Artists Set To Participate In ‘Carnival Of Light’

February 26, 2015

Art Walk, a self-guided artist experience set to be held in St. George’s, will take place on Friday, February 27 from 6.00pm through 10.00pm, with the event to showcase interactive street art, unique retailers, lively entertainment, and more.

Participating artist Gherdai Hassell said, “I am excited to be participating in the Art Walk because it is the first time I am showing my work publicly. The Art Walk gives artists an opportunity to showcase their work, and gives the public a great event filled with Bermudian entertainment. I will be showing my work at the Conscious Vibes Cafe.”

Gherdai Hassell with some of her artwork:

Gherdai Hassell Paintings (2)

“I feel alive when I paint. It truly gives me meaning. My art gives me a outlet, another way to communicate my hopes and desires, my feelings. It reveals A piece of who I am every time I create.”

According to the Art Walk website, “The Art Walk promotes art in all forms including, but not limited to pottery making, cedar carvings, paintings, weaving, temporary installations, local film, singing, dancing, instrumental, and spoken word.”

“Artists will showcase their talents with performances, interactive displays, store front galleries, and perhaps a flash mob or two, within the idyllic setting of the St. George’s Town Square.

“On February 27th, 2015 a new and exciting art walk called Carnival of Light will fun filled event with more art, lights and surprises. Participating artists will be creative in their use of light in creating and highlighting their work, from glow in the dark paint, flashing lights, glow sticks, any thing that produces light.”

Gherdai Hassell Paintings (3)

“Art Walk will also be playing off the bright colours of Carnival masquerade celebrations from around the world. It’s also Carnival Weekend in Trinidad, which is known for their bright colours of the masquerade, thus why we are calling this Art Walk: Carnival of Light.”

The Art Walk website lists participating artists as Taylor Rankin, Dem Biez, Quinn Outerbridge, Rockfire, 1 Undread, HAZ the Human, Alan C.Smith, Julia Frith, Yesha Townsend, Vejay Steede, Dany Pen, Calix Smith, Dejon Simons, Tricia Walters, Carole Havercroft, Heidi Cowen, and Christopher M. Grimes.

Also featured will be Milton Hill, Anne Kermode, In Motion School of Dance, Velina Wheatley-King, Jon Legere, Daniel DeSilva, St. George’s Original Dancerettes, Finn Smith, Campbell Patton, Alm, Ahrtxme, Xoe Tiqu, DeZir, Yahj Design, Marc Boden, Bermuda Roller Derby Association, Alia Hamza, TK Hair Ltd., Khalid Muhammad, Bermuda Highland Dancers, Jessica Riederer, and Three Kings.

To learn more about the artwork of Gherdai Hassell, visit her Instagram page and Facebook page, to learn more about Art Walk: Carnival of Light, visit the event website, and to see our past coverage of the Art Walk click here.

- Photos courtesy of Capri Wilson

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  1. bermudaglobetrottersdotcome says:

    Congrats, Bae!! The artwork looks amazing!!

  2. mj says:

    Well done Gherdai! You always had such great potential! All the best to you and other artists.

  3. asha says:


  4. Somerset Girl says:

    Well Done!

  5. mum says:

    So proud Bae. Continue to set the bar high. Bless

  6. In Support... says:

    CONGRATULATIONS for selling your work at your first event! It can only get better from here!