HOLY Name Convent (HNC) will launch Art is Life 2 – a virtual art gallery – on October 30, in conjunction with students, alumnae artists and friends.
Art is Life is an art auction in aid of the school’s continued work of providing a holistic education for the 21st-century young women who attend HNC, said a media release. This art gallery will feature the work of HNC students, alumnae, emerging artists, and established local and overseas-based artists.
This second edition of the event will be a virtual presentation that will take the art enthusiast through a fully interactive experience. The visitor will be able to visit the gallery and enjoy works by numerous artists without leaving their home or office and, will be able to directly buy a piece of art online and have it delivered to them.
HNC has for many years been producing talented and successful artists, including Karen Sylvester, Sarah Joseph Dasent, Tonya St Cyr, Delia Brathwaite and Marise Rodriguez.
The school held its first successful art auction at the Archbishop’s House in Port of Spain in October 2018, when it decided to combine its fundraising efforts with an opportunity to support artists from among its student body, alumni and extended family. HNC received an amazing outpouring of artwork and the auction was very well supported despite bad weather on the day, the release said.
Acting principal Lisette Khan expressed “sincere thanks to those artists, students, sponsors, supporters and committee members, who made the inaugural art event such a great success.”
This year’s exhibit is intended to create enthusiasm and passion amongst the school’s art students and has the potential to promote and develop the careers of many emerging artists. The exhibit will offer a mix of novice and professional art, sculpture and jewellery.
HNC made a call for artists’ submissions and has committed to a shared earning arrangement with art contributors.
Whilst "virtual art galleries" may be a new concept for many locally, they have been in existence for some time and offer several opportunities for young artists, especially during the current covid19 restrictions. The virtual gallery also creates an interesting, safe, queue-free, unencumbered and 24/7 environment for the art lover to visit, view and purchase at their own convenience.
The Art is Life 2 Virtual Gallery can be experienced on the Shop Caribe website: www.shopcaribe.com