Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ART FESTIVAL from 4 - 6 May

Sunday, January 16, 2011

International Art Exhibition November 2010

Well done all our local artists who participated in the greatly successful Theatre/Symphony of Dreams Exhibition held in the Van Riebeeck Hall, Nelspruit. A dream came true: no less than 100 works exhibited, 30 entries were international and fifteen works were sold. Congratulations to each and every participant: the exhibition was an all round success!
Of the 41 participants, no less than seven were international artists from as far as Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ruanda and Botswana.
Locally 34 artists participated of which sixteen exhibited for the first time under the LAA flag. As the committee we are really encouraged by you, our members’, wonderful response! You make us proud and enthusiastic to serve you as best we can.
Star of the show was Mind Shana from Zimbabwe with his acrylic paintings on canvas, who sold the majority of the works. He began his art career by exhibiting with Black Like Us at Manor Gallery, the home of the WSSA. Mind has a wonderfully easy style depicting rural scenes and buyers from as far as Germany acquired of his work.
Other interesting works included entries by Nali Gama, a female artist born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Wendy Borello from Botswana, a very accomplished international artist and Jibril Lijoum from Cameroon whose work expresses his interest in his culture and traditions.
A large painting of fishermen at work painted by Chenjerai Kadzinga from Mozambique, was also sold. Chenjerai is well known for his fishing net scenes.
Pieter van Heerden van die Kunsvereniging Pretoria, het nie alleen as kurator opgetree nie, maar ‘n sleutelbydrae gelewer deur ‘n borgskap vir die uitstalling van SANAVA te bekom. Pieter was van meet af betrokke met die stigting van ons Kunsvereniging en is altyd bereid om ons by te staan. Van ons kant af: Baie dankie Pieter! Jy is ons “Ouboet” in die groter Kunsfamilie!
Daarby bedank ons Anton Loubser van SANAVA wat die borgskap goedgekeur het. Anton was ook by die stigtingsvergadering en die daaropvolgende uitstalling wat by die Burgersentrum gehou is in Maart 2009.
We wish you, our members, a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year! May we all take hands and create our best work ever in 2011! And may CREATIVITY win the day!!!
LAA Committee