The CXC Exhibition is expected to display some of the best in visual artwork, produced by students from 16 countries across the Region and will be on display at Port Zante from Monday, 12th March to Friday, 16th March 2012.
An official said, the Exhibition, is an avenue used by the Caribbean Examinations Council to showcase the high quality pieces submitted by students for their examinations. This is in an effort to ensure that art students of the Region know what is expected of them.
Local Coordinator of the Visual Arts Event, Education Official Blondell Franks outlined that the opportunity provided by such an occasion should be taken full advantage of by schools, parents and art lovers.
She added that exposure to such an event could stimulate greater interest in art locally thus enhancing the viability of the field for artists.
Veteran Art teacher Jeffrey Joseph of the Basseterre High School revealed that classes of art will include Graphic and Communication Design, Textile Design and Manipulation, Sculpture and Ceramics, Leather Craft as well as painting and mixed media.
The exhibition will officially open on Monday at 9:30am and will be mounted opposite Scoops Ice Cream Parlor on Port Zante. The venue was strategically chosen to encourage greater exposure of the pieces among residents and visitors alike.
Mrs. Franks used the opportunity to thank the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) for its cooperation and is encouraging other organizations to show similar support when approached for assistance to enhance the development of the children.
The event will be declared open by CXC’s Registrar Dr. Didacus Jules and the Minister of Education Nigel Carty