July 4, 2014
Artist to showcase struggles through art exhibition

Through her upcoming art exhibition, visual arts teacher Shonette Bynoe hopes to inspire young artists in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Under the theme, “Stare – Eyes upon a secret being,” Bynoe will host an art exhibition at the Alliance Francaise from July 21 to 25. {{more}}

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday, the St Martin’s Secondary School teacher explained that her pieces will tell the story of her internal battles with the way she was perceived by others for being an artist.

“It’s 10 pieces in all. Six paintings and four collages and the type of art, it’s a combination of surrealism and abstract figurative,” she told SEARCHLIGHT.

“This exhibition also explores a lot of emotions that I would have kept within myself for all these years due to the negative comments, negativity from society and a bit from my family.”

Bynoe noted that while she wants to showcase her talent, she also wants to show the Vincentian society that there are local artists that take the art form seriously.

In addition, she stated that she hopes young artists can view her pieces and be inspired to create their own works of art.

“I’ve been doing this since I was eight and I have a passion for it,” she said. “Young individuals, persons who are into the arts, but are afraid to take up art because of what their parents may think or personal doubts within their mind, I hope that I can literally inspire them to come out, do their work and have a lot of artists coming out in the artists’ circle in the Vincentian society.”

Although this is her first solo exhibition, the young artist has showcased some of her pieces in exhibitions with the Contemporary Young Artists Movement (CYAM) in St Vincent.

On opening day, July 21, the exhibition will begin at 5 p.m. at Alliance Francaise in Kingstown.(BK)