8/05/2005

United Nations Art Indigenous Exhibition Ends


United Nations (UCTP Taino News) - As part of the activities held in recognition of the 2005 Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, an Art Exhibition entitled "In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples" opened Tuesday May 16th and closed yesterday, August 2nd 2005. Curated by Jan Arneson of the United Nations Exhibitions Unit, the show featured indigenous artistry from around the world. As in previous years and since the establishment of the UN Indigenous Forum, Taino artists were featured in the Caribbean Indigenous section. This year featured artists included the paintings of Millie "Mucara" Torres Speeg and Charlie Rosario.

The participation of Caribbean indigenous artists from throughout the region was coordinated by the UCTP and also featured selected crafts in collaboration with the Guyanese Organization of Indigenous Peoples (GOIP), the Carib Community of Dominica, and the Joboshirima Lokono Arawak Community of Venezuela. Over 250,000 visitors are estimated to have viewed the exhibition from May through August.