SAINT LUCIA SCULPTURE PARK – “TO BEAUTIFY, TO EDUCATE, TO INSPIRE”
Lucia’s Tourism Director, Louis Lewis; representatives of various Credit Unions; Agricultural Extension Officers; Farmers and Anthony Bonaparte, Dean of the Division of Agriculture. Also present at the press launch were the consultants and members of the board of directors.
The Agriculture Minister emphasized the need to beautify small, medium or large spaces to create an environment with aesthetic qualities which every generation of Saint Lucians will enjoy and appreciate. “Beautiful Gardens of Saint Lucia” is an island-wide environmental and beautification competition in 75 to 100 categories, with three prizes in each category. It will be a three year campaign with a monetary prize of EC$350,000 each year for the most beautiful garden and an overall monetary prize after three years of EC$1 million, in preparation for the sculpture park project.
The details of a series of competitions such as essay and poster competitions for schools, island-wide jingle competition and photography competitions will soon be unveiled.
The President and Founder of the Saint Lucia Sculpture Park and the Board Members would like to express their gratitude to Mr. Richard Michelin and the staff of the Royal by Rex Resorts for making this event possible.
The competition is opened to individuals, farmers, churches, schools, hotels, plantations, botanical gardens, community and other organisations. Saint Lucia Sculpture Park’s vision statement is “To act as a catalyst to heighten aesthetic and creative awareness and add dimensionally to Saint Lucia’s rich folkloric heritage”.
Llewellyn Xavier OBE, President and Founder of Saint Lucia Sculpture Park.