GEORGE NEWS - Scava (South Cape Association for Visual Arts) and the Friends of the George Museum are putting on a special Festive Season exhibition in the Sayers Art Gallery of the museum from 18 December until mid-January.
Over the holiday, art by certain Scava artists will be highlighted, especially that of the group's best-selling artist, Gordon Legg, who migrated from Cape Town to retire on the Garden Route. Legg is a water colourist of renown who has recently also ventured into the medium of acrylics.
Both media are on show and both are exquisitely beautiful. Legg has the artistic ability and acumen to make local scenes such as the Knysna Lagoon, Keurboonstrand and Gericke's Point, come alive in his art. His pieces are sought after by local art collectors and seasonal visitors alike.
A limited quantity of work by well-known George artist Susan Alexander is also on show. Her small landscapes are strong and lively, reflecting her inner person. Her artistic gems are the first to get snapped up at every exhibition.
Kala Combrink and Lindsay Page will exhibit their creations that were begun during their residency at the Cite des Arts Internationale in Paris earlier this year.
The work on display is not only up to the minute in subject matter and technique; it also represents top artists. It is left to the viewer to try and identify these and recognise that art created by the Garden Route's painters is on a par with that seen throughout the world.
From mid-January a new exhibition that reflects the incoming New Year and the aspirations of the Southern Cape art group as a whole, will go up.
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