Art Exhibition and Launch Event: “Interpretations: Gardening in the Tropics”

ARC Magazine in collaboration with Medulla Art Gallery invites you to ‘Interpretations: ‘Gardening in the Tropics’. This event will celebrate the release of ARC’s Issue 5 and the inclusion of the critical works of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan. The event takes place on May 25, 2012, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Medulla Art Gallery. The gallery is located at 37 Fitt Street in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Description: ‘Interpretations’ is an informal gathering which is centered around the work of Jamaican jeweler and metalsmith Thomas-Girvan whose recent solo show at the Y Gallery at the end of 2011 marked a critical point in the artist’s career where she was able to meld design and sculpture while highlighting the crossing currents of literature, storytelling and mysticism that have embedded the Caribbean space for generations.

Speakers for the night include writer and scholar Gabrielle Hezekiah, whose work centers on philosophy, visual art and theories of the moving image, short story writer Sharon Millar, co-editor of Robert & Christopher Publishers and Art Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Melanie Archer, artist and Rhodes Trust Fellow, Marsha Pearce, and Barbadian contemporary artist, educator and cultural activist Annalee Davis.

As the name, “Interpretations’ implies, the gathering will focus on various perspectives of Thomas-Girvan’s work through a critical, exacting and nurturing framework. Personal connections to her studio practice will be explored along with the various seductions of text and object. The presenters will engage with re-readings of Thomas-Girvan’s work from a literary, philosophical, art historical and liminal perspective. The event will also showcase new works by visual artists Jaime Lee Loy and Michelle Isava.

For more information, call (868) 740 7597 or visit

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