• Today
    July 17

  • 09:12 PM

SOCIAL SCENE: Crop Over Arts Exhibition

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 29 July 2018


President of the Barbados Arts Council, Neville Legal (centre), discussing a Hubert Brathwaite painting with the late artist’s son Hubert Jr (right) and artist Virgil Broodhagen. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)

Young artists rubbed shoulders with the veterans at the official opening of the 2018 Crop Over Arts Exhibition at the Barbados Arts Council’s Gallery at Pelican Village last week.

Over 25 artists are participating in the annual exhibition which showcases more than 60 paintings, among them the work of the late Hubert Brathwaite, whose son Hubert Jr collected his father’s post-humous award presented by the National Cultural Foundation. Brathwaite Sr once mounted a one-man show at the same gallery.

Senior cultural policy officer in the Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, Sheron Johnson, standing in for Minister John King, delivered the remarks King had prepared for the occasion. Among the noted artists in attendance were Denise Menard-Greenidge, Virgil Broodhagen and president of the Barbados Arts Council, Neville Legal.

The exhibition runs for the duration of the Crop Over Festival. (GC)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you think the schools starting earlier in the new school term will help with traffic management?