TRIPTYCH Art Exhibition
The varied art work of three talented women will be on display at The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago (ASTT) from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th October 2015. Sisters, Marsha and Neala Bhagwansingh, and Joelle Blanc will be featuring their work, consisting of paintings and photography, in the much anticipated show, Triptych.
Marsha Bhagwansingh began her career as an artist in Trinidad in 2000 after pursuing Fine Arts at Miami Dade College. Working primarily with oil and acrylic, her work over the years has featured land and seascapes, flowers and animals. More recently she has been increasingly influenced by spirituality and the therapeutic aspects of art, and paints mandalas for relaxation and healing and as an aid to meditation practices. Marsha believes that self-expression, imagination and the will to push beyond the norm are necessary for artistic growth.
Artworks by Marsha Bhagwansingh
Neala Bhagwansingh is a self-taught photographer with a love for nature and discovery. “It’s interesting, the bond between human and camera,” she notes in her bio. “I tend to be a multi-tasker, doing a hundred things at once while simultaneously thinking about another hundred. Photography makes me slow down to capture a moment. It puts me into a different frame of mind and helps me to see the world in new and unexpected ways.”
Artworks by Neala Bhagwansingh
Joelle Blanc, Canadian born and Trini raised, draws from a family background in art. “I remember being stunned when I discovered that not every home contained numerous paintings and sculptures, or shelves with stacks of books on every subject, or records playing continuously, or paper, pencils, paint, crayons… an atmosphere of constant colour and creativity. I was aware, even at that early age, how lucky I was to experience this world,” she says. Joelle studied photographic retouching and restoration in Florida, glassblowing and lamp work in Toronto, and jewellery making in both Toronto and Trinidad and has applied her expansive attentions to a number of interests, including: painting, sculpting, jewellery, singing and writing, as well design (home, web and fashion).
Artworks by Joelle Blanc
Neala’s images have been featured in MACO Magazine, The Boca, and local sustainable development company websites. This is her second joint exhibition.
Marsha now resides in Florida once more and continues to paint and tutor adults in drawing, painting and calligraphy. She receives commissions on paintings, mandala art and calligraphy services and is also exploring the art of henna.
Combining these three women’s unique visions with a shared passion for artistic expression, Triptych promises to be a multifaceted celebration of creativity.
Triptych’s Opening Night is Thursday 22nd October, 6:00pm to 9:00pm and the show runs from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October 2015 at The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago (ASTT), Corner Jamaica Blvd and St. Vincent Avenue, Federation Park, POS. Gallery hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm.
All purchases via cheque or cash, please.
Contact: Neala 681-7576 or Joelle 295-3940