Fine artists want recognition

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Two art teachers, George Bagwasi and Onkabetse Kealeboga, on Friday brought together masterpieces at Thapong Visual Arts Centre inspired by their life experiences.

The pair’s major works were mostly influenced by Botswana’s tradition and history with the main purpose of the exhibition being to raise awareness for Batswana to appreciate art.  Delivering his opening remarks to mark the beginning of the exhibition, coordinator, Reginald Bakwena, described Thapong as the most creative art centre for artists to showcase their work.

“Batswana don’t appreciate art; only foreigners do therefore we want everybody to understand the purpose of art,” he said.

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