When Grenadians Come Home

  August is the traditional month when Grenadians who live abroad come home to visit.  Considering that there are more Grenadians who live in the United States, Canada, and Europe than there are in our island, it is quite an overwhelming homecoming!  Family reunions, School reunions, Carnival, Carriacou Regatta, Emancipation Celebrations, all compel travelers to…

Benoit Builds with Bricks of Identity

Oliver Benoit’s “Anima Externalised” Approaching Oliver Benoit’s solo show titled, “Anima Externalised”, viewers will see familiar elements of Benoit’s paintings but Grenada’s foremost abstractionist offers new and provoking material based on Grenada’s collective identity and heritage. “Anima” is a psychology term coined by Carl Jung that is an archetype of collective unconsciousness. The paintings, depicting…

Oliver Benoit “Anima Externalised”

OLIVER BENOIT “Anima Externalised” Art and Soul Gallery Spiceland Mall Invitation to the Opening Thursday 15th Oct 2015 6:00 pm Oliver Benoit has most recently represented Grenada at the Biennale di Venezia in Venice Italy for the 56th Biennale. His multi-faceted work explores ideas of identity, nationalism, and personal place. Collected internationally, this Grenada presentation…

In Celebration of Chocolate–a call to Artists.

Call to Artists from Art and Soul Gallery. Art Exhibition for the Grenada Chocolate Fest 18th to 24th August 2014 In Celebration of Chocolate, Art and Soul Gallery will host the art exhibition for this inaugural festival. Artists are invited to submit works in any media, painting, photography, sculpture, video, etc., with the requirement that…

5 Ways to Find Art Online

In 2012 I posted an article titled “10 ways to develop your own artistic style”. Many of the points involved seeing other artists’ work and since then I have realized that it may be helpful to talk about how to get other people’s art in front of you. Exposing yourself to more art opens all…

One Year Open….and counting.

  A year ago, in very slow economic times, we closed our eyes and made  a leap of faith.  To take Art and Soul Gallery to another level we expanded our space in Spiceland Mall. The new space is large, welcoming, well lit, modern, cool, and best of all, filled with the work of some…

Work Boat Rainy Day

So could it have rained any more on the Saturday of the Grenada Sailing Festival 2013?  I suppose so. We may not have had those 5 minute bursts of sunshine that created all the drama in the skies.  The sailors didn’t mind the rain, they were wet anyway.  And I was wet.  I didn’t mind–no…