Bratton, Michael Raine, Christine Venediger and Muriel Clutten
for one week the Tuesday Group members had their exhibition open to the public
with about 40 art works on display. They
had invited Dr. Sibel Siber, the Speaker of Parliament, to open the exhibition on
October 03, 2014. The Girne Library is a precious little venue for artists
living on this side of the Kyrenia Mountain Range, not only thanks to the
friendly acceptance of the arts in their rooms on the first floor but also due
to its central location opposite the Colony Hotel.
Bratton had 10 artworks, watercolours as prints on canvas, some landscapes and
still lives, some rather decorative; Michael Raine who is known for his
accuracy and fine brush work, brought to display landscapes from Cyprus and
from his visits in other countries, and still lives – fruits and flower
arrangements – all originals in acrylic and water colour; Christine Venediger
who very prolifically attends various art groups and schools for their various
methods, chose to display some landscapes and portraits, for example her Cypriot Mother Baking Bread, her works mostly painted in oil, some water
colours, and all originals.
finally Muriel Clutten, whom I have known for many years and whose style I like,
and who has many collectors on the island; she has tried her hand/brush on many
subjects and with all kind of materials, she is very experimental and succeeds
with it. Her Wishing Tree was widely admired.
For the first time I have seen her display some of her works printed on
canvas, seemingly a new idea.
prices in general were rather low and visitors also had the possibility to
acquire postcards and prints of A4 size of their work.
think, it was a good experience for them, at least to judge from Christine
Venediger’s response who was on duty when I visited the exhibition, and it was
a pleasure for the viewers to follow up the artists’ work.