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open this document and view contents View the PDF document Leroy Clarke completes a 21-year era in art as the nation comes of age.
Description: Trinidad and Tobago Television's (TTT) General Manager Roy Watts receives the Leroy Clarke painting "Queen of the Bands" which now hangs in the foyer of Television House, headquarters of Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT).
open this document and view contents View the PDF document Tapia theatre opens in the back yard
Description: The article describes a "cultural evening" put on by the Tapia Theatre and organised by Christopher Laird of the Kairi group. The show was in the form of a series of individual and collective performances by various artistes. The audience was given a "dramatic demostration of a vibrant culture."
View the document The maybe of our homecoming
Description: Winston Riley's tribute to Ralph Leonard Errol Jones. It also includes an article by Leroy Clarke entitled "Elder Warner's abundance offers solitude".
View the document Exhibition by New York-based artist
Description: A short article announcing an exhibition of LeRoy Clarke's paintings and drawings held at the Centenary Hall, St. Mary's College. The article also describes the numerous roles Clarke played - teacher, rock and roll singer, stage manager and designer - before leaving Trinidad to pursue art in New York.
View the document The seer
Description: A poem by Leroy Clarke dedicated to Derek Walcott.
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Description: LeRoy Clarke interviewed by fine arts correspondent Alim A. Hosein in Guyana.
View the document Lecture on paintings
Description: A brief description of "Fragments of a Spiritual" an exhibition by Leroy Clarke, held at the Centenary Hall, St. Mary's College in 1972.
View the document LeRoy reads from his work
Description: An announcement that Leroy Clarke, poet and painter, will read from his work at the Little Carib Theatre, in the first of a series of concerts to be held in 1975, and produced by the Trinidad Theatre Workshop.
View the document Clarke back on the stump
Description: This newspaper article advertises Leroy Clarke's participation in a "Lecture/Poetry Reading Session at the Public Library in March 1977.
View the document Every day is J'Ouvert
Description: Carnival as LeRoy Clarke describes it “invites you to turn away from the problems that engulf us and take us on loaded trips that will cure us…”
View the document Leroy Clarke talks
Description: An announcement that Trinidadian artist and poet, Leroy Clarke, will give a public lecture entitled 'El Tucuche in Motion' at the National Museum in Trinidad and Tobago.
View the document Who is Ettylene?
Description: LeRoy Clarke's insight into the woman who was the muse for his book of poetry entitled: Eyeing de Word-Love Poems for Ettylene.
View the document Body on beach identified as playwright's
Description: This article describes how the body of playwright Eric Roach was found floating off Quinam Bay, South Trinidad-more than 60 miles from his Diego Martin home.
View the document Leroy- craftsman of power and delicacy
Description: A critical analysis of Leroy's paintings from the exhibition Fragments of a Spiritual.
View the document Taste of endless fruit
Description: A review of Leroy Clarke's collection of love poems and drawings, with extracts from the "Douens" collection of poems.
View the document Watts has shown he is for the local arts
Description: A letter to the editor, written by Lancelot Layne, in defence of Trinidad and Tobago Television’s general manager Roy Watts' purchase of a painting from Leroy Clarke's "Douens" series for TT$90, 000.
View the document Is the drag idea stupid?
Description: In this article the observation is made that St. Mary's College had the edge over its Queen's Royal college (QRC) rival in an area other than football or scholarship winners. That edge was the hosting of an exhibition of Leroy Clarke's work by St. Mary's College. The article also includes the text of an interview with Leroy Clarke by Therese Mills. In the interview Clarke talks about his feelings as an artist in exile. He also expresses his views on the proposed drag mall.
View the document Trinidad twilight people
Description: Article highlighting Leroy Clarke's return to Trinidad in 1976 to launch his latest portfolio of drawings, "Douens."
View the document Roach's death a blow to literary world
Description: Reflections on the life and work of Eric Roach, journalist, writer and critic.
View the document LeRoy Clarke celebrates birthday with exhibition
Description: "In some ways when people talk about my arrogance, they are really referring to an interpretation of my presencing (sic) in the world." So said LeRoy Clarke in an interview held on his 67th birthday. He celebrated this birthday by holding an exhibition of his art work.
View the document Leroy Clarke: Fossil of memory
Description: The article describes Leroy Clarke's journey to his idea of The Poet. It mentions his exhibition at the Aquarela Galleries and describes it as "one phase in one movement of a gigantic epic which has been in progress for nearly quarter of a century."
View the document Clarke at library March 23
Description: A lecture-poetry reading session featuring well known poet-artist-philosopher, Leroy Clarke, presented by Afroets Press, a group of young writers and artists based in Diego Martin.
open this document and view contents View the PDF document Eureka: As our faith in God dies life loses its dance
Description: Leroy Clarke expresses his views on dance, for the most part on the Humming Bird Dance Theatre.
View the document A sun is rising, but the shadows lengthen...
Description: "A sun is rising on this people...Oh, if only we clean our ears, open our eyes, shed the callouses from our tongues, uproot the thickets in our nostrils and burn our terrible hands, its magnificent light will flood us!" An excerpt from an article written by LeRoy Clarke.
View the document Leroy Clarke
Description: The author describes Leroy Clarke's work and compares his "Dynamism in Art" to Wilfredo Lam of Cuba, and Picasso. He further states that "the recognition of this artist's talent remains limited, like the proverbial prophet, in his own country"
View the document We answer the call
Description: Because of the complex nature of his work, Leroy Clarke often gives people the opportunity to discuss it with him during a "gallery talk".This particular gallery talk was held during Carifesta VIII, where Leroy Clarke expressed the hope that the question of a "Caribbean Aesthetic" will always be given priority.
View the document Leroy Clarke 'passes the knife'
Description: Leroy Clarke speaks to Express reporter Compton Delph at the Blue Haven Hotel after the convention, "Art '84, Tobago."
View the document Beat pan...not play pan
Description: The debate over Derek Walcott's 'Steel' continues.
View the document Art show impresses Manley
Description: Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Mr. Michael Manley expressed himself as "very impressed" about the one-man art exhibition by LeRoy Clarke.
View the document Towards a circular embrace
Description: A speech given by artist Leroy Clarke at the launching of the retrospective catalogue of his work "Leroy Clarke: Of Flesh & Salt and Wind & Current" at the Crowne Plaza.
open this document and view contents View the PDF document Our Last Novembers
Description: A poem written by Leroy Clarke which includes a quote from the Douens series.
View the document Landmark for the local drama and triumph for workshop
Description: John Mercer reviews Derek Walcott's new play "The Dream on Monkey Mountain".
View the document Studio Museum features LeRoy Clarke collection
Description: According to this article, the Studio Museum in Harlem exhibited a collection of 70 paintings and drawings by Trinidadian artist, LeRoy Clarke. The collection, entitled "Fragments of the Spiritual", displayed pieces from 1969 to 1972.
View the document Clarke gets his throne
Description: Leroy Clarke gets elaborate celebrations for his enthronement as Chief Ifa Oje Won Yomi Abiodon.
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Description: This incomplete article includes Leroy Clarke's critical comments of the performances of various artistes at Festac '77.
View the document Carnival Art is "Where We Are"
Description: Carnival Art II - "Where We Are" is an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, copper and textile presented by the National Carnival Commission.
View the document Oh Leroy, how yuh abstract so?
Description: Leroy Clarke makes one of his intermittent visits during Carnival and was "terribly scandalised and shaken by what he saw and heard at Carnival time."
View the document Our artists press on themselves
Description: Victor D. Questel reviews the first concert for '75 staged by the Trinidad Theatre Workshop.
View the document Fragments of a Spiritual: Challenge to the monster on canvas
Description: An analysis of the paintings and drawings in Leroy Clarke's exhibition "Fragments of a Spiritual".
View the document Local artist returns to New York
Description: This article informs the reader that top Trinidad-born artist Leroy Clarke returned to New York after a brief vacation spent with relatves in Gonzales, Port of Spain. A short biography of Leroy Clarke is also included in the article.
View the document Manning hails artist's journey
Description: Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, visited Leory Clarke's exhibition at the Aquarela Galleries and commented on how the art reflected the journey of the artist.
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Description: In this article LeRoy Clarke discusses art societies in small countries such as Trinidad and Tobago.
View the document He devoted his life to writing
Description: Several representatives of Government, the media, and the artistic and literary field paid their last respects to playwright-author-poet, Eric Roach.
open this document and view contents View the PDF document Festac is a fester
Description: Leroy Clarke describes his views on the West Indian’s treatment of “a matter as important as Art and Culture” in relation to FESTAC ‘77 in Lagos, Nigeria.
View the document Fears of an artist of protest
Description: Raoul Pantin's profile of Leroy Clarke as seen through his paintings and poetry.
open this document and view contents View the PDF document Come 'Eye de Word' at 101
Description: LeRoy Clarke is set to hold an exhibition of paintings entitled "Eyeing de Word" at the 101 Art Gallery in St Clair.
View the document Quote of the day
Description: A quote by Leroy Clarke, Trinidad artist and poet.
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Description: A reprinted interview with Leroy Clarke by Reverend Idris Hamid of St. Andrew's Theological College about Carnival and women's participation in it.
View the document Combining the beauty of dance and poetry
Description: Leroy Clarke poet-artist and Cyril St. Louis dancer-choreographer combined their creative genius and held a workshop at the Teachers Training College.
open this document and view contents View the PDF document The taste of bronze drunk hot
Description: An analysis of Leroy Clarke's work
View the document Reed
Description: A brief article describing the achievements of the Caribbean artistes who performed at the "Night of Caribbean Poetry" held at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
open this document and view contents View the PDF document Recharting the ruin
Description: Reflections by Leroy Clarke on the occasion of Emancipation Day.
View the document LeRoy Clarke's new work a testament to his faith
Description: Leroy Clarke's latest art exhibition "Dwellings" is a new testament to his beliefs and his socio-political message.

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