New APS publication features local paintings by intergenerational artists
The third and final publication of APS Bank's three-year project Two Generations of Maltese Artistic Families was launched on Thursday, October 20th at the APS Head Office in Swatar.
The volume features the late Giuseppe Cassar and his daughter Maria Rossella Dalmas, as well as Albert Joseph Caruana and his daughter Doranne Alden Caruana. Works by each of the four artists are also on exhibit at the APS Head Office.
While inaugurating the exhibition, Mr E.P. Delia, Chairman of APS Bank, said that the common thread between these four artists is the way in which they edged themselves gradually towards art which "was initially a pastime but became a vocation".
Dr Louis Laganà, exhibition curator and book editor, spoke of how Cassar, Dalmas, and the Caruanas contribute to the evolution of landscape painting in Malta, and although they "depict a topographical and varied representation of the Maltese landscape, they focus on the heritage and identity of what is Maltese".
From Left to Right: Artists - Albert J Caruana, Doranne Alden Caruana, Maria Rossella Dalmas (Artists), Dr Louis Lagana` (Editor), Prof. Emanuel P Delia (Chairman, APS Bank), Marika Azzopardi and Lawrence Pavia (Authors)
The book may be purchased for €25 either from the APS Head Office in Swatar or from the Bank's Trolleymania Page. The exhibition is open to the public until Thursday, December 1st, 2016. Opening hours are from Monday to Friday between 08.15hrs and 13:30hrs and on Saturdays between 8.15hrs and 11.45hrs. Admission is free.