"Joanne Kilgour-Dowdy is to me sister, daughter, multi-talented beautiful artist, teacher … In this pictorial autobiography she is documenting the synergy between artist, teacher, activist; documenting the many facts of our diverse cultural heritage; documenting her own journey into selfhood and success …"Extract from Eintou's review of the book.
Today, our sister of the soil Joanne Kilgour-Dowdy launches her sixth book ‘In the Public Eye' at NALIS, Port of Spain, 6.30pm.
In her review of the work, Eintou states that Joanne's book is being launched "at a time once more in our society when our cultural sovereignty is under even more serious threat; a concert hall stands alone, empty, alien and silent while our Carnival and indigenous arts remain homeless …"
For Eintou this publication is therefore timely, for as Joanne remembers her early days of self-discovery at local institutions such as Banyan, she takes us back to perhaps a more innocent and hopeful era of our existence as a nation. The challenges currently being faced across every sector of our society, demand innovative approaches from an internally reflective space.
Thus, as Eintou says about the author, "Joanne has recognised that there is no dichotomy between artist and teacher, that there is a symbiotic link between cultural education and a wholesome society…"
Keep checking our site for the full text of the review of ‘In the Public Eye'.
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