Investing in arts for young minds

2015-06-18 06:00


Artist Atang Tshikareafika teaching youngsters finer aspects of art.

Artist Atang Tshikareafika teaching youngsters finer aspects of art.

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Safika, one of South Africa’s most trusted investment houses, have elected to be a part of the Artmode initiative in bringing the education behind art and creativity to young minds.

Artmode is a talent driven event that invites the public to view both acclaimed and up-and-coming artists perform their works live in the spirit of sharing knowledge and supporting artists in making a business out of their artwork.

Safika is set to take 40 schoolchildren from Kulani Secondary School and another 40 from Siyazingisa Primary School, to the venue of the second edition of Artmode where they will get a guided tour of the exhibition and participate in workshops facilitated by Bloemfontein-born artist Atang Tshikare.

Tshikare has taught art all over the world and is known internationally for his ability to develop creativity in young people.

“Children in South Africa’s poor areas get little exposure to art because schools very rarely have the resources to teach it,” said Moss Ngoasheng, Safika’s chief executive. “Yet art enriches the human spirit; children need to be given the opportunity to know about this part of life.”

Ngoasheng said that he would like to see children from underprivileged backgrounds have the opportunity to become artists and art curators and administrators.

“We need a skilled new generation who will understand the vital need South Africa has to preserve its heritage and proudly display its art.

Who knows, perhaps one of the children we help to see an art exhibition for the first time, will one day be a famous artist or head of the national gallery.”

The second edition of Artmode will be taking place the evening of the 21st of May 2015 at The Palms in Woodstock while the Safika sponsored school tour will take place privately the week after.

The venue will also be open to the public for the week after the event with unsold artwork on display still available for sale

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