New art association formed on French Side

POSTED: 11/12/11 7:18 AM

MARIGOT — Florence Nkpa launches a new association called ‘Headmade factory art sxm’ today. It is aimed at creating new platforms for visual and modern contemporary art on St. Maarten/St. Martin. The association has already started on collaborations with the Dutch side based Imbali Center for Creative Movement. Imbali’s founder and director Clara Reyes believes this new association will be an asset to the island’s art community because it hopes to create new venues for exchange both across the island and with international artists in an artist in residence format.
The association’s launch will take place on the first floor of the West Indies Mall in Marigot and features art from across genres including performing and visual forms. New choreography by Peggy Oulerich, in collaboration with Reyes, will also be exhibited alongside paintings and art pieces by a range of local artists. The highlight of the evening though will be a lecture by Nkpa on “What is Contemporary Art”. This lecture will be followed by an open discussion with those in attendance.
The price for entry is 45€/59$ per person or 82€/110$ per couple. Reservations should be made by calling or The price includes a buffet dinner and drinks.

“I encourage the general public from across both sides of the island to come out and support this new association as it seeks to develop itself for the betterment of arts on our island,” Reyes said.

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