Inspired by craft workshops, which were part of the 2014 J J Robinson Trust Summer Camp, sponsored students Kerry and Kelliann Baptiste have enjoyed a taste of international acclaim for their work.
Two paintings by the young artists have been bought by the Mexican Chocolate Museum. They were among six works they produced specially for the Choc Fest Exhibition at the Art and Soul Gallery http://artandsoulgrenada.com/) in August, with the support of Rene and Daniela Froehlich, the artists behind the Summer Camp workshops.
The idea to exhibit at the gallery came when the two girls were invited by the Froehlichs to use their studio and materials over the summer to develop their ideas and skills. Following the success of the first exhibition, where their work sold out completely, the girls produced new work for the Chocolate Festival at True Blue Resort (http://chocolate.truebluebay.com/) and later this year plan to exhibit at a Christmas craft market.
“Like many other children in Grenada these two girls do not have access to the materials and tools to produce work of this quality. It was their first opportunity to work with acrylic paint wood and specialist tools. My heartfelt thanks to Rene and Daniela both for their work at the Summer Camp and for encouraging the girls’ talent and enthusiasm,” said Trust president, Mrs Jean Robinson.
At the end of the Summer Camp, Kerry and Kelliann presented Jean Robinson with a beautiful collage they designed and made as a gesture of thanks for the Trust’s support.
Text on the collage reads:
Thank you for your helping hands. We will use ours to help others …. JJ Robinson Trust Fund