Take a look at any of the pieces in the 2012 NIFCA Visual Arts and Photography Exhibition and you will get an idea of just why this festival could be marketed beyond Barbados.
The suggestion was mooted by Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley recently as he opened the exhibit, which is mounted at the Spirit Bond, Wharf Road, in the City, and the quality of work this year seems to warrant such an accolade.
Sponsored by First Citizens Bank, the exhibition, the minister had said was a wealth of creativity and encouraged Barbadians to continue to take time to appreciate and enjoy the works of their fellowmen.
Some of the pieces chronicle local life and happenings, while others are tributes or truly visions of fine art in their beauty. The topics covered as well are vast and range from village scenes, to slavery, a glance at history and a reminder of how far the country has come in its 46 years of independence. (LB)