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Artifax: Visual arts at NIFCA


CAROLLE BOURNE

Artifax: Visual arts at NIFCA

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IT’S Independence time, and that means the visual arts are making their presence felt for the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). So do head on over to the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre where two exhibition floors cover paintings, sculptures, craft and photography. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m.
In the NIFCA Literary Arts, two juniors made off with gold for their entries – Malissa Millington for Poetry and Alexander Waithe for Prose.
In NIFCA Poetry from adults, Sara Venable won gold for her Terminal C and Thomas Armstrong got gold for his published first novel Of Water And Rock.
Aweipo Gallery, The Crane, is celebrating our country’s 44th year of Independence with a unique exhibition – Benchmarks.
They explore the concept of vending and huckstering as an early form of economic activity and financial freedom for many after Emancipation.
Eleven local artists – Nick Barnett, Cathy Cummins, Annalee Davis, Neville Legall, Denzil Mann, Rafza Nehaul, Rupert Piggott, Martiné Pile, Ricardo Skeete, Don Small and Kraig Yearwood – were asked to respond to the Vendor’s Tray and Bajan Bench, two items essential to the vendor’s trade.
These artists have submitted diverse, exciting and very creative works in both two and three dimensions.
Join this celebration with the artists for our early movement towards economic freedom as a people! The exhibition opens on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Aweipo.
On November 27 comes An Evening Of Verse readings from some of our up-and-coming literary artists. Make a note to be there.
We are saddened by the news of the passing of artist Oliver Burnett, a long-standing member of the Barbados Arts Council. Self-taught, his remarkable landscapes made him quite easily one of our very best – he painted like a pro. Rest in peace, Oliver. May your eternal landscapes contain the inner tranquility you so often portrayed.
As you read this, artist Virgil Broodhagen is completing a new collection of paintings for the 40th anniversary exhibition of paintings by Karl and Virgil Broodhagen. Set to open on Sunday, December 5, at 5 p.m. at The Main Guard, Old Clock Tower Building, at The Garrison.

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