Thursday, January 18, 2018

GTA supports 3 artists for prestigious Venice exhibit*

Grenada Pavillion artist Asher Mains, from left, Commissioner for the Grenada Pavillion Dr Susan Mains, and GTA Product Development manager Kirl Hoschtialek.

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has thrown its support behind artists representing Pure Grenada at the prestigious 57th Biennale di Venezia in Venice from May 13 to November 20. A brief ceremony was held recently at the Art and Soul Gallery in which the GTA and local organisers signed a sponsorship agreement to support the Grenada Pavilion titled “The Bridge”. Commissioner for the Grenada Pavilion Dr Susan Mains thanked the Grenada Tourism Authority for its contribution saying, “Grenada’s first participation as an official national pavilion in 2015 at the 56th Biennale di Venezia was historic, putting the countryon the international contemporary art map. Many linkages were formed, giving Grenada even more exposure in the ensuing period.”
Signing on behalf of the GTA was product development manager Kirl Hoschtialek. She had the opportunity to view first hand the work of Asher Mains, one of the artists to be presented at the Biennale. The artistic work of the Pure Grenada representatives is based on promoting awareness of environmental issues. Hoschtialek said, “The work is inspirational and shows the linkages between Pure Grenada and the sustainability of the destination.”

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