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THE ART SOCIETY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 20 MAY 2012


ARTSOCIETYTT.ORG MAY ART

EDUCATION

SEMINARS

EXHIBITIONS

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO: “SUCCESS”   FROM: ASTT ARTISTS Following the successful art programme at the Hokett Baptist Primary School in Morvant, a group of artist of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT), including educators, will now move on to assist with a similar project at Success RC Primary School in Laventille. A planning meeting was held recently with staff of the School, with assistance from Hokett School, to finalise arrangements.  The  theme  of  the  art  project  is  “Success   Depends  on  Me.” It is anticipated that the project will commence with readings from novelist Earl Lovelace. It is anticipated that this will encourage students to also write and illustrate their stories. Approximately twelve artists of the ASTT, including Jackie Hinkson, Reita Antoine, Lorenza Robinson, Patricia Frederick and Carla Franco will assist with the programme. The project at Success will also be expanded to include the performing arts and assistance is being sought from established groups to partner with the school and ASTT. This will culminate with an exhibition and performance at the school in which the community is expected to participate. Following Success RC Primary School the project will move on to a number of other schools in the East Port of Spain catchment area. A number of public art galleries are planned to display the works of the students in their respective communities. Interested artists should contact Jim Armstrong: armstro7@hotmail.com

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JAMES ARMSTRONG ASTT BOARD DIRECTOR

CULTURE


ITS ON NOW !!

UPCOMING EVENTS WINE TASTING EVENING 26. May - 1:00 pm

FILM NIGHTS AT ASTT 22. May - 7:00 pm 29. May - 7:00 pm GALLERY HOURS 19. May - 1. June Mon- Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tel. 868-622-9827

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ASTT FILM NIGHT

FEATURED FILM

Solitary Alchemist 22. MAY 7:00 PM

Don't miss the opportunity to watch a never-before screened version of the award-winning, The Solitary Alchemist; the story of Trinidadian artist, Barbara Jardine. The screening is free and open to the public!

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PRIVATE MEDIA LAUNCH

L TO R EXHIBITION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, WULF GERSTENMAIER, EXHIBITION COMMITTEE CREATIVE DIRECTOR SHEVI HADAWAY, EXHIBITION COMMITTEE MEMBERS CLAYTON DE FRETIAS AND CARLA LOUIS

INSET PRESIDENT OF THE ART SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD AND TOGAO MS. GAIL P. GUY FEATURED SPEAKERS PERMANENT SECRETARY, MRS. JENNIFER JONES THE MINISRY OF THE ARTS AND MULTICULTRALISM SENATOR EMBAU MOHENI ASTT EXHIBITION COMMITTEE CHAIR WULF GERSTENMAIER ASTT EXHIBITION COMMITTEE MEMBER PETER SHEPPARD

INSET ASTT PRESIDENT MS. GAIL P GUY, SENATOR EMBAU MOHENI AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR SHEVI HADAWAY

THE MINISTRY OF THE ARTS AND MULTICULTURALISM

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THE ART SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ..NOSTALGIA THE OLD INSPIRES THE NEW ART EXHIBITION PRIVATE MEDIA LAUNCH SPONSORED BY THE MINISTRY OF THE ARTS AND MULTICULTURALISM


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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The ASTT's May Members' Group Exhibition at The Art Society's Art Gallery located in Federation Park. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary  of  Trinidad  &  Tobago’s  Independence  and   United  Nations  Year  of  The  Cooperatives  2012… It was once said that our perception of ourselves is created by the art of our age. It has been widely known that art acts as documentary evidence of who we were and so too can inform us of who we are now and who we may become. Nostalgia-The Old Inspires The New art exhibition, will very much symbolize these contrasting opposites in the art installation. This will be represented by all extraordinary mediums across the various disciplines of the visual arts, such as paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photography, architecture and design, film, media and 3D installations all done by you, the Artists of Trinidad and Tobago. At present, The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago is making every effort to deepen the success of cultural partnerships of local Artists and Cooperative Enterprises of Trinidad and Tobago to facilitate a channel of communication through modern and contemporary art, as well as a dialogue between art of the past and that of the present. ASTT anticipates that new perspectives can be opened up through this exhibition, which aims to express nostalgia for traditional art, craft and design that has been slowly vanishing from Trinidad and Tobago since the growth of contemporary art.

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BUYING ART

Benefits to Corporate Citizens (T&T) buying Art 150% Tax Incentive (1) Where in a year of income, a company incurs expenditure in respect of an artistic work, there shall be allowed as a deduction, in ascertaining the chargeable profits of the company for that year of income, an allowance equal to the actual expenditure incurred up to a maximum of two million dollars. (2) In respect of a visual work of art (a) the deduction may only be claimed in respect of the initial acquisition of the work; (b) the deduction be allowed where the work (i) is done by a national of Trinidad and Tobago (ii) is certified by an art gallery, which shall submit a valuation of the work done For further info please visit www.culture.gov.tt National Registry—The Legislation http://www.culture.gov.tt/national_registry_legislation.html

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BEST IN SHOW 1ST “ABUELA” OIL ON CANVAS 30X20” BY COLLIN BOOTHMAN

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BEST IN SHOW 2ND “REMEMBER WHEN”   COLLAGE 18X18” BY PAT FARREL FREDRICK

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BEST IN SHOW 3RD “INTENT” WATERCOLOUR 16.5X18” BY RAYMOND ALEXANDER

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T&T ART ON VIEW TALENT

PETER SHEPPARD ASTT 1ST VICE PRESIDENT ON SHOW AT THE HILLARD SOCIETY OF MINIATURISTS 2012 ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND SALE OF MINIATURE ART.

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Beckett trained in France and England, beginning her career as an artist in Trinidad in 1969. Since then she has earned a reputation as one of our foremost artists, furiously active in many creative spheres. Over the past year alone she has been involved in a host of creative activities. She produced a multi-arts event, ‘Mango   Vert’,   which   was   a   Trinidad   Quartet Productions Gala Night at the Little Carib Theatre featuring images of her paintings accompanied by rapso-style poetry and music. She directed and filmed two multi-arts cultural forums, one at the Y Gallery, and one at The Cotton Tree Foundation, in collaboration with Felipe Noguera, Roy Cape and the Jaramoji Cultural Workshop. At the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), in collaboration with the UTT String Quartet, Beckett exhibited a collection of large charcoal drawings of The Passion, which was also screened during the performance of Haydn’s  Seven  Last  Words  of  Our  Saviour.  And   later in the same year she donated one of her Kairos (The Hours), part of a series of paintings of Angels, for the Trinidad Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund.

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Horizons Art  Gallery  is  proud  to  host  “The   Heart’s  Calligraphy”,  the  latest  collection  of                                 artwork from Sarah Beckett.

Beckett’s current   offering   is   similarly                   multi-faceted. She is presenting vividly colourful oil paintings, pastels and ink and gouache drawings in four groupings: Light, Love, Earth and Mystery. Her poetry, written to accompany these paintings, will be read at a Creative Forum, which will also feature input from guest artistes such as musician Nigel Rojas and poet/ film director Alex De Verteuil. Sarah  Beckett’s  exhibition  opens  at  Horizons  Art   Gallery, with a grand opening Tuesday 22 nd May, 7:00pm -8:30pm. Viewing continues daily until 2nd June, Monday to Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. The Creative Forum takes place at Horizons At Gallery Thursday 24 th May, 6:30-8:00pm. Please call 628-9769 for further


ASTT INDEX

join ASTT Join the ASTT membership and become  part  of  T&T’s   most brilliant Visual Artists. FEES are TT $ 200.00 The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago account number 96345, at any First Citizens Bank branch. Scan your filled out form and deposit slip, then send to admin@artsocietytt.org treasurer Ilka Hilton– Clarke will look after membership card and receipt for you.

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OUTREACH

REMINDER ...would you like to help with a programme that brings about self esteem and gives life ,through the medium of art in our schools. Then contact James Armstrong at armstro7@hotmail.com for further details on THE OUTREACH

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SALE Frame it ASTT has 20 wooden frames, cash & carry size 4x8 ft, cost TT $300.00 each. Contact Peter Sheppard petersheppard@tstt.net.tt mobile 1 868 685 6289 home 1 868 628 0466

Regarding our ASTT news letter Please contact Clayton de Freitas at artbyclayton.com@gmail.com to place art news, exhibitions , rentals of studio spaces ,any gallery news , workshops offered, art for sale, restoration and anything art related . Rental of ASTT Art Gallery Space There are very few spaces left in 2012 Book your space early for 2013 send request to: rentals@artsocietytt.org BIOGRAPHY PAGE.. Are you an artist? would you like others to see your work? then get your own biography page, on our website by sending, a bio followed with high resolution images, of yourself and 1 to 6 images of your work , the fee is only TT150.00. contact llka Hilton Clarke. at admin@artsocietytt.org


ASTT SHEVI HADAWAY Editor Creative Director Design Layout & Graphic Director Features Board Director CLAYTON DE FREITAS Graphic Consultant Board Director WULF GERSTENMAIER Photography First vice President PETER SHEPPARD

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