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ARTIFAX: Gems on show

Carolle BOURNE

ARTIFAX: Gems on show

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CONGRATULATIONS to all involved in the just seen It So Happen Suite, which was staged at Frank Collymore Hall, featuring the exceptional creativity of the late writer Timothy Callender, a super cast, and the amazing set design of Leandro Soto – truly ingenious. As one patron put it, regarding the sets: “They seemed to come alive.”
Now on show at the Barbados Arts Council’s Pelican Gallery is The Little Gems collection, a group of miniature paintings.
I like to think of them as portable art for travelling or gifting.
As we get set to see artist Ras Akyem Ramsay receive his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grande Salle on October 16, Rosemary Parkinson, daughter of the first Lifetime recipient Gordon Parkinson, will be showing her art, for one week only, at Charlie’s Bar, Maxwell Coast Road. At a special price, Rosemary’s Nyam Jamaica (a culinary tour of that island).
The Gallery of Caribbean Art will present The Newcomers Group Art Show on Saturday October 23 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Newcomers, who number at least 100, will be celebrating their 25th anniversary and their theme this time around is Disappearing Barbados.
Among those who have gone on to make art a career are Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow, Vishni Gopwani and Vanita Comissiong.
The Bridgetown Gallery (formerly Zemicon) is set to open on Sunday, October 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Other Side Of The Mirror, a collection of traditional Senegalese glass paintings by Moussa Sene Absa. Artist’s discussion on October 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Running at Aweipo, the Crane Hotel, from October 16 to November 6 – Shaman: Sculpture And Paintings, a two-man show with sculptor Ras Ilix and painter Basula. Both artists respond to daily life in Barbados.