An artistic note

Mark Brown and his students, some of whom were finalists in the visual arts component of the Wadadli Pen, 2010, competition have pieces on display at the national hospital. The pieces, all themed Good Samaritan, were donated to the Mount St. John Medical Centre in Antigua, where they hung on display collectively, with plans to subsequently distribute them throughout the hospital bringing comfort to the patients there. The project continued Brown’s efforts to help get his students’ art out into the community; much like he did when he strongly encouraged them to enter the Wadadli Pen competition. He was quoted in Antigua’s Observer newspaper as saying, “I want to get them involved or to get them out of this mindset that you can only paint for the tourist market…art is life.” Brown, who coordinated the judging of the visual arts component of the Wadadli Pen competition, has been teaching at the Antigua State College since October 2009, and is working on a follow up to his critically acclaimed and award winning collection Angel in Crisis (seen here http://www.markbrownart.com) .

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