ART SOCIETY HOSTS FIRST THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS COLLECTION (PAST EXHIBITION)
The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to host the first "Thru Contemporary Arts Collection." The exhibition will run from August 17th-21st, 2015, with an opening reception on August 17th from 6:30pm-9pm. The event is free and open to the public. Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago. Corner Jamaica Blvd. & St. Vincent Ave. Federation Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
The exhibition will feature a wide variety of international work including mix media, photography, embroidery, and digital work from Thru Contemporary Arts' permanent public collection. These contemporary works push the envelope and question the essence of what is art.
Contributors include local artists Adele Todd, GA Gardner and Sarah Knights as well as Judith Ganz, Germany; Serge Game, the Netherlands; Beata Obst, Poland; Behzad Mahmoudpour, Iran and Stan Squirewell, United States amongst other countries.
“The Art Society is very pleased to host Thru Contemporary Arts’ exhibition in August 2015. We welcome Dr. GA Gardner, who will be curating this very important show of contemporary art at our gallery in Federation Park. It is imperative that the Society puts on shows like these especially for student artists, school children and university students and for many of our upcoming artists to take full advantage of viewing,” said President Clayton de Frietas.
According to founder GA Gardner, the exhibition will give residents an opportunity to enjoy a curated body of work from Thru Contemporary Art’s collection. Previous exhibitions have been held in Germany and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Thru Contemporary is an international organization with affiliations with various countries including the USA, Asia, and Europe, however, "its message is one that will best benefit the people of developing regions such as the Caribbean, where access to an international body of contemporary art is limited,” Gardner said.