An Arthri­tis Con­ver­sa­tion Through Art

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ART -

The MeCu­ra­tor Art Gallery, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Saint Lu­cia Arthri­tis and Lu­pus As­so­ci­a­tion (SLALA), will host an art col­lec­tion launch, ti­tled 'Art Thrives Us – A Jour­ney of Art through Arthri­tis' on Thurs­day 15th Novem­ber, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, at the MeCu­ra­tor Art Gallery, lo­cated in Mas­sade, Gros Islet (within the Star Pub­lish­ing premises).

MeCu­ra­tor owner Buki Ca­hane says the gallery holds art at its core. As an art cu­ra­tor, her heart is set on con­nect­ing artists, au­di­ences and buy­ers to Caribbean art. This is done through pro­vid­ing a reg­u­lar plat­form for art­work to be shown by artists of all ages, gen­ders and abil­i­ties.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with SLALA, MeCu­ra­tor will show­case an art col­lec­tion by tal­ented artists who suf­fer from the re­stric­tive ef­fects of arthri­tis and lu­pus and from other phys­i­cal re­stric­tions. Al­though the artists are con­strained by their ail­ments, they have been able to find a men­tal and phys­i­cal free­dom through ex­pres­sive art ther­apy.

The month-long col­lec­tion will show­case the works of these artists and all pieces will be avail­able for sale. It will also re­in­force the ef­forts of the MeCu­ra­tor Art Gallery to show­case all forms of Saint Lu­cian art; by those able and, in some cases, by those deemed as dis­abled.

Dr Amanda King, psy­chol­o­gist Nicole Edge­combe and renowned artist Peter Wal­cott will share a few words on the night, each re­flect­ing from the per­spec­tive of the jour­ney with art and arthri­tis. The launch night is fo­cused on rais­ing aware­ness of this con­di­tion, ask­ing peo­ple to broaden their minds, dig deep into their pock­ets and sup­port the char­i­ties, such as SLALA, help­ing those with arthri­tis and lu­pus.

Come ex­pe­ri­ence this in­sight­ful col­lec­tion on the open­ing night this Thurs­day. Please note that an en­try fee of $20 will be charged. Wine and canapés will be avail­able for at­ten­dees.

Last Fri­day MeCu­ra­tor launched Gary Butte's col­lec­tion, Mask Pa­rade 2, an event that brought artists, po­ets and art lovers to­gether. It is still avail­able for view­ing at the gallery.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact SLALA at (758) 459-0092 or Buki Ca­hane, MeCu­ra­tor Art Gallery at (758) 722 8303.

This Thurs­day's ex­hi­bi­tion at MeCu­ra­tor will be a win­dow to an en­tirely dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive of art.

Robert Lee re­cited po­etry at the Mask Pa­rade 2 open­ing which was a full cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence. There will be a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence for Art Thrives Us.

Artist Gary Butte (left) and MeCu­ra­tor founder Buki Ca­hane hap­pily launched Mask Pa­rade 2 last Fri­day.

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