On 4 July 2014 the Look Out Centre in Plettenberg Bay will come alive with the opening of the sixth annual Vernissage in the delightful Le Fournil courtyard. Three venues will feature superb visual artists showing in different media and genres, all to do with the human form honouring the original gentle art of life drawing. Contemporary work will be on display at Myfanwy Bekker’s Art Studio, works of popular appeal at the Lookout Gallery and new avant garde work in the old Bitou 10 Room. The avant garde exhibition will include experimental multimedia and interactive art, where the public can participate and develop their own skills, maybe even make their mark!
Vernissage has been a great success in previous years, and has featured local Plett and Knysna artists alongside renowned South African artists such as Steve Rosin, Gordon Froud and Diane Victor.
Myfanwy Bekker, who has nurtured and promoted Vernissage, comments, “What began as a few fine artists gathering together for gentle drawing sessions seven years ago, in my studio, has now become an annual grand exhibition, with works for sale, the proceeds going to the artists themselves”.
The popular opening soirée will take place at 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m. on Friday, 4 July, in the Le Fournil courtyard. A guest speaker will open the show and Plett’s local band, Tongue in Groove, will seduce. Supporters of the Arts, Darlings Wines are sponsoring their delicious wines, and snacks will be served. All are welcome.
The Vernissage VI this year will coincide with the Plett MAD Festival and will be open for two weeks, 4th July to 18th July. Opening hours of the venues are Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Weekends 10am – 1pm. For further information contact Muffin on 076 066 0483.
4th – 18th July 2014 at Lookout Centre
View contemporary work at Myfanwy Bekker’s Art Studio, works of popular appeal at Lookout Gallery and new avant garde work in the old Bitou 10 Room. The avant garde exhibition includes experimental multimedia and interactive art, where the public can participate.
Opening Night Vernissage VI
4th July in the Le Fournil Courtyard
Don’t miss the popular opening soirée in the Le Fournil courtyard. Gordon Froude opens the show and local band, Tongue n Groove, seduce. Delicious Darling Wines and snacks will be served. All are welcome.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm. Weekends 10am – 1pm. Contact Muffin on 076 066 0483.
‘Andrea François Vercingetorige Cristoforetti, is not just an Artist! Beyond the painter there is a man with ground-breaking spirit, he portrays life on canvas. His paintings are a pure reflection of his torments; Beyond the simplicity of his shapes, with its innocence and purity, lies an intriguing and complex self revelation’ Simone Cinelli – Videomaker, Performer, Architect- Florence
Opening Night: 7th July 5.30pm for 6pm
Enjoy a glass of wine with us and meet the inimitable Francois Vercingetorige
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Weekends 10am – 1pm. Contact Cindy 084 521 1876.
Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival Graphic Design Exhibition
4th – 18th July at Plett Tourism
The first group of finalists in the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival Poster Competition will be on display at Plett Tourism at Mellvilles Corner. Talented local graphic designers will compete every year to produce the best collectable commemorative Plett Wine & Bubbly Poster.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturday 9am to 1pm. For more information contact the Plett Tourism Office on 044 533 0966
Thank you Cemair for Supporting the Arts