Painting is considered a calming, peaceful, and meditative activity where time slips by unnoticed. The Carrera Island Studios is a special art studio which has produced artists who were either reluctant or unaware of their talent. This particular art studio has caught the eye of art collectors.
The artists are based on an island known to be a prison. While they are inmates, their perspective, and their outlook is remarkably calm, and reflective.
The artists have voiced their praise for the programme, which has given them an opportunity to channel their energy into painting.
Painting has been a lifeline, it has been therapeutic for their souls, and fulfilling for their time on the island.
On Saturday, July 1, and Sunday 2, during the hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the work of the Carrera Island Artists will be displayed at the Archbishop’s House, Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain. The exhibition is open to the public. The art pieces will be for sale, with proceeds directly benefitting the artists.
The artwork from the Carrera Island Studios is painted with deep meaning. Artists express themselves in their paintings, and oftentimes, on the surface, the meaning behind the painting is not readily understood. The public will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the artists, to understand their thoughts while they painted.
The RC Archdiocese of Port of Spain’s Prison Ministry along with the Raja Yoga Centre, has long collaborated with the Trinidad & Tobago Prison Service to support the Inmate Art Programme.
Volunteers from the local art scene have generously given of their time to mentor the Carrera Island artists; it has been a most rewarding experience for everyone.
Join us on the first weekend in July, bring your family and come visit the Archbishop’s House to see the paintings in the ‘REDEMPTION: Carrera Island Art Exhibition’.