An Arthritis Conversation Through 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.