Joining the November Artwalk on Friday evening was a group of art learners from Hawston and Mount Pleasant who were bussed into town for the occasion by The Wine Glass’s ChillGuru tour bus on a balmy spring evening.

The art students enjoyed the opportunity to meet gallery owner, Jozua Rossouw, who encouraged them by saying he was keeping an eye on their artistic development and was expecting great things from them. From left are Shane Stevens, Patrick Newman, Jaydeen Solomons, Jozua and Lester Cupido. PHOTO: Raphael da Silva

The learners, who all attend Hawston Secondary, were accompanied by the school’s art teacher, Mr Denzel Jacobs and art class supervisor, Porche Wessels. Gathering at Lemm’s Corner, the youngsters were given an introduction by Vivienne Mitchley from the Hermanus Visual Art & Design Centre before being divided into groups and setting off with their respective supervisors.

Visiting the galleries and having the opportunity to not only view the vast array of art on display but also to engage with the artists and gallery owners, was an inspiring experience for these talented art learners. Their outing ended on another high note when they met up at Ocean Basket Hermanus, where owners Gideon and Michele Serfontein treated them to a meal in their restaurant before the ChillGuru bus transported them back to Mount Pleasant and Hawston.

Vivienne Mitchley and her colleague, Jeandré Marinier expressed their heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported this initiative and made it possible through their generous sponsorships, especially the Hermanus First Fridays committee, Ocean Basket Hermanus, The Wine Glass and ChillGuru, and the volunteers who accompanied the learners on the Artwalk.

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