Meet the Art in the Park Team
A management team of enthusiastic creative souls supported by art loving volunteers organise this annual event, helping and encouraging artists of all types, from far and near to promote, to perform and to sell their work. They are all too busy working for Art in the Park to write their own bio's so these are my impressions of them, in my own words.
Does lots of chairing at the meetings, pretty good with tools as well. Oh, and he is a pen and ink artist of some repute - likes buildings and structures.
This is Brenda, artist and musician! She is a valuable member of the team because if she didn't take notes at the meeting and communicate with all of us in between meetings, no one would know anything!!
Richard was new to the Art in the Park committee in 2022, and got stuck right in. He is just one of those workhorses that every team needs!
Rae organises the artists and all their needs - from registration onwards. Somehow, she also finds time to produce some beautiful acrylic paintings.
Counts the pennies in between carving pounamu, travelling around the country to markets and endless trips to the hospital (slightly accident prone).
"Last year after my husband passed I moved from Auckland to Greymouth.
Wanting to get involved in a local group I helped Marlene out with a couple of things and ended up at Art in the Park."
And that's exactly what happens here on the West Coast! Good to have you on board Robyn.
Pen Kirk & Helen Wilson
Spend way too much of their time on the internet and social media. Fortunately for Art in the Park they also manage our facebook and website content. One of them is a talented artist as well (Pen), one of them isn't. Both too shy to face the camera. Yeh, right!
As many of you know, Cassandra is way too busy in our community (mainly in the arts sector) to find time to sit down and write something about herself. She is a doer, not a talker! Says it all really. Yes I stole my favourite pic of her from fb.
Joan considers herself too peripheral to the core team to warrant a bio. I got artistic with her photo to make her look like that. Sort of on the edge! It's what happens if you don't send one yourself.
We appreciate all the media stories Joan prepares for Art in the Park.