Daily Archives: September 10, 2012

Guyana: Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition

Guyana: Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition

The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has launched a visual arts competition and exhibition. According to the organizers of the competition, the last time there was a visual arts competition like this was in 1994. The objectives of the competition according to the Ministry are to establish and recognize the creative work of Guyanese and provide a source of inspiration for Guyanese artists to come.

Moving forward, the competition will be held biennially with work produced within the last two-year span. However this year’s competition will only feature works produced in the last five years. Only Guyanese can enter the competition and the entrants must be at least 16 years of age. The application process begins Monday, September 3rd and applications can be picked up either at E.R. Burrowes School of Art on Carifesta Avenue or online.

HANDCUFFED – By Rosaliene Bacchus

HANDCUFFED – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Last week, I witnessed an arrest outside my office in Los Angeles. The handcuffed adult Latino man sat motionless and subdued on the sidewalk. He did not appear drunk or on drugs. A small gray duffle bag, with a red formée cross, lay nearby. Was the cross a gang symbol? Was he a wanted criminal? Whatever his crime, I figured it must be serious to involve five cops, in three police motor vehicles and a motor cycle. For half-an-hour, they conferred with each other, spoke on their phones, and took photos. After escorting the man to a vehicle, they all left the scene.

The arrest disturbed me. I thought of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and homes, and face hunger. They wait, handcuffed and subdued on the sidewalk, for our government to do its job of implementing solutions for our economic recovery.      [Read more}

MOTHER THERESA – By Pandit Birbal Singh

  MOTHER THERESA

BEGINNING-LESS SERVICE, ENDLESS SACRIFICE.

ONE SUMMER MORNING IN YUGOSLAVIA,
IN CHURCHGOING MACEDONIA,
THE HANDS OF PROVIDENCE,
STEER A LITTLE ALBANIAN GIRL.
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