Lesley Peterson: exhibition ‘Invisible Threads’.
This Sunday the opening of Lesley Peterson‘s sales exhibition ‘Invisible Threads’ will take place.
Location: Erosweg 59, Curacao (Studio Lesley Peterson).
Time: 6 – 8 PM.
Sunday, May 29, 2022.
‘Invisible Threads’ is an exhibition of 31 paintings and is dedicated to the recently deceased Pacheco Domacassé (1941-2022), who was a close friend of Lesley.
Pacheco Domacassé, a teacher by trade, was head of the Department of Culture. He meant a lot to the cultural sector in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. He was active as a writer, teacher, actor, singer-guitarist, and director. By dedicating this exhibition to him, Lesley wants to remember and honor him.
Lesley Peterson (Sint Maarten, 1943) is an amateur artist. He paints mainly local cityscapes and landscapes, in acrylic paint on canvas. His works are wildly popular because of their simplicity, but also because of his harmonious use of color.
Lesley has been active in the visual arts scene for a long time. In 1970, together with Wim de Waal, he was the founder of the Libertas (1970-1973), on the Scharlooweg. Libertas was a meeting place for amateur painters and several exhibitions were held. Lesley participated in a group exhibition in 1970 and 1973.
In 2006, Lesley held his first solo in the Snipgallery of The Curacaosch Museum, with landscape paintings of Curaçao. Then in 2013, he had an exhibition at Landhuis Vredenberg, together with his (then) student Yvette Barrientos. This exhibition was titled ‘Tropical Impressions’.
All the government measures, caused by the pandemic, made people stay home a lot. Lesley used that time to paint, among other things, and built up this series, which is now on display. Lesley also writes poems. He is preparing the publication of his memoirs, illustrated with his own artworks, and with a special section for his poems.
Lesley is donating the proceeds of this exhibition to the special tennis program for children, of RCC (Racing Club Curaçao), which he himself set up. With this program, children from different neighborhoods of Curaçao are given the opportunity to take tennis lessons.
The exhibition will remain open from May 29 through June 12, 2022. It can be visited from Monday to Friday, between 4 PM and 8 PM.
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