Celebrating seniors By Yolande Du Preez - August 31, 2023 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter In celebration of National Senior Citizens Day on Monday August 21, Nerina Gardens held a cheese-and-wine evening for its residents along with a exhibition of their arts and crafts, on Thursday, August 24. The exhibition was open to the public on Friday August 25. Pictured is Ethnè Fowler, 80, with some of her mosaic pieces. She says she started crafting during Covid and found she had a talent for it. The Dutch clog belonged to her daughter when she was at school many years ago and instead of throwing it out, Ms Fowler turned it into a piece of art. Natalie van Niekerk, 83, says her interest in art started at a young age. After finding a piece of bark that had fallen off a tree in the Knysna forest, she was inspired to create one of her works Joyce Martin, 86, says she started doing tapestry after she retired. Paintings by Pauline Jackson in acrylics and water colours are of her pets. Nerina Gardens residents enjoying the exhibition. From left, are Ethnè Fowler, Liz Deenik, Petro Charsley and Mary-Anne Cicconi. Pottery pieces and a nude sculpture by Gillian Hawkes. Bev Furmage, 67, with some of her knitted items. She started knitting and sewing at a young age and started scrapbooking at the age of 62. Nerina Gardens manager Sandy Lovick welcoming the guests. Marj Lee knitted the two bears on the left and Bev Furmage knitted the dog on the right.