Paintings In The Garden (PITG) is an annual art show and fundraiser produced by Alicia Aberdeen Art LLC. Our organization is committed to creating spaces for artists of the Caribbean diaspora and beyond, to shine and represent the many layers of our creative culture. The event showcases fine art and performing arts from the Caribbean arts community in an all-inclusive, one-night extravaganza
Funding from PITG5 will provide much needed assistance to Serenity Empowerment Rehab Center for Women in Trinidad & Tobago as well as help families in the NYC Shelter system
At Alicia Aberdeen Art, LLC, we work on art shows and projects that drive Trin'bagonian and Caribbean culture in other ways, alongside yet apart from, the traditional carnival fetes and activities. These art shows spotlight Caribbean culture and heritage that celebrate genres of talent while championing real causes in real-time. We are able to use the greatness of creativity to truly help people in need. In this way, we pay-it-forward immediately! A percentage of ticket sales, as well as proceeds from every piece that sells go directly to families poised and in need of that helping-hand. This year, a percentage also goes toward aiding rehab centers in Trinidad.
As we actively transition from the age of Pisces to the age of Aquarius we’re experiencing a rebirth; a cleansing and shedding; a regenerative energy that this year’s show has honed. This is an age that’s associated with hope and innovation. Therefore, for our 5th anniversary we focused on all things positive as we looked at the many different lived layers that have brought the artists to this current point. We featured the paintings of Alicia Aberdeen-Jones; Embroidery art of Adele Todd; exquisite jewelry from jewelry designer and silversmith, Janice Derrick; and artisanal bath, body and home fragrance from BHĀVANĀ NYC by Tashari DaSilva of Jamaica. And for the first time ever, my twin students Yves and Zach Briggs, 13 years old, living and thriving through autism!
We also wanted to really showcase the beauty of coming together and did so specifically through the musical entertainment segment of the show. A dance production by Wynter’s Dance Empire opened the performances. The amazing Carol Addison singing her hits from the 70s. And world class steel pan out of Trinidad, from Mr. Dane Gulston fused with tabla from Mr. Ehren Hanson and sitar from Indo Roy-Chowdhury, with the resident DJ Stiladancer in attendance.
Aquarius is all about collective responsibility. The hope is to ignite a willingness to be part of a larger system, versus being concerned only with one’s own immediate nucleus.
Alicia talks about Paintings In The Garden -- Age Of Aquarius.
I've come to accept that because IT Lives IN ME.