Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Greaves breaks through "Portfolio One"
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Title: Greaves breaks through "Portfolio One"
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Hamaludin, M.
Publisher: Sunday Chronicle
Publication Date: 8/27/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199827
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Stanley Greaves' "Portfolio
One" containing three unre-
lated pen-and-ink pieces is a
welcome addition to the wealth
of Guyanese creative works
which have been produced to
coincide with the Carifesta
Done in black-and-white on
good quality paper, the three
pieces show clearly Greaves'
masterly skill in the pen-and-
ink medium. Reproductions
are of a high standard, and
the fine lines are preserved.
In one piece Greaves inter-
prets MacAndrew's tale of
how the lowly crow got its
black colour. Greaves does not
think it a simple change but
an intense emotional experi-
ence for the bird.
Another piece depicts two
women on their way to the
fields, while Greaves' third
piece comes on strong as a
commentary on the poverty of
rural life, and the black-and-
white medium holds its own
here. A lone hut with shattered
windows looking into black.

ness is separated from an out
sized outhouse by a tumbling
fence, while patches of grase
and a single clump of trees In
the background are all that
make up the composition.
"Portfolio One" represents a
breakthrough for the artist In
that this is the first time he
has been able to produce
work of such obviously high
standard within the financial
reach of people who are not
rich. The set of three drawings
goes on sale later this weel
and can be bought for $10 or
separately for $4 each.
Greaves is hoping to bring
out two other sets by year-end,
this time each dealing with
related subjects. He is hoping
also that by that time, he will
have been able to attract
other local artists to join in
his efforts to popularise art
without cheapening it. It he
can do that, he will have made
a big contribution to advanc-
ing the ideals of Carifesta.
(M. Hamaludin)

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