Junior Residents Head To NYC
The three art students who received the Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Artists Junior Residency Prize – June Collie, Keva Fawkes and Alistair Stevenson, along with Richardo Barrett, winner of the Antonius Roberts Award, and the summer interns – all art and art education majors at the College of the Bahamas, have been busy learning and developing their artistic skills this summer.
The three-month Popop Junior Residency Prize program is made possible by the D’Aguilar Art Foundation and encourages students to focus fully on developing their skills and experimenting with their artwork.
The students have been given a studio to share and have the opportunity to interact with the other artists within the Popop community. One of the particularly anticipated highlights of the residency program is a trip to New York to visit art galleries.
“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.
Popop founders John Cox and Heino Schmid are leading the group on the 10-day trip to New York City which promises to be an art-intensive, fun-filled, educational experience. The group leaves on Sunday, July 17, 2011.
The students just recently returned from an excursion to Schooner Bay, Abaco where they participated in an eco-art project at the invitation of Antonius Roberts.