Growth is the second exhibition presented by Thru Contemporary Arts. It opens at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in St. Croix and follows a recent, inaugural exhibition in Cologne, Germany. Growth is intended to expand conversation about the nature and boundaries of art in the Caribbean by exposing the public to a variety of approaches to creating contemporary art. It features a specially selected collection of contemporary art by present-day artists from countries around the world. From mixed media art to photography, embroidery, and digital works of art – all are represented in this exhibition, which is part of Thru Contemporary Arts’ permanent public collection.
Thru Contemporary Arts is a project of GETTHRU, a non-profit arts organization based in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: www.getthru.org
Exhibition opens Tuesday 26th May 2015, 7pm- 8:30pm at Horizons Art Gallery. Continues until June 6th 2015
This year Karen produced a wide range of acrylic paintings of varying subject matter. With scenes such as lush, green forests, colourful dancers, serene beaches and bright lilies on the water’s surface, Karen has expertly captured the beauty she sees in her environment.
Kristy is better known for painting Portraits that are privately commissioned; however, she also paints flowers, seascapes and more recently, landscapes and houses/ buildings. And, as with the variety of subjects, Kristy explores many artist mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolour/ gouache and pastels.
These two artists have put together a vibrant, warm body of work in this exciting joint exhibition. The opening of Karen and Kristy’s exhibition will take place on Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 from 7:00pm until 8:30pm at Horizons Art Gallery located at 37, Mucurapo Road, St. James. The exhibition will continue until June 6th during 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays at the gallery.
By Wulf Gerstenmaier
By Robert Ramkissoon
The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) will be hosting a “Light in Nature and Culture” special group art exhibition by its membership entitled, in commemoration of the United Nations declaring 2015 as the International Year of Light.
The exhibition is expected to feature works by a number of well-known respected artists who will exhibit works meant to raise awareness to the beauty and accessibility of science through activities that will encourage and support observation of light and colour in the Natural world, and highlight the myriad ways in which light has influenced and continues to influence human culture.
It is said that light in nature is the subject that unifies humanity. It is the means by which humanity sees itself and where human beings see their place in the universe. Regardless of the boundaries that separate nations and the conflicts that define generations, people around the world see the same Sun rise and fall on the horizon, while cultures throughout history have expressed the same sense of majestic wonder at the beauty of the light seen in picturesque natural effects such as rainbows, halos, sunsets and shadows.
Through the “Light in Nature and Culture” exhibition the audience is asked to consider how observing light in nature really means turning off the lights from modern society.
Despite improving the quality of life, modern lighting has resulted in light pollution. Rather than engage in direct observation in all-weathers and at all-latitudes, today’s generation is more at ease finding inspiration by simply downloading images of nature from their computer screens in the comfort of their air conditioned apartments and offices. This exhibition plans to challenge this ideal by featuring works that promotes more direct outdoor observation and inspire a new generation of scientists to open their eyes to the beauty and splendor in the light and colour found in the natural world.
Light has also influenced human culture throughout history as evident from the early artists and scientists of Antiquity to the development of perspective and the understanding of light and shadow during the Renaissance, to impressionism and modern artistic techniques. The works featured in this exhibition is meant to give appreciation and understanding of our cultural heritage through the study of light and art from the lens of the artist.
The exhibition runs from May 12th to May 27th, 2015 with an opening evening reception to be held on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 where the patrons of the ASTT will be introduced. On exhibit will feature works from Wulf Gerstenmaier, Robert Ramkissoon and……., just to name a few.