Art with heart in Noordhoek

Fine artist Aimee Kruger is one of the Noordhoek resident artists participating in the Noordhoek Open Art Studios this weekend.

Noordhoek Open Art Studios is open this weekend for an annual showcase of local talent.

Organiser Hazel Anderson said 14 studios and artists were taking part with a wide array of talent and skill, from ceramics to fine arts.

MasiSports (previously the MCC Masi Sports Project) is the beneficiary of this year’s event. It supports the holistic development of some 3500 pupils at Ukhanyo Primary School and Masiphumelele High School.

According to its founder, Vince van der Bijl, MasiSport believes the trilogy of sport, life skills and education is the recipe to produce a positive and confident next generation.

The vision is to create a better society in the south peninsula through the social connectivity achieved through sport matches between the schools.

“We can show the rest of the country what is possible,” Mr Van der Bijl said.

Aimee Kruger, of Noordhoek, is one of the fine art artists participating in this weekend’s event.

She studied at Rhodes University and then did a post-graduate certificate in education at Wits University.

“I studied art with the intention of becoming a teacher. I always knew I wanted to teach, and it will always remain my first passion. But due to health reasons I left teaching at the end of 2019 to become a full time artist.“

She said her first love would always be oils but that she had also been doing a lot of work in charcoal.

“I am currently focusing on wildlife and flowers because they are beautiful and inspiring and will always make people smile,” she said.

On Sunday at 4.30pm there will be a recital at Bill Robson’s home showcasing the 17th century harpsichords he makes.

The studios will be open between 10am to 4pm each day. It costs R100 for a day pass, R150 for a weekend pass or R20 for each studio. Tickets are available at each studio.

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