GEORGE NEWS - The Friends of the George Museum has requested Scava (South Cape Association for Visual Arts) to continue its present competition exhibition until end May.
Scava, an active member of the Friends of the George Museum, will hold its annual general meeting in the art gallery auditorium on Saturday 29 May. All Scava members are invited to attend.
"It has become apparent that great art is now the biggest draw card of the museum and at long last, the George population is pouring into the art gallery to have a peek. Several items have been sold and many are earmarked," says Scava chairperson, Maura St.John.
Book for guided walkabout
The museum in toto will be refurbished soon and anyone who has not visited the exhibition should do so, as the doors will be closed for some months.
Until then, on Saturday mornings during May, a senior artist of the Scava group will conduct a walkabout of competition entries and anyone interested in learning about art is invited to attend.
"Working artists would benefit greatly. There is only one proviso - you must book your place," said St.John.
Covid-19 protocols are in place and parties of only 12 people will be escorted in each group. Space is limited and organisers are working on a first-come-first-served basis.
RSVP to Maura St.John on 083 485 4177.
Short interesting exhibition
Through membership of the Friends of the George Museum, many of George's cultural bodies are welcome to use the museum to conduct meetings, lecture sessions, entertainment events and more.
"Until the builders arrive in situ, Scava will utilise the additional time to mount an interesting short exhibition, this time featuring selected artists, their history and their work, aiming for the best of the best that our area has to offer.
"Many curators of art would call this type of exhibition a 'retrospective'.
"For Scava it will be a short, sharp selective exhibition and a surprise to all art lovers in George," says St.John.
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