Saturday, 21 May 2011

CONSTANTIABERG ART SOCIETY - How it all began


Transcript of the above article written by Kerry Seymour:

In 1991 staff at the Meadowridge library made a note of all their readers that took out art books and offered them the library premises for an exhibition.  From that nucleus of people the Constantiaberg Art Society was formed and now boasts over 100 members. (1999)

"The society aims to encourage, assist and further enlighten those actively engaged in the pursuit of art” said Karen Newton a keen member of the group.

"It also creates an environment conducive to open discussion and social interaction between people with a common interest in art”

Although its name implies an area-based society, the Constantiaberg Art Society members come from as wide an area as Rondebosch and Simon’s Town to take part in the society's exhibitions and meetings.

Meetings are held at the library on the last Tuesday of each month and professional artists are invited to these to demonstrate or talk on their medium.  Anyone over the age of 14 years can join by attending the meeting.  

The society will hold an exhibition of some of its members paintings at the Meadowridge Library from Monday October 18 until Saturday October 30 and is open from 10am until 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am until 8pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 10am until noon on Saturdays.

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