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Holy Name students exhibit Eclectic art themes
With clasped hands, the Blessed Madonna looks on at the art exhibition produced by Form Five and Sixth Form students of Holy Name Convent, Port-of-Spain. Among the pieces on display were Yejide’s Coxier’s Afterlife, Shannon De Silva’s The Reef and Katerina Williams’ Tree of Hope. It ended on March 24. Art teachers Raina Grillet and Irenee Shaw-Cozier worked with their charges to produce the fetching pieces. Grillet said the budding artists were taking their mock exams so they were absent to discuss the pieces which were done in various media including acrylics, wax, graphics, wire, still life and sculptures. Both teachers expressed their pride in the depth of work and creativity in the artistic expressions which lit up the auditorium.
The exhibition also came in for kudos from younger students. Summing up sentiments, parent Martin De Silva said: “It is an excellent exhibition and makes rather delightful viewing. The young women have shown great potential.” The themes are eclectic and include traditional mas characters like the jab molassie. A red devil breathing fire like a komodo dragon depicted Taste T&T. Ariel Richardson skilfully created a sculpture of a pale-complexioned, pregnant woman wearing a knitted cap. She called the piece Coming Soon. Other artists like Delia Brathwaite added a delicate touch with a quilt called Autumn Comfort thrown over a bed fit for a three year-old. Cushions and even a painting of pop icon Nikki Minaj made it. There is an abundance of flora, fauna, landscapes and seascapes.
Alexandria Williams placed blossoms in a blue long-stemmed vase. Kimberly Thomas’ coconut trees which could be pictured along the Cocal, at Manzanilla, were Standing Proud. Antoneitte Auguste’s woodcut celebrated a Touch of Nature. A blue morpo settled on the woodcut which glistened with varnish. Upstairs were charcoal paintings that celebrated the simple things used for décor and utilitarian purposes. Items including jugs, teapots, saucers and lamps arrested the art connoisseur. Breaking the white and blacks was red—the colour of passion. It was not a photo of a couple romancing by candlelight but Laura Pereira’s Santa Claus Audition.
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