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17 January 2022

LEROY CLARKE'S EXHIBITION STILL ON AT THE NATIONAL LIBRARY

The public is invited to view Le Roy Clarke’s Eye Hayti … Cries Everywhere Exhibition still on at the Rotunda and Heritage Library, National Library Building, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.

The exhibition, which can be viewed during the library’s opening times, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm, features 37 black and white drawings.

At the exhibition’s launch in March 2021, referring to LeRoy Clarke’s talent and focus, Neil Parsanlal, Chairman of the Board of NALIS said, “The Chief would devote considerable artistic time and creative energies to this magnificent Opus is unsurprising, for as he exchanges precious todays for scarce tomorrows, the notional quest for immortality through legacy, embedded in us all, must find its creative outlet. Parsanlal was of the view that the drawings achieved that objective.”  Clarke passed away on July 27, 2021.

According to Debbie Goodman, manager, corporate communications at NALIS, this is the longest display of any artist’s work at the National Library, and NALIS is indeed honoured to showcase the Master Artist’s collection which is dedicated to the Haitian people.


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