ARC Magazine in collaboration with Medulla Art Gallery invites you to Interpretations: Gardening in the Tropics

- Interpretations: Gardening in the Tropics -

Gardening in the Tropics,
you'll find things that don't
belong together often intertwine
all mixed up in this amazing fecundity.

abstracted from 'The Knot Garden' by Olive Senior

ARC Magazine in collaboration with Medulla Art Gallery invites you to ‘Interpretations: 'Gardening in the Tropics'. Here, we celebrate the release of Issue 5 and the inclusion of the critical works of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan on the evening of May 25th from 7-9pm. ‘Interpretations’ is an informal gathering which is centered around the work of Jamaican jeweler and metal smith Thomas-Girvan. Her  recent solo show at the Y Gallery at the end of 2011 marked a critical point in the artist’s career where she was able to meld design and sculpture while highlighting the crossing currents of literature, storytelling and mysticism that have embedded the Caribbean space for generations.

Speakers for the night include writer and scholar Gabrielle Hezekiah, whose work centers on philosophy, visual art and theories of the moving image, writer Sharon Millar, co-editor of Robert & Christopher Publishers and Art Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Melanie Archer,  artist and Rhodes Trust Fellow, Marsha Pearce, and Barbadian contemporary artist, educator and cultural activist Annalee Davis.

As the name, “Interpretations’ implies the gathering will focus on various perspectives of Thomas-Girvan’s work through a critical, exacting and nurturing framework. Personal connections to her studio practice will be explored along with the various seductions of text and interpreter. The presenters will engage with re-readings of Thomas-Girvan’s work from a literary, philosophical, art historical and liminal perspective. The event will also showcase new works by visual artists Jaime Lee Loy and Michelle Isava.

Copies of Issue 5 will be available for purchase for an introductory price of 25US or 150TT which will include limited copies of Rodell Warner's 'Riskzine'. Annual subscribers will be offered discounts and a chance to collect a limited number of back issues. Light refreshments will be offered for the evening, the event is free and open to the public. Medulla Art Gallery is located at 37 Fitt Street in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad, call (868) 740 7597 for more information. To RSVP  email or visit:

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