Monday, June 29, 2015

Event: “Editing Art Seminar by Clayton” on Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Editing Art Seminar by Clayton" on Monday, June 29, 2015
Event:  “Editing Art Seminar by Clayton” on Monday, June 29 @ 7-9pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: or;  Hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Event Description: “Editing Art Seminar by Clayton on Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago.”Read more:
About Clayton: “Clayton de Freitas is a self taught artist who grew up in Belmont, Trinidad. He also has lived in the islands of St Maarten and Saba, Caribbean, exhibiting his work in a collaborative effort with artists from the USA and the Netherlands Antilles. Over the years he has taught art in small groups as well as at elementary level. His passion has always been his art, from painting acrylics to water colours, to drawings in pen and ink, to work in fabric paints. He has painted miniatures to very large pieces. As a realist in the area of art, he seeks to bring to life the beauty that our islands (Trinidad and Tobago) and other islands within the Caribbean hold. It is amazing how the artist has worked to produce detail in nearly all his paintings, having limited eyesight in one eye and blind in the other. He paints without the aid of his glasses and is always working on commissions: old ginger bread houses of many who seek him out to capture their family residences or offices of old. Clayton's art work has been bought by overseas collectors of Caribbean art, finding its way in the Netherlands Antilles, England, Toronto, Montreal, Egypt, New Mexico and various Caribbean islands like Barbados and the Grenadines.”Read more:
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others – dubbed the “Society of Trinidad Independents”, taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango – Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more:
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