Category Archives: Edward C. Gartland Youth Center

An Exclusive Evening of Art at the Amanyara

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On Saturday November 9, 2013 I participated and attended a group art showing at the legendary Amanyara. The event was a fundraiser for the  ECG Youth Centre, a cause near and dear to my heart.  There were a very select few, just ten artists, chosen to exhibit works for the exclusive sold out event.  The three sculptures, two photographs, and one of the two paintings I included in the show all sold much to my joy.  I had the chance to speak with director Roxann Wake-Forbes today and she jubilantly relayed that the event fundraising goals were not only met but exceeded! Fantastic job to Courtney Miller and Roxann who spent countless hours organizing and to all of the many patrons who donated their time and skills to create such a beautiful event for such a worthy cause.  If you would like to volunteer at the contre or discover ther ways in which you can help the Youth Centre thrive please contact Roxann here.


Happy Father’s Day

We prepared for Father’s Day a couple of weeks ago at the ECGYC.  Craft class produced these super cool cards based on this template.  A few of the non shy students are pictured above with their fantastic creations.  Did you make any fun crafts for Father’s Day?   We hope you enjoyed it, whether face to face with father, or simply a good chat to lessen the long distance between.
Here’s my card for you Dad!

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Image via rucraftblog
It will be a very long weekend in the Turks and Caicos Islands! Celebrations begin tomorrow in honor of the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth as the head of the Commonwealth.  Please visit the interactive timeline to learn more about the major moments in history since Elizabeth II took the crown at the early age  of 25. 
For craft class yesterday at the ECGYC we made crowns to mark the occasion.   I was concerned that these teenagers may not match my enthusiasm for this particular project, but much to my surprise, everyone went straight to work with their creative thinking caps!  We actually stayed overtime  applying the finishing touches and lettting the glue dry before taking some photos of our handiwork.
We hope you take some time this weekend to . . . . 
Check out the TCI Schedule of events here and be sure to stop by island scoop
on Tuesday at 4pm!