A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT OF CANUTE CALISTE'S ART TO BE HELD
Hillsborough -- The Carriacou Historical Society has announced the opening of " A Celebration of Canute Caliste's Life and His Art" Exhibit to be held at The Carriacou Museum. The exhibit opens on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Museum, located on Paterson Street, with viewing hours from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on opening day.
The "Celebration of Canute Caliste's Life and His Art" Exhibit will feature over 30 paintings that have not been presented together in the past. Included in the exhibit is an oversized mural depicting the Revolution, that will be viewed for the first time in Carriacou. In addition, there will be a display of the artist's personal items and an audio/visual presentation.
Canute Caliste was born in 1914 in L'Esterre, Carriacou and lived until 2005, becoming Carriacou's most famous artist and musician. He was world known for his simplistic translation of all aspects of Carriacou's everyday life, painting with oils and acrylics on small homemade canvases. Canute captured the attention of collectors internationally and was distinguished with his works selected as part of permanent collections in London, Washington and Barbados, including collections of The White House and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11.
Canute's talents not only lay in that of painting as he was famous for his English Quadrille Music fiddle playing. He was heard playing his fiddle throughout the years at Carriacou Regattas, weddings and gatherings and also in his later years playing at the front doorway of The Carriacou Museum. His talents were not limited to that of painting and music, as he was an accomplished sailor, fisherman and boat builder.
In honor of the opening of the exhibit, a Gallery Cocktail Party will take place August 5, on the second floor of the Museum, amongst the Canute Art Exhibit and Memorabilia Display, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 per person and available at the Museum. Light refreshments will be served. Proceeds from the party will be dedicated to the renovation of the Museum.
The exhibit will continue through November 2, 2012 and can be viewed during Museum Hours:
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Entrance admission for the exhibit : Adults $5.00, Children $2.00.