An exhibition celebrating Guyana's 40th Independence Anniversary will open on Thursday, at the National Gallery of Art, Castellani House.
A press release from the gallery said the opening of the exhibition 'Green Land of Guyana: Landscape and Vision in Guyanese Art' also marks International Museum Day, which is being observed under the theme `Museums and Young People'.
The exhibition opens to the public from Friday and will close on July 29.
The exhibition includes works from the National Collections, by artists including Stanley Greaves, Ron Savory, Aubrey Williams, Phillip Moore, Leila Locke, Bernadette Persaud, Marjorie Broodhagen, Terence Roberts, Angold Thompson, Merlene Ellis, Winston Strick and many others.
The varying approaches to landscapes, cityscapes and aspects of the natural world, the release stated, will be revealed in paintings, drawings and some sculptures in the exhibition.
Of particular interest are works from the early generation of Guyanese artists including RG Sharples, Hubert Moshett, Basil De Freitas and Alvin Bowman which were among the earliest ever bought for the National Gallery of Art by the specially formed Joint Art Committee of the 1940s, some 40 years before the National Gallery's existence. With names like 'Saffon Street Scene', 'Versailles' and 'Ice on the Line', they reveal a glimpse of Guyanese life of an earlier era that create a pleasing sense of nostalgia, the release said.
The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm, on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm and is closed on Sunday.