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The recent Kaiapoi Art Expo has just ended, and many Rangiora artists were featured in their program.

All up there were at least 34 artists from Rangiora. There were various types of art including people’s portraits, animal portraits, abstract design, Landscapes and tributes to Canterbury’s heritage. Art methods used including acrylic, charcoal, digital, pastel, pencil, pen & paint, print, glass, ink, oil, mixed media, pen and watercolour were all featured.

Student art from Rangiora Borough School, St Joseph’s Catholic School and neighboring Te Kura o Tuahiwi were featured.

One of the web admin’s favorite pieces was a painting of the Rangiora Train Station! Unfortunately photography was not allowed, but it was a magnificent piece.

Other artists throughout Canterbury and the Waimakariri including those from Waikuku, Amberley and Rolleston were also featured.

The Kaiapoi Art Expo is Waimakariri district’s largest visual art show and attracts large crowds every year. It’s operated by the Waimakariri Arts Trust with the support of local businesses. The Waimakariri Arts Trust is a charitable Trust (CC47138) and manages the Kaiapoi Art Expo. The Trust’s objectives are to facilitate, educate and foster support of art in the Waimakariri District and to contribute to the Waimakariri District’s reputation as a cultural area for the benefit of the people of the Waimakariri District. Click here to visit their website.