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Dominica to be represented at Canadian sail event

by: Dominica Vibes News - June 12, 2015
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Pauline Marcelle's Bend Down boutique

Pauline Marcelle’s More Mas Bend down Boutique

The Commonwealth of Dominica will be among forty-one (41) countries represented at the 40th anniversary of the Textile Museum of Canada’s ‘Watercolour’ on 12 July 2015.

Visual artiste Pauline Marcelle of Calibishie will represent Dominica at ‘Watercolour’ – a project featuring sail designs by international artists presented in partnership with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games with the support of the Toronto Arts Council.

Celebrating the culture and artistry of Pan American nations, Watercolour will comprise 41 sails featuring artwork by one artist from each participating country.

Scheduled sailings on Toronto’s waterfront are July 12 at 11:00 am and July 19 at 5:30 pm (weather permitting).

Pauline Marcelle

Pauline Marcelle

It will encompass work from internationally renowned to emerging and mid-career artists. The designs will animate sailboats on Lake Ontario with their rich visual diversity during ceremonies at the Toronto 2015 Games.

I am very excited and proud to represent my country at yet another upscale international event,” Pauline Marcelle told Dominica Vibes.

Marcelle’s paintings are strongly expressive in which she connects the intensity of modern art with the expressivity and figuration of her Caribbean origin, using digital means to fuse paintings and photography on a contemporary context.

In the year 2000, she completed her studies in Fine Art at University for Applied and Contemporary Arts in Vienna, Austria, where she obtained an MFA in Painting, Graphics and Trick Film Animation.

Marcelle currently lives and works in both Vienna and Dominica but has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Austria, Switzerland, Holland, USA and Dominica.

Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago are among the forty-one countries which will participate in the event.