Mfundo Joseph and Vuyisile Adoons two Fine Artists from Bloemfontein, have been selected to participate in an art exhibition curated by Smruti Sirsat titled: “Painting the American Dream” at the Dacia Gallery in New York City which will run for a month starting on August 1st 2018.

Mfundo Joseph Title My Mother Was a Kitchen Girl

Smruti Sirsat an Arts Curator and Gallerist from New York connected with Mfundo via facebook. When the opportunity came up to invite Mfundo to New York to exhibit his works, the response was an immediate yes. Mfundo then asked Smruti to view the works of his friend Vuyisile Adoons, another promising artist from the area and Smruti invited him to exhibit at the showcase as well.

The problem before them was a simple one: finance to travel to New York for the exhibition.Fortunately Maggy Sotyu, Deputy Minister Of Arts, stepped in to assist and has helped to make their dream a reality – helping with funding their trip. In thanks, Vuyisile painted a striking portrait of Maggy Sotyu, which will hang in pride of place.

This is a prestigious event and a wonderful opportunity for our local artists, various other participants flying to New York City for this grand exhibition, namely Abdelaali Charir from Morocco, Deepak Gupta and Varun Goud from India, Sana Nezam from Pakistan, Dr Anchal Agarwal, Arvin Davis Jr, Nitin Khilare, Tejaswini Goud from India as well, and others. As Smruti said, both Mfundo Joseph and Vuyisile Adoons have a bright future ahead of them as they have the key elements required to succeed, and that is: unceasing hard work, determination, strong will and talent.

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