, including Book Swaps, Tai Chi, CWA meetings and the Things of Paint and Wood annual art exhibition each November.