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Cape Town Salon – A Tribute to Rose Korber – Opening 2nd Dec 2015 – will run until 30th Jan 2016


The Cape Town Salon opens December 2, 2015

THE vibrancy of local art – its playfulness, but also its colourful social suss - is the thread that runs through the rather eclectic group exhibition that the Association for Visual Arts has put together for its end-of-year summer celebration in the AVA Gallery.

Titled the Cape Town Salon, the show will open on Wednesday, December 2 and run for the duration of the festive season. A wide range of paintings, prints and ceramics will be on display and for sale.

As the classic title ‘salon’ suggests, the artworks chosen, are meant for a more intimate experience - one that would ultimately manifest itself more personally when it finds a permanent home after being acquired by an art lover. The AVA Gallery’s interior has been especially furnished for the occasion, with help from new partners Madame Zingara and Stokperd Home Décor.

It is an important imperative of an exhibition like this (unlike one-person shows) that the works complement one another and that they are for sale – at an affordable price.

The non-profit Association for Visual Arts has been an active supporter of local art for many decades. Part of this vision is to take good artworks into people’s homes. Both appreciation and acquisition are promoted by the salon.

The first Cape Town Salon – it is hoped to become an end-of-year tradition – is also offered as a special ‘Tribute to Rose Korber’.

The esteemed art dealer and, for many years, member of the AVA and its predecessor’s committees, introduced the salon concept to Cape Town more than 20 years ago. Held annually at the end of the year, Ms Korber brought together art from the most diverse sources and studios, artists famous and unknown – all chosen with an expert eye.

She will be guest of honour at the opening.

The Cape Town Salon – A Tribute to Rose Korber will run until January 9, 2016.

* On Tuesday, December 1, as a preview to this important exhibition, a fundraising wine-and-art event will be presented at the gallery. Synaesthesia will match different wines from top producers with various artworks on show.

More information: 021-4247436

Published by: AVA Admin in Exhibitions, Past, Press Release