July 18, 2008
Art Exhibition celebrates 5th year

Five years is not a relatively long period of time. However, it has been a sufficient length of time for members of the Contemporary Young Artists’ Movement (CYAM) to further pursue their love affair with Art. And, of course, firmly secure many accomplishments under their belts along the way.{{more}}

Having taken part in the first ever Community College Art & Design graduates exhibition, the CYAM members are back again, along with more recent graduates, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the said exhibition, which began yesterday, July 17th, at the Alliance Française.

The public is being encouraged to patronize the event to get a recount of the stories of achievement within the group, and the witness their artwork. The graduates offer members of the public the opportunity to purchase their most recent artwork, having already sold pieces from previous exhibitions to art collectors around the Caribbean. They have also had the privilege of having their work displayed in prestigious offices round the world – from that of past President Fidel Castro to the former Taiwanese President.

Many of the CYAM members have been studying in Cuba, Martinique and the USA. Several others are preparing to embark upon different degree programmes worldwide in the upcoming month. All graduates who are currently studying abroad are recipients of various awards and their work has gained regional recognition through George Lamming’s BIM publication, and the NCB calendar ‘Alive to create’, which won the American Advertising Federation Silver Award 2008.

This Exhibition will run until July 31st at the Alliance Fran̤aise, then continue at Heritage Hall, in the National Trust Building, from August 1 Р15, 2008. (JSV)