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ARTIFAX: Honour for Ras Akyem


Carolle BOURNE

ARTIFAX: Honour for Ras Akyem

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Every other year, the Lifetime Achievement Award In The Visual Arts is presented to an outstanding artist.
This year the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee has selected Ras Akyem Ramsay to be the honoured artist.
A retrospective exhibition of his paintings will be held in the Grande Salle of the Central Bank of Barbados from Sunday, October 17, until Saturday, October 23. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Past recipients of the award have been Gordon Parkinson, Fielding Babb, Joyce Daniel, Norma Talma, Alison Chapman-Andrews and Arthur Atkinson in 2008. The Collectors Club of Barbados is the organiser.
Things came to an almost abrupt halt with the TV soap opera (CBS network) created by Irna Phillips/William Bell on Friday, 17 September, to the sorrow, no doubt, of numerous cable TV viewers.
Only about a year ago Guiding Light, around for over 70 years, bit the dust; and now World Turns, two years younger than 56-year-old Days Of Our Lives, is no longer.
Could game shows be taking over? But still holding on on CBS are The Young & The Restless and The Bold & The Beautiful.
Meanwhile diehard Days viewers gather round TV sets Monday to Friday to catch the vintage episode where Marlena wrestles with demon possession, which will no doubt drag on for a while.
Could there be a vampire or two in the future of vintage Days?
Leandro Soto’s new exhibition at Aweipo, Crane Hotel, is getting great reaction. And his artist chat has been moved up to this Sunday from 7 p.m.
Coming up soon at Speightstown’s Gallery of Caribbean Art is the much looked-forward-to exhibition from Indrani Whittingham’s Newcomers Art Group. But currently the gallery has an extensive collection of Caribbean works on show from artists like Susan Mains, Vishni Gopwani, Neville Legall, Fran Attaway, Denzil Mann, and even more!

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