07 September, 2013

Spring outing to a rural Orthodox church with Anna Wilson

Date: 20 September 2013

Time: 10:30

Cost: Participants to bring a picnic item to share

RSVP: By 16 September to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za

Anna Wilson will show us the murals in the church and mausoleum which she painted. There is also a small and simple little chapel in the Russian style and a very small chapel with real frescoes painted by the iconographer Justin Venn as well as a room called “Xenia’s Palace” with various icons painted on the walls by Justin, Eugenia (who lives at the mission) and Anna.

The tour will be followed by time to sketch, take photos or write and enjoy a picnic. There is a cheese shop nearby which makes gorgeous cheese. The church is in Gerardsville, a small village on the road to Erasmia. The road is an extension of William Nicol. Gerardsville is about 15-20 minutes drive from Fourways Mall. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow writers and illustrators. All are welcome.

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