Wednesday, February 8, 2012

'The Vis Affair'

This painting, 'The Vis Affair'  by Charlie Hackett was created especially for the  Showcase of Art by Old Columbans  held in October 2011. It was painted in honour of Chris Vis who retired from teaching art at the college in 1997.  The painting was very generously donated to The College by the artist at the end of the show and it now hangs in the Lower Argyle. Some of the names within the painting are names of pupils who were contempories of Charlie Hackett all of whom enjoyed art lessons with Chris Vis.  The name Adam refers to Adam Clayton, Antony to Antony Lyttle (who also had an etching in the exhibition), and John to John Leslie.