Calabash Exhibition opens at Old Mill Cultural Centre (SEE PHOTOS)

Some of the calabash exhibits on display at Old Mill Cultural Centre.

An exhibition of craft products made from calabash opened at the Old Mill Cultural Centre last Monday evening.

The exhibition features items from craft producers in Dominica and is organized by the Cultural Division as part of DOMFESTA celebrations.

According to Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence, the exhibition is aimed at “showcasing the various uses of the calabash and highlighting the creative and innovative ways in which our craft producers in Dominica can use the calabash to create useful and interesting pieces of work”.

The exhibition also serves to encourage craft producers to see the calabash as a craft resource that can be used to create beautiful works of art and craft.

“The exhibits on display are quite impressive,” Lawrence noted, “because it shows the calabash as a receptacle, as an ornamental work of art, as wall hangings, as a musical instrument, as bird feeders among other things. It speaks to the versatility and talent of our artists and craft producers.”

Lawrence is encouraging as many persons as possible to view the exhibition which runs from May 9 – 20, 2011.

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6 Comments

  1. plawey
    May 12, 2011

    Montserrat normally have a calabash festival in the month of march i hope that dominica could come and show their stuff during that time

  2. Impressed
    May 12, 2011

    very creative. wonderful. Our young people must get into the arts & craft as a career and ths will help them to stay off the streets.
    Keep it up.

  3. Cal Fawin
    May 12, 2011

    Daaammn these are nice! Wouldn’t mind buying the calabash crabs :-D

  4. SXM LADY
    May 12, 2011

    ONE THING I CAN SAY” DOMINICA GOOD ON CRAFT SELF” I LOVE THEM. YOU ARE A BLESS PEOPLE

  5. Anonymous
    May 12, 2011

    Brilliant!!!

  6. funnyface27
    May 12, 2011

    Extraordinary work!

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