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Surinamese artist Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi is the recipient of the 2013 Bridget Jones Award of the UK-based Society for Caribbean Studies (SCS). She will be presenting an exhibition consisting of poems and paintings at the 37th Annual SCS Conference, to be held in Warwick, England, July 3-5, 2013. To Tjon Pian Gi the award is special because “I will be presenting Suriname as a part of the Caribbean, at an international forum.” For information about the award and the conference, visit http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2013/03/kit-ling-tjon-pian-gi-receives-bridget-jones-award-2013 and http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk.
In May 2012 Tjon Pian Gi was the featured visual artist of the 13th International Conference of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS) held in Suriname. In her exhibition called ‘Short Stories’ she displayed her fascination for the interplay between visual art and the art of words. See a review athttp://srananart.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/exposed-short-stories-by-kit-ling-tjon-pian-gi.
Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi’s website is http://www.kitlingtjonpiangi.net.