Youth ex­hi­bi­tion at GFI Art Gallery

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

ART­WORKS for Youth is open­ing its Part­ners Ex­hi­bi­tion at the GFI Art Gallery in Park Drive, Cen­tral to­day. The ex­hi­bi­tion con­sists of a va­ri­ety of cre­ations by pupils from schools in Joe Slovo Town­ship. The young­sters teamed up with es­tab­lished artists in the city and the re­sults of these men­tor­ships are be­ing shown at the gallery from 10.30am to­day.

US artist John Lom­bardo, who es­tab­lished Art­works for Youth as a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion about 15 years ago, said 24 pairs of artists and stu­dents col­lab­o­rated as part of the project.

The works will be auc­tioned on Wed­nes­day to raise funds for new premises in Joe Slovo for Art­works for Youth. To­day’s event is open to all and Lom­bardo said the stu­dents’ par­ents would also be there to see their work up on the walls and beau­ti­fully framed.

“Peo­ple must not think they have to buy a piece to come. We just want them to come and see how good the work is, be­cause it is good,” Lom­bardo said.

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