There are only days till the Illuminate Exhibition and I am madly finishing off paintings by the dozen for it. It’s been a hot summer and the garage has not been forgiving. I’ve kept my energy up by drinking copious amounts of water and having short power naps in the heat of the afternoon.
The Illuminate Exhibition will open on Thursday, 24th March at 6:00PM with a gala opening with music by Kulturithmik, drinks and refreshments.
The outlay of the Professional Centre is varied with a long winding hall which traverses the centre from entry to the end. There are four open sections (the foyer, the conference room, the stairwell and another foyer at the back). These sections will display the largest paintings.
The Illuminate exhibition will showcase a collection of works exploring the qualities, nature and ideas surrounding the concept of illumination. These works will explore all aspects of illumination like light and its many facets, properties, and characters – those things which light reveals and clarifies, including truth, wisdom, love, revelation – light in nature, in flowers, leaves, sky and the landscape – the light of the city- the light of life.
I’m expecting a big night with lots of attendees and lots of fun, music and laughter.
I’m currently finishing off most of the works with glazes and little touch ups. The sizes of the paintings will vary from very small to quite large. Some of the large paintings I expect will get some very positive responses. A few of these I think are quite spectacular. Not all of them will be as colourful as the signature paintings (the peacock ‘Illuminate’), but all of them will engage the viewer and I hope get them thinking about some of the important things in life.
The exhibition will continue from the 24th March through to the 8th of April and will be open on Easter Saturday and Monday. The Professional Centre is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM Mondays to Friday.
Hope to see you there.