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ARTIFAX: Amazing mahogany


Carolle BOURNE

ARTIFAX: Amazing mahogany

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Queen’s Park Gallery, as they say, rocks with Ras Ilix’s amazing mahogany sculptures.
His crowded Heartman opening last weekend overflowed with friends, fans and patrons and showed just how much his creativity has reached out.
Mahogany has a magic all its own and when the Ilix chisel touches the fine grain he releases the extraordinary.
Huge pieces like Mystic, Rape, Meditation and Queen Bongo dominate, and there are several smaller sculptures giving avid collectors, so to speak, a chance to own a piece of the action.
The gallery opens from 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday.
Adrian Richards and Leslie Taylor have taken their photography to the Island Gallery in Speightstown and a stone’s throw away at Gallery of Caribbean Art, Denzil Mann continues a successful show off winning watercolours, oils and acrylics in Aeonian Vista.
At the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, three premier Barbadian artists show their distinctive styles, and offer not only a chance to come see but take time to chat with you about their creativity. Don’t miss Alison Chapman Andrews, Heidi Berger and Bill Grace.
Coming soon to Bridgetown Gallery the art of Simbah Pile and other contemporaries.
And January 22, 6 to 8 p.m. is that date for an Artists Talk with 15 female artists at Aweipo Gallery, the Crane.
Congrats to this year’s Collie winners in the annual Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Awards. From the just 35 entries this year, Allison Cadogan (a Three Little Pigs novella) and Glenville Lovell (his On De Block play) tied in the top spot, while Austin Yearwood – (remember his NIFCA win for The Supremes Are Coming?) landed in third place for his Imelda plus the Prime Minister’s Award.
The John Wickham Award went to young Delvin Howell for his novel Offset.

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