More than 90 per cent of the visitors to the 2016 Visual Arts Exhibition rated the exhibition which was hosted at La Place Carenage in Castries as excellent. The other ten per cent rated it very good or good. The most popular expression made by visitors when they entered the one of the exhibition rooms was “Wow! Wow!”
During the five-day exhibition, students, tourists and art enthusiasts visited the four shops that were transformed into art galleries.
The exhibition was officially opened on Monday 25 April when Ms Esther Brathwaite, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, and Human Resource Development cut the ribbon. Honourable, Dr Robert Lewis, Minister of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour delivered the feature address. During his address, Minister Lewis encouraged all schools in St Lucia to take up Visual Arts.
Dr Phyllis Hill, a CXC resource person gave remarks at the opening and extolled the virtues of the CSEC Visual Arts syllabus. She also spoke about the exciting careers available to students pursuing Visuals Arts.
Mr Glenroy Cumberbatch, Registrar of CXC in his address noted that CXC values the Arts subjects and explained that these subjects will form the basis for the growth of the cultural industries being pursued my several regional governments.