State Of Crisis In The Visual Arts

As we celebrate Emancipation Day, we should remember that our visual expression is a key component of our identity as a liberated people. …

Jamaican Art, Trini Perspective

The exhibition entitled “Out of One Many (II)” that was held at the Horizons Art Gallery from 13th to 24th April was a bold initiative by the gallery…

Goat

This morning I saw a long line of Mini Minors heading north, on their way to one of the beaches between Matura and Matelot, most likely Sans Souci,…

Govt Caught In Napa’s Perfect Storm

It began with one headline declaring NAPA a Tragedy of epic proportions and it continued with a running battle,…

Perspectives, Memory And Desire

The recent launch of the three-man exhibition entitled “Perspectives, Memory and Desire” at the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago is an impressive display of the works of…

Bring Yuh Story And Come

Peter Minshall has repeatedly made the point that the mass participation, commitment and joy to be found in Carnival, Ramleela and Hosay suggest something powerful about a form…

Reflections On Music Festival 2010

I was fortunate enough to have been in Trinidad for the Championship Programme of the just concluded 29th Biennial Music Festival, and I believe that patrons at the…

Stingray

Mr Cecil who own the parlour opposite Lum Kong shop on the Western Main Road in St James know everything about anything…

The Defiant One

Georges Anglade, one of Haiti’s most prominent writers and intellectuals was among those killed in the January 12 earthquake.…

Walcott As Master Painter

Derek Walcott’s exhibition of eighteen paintings at the Campus Principals’ office, UWI , could have been a formidable show if his other numerous pieces were included to further…

2009—a Good Year For Art

To say that 2009 was a challenging year for the arts would be an understatement. Within our relatively small art community, the goal of achieving some degree of…

A Psalm Of Memories

As a little boy, one of my duties was to fan the coal pot when my mother was doing her ironing.…

Plenty To See On The Horizon

The month of November was a particularly busy period for the Horizons Art Gallery.…

The Power Of Yam

To celebrate the Gleaner Honour Award for Excellence in the field of Science and Technology, Prof Helen Asemota wore a hairstyle which she named the “yam hairstyle”.…

Cobo For Sale

The first attempts to deal with this commission was an exercise in recall as I mentally went through a list of many possibilities associated with the idea of…