Blank Canvas: October 30th, 2019, Kendra Frorup

On this tonight’s Blank Canvas, Amanda is joined in the studio by Bahamian artist, Kendra Frorup, a professor of Art & Design at the University of Tampa. Kendra’s focus is on the global conversation about connections and identity with a special interest in the Caribbean and Africa. She has exhibited her sculptures in the United States and in worldwide venues such as the Caribbean, France, Puerto Rico and Martinique, Ghetto Biennale, Haiti, UNESCO in Andorra, and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

The two discuss Kendra’s love of sculpture and printmaking, and what she teaches and learns from her students. She currently has an exhibition on display at the D’Aguilar Art Foundation entitled “Tingsy,” which brings together a body of works that are the epitome of her practise—materials that seem raw but become precious through the artist’s touch, dealing with subjects of identity and loss.

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