Display Honours Local Artistes.
FEBRUARY sees the continuation of Alliance Francaise’s Annual Cutural Programme under this month’s theme ‘Street Art, Urban Cultures and Identity’.
Today at 7:30 p.m. will be the official opening of the photo exhibition ‘Murals of Saint Lucia’ with photography by Pascal Maillet-Contoz. ‘Murals of Saint Lucia’ conceptualized in honour of the Saint Lucian graffiti artistes and painters.
The photography exhibition will be at the Alliance Francaise from this Saturday to February 28, from Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
The month of February will continue with very interesting events and activities under the theme ‘Street Art, Urban Cultures and Identity’ with the following:
Saturday, February 18 – 11:00 a.m – Hip Hop & Samba – This will be an exciting event with two great dancers from Martinique – Chanta Thine (Samba) and David Milone (Hip Hop). This will be followed by a Hip Hop Workshop in the afternoon for Saint Lucian Hip Hop Dancers.
Starting Monday this week and continuing until February 18, an event called Saint Lucia Symbols and Identity will see all students of Alliance Francaise working with their teachers to express what the Saint Lucia symbols and identity means to them. This is also to celebrate the 38th Anniversary of Saint Lucia’s Independence with the theme ‘I am Saint Lucia’.
Alliance Francaise encourages the public to attend the events starting with the official opening of the photo exhibition, ‘Murals of Saint Lucia’ tonight at 7:30 p.m at the Pyramid, Point Seraphine
Fifty eight year old Pascal Maillet-Contoz who was born in France started in photography as a printer in dark room. He studied photography in CREAR photo School in Paris and worked alternatively between tourism and photography. He is well-known as a specialist in identity and tourism..
Said Maillet-Contoz: “In Saint Lucia for nearly two months, I’ve been immediately taken by the contrasts, the colours and richness of the island.But most of that the faces of the persons I meet every day, in the market place, the harbour and the villages all around the island.