FRC showcases St. Omer art family for Independence 37

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FRC showcases St. Omer art family for Independence 37
Sir Dunstan St. Omer with his mural at Jacmel Catholic Church.
Sir Dunstan St. Omer with his mural at Jacmel Catholic Church.

PRESS RELEASE – The Folk Research Centre hosts an art exhibition of National Cultural Hero, the late Sir Dunstan St. Omer  (1927-2015), alongside the work of his sons, starting Monday, February 15th. This is the FRC’s contribution to the 37th anniversary of St. Lucia’s Independence.

The exhibition is presented in association with the Dunstan St. Omer Art Foundation. The artist’s sons, Alwyn, Luigi, Julio and Giovanni, each with their unique styles, will also be featured.

A press launch is scheduled for 10 am at the headquarters of the Folk Research Centre at Mount Pleasant. Details will be given regarding the Dunstan St. Omer Art Foundation.

The FRC is asking teachers to call the Centre to make bookings for tours of the exhibition by school children. Arrangements can be made for the St. Omer sons to be on hand to speak to the students about their work and that of their father. (Call 4522279 to book classes.)

Visitors will also be able to view a permanent exhibition of the work of Harold Simmons, who was mentor and teacher to the young Dunstan St. Omer and his friend Derek Walcott.

During January, in celebration of Nobel laureate Week, the FRC had mounted an exhibition which included the work of the Honorable Derek Walcott.

The St. Omer family exhibition will be open till the end of February.

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