Saturday, June 14, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This week four Belizeans are leaving the Jewel for the United States and Kingston, Jamaica to participate in various training activities in the arts.
Fashion designer Joris Hendrik left on Tuesday to participate in the annual Caribbean Fashion Week which is ongoing.
He will be exhibiting in the weekend Fashion Showcase on June 14 and 15.
Hendrik’s designs are a mix of high fashion and casual, but is more famous for the couture designs worn by the likes of Special Envoy Kim Simplis Barrow.
He was accompanied by NICH President Diane Haylock and one of its creative development officers as a sign of their support for all artists.
Meanwhile, today, a trio of dancers from Corozal and Belize are leaving for a summer intensive workshop sponsored by the PGK Dance Project in San Diego, California.
Shadi Gillett and Victor Cassanova of Latino Dance Mix and Sheldon Bodden of New Generation Dance Group of Belize City will be learning ballet and contemporary dance techniques.
They were specially selected by the project’s director who visited during last year’s Dance X event.
On their return they will be expected to teach what they have learned.
And in one last piece of news from NICH, two local artists, Inga Woods and Gayla Fuller, are participating in a poster competition on climate change, as it relates to forestry.
They will be exhibiting their posters in El Salvador on July 14.
The winner will be invited to Germany for a special tour.
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