M Studio at Ornico City Launch.

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M Studio Community is back in Joburg and already making a splash in the art scene once again. This community of  dynamic visual arts, performing arts, music and poetry was from the 24th of February to the 26th at Ornico City Launch “Bridges that Connect US” auction and exhibition.

M Studio Community’s Dawn Sarah McGee curated the “Bridges that Connect Us” exhibition, with Nantu Phalatsi of Tshidzo Art under her mentorship. Tshidzo Art is an art company whose mission is to use their skills, resources and networks to help artist build long lasting careers in their area of gifting. The exhibition featured renowned fine artists, Mbongeni Buthelezi. Tshidzo Mangena, Solomon Omolayo Omogboye, Azael Langa, Ndabuko Jukulani Ntuli, Michael Selekane, Johnny Guavo, Dario Manjate, Nkhensani Rihlampfu, and Florian Willfort.

The Old Natal Bank Building, now home to Ornico Media was transformed into an art space for the auction and exhibition. The underground floor was a maze of artworks to explore, each room was filled with a fusion of contemporary artworks while M Studio performing artists and poets gave live performances as the audience walked through. Malvern Primary school learners graced the stage with a dance routine and a Jazz band performance lead by saxophone tenor, Lehlogonolo Ntsoko to close off the evening.

The opening evening was a success with M Studio auctioning off six artworks. M Studio Community is on the 2nd floor of August House on 76 End street. Be sure to pop in for more gripping visual arts.

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