The three art students who received the 2012 Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Artists Junior Residency Prize – Veronica Dorsett, Steven Schmid and Yutavia George, along with Christina Darville, winner of the 2nd Antonius Roberts Award have been devotedly developing their artistic skills this summer at Popop.
The three-month Popop Junior Residency Prize program, which is made possible by the D’Aguilar Art Foundation and Antonius Roberts, encourages the chosen students to focus fully on fine-tuning their skills, exploring artistic avenues and experimenting with their artwork.
The students have been given a studio space to share and have the opportunity to interact with the professional and practicing artists within the Popop community. One of the particularly anticipated highlights of the residency program is a trip to New York to experience the vast art scene there.
“It involves going to a lot of galleries and that sort of thing and you get to see what other people are doing internationally and not just locally, which opens your eyes, I think, a lot,” said Keva Fawkes, one of last year’s junior residents.
Popop founders John Cox and Heino Schmid are leading the group on the 10-day NYC excursion which promises to be an art-intensive, fun-filled, educational experience. The junior residents left on Monday, July 30 and will be returning on August 8, 2012
The young artists just recently returned from an excursion to Schooner Bay, Abaco where they participated in the 3rd Annual Eco-Symposium at the invitation of renowned environmental and public space artist Antonius Roberts.
Photos courtesy of Veronica Dorsett