Art can support environmental sustainability.
That’s one key message that will be shared with young aspiring artists from Tobago during an environmental art workshop facilitated by prominent recycle artist Roberto Tjon a Meeuw.
The Curacao native will be in Tobago for Leve 2019, an increasingly popular fashion and lifestyle event that features local brands in fine art, fashion, cuisine and culture.
As a prelude to the event, he will share his knowledge with secondary students at the Speyside Beach Facility on Friday (May 3) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The workshop is open to students across Tobago.
Tjon a Meeuw is known for making magical sea animals and other beautiful pieces of art from recycled and other natural and sustainable materials. His signature artwork is the Recycled Fish, a mega art installation, in Curacao.
This year, Leve is putting greater emphasis on the environment and sustainable tourism. It’s aimed at encouraging a more ethical and sustainable Caribbean lifestyle. This year’s theme is “Fashioning our Future”.