Artist Samantha Minnery is just one of four local creators featured in Mangawhai’s new Quartet exhibition

Quartet celebrate gallery expansion

by Andy Bryenton

Last Wednesday the Mangawhai Artist’s Moir St Gallery went from being two buildings to one larger, expanded space and a new exhibition was in place, with four local artists displaying their latest works together.

By Friday, February 14, artists Pauline Mann, Cheryl Mitchell, Samantha Minnery and Deva Prem premiered their collective exhibition Quartet — Four artists, Four instruments, One music.

The Mangawhai Artists Incorporated committee proudly launched the super-sized exhibition, commenting on the varied influences of these four local creative talents, two who work with glass and two with more traditional two-dimensional media.

“Pauline continues her journey of light and darkness in glass, while Samantha’s affinity with glass is one of resonance, emanating light with majestic elegance and shimmering grace.

“Cheryl loves trees and water and using her creativity to depict scenes from nature, while Deva is still obsessed with pouring acrylics to create flowing, almost fractal forms.” The Quartet will be on display through until February 26, free to the public at 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai between 10am and 4pm daily.