Posts Tagged With: Rhino Anthology

Launch of the Rhino Anthology

This post is long overdue, and my only excuse is that I have been working!!! I have been hidden away in the studio for hours on end trying to get all the artwork ready for my forthcoming exhibition Delta & Desert: Journeys Into the Wilderness, which forms part of the National Arts Festival, that is held annually here in Grahamstown. With only a month to go, the pressure is now on!

However, last night, I ventured out to be sociable at the launch of For Rhino In A Shrinking World, and what a wonderful evening it was. The venue was packed to capacity and there was  a sense that everyone there was genuinely concerned about the plight of the endangered rhino, and wanting to be a part of this wonderful project.

Speakers included wildlife veterinarian, Dr. William Fowlds, publisher, Dr. Amitabh Mitra, environmentalist/university lecturer, Prof. Heila Lotz-Sisitka, and poet, Harry Owen, who so eloquently reminded us of why we were there. He showed us a wonderful, touching excerpt from Sir Richard Attenborough’s documentary,Africa, showing rhino socializing at night. The atmosphere was heightened by the poems that were read by several of those who had contributed their work to the book, and was rounded off  by the playing of  David Mallett’s thought provoking song So You Say the Battle is Over?.

Music for the evening was provided by Lawrence Sisitka’s band Nia, which was much enjoyed by all.

The cover of For Rhino in a Shrinking World: An International Anthology

The cover of For Rhino in a Shrinking World: An International Anthology

The book For Rhino in a Shrinking World: An International Anthology features the work of poets from many different countries around the world. It is edited by Harry Owen and illustrated by me. The cost of the book is R195.00 and all funds will be going to help protect the rhino via the Chipembere Rhino Foundation. To order your copy, contact Harry Owen or order online through the Poets Printery.

My contribution to the evening was the launch of a series of greeting cards and signed limited edition prints of all the drawings that feature in the book. They are now available for sale, so if any of you out there might like to purchase and help the rhino cause, 10% of sales will be going to the rhino. Several of the framed original works have already sold, but there are still a few available. Contact me for details.

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The book, greeting cards,limited edition prints and framed, original artwork now available.

The cards are selling for R30.00 each.

The limited edition prints are R250.00 each

Original works range from R1800.00 – R2300.00

It’s a very worthy cause, so lets all support it!

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Another year, more adventures…

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

Although Time is a continuum, the beauty of having it divided up into 12 month segments, is that with the coming of each new year we are given a chance to stop and evaluate the activities of the year gone by and chart our course ahead. As I am in the fortunate position of not having to answer to anyone, I am able to choose what I want to do. The challenge of course, is to know where to put one’s energies so that they will bear the sweetest fruit.

So, after a couple of weeks of relaxation and navel gazing, I have reassessed my situation, made my plans and realize that I have much to look forward to in 2013. The following are just a few of the many things that I will be bringing you news on:

The cover of For Rhino in a Shrinking World: An International Anthology

The cover

white rhino crop web

White rhino – charcoal

  • Weekly drawing classes with residents of Grahamstown

Lisl hard at work and having fun

  • A creative workshop with the 2013 Rhodes University Drama Masters students
The Drama Masters class of 2012

The Drama Masters class of 2012

  • A creative workshop with the 4th year Rhodes University Journalism Design students
The work of a past student

The work of a past student

  • The launch of a new Art Journaling Workshop to be held monthly in my studio from March 2013. More on this to come…
Creative art journal

Creative art journal

  • My solo art exhibition, provisionally titled Delta and Desert: Journeys into the Wilderness, to be held at the Carinus Art Centre, Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival 27th June – 7th July 2013. There will be lots more on this in future posts…
Water Lily - chalk pastel

Water Lily – chalk pastel
Approx 45cm x 40cm
Sally Scott

Come travel with me…

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