Friday, April 21, 2006
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Ministry of Education, Human Development and Culture in Antigua and Barbuda will host a Visual Arts Exhibition at the Multipurpose Centre in St John’s from April 26 to 28, 2006.
Bertrand Joseph, Minister of Education, Human Development and Culture will declare the exhibition open during an official ceremony on Wednesday April 26 at 9:00 am.
Over the three days, students from all secondary schools in Antigua and Barbuda are expected to visit the exhibition. The exhibition is also opened to the public.
The objectives of the Visual Arts exhibition are to highlight the creative work of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Visual Arts students; to expose students in the host territory to what examiners consider Art of a high standard; to showcase the work of CSEC Visual Art students to the public and to promote CSEC Visual Arts as a CXC subject.
The exhibition will feature the works of students from around the Caribbean who took the CXC Visual Arts examination over the last three years. Among the exhibits will be pieces which have won the prestigious Regional Top Award for two and three-dimensional Art. The work of students from Antigua and Barbuda will also be on display.
The exhibition will be divided into several categories including Graphic Design, Decorative Craft, Surface Decoration, Drawing, Print Making, Imaginative Composition, Leather Craft, Fibre Art and Illustrative Research Paper.
The Caribbean Examinations Council offers two Art programmes; at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate level, CXC offers Visual Arts while at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level CXC offers Art and Design.