Tuesday, April 23, 2024

ARTIFAX: Shall we dance?

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A DECADE?AGO – in 2001 – Indrani Whittingham, Gem Cheong and Hazel-Ann Mahy Batson opened the first St Peter Art Gallery in the heart of Speightstown by the Southern Business Centre, Queen Street. Yes, that’s where the Gallery of Caribbean Art was born.
Join their tenth birthday celebration on Sunday at the gallery, from 11 a.m. to 2.p.m. Several of their most popular artists will be highlighted in an exhibition of impressive talent.
Many of these successful artists were newcomers from Indrani Whittingham’s Art Group which she founded 25 years ago. Check these names…Catherine Chee-A-Tow, John Stuart, Vishni Gopwani, Heidi Berger and Grenada’s Susan Main’s, who has displayed her heart there solo as well as with her son Asher, and on some occasions with Oliver Benoit.
Congratulations to this amazing trio, all talented in their own right who started something great. See you on Sunday.
Also on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Pelican Gallery, Barbados Arts Council, six artists are placing their latest pieces of art on show. They are Neville Legall, Everick Lynton, Ron Lucas, Rasheed Boodhoo, Denzil Mann, and Gordon Jordan in Bajan Vibes.
Tides Art Gallery is putting on a new show of Bits & Pieces, the art of Melanie Blomgren, on Sunday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Local and Caribbean fine art, as well as fine art photography await you at the Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St James. Open seven  days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the Grove Gallery, Lime Grove, Holetown, Cuban artists will hold the interest of many art lovers. And Ras Akyem and Ras Ishi are striking on the walls of the Mews Restaurant in popular St. James.

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