Women artists hold workshop at NCERD
Guyana Chronicle
August 25, 2002

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THE Guyana Women Artists Association (GWAA) held an exhibition last week at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown, as part of the closing ceremony of a three-week training programme and workshop for several artists across Guyana.

The art exhibition was the final chapter in the three-week workshop, which began on August 5, and which was sponsored by the GWAA in collaboration with the Cultural Centre's Cultural Development in the Field Programme 2002 of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The art exhibit showcased some of Guyana's aspiring and talented artists, whose various pieces were produced under the theme, "Creative Hands in Unity, Colour, and Design as a Foundation for Creativity."

Ms. Donna Harris, the IDB Representative, noted that the aim of IDB in supporting the Guyana Women Artists Association was to promote cultural development in Guyana. She also presented the students with certificates of attendance towards the end of the workshop.

Some of the other artworks showcased were under themes, such as unity, merging customs and use of national colours.

Ms. Maylene Duncan, President of GWAA, said in a message published in the printed programme, "As each participant returns to their locality, it is the hope of the Guyana Women Artists Association that technical skills learnt will not only be of personal benefit but will be shared.

"The Association is so far Georgetown-based. It is our desire to see similar groups evolve among creative people in the outlying regions to ensure continued demonstrations of 'Creative Hands In Unity'."

Some of the participants thanked the GWAA, the IDB, the teachers and other individuals who made the workshop possible. (YELENA RAMAUTAR)