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Blank Canvas: August 23, Lavar Munroe

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Blank Canvas: August 23, Lavar Munroe

Katrina Cartwright

On this week’s “Blank Canvas,” Amanda is visited in the studio by Bahamian artist Lavar Munroe.

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Born and raised in Grant’s Town, Munroe has been moving from strength-to-strength on the global stage and is well-known in international art circles, having participated in the prestigious Venice Biennale, as well as having had museum and gallery shows. He studied at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) and completed a Masters at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Since then he has had a studio practice based largely in the United States.

Munroe has recently decided to maintain a studio at home, in Nassau, and will be moving between The Bahamas and the US. He joins Amanda to speak about his experiences studying, traveling and working both abroad and at home, and describes how The Bahamas shaped him and his practice.

“Blank Canvas” airs every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. on Guardian Talk radio, 96.9 FM.