PRESS RELEASE – As part of activities for Emancipation to La Woz, the month long slate of activities for the celebrations continues with an Emancipation Art Exhibition.
It will showcase exhibits from three (3) dynamic Saint Lucian artists: Painter, Luigi St. Omer, sculptor, Jallim Eudovic and photographer/designer, Fiona Compton.
Luigi St. Omer explores and combines modern with traditional themes. His works speak of his love for colour and his love of the past; rural Caribbean life – its landscapes and the people.
His manipulation of colour on canvas creates a feeling of movement; a non-conventional style developed during art school at the Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts in Jamaica.
Luigi was invited to display his work at the Folkstone Grand (http://www.grand-uk.com/) in the UK despite following his enquiry, being informed that the exhibition was full, he asked that the organizer to take a look at his work online for consideration in the future: After one look at his work, Luigi was invited to have his work in the exhibit.
In fact, he was given prime positioning on the walls facing the grand entrance – testament to the power of his collection.
His offerings for this exhibition reflect his love of the Grande Anse Beach and surrounds, and include a series that reflects the story of the journey of a young man, from one of Saint Lucia’s rural communities who builds his life from the ground up after leaving his parental home at the age of eight.
Jallim Eudovique will be exhibiting work returned to Saint Lucia specifically for this exhibition. This collection of work entitled, “Koudmen” was on display at the prestigious Stephen Lawrence Centre (SLC) in the UK (http://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk/), under invitation by Doreen Lawrence.
Jallim’s work will also be part of a fundraising drive for the SLC next year for the development work they carry out.
From the UK exhibition, one of his exhibits was selected by the Queen’s Jubilee Committee to be erected as a monument in London (pending approval); another acquired by China as a public monument and two other similar requests are down for consideration.
Fiona Compton’s contribution to the art exhibition will be a photographic art re-interpretation of black icons. She will also show a selection of her Paradise Prints fashion line.
Martin’s and London College of Printing (Communication) produces art pieces reflective of the vibrancy of her Caribbean heritage.
She has photographed entertainment personalities and heads of state but remains drawn to exploring the artistic possibilities of photography and the creative expression of hand-painted fashion.
The exhibition will be officially launched on Wednesday 13th August, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Coral Mall and will be opened to the public from Thursday 14th August for a duration two weeks from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays.