art in all its forms

art in all its forms

4/30/10

A vagrant is now a graffiti artist

Wall at upper Edward Street, Port of Spain.

FROM THE ORGANISERS:


"Come witness for yourself the record and results of an amazing journey.

EVENT: "From Concrete to Canvas"  
AT: Queen's Hall 
WHEN: April 29 to May 2


Former vagrant/mural (so-called graffitti) artist Clinton Cummings shares the heart-rending, painful and ultimately inspiring story of his challenging journey from the desolate depths of addiction, homelessness, crime and violence towards a clean, purpose-driven, dedicated life of wonder, beauty and hope, on the continuing road to fulfilling his dreams, through this, his first ever official exhibition of his latest works since that life-changing moment less than one year ago when he began to turn his life around.

This remarkable transformation, almost metaphorically reflected in the evolution from crude murals on concrete walls and city streets, to expressions on canvas sheets is a rousing testament to the tenacity of the human spirit.

Grasp the opportunity to own a chapter in this incredible, uplifting story, and in so doing become a part of it by supporting the artist."

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 01, 2010

    hey, thanks for sharing the event. Slight corrections - he was always an artist, used to paint on the walls (so-called graffitti, although he disagrees with that title) while living on the streets, now cleaned up and painting on canvas... so the "now a graffitti artist" part may be slighlty inaccurate - "but hey- cheeky headlines are one of the few pleasures of life" right?!

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