Local Featured in CLICO Calendar
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Local featured in ClICO 2006 calendar
Saturday December 17 2005
ST. KITTS - The work of a Kittitian artist has been selected to grace the pages of CLICO’s 2006 calendar.
Barbara Kassab, whose work often reflects Kittitian history, culture and nature, but who recently developed a penchant for portraiture, is one of the featured works of Caribbean artists, which are displayed on next year’s calendar.
The 2006 calendar showcases original paintings and assemblages of 12 female Caribbean artists. “Their works, through abstraction and realism, depict the substantial impact Caribbean women have had on the social fabric of the region,” a release stated.
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The release from CLICO stated that through its calendar initiative the company “hopes to encourage young would-be artists to follow their dream, but also to help facilitate greater trans-Caribbean interaction and the development of more corporate social responsibility programmes.”
For the past 14 years, CLICO has produced the iconic calendar, which features the works of renowned and upcoming Caribbean artists who might not have enjoyed levels of success in their own country, but whose works can compete with any offering of the “developed world.”
The 2006 calendar was launched in Port-of-Spain two weeks ago at CLICO’s Art Gallery.
Other artists featured in the calendar are Daphne Meyer of Haiti; Belkis Ramirez of the Dominican Republic; Alcina Nolley (St. Lucia);Wendy Nanan, Trinidad & Tobago; Angela Gegg, Belize; Lillian Blades, Bahamas; Tina Rosita Ebanks, Cayman Islands; Susan Mains of Grenada; Akima McPherson of Guyana; Ilene Themen of Suriname and Joscelyn Gardner of Barbados.