We are now situated around the famous square, next to Clarens Rocks and Dirt Road Traders. It took us all of 2 days to get the current location ready, paint, install the picture rails, clean up, move and hang the paintings. The move has already proven to be a positive one, since the gallery now has two entrances.
Market Street Entrance
Post House Rest Entrance
View from inside the gallery
The exhibition of Carl Verster has also done well, and has been met with a lot of positive comments from the public. For fun, we decided to play around and Carl brought along a small painting called "Imperfect Storm", we marked it as R7. Whoever spotted this "mistake" could then buy it for that price. It was only the day after the opening, that a lady came to enquire about the painting. So, an original Carl Verster, bought for a mere R7 - what a bargain!
Jacoline and her daughter, who spotted the "mistake" in price, and bought an original Carl Verster for R7
The next exhibition(s) will be held at the end of March and April respectively. First up is "Women in (e-) Motion, by Bloemfontein artist, Ia Crous.
(25 March - 5 April)
It's all about women (who else?) and their experiences throughout life. Women in (e-) Motion is a theme that touches Ia deeply, because she can identify herself with the phsycological struggle of the modern woman. She has to fulfil her task as woman, lover, mother, politician, friend, worker, and ..........yes! so many tasks to be done accordingly to the expectatons of the world around her and of cause according to her own unexpected inperfections. You are welcome to join us on Saturday 26 March at 6pm for a glass of wine. Come chat to the artist herself!
Next up will be Ester Grobler and Stefan Hofmeyr from Pretoria, over the Easter Week end holiday (29 April to around 2 May). Both of them are excellent in capturing the human form, expressing emotions in fluid organic lines. These are some of their current pieces in the gallery:
Ester Grobler: "Mortal Beauty" Oil on canvas
Stefan Hofmeyr: "Leilani's day off I" Oil on canvas
Hope to see you soon!