The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) gallery is hosting an exhibition called Easter Traditions and Religious Art.
The exhibition opened on March 23 and will reopen on April 7 and runs until April 9. The society is closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays. It is open to the public, free of charge, from 12 pm - 6 pm.
A media release said during the year its members rent the gallery and manage their own exhibitions. During Easter the members would display work with a religious theme.
However, this year many of its members wished to show religious works.
“The curator of the exhibition, ASTT president Peter Sheppard further expanded the theme to also include Easter traditions in TT, as it’s a popular time for friends and families to spend fun times together across the twin-island,” the release said.
The exhibition explores religious themes and “nostalgic scenes of some favourite pastimes such as flying kites or a day at the beach,” the release said.
It features 57 pieces done in acrylic, watercolours, oil, gauche, inks, textiles, clay, photography, graphite and even gelatin.
The exhibition features work by Alex Mouttet, Anika Plowden-Corentin, Annasophia Joseph, Antonio Figuero, Bunty O’Connor, Cadence, Cleo Lewis, Corbeaux, David Subran, Frances White, Gail Pantin, Gregory Garcia, Gregory Williams, Halcian Pierre among others.
The release said through these exhibitions artists get the opportunity to display their work and also sell to art collectors.
“Some of them are first timers, having never shown their work before. It’s platforms such as these and the support of the public, which boosts confidence with the artists.”
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The gallery follows strict public health protocols, it said.