Of artists and the New Year

It's a New Year and this means a fresh beginning for a lot of people in showbiz. Showbiz correspondent GASEBALWE SERETSE reconnected with some artists after a long festive break to learn what their aspirations for the New Year are

Thapong Visual Arts Centre coordinator, Reginald Bakwena said that he hopes that there will be professionalism in the visual arts industry this year as many Batswana are now beginning to appreciate the arts.

"Artists need to up their game and be professional when it comes to dealing with potential clients. In the past, we have had clients complain about the way some of the artists handled them and we hope this will come to an end," said Bakwena, adding that even managers like himself need to be instrumental in helping improve the standards of the visual arts in the country.

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