Good showing for Visual Arts

More than 80 art enthusiasts turned out to view works by a cross-section of the art community on opening night last week of the Visual Arts Society’s Art at the Castle exhibit and sale at Pedro Castle.

“It was a good turnout and very encouraging to see so many supporting the exhibition and socialising,” says Society member Ivan Burgess. “We even got three persons to sign up as members and sold three painting the first night of the three-day exhibit.”

The exhibition included 27 pieces of artwork ranging in price from $150 to $3,000, representing various mediums such as oil on canvas, sculpture and photography. Among the artists whose work was on display were Avril Ward, Gordon Solomon and Rasitha Sanjeewa.

“It was very exciting to see so many artists works displayed in one exhibit that was for sale,” says Society board member Nisha Bismillah. “It was very positive feedback and we appreciated the artists’ works.”

Now working in Cayman, Sanjeewa is a well-regarded artist in Sri Lanka who works in oil on canvas. He says the exhibit was his way of introducing his work to the public.

“Painting and visiting art exhibitions are my passion. I love art and try to visit as much art shows as possible to see the works of other artists. Wherever I go I am always looking for the arts. Joining the Visual Arts Society is a privilege,” he says.

The Visual Art Society is a non-profit organisation for art appreciation, enhancement and learning. Members are professional artists, hobbyists and people who simply have a passion for art and enjoy being involved in an art community.

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