[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] Arts and Collections International recently featured The Gallery of Caribbean Art in Speightstown, Barbados:
Nestled in historic Speightstown, St. Peter, The Gallery of Caribbean Art treats visitors to a mind-blowing excursion with a breathtaking backdrop, intricate architecture, Bajan culture and traditional cuisine. It is certainly not a coincidence that the scenic second largest town in Barbados was chosen as home to what has now become one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious art galleries, praised by international, regional and local art aficionados.
In recent years, Speightstown has undergone a renaissance of sorts. The quaint town is once again active and vibrant while still maintaining its unique colonial charm. Much of the character of this humble town can be found in its architecture and in its people.
[. . .] The Gallery of Caribbean Art easily lends itself to the inimitable character of this resurgent town by adding an intriguing dimension that exposes visitors to the best of Barbados and the wider Caribbean in an unforgettable but often forgotten oasis.
A revolving annual calendar of exciting exhibitions by artists, sculptors and multi-media expressionists from Haiti and Cuba in the north to Barbados and Guyana in the south consistently reveal the enormous creativity of well known, little known and unknown Caribbean artists.
[. . .] Over the last three decades, Caribbean artists have established themselves on the global landscape as competitive forces with which to reckon. The Gallery is central to this evolution and revolution of regional art while firmly placing the Caribbean on the map in this genre.
Whether you are an art connoisseur or amateur, when visiting Barbados, your itinerary must include a visit to The Gallery of Caribbean Art—and by extension Speightstown—to immerse in a cornucopia of delightful experiences in one charming space and place.
The Gallery is always in high demand by regional artists wishing to exhibit their latest work and it is already heavily booked throughout 2018 promising yet another exciting year of visually stimulating collectables.
Stop by the Northern Business Centre, Queen’s Street, Speightstown, St. Peter; weekdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm where a highly trained, knowledgeable and helpful curator will make your journey a richly rewarding experience, as well as, an exclusive shopping pleasure. You are guaranteed great value and priceless memories.
For more information, visit their website at The Gallery of Caribbean Art to preview available pieces.
For full article, see http://www.artsandcollections.com/article/the-gallery-caribbean-art
[Image above: Three Men and a Woman, by Elizabeth Stewart.]