Had lunch at Prospect on the East Coast today with family and friends. Here are a few shots of the day.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
This morning four of us headed out to Pico Tenerife. This was a first for cousin Connie from Atlanta, a second visit for her husband David (who accompanied me last year) and a reunion of sorts for Connie's cousin (on the other other side of the family) Janice. We enjoyed ourselves at Cove Bay and did most of our shooting from there, sitting with the lambs and quietly taking pics and looking out towards the peak. While we were several hours too late to get any really dramatic shots it was a treasure trove of images for us.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
At least for this trip, conservator Angel Santiago-Torres is now finished with this stage of the Montefiore restoration. Here are a few shots of the fountain today, without the scaffolding. I did not have my wide-angle zoom with me today so this post is not comprehensive in its coverage of the restoration...stay tuned!
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Montefiore Fountain, dating back to 1864 and located opposite the Coleridge Street Library, is one of the many fine examples of unique Barbadian built heritage that can be found in Bridgetown and is included in the area which has prompted the bid for the nomination of Bridgetown and the Garrison as a World Heritage Site. Sponsored by the National Art Gallery Committee, conservation efforts are nearing completion. The Puerto Rican objects conservator, Mr. Angel Santiago-Torres is seen here working with his Barbadian assistants.
Apart from finalizing the restoration of the inscription around the base and repairs to the tessellated elements, Mr.Santiago-Torres worked on the repairs and in some case complete replacement (shown here) of the finials which were the last parts to be installed. To achieve this goal, he created a mould from an old finial from his last visit and manufactured reproductions which were then installed at the summit of the piece.
This fountain, previously located at Beckwith Place and moved to its present location in 1940, was given to the city by John Montefiore as a memorial to his father, John Castello Montefiore who died from Cholera in 1854. The Ministry of Transport and Works and the National Conservation Commission are assisting with this important restoration activity.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Opening of the H. RICHARD SONIS AND NANCY S. K. SONIS COLLECTION at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society
|Mrs. Kathy Yearwood, well-known supporter of Barbadian Art and Dr.Trevor Carmichael Q.C., President of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society|
|Peter Stevens, Heritage Consultant and Lt. Commander Sean Reece|
|A supporter of the arts views a work of art from the collection|
|Artist Winston Kellman (second left) makes a point to Mary Rose, Director of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre and Mrs. Jennifer Leacock|
|Director of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Ms. Alissandra Cummins, makes introductory remarks. At right is Dr. Trevor Carmichael Q.C. (President of the Barbados Museum)|
|Director of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Ms. Alissandra Cummins|
|Mrs. Allison Callendar, Curator of Art at the Barbados Museum, gives the feature address|
|Mrs. Allison Callendar, Curator of Art at the Barbados Museum, makes the Opening Remarks|
|Mrs. Allison Callendar, Curator of Art at the Barbados Museum|
|Dr. Trevor Carmichael Q.C., President of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, At right is Director of the Society, Alissandra Cummins|
|Left to right: Mr. Erich Sixt, Director of the Society, Alissandra Cummins, Mrs. Regine Sixt, Honorary Consul for Barbados in Germany, Dr. Trevor Carmichael Q.C., President of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society|
|Mrs. Regine Sixt (left), Honorary Consul for Barbados to Germany, Director of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Alissandra Cummins|
|Left to right: Mrs. Regine Sixt, Honorary Consul for Barbados to Germany, Dr. Trevor Carmichael Q.C., President of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Director of the Society, Alissandra Cummins|
|Patrons viewing the work of Francis Griffith whose work forms the core of the Sonis Collection|
|Dr. Trevor Carmichael Q.C., President of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society shares a moment with Arts Patron, Ms. Nel Bretney|
|Left to right: Arts consultant Denyse Menard-Greenidge makes a comment to veteran artist David Skinner and Hon. Consul for Barbados in Germany Mrs. Sixt.|
|Visitors to the exhibition in discussion|
|Veteran artist and co-founder of Walker's World, Mrs. Jill Walker|
|Ms. Mary Rose, Director of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (left), Mrs. Jennifer Leacock|