An exhibition of Gozitan artists at San Anton Palace
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The San Anton Palace is hosting an exhibition of thirteen Gozitan artists, which was inaugurated yesterday by President George Abela. It is being held with view to granting the opportunity of promoting local talent and at the same time collect funds for the Malta Community Chest Fund. Present for the inauguration was Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo.
Minister Giovanna Debono thanked the President for the invitation to hold the exhibition, which is not only a unique opportunity for the artists to exhibit in the San Anton Palace, but also that it would be aiding the Malta Community Chest Fund.
President Abela said that this is just one of several new initiatives with a view to raise money for the Malta Community Chest Fund, which in this case 25 percent of profits go to the fund. Among these new activities are the Rockestra concert held last month. The Malta Community Chest Fund is also working with Istrina and activities related to it, such as the Fun Run at the San Anton Palace to Valletta on the 6th of December, as well as that of an auction of paintings and sculpture of the best Maltese and foreign artists that will be held on the 11th of December 2009.
President Abela concluded by saying that many of the works, especially those showing aspects from the beautiful island of Gozo, show the much of the wonderful surrounding scenery of the islands.
This is the second exhibition being held at the San Anton Palace and is also the first one in which paintings and sculptures are exhibited by various Gozitan artists. The artists participating in this exhibition are: Anthony Camilleri, Chris Saliba, Denis Mompalao, George Scicluna, John Grima, Justin Falzon, Mario Abela, Mario Agius, Mark Sagona, Paul Falzon, Paul Stellini, Victor Agius and Vince Caruana.
The exhibition is organised with the collaboration of the Culture section within the Ministry for Gozo.