Saipan-born artist's work goes on show in Sydney


<p style="text-align: justify;">In a first for an artist from the Micronesian region, Maketi Ples, an exhibition cum sale of Pacific Islands based art is to feature the artworks of Yvonne C. Neth in Sydney.<!--more--></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The Pohnpeian-Saipanese artist will have six of her large charcoal works exhibited from February 22 to March 11.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Neth, who is a licensed pilot and the safety inspector for FSM's Division of Civil Aviation, was invited to exhibit by Pacific Islands Trade &amp; Invest, the organisers of the event after they saw examples of her work online. Neth is a self-taught artist working primarily with charcoal, graphite, ink, and pastel. She grew up both on Saipan and Pohnpei and earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She moved back to Pohnpei in 2009.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The annual exhibition, billed the creative art keystone event of 2012, accepts work from artists living and working in 14 Pacific Island nations including the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Niue.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Maketi Ples 2012 will be held at Global Gallery, 5 Comber Street, Paddington, NSW, Australia from February 22 to March 11.</p>
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