The Embassy of the United Mexican States in Saint Lucia is pleased to inform of the exhibition “Mask of Ten” by local artist, Gary Butte, which is being held at the Embassy of Mexico in Vigie, Castries from the 6th to the 20th of October, 2017. The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday to Friday and from 9:00am to 4:00 pm.
For the Embassy, the promotion of culture forms an essential part of the efforts towards the development of diplomatic relations and Mexico considers this collaboration with Mr. Butte to be an example of the valuable exchange of cultural experiences with local artists.
Mr. Gary Butte, who features among the most skilled artists in Saint Lucia, demonstrates his passion for reviving the traditions and realities of his African heritage in a display of ten pieces, which he calls “masks” depicting these customs and expressions of the African ancestry of the Caribbean. His dynamic work has been shown through various parts of the world including Guadeloupe and London, England.
The official opening of the exhibition took place on Friday 6th October at 7 pm with the presence of some distinguished artists and poets, members of the diplomatic corps, local business owners and friends and family of Mr. Butte.
Furthermore, the public is also invited to make monetary contributions towards the purchase of one of Mr. Butte’s paintings, “Machinery of State”. The piece and the proceeds over $500 will be donated to the Folk Research Centre and the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association.