Saint Lucia to open visual arts exhibit at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College

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Saint Lucia to open visual arts exhibit at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College


Castries, Saint Lucia: The Government of Saint Lucia has shared an update on the Visual Arts Exhibition which will open at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

The exhibit will feature artwork by artists from Saint Lucia under the theme “Stories of Courage in the Americas: Resistance to Slavery and Unity Against Racism.”

The exhibit is the result of a visual arts competition launched in April as part of celebrations of people of African descent in the Americas and in remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade by the Organization of American States (OAS) which collaborated with the College to implement two major activities.

The exhibition has also received significant support from MeCurator, led by Buki R Kahane, who brings to this exhibition his years of experience working with artists, understanding their work and drawing on his knowledge and awareness of artistic practices. current.

The exhibition will present more than 40 works in the fields of painting, digital art, crafts, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Artists as young as 14, as well as more established artists, submitted proposals.

Renowned artists Alwyn St. Omer, Finola Jennings-Clark, Kirk Elliott, Naja Simeon, Urmie Persaud and Calixte George Jr. will serve as judges for the competition. Entrants will win cash prizes and other attractive prizes from M&C Group of Companies, The Body Holiday St. Lucia, Bay Gardens Resorts, The Landings St. Lucia, Jade Mountain, KFC and Oasis Restaurant. The College has also received significant support from LUCELEC, St. Lucia Distillers and Blue Waters.

The visual arts competition and exhibition follows the first activity held in a lecture given by Dr. Keith Nurse, Director of the College, on the theme “Carnival and the Black Atlantic: Festivals, Social Movements and Diasporas”.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday May 26 and Friday May 27 at the SALCC Innovation Hub on the Morne Campus.

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