Friday, 1 October 2010

Feeding the senses

One of the fabulous things (among many) about living in this small country town is the amazing creativity of the residents. This weekend we celebrate them and their art with the annual Shiraz & Arts festival, a weekend-long adventure covering food, wine, song, dance, painting, sculpture … a whole gamut of unique homegrown entertainment to thrill and challenge eyes, ears, palate and brain.

My friend Loni Drager is one of the featured artists. You can invest in one of her limited-edition bronze female torsos this weekend (on sale at Still Pure on the Square), but if you can’t make it to the Riebeek Valley (and if not, why not??), then try to catch her exhibition at the Rust-en-Vrede gallery in Durbanville from 4 October to 5 November. Called ‘Sensus – the landscape of stolen moments’, the works, which Loni describes as 'split-second cameos of memory', are inspired by the landscapes of the Karoo and the human form. Pictured here are two of them, in wood, ‘Bath Belly’ (top) and ‘Verlatekloof' (above).

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