Savannah Gallery

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Thanks for stopping by www.savannahgallery.com for a visit.  The Gallery has enjoyed a web presence for over a decade now, and although often overlooked through the years, we promise to keep our new site fresh and interesting, with new works uploaded at the same time they are hung on the Gallery’s walls.

Please don’t hesitate to email savannah@anguillanet.com or call (264) 497-2263 to request additional photos of specific artists’ works, detail photos of works on the site, or information relating to these artists.  Drop a note to say hello – it’s always my pleasure to touch base.

I was VERY pleased when I heard that chef Marc Alvarez was the new chef at The Pumphouse, down in Sandy Ground.  His reputation for superb creations in his kitchen preceded him, and I was delighted tonight when his culinary choices for the menu lived up to that great rep.  I started with 2 fabulous apps – Pumphoue Poutines ( you know I’m Canadian, eh?), served with mozzarella, braised oxtail and garlic aioli, and the Indian spiced beef skewers, served with a coconut sambal.  Both were delicious.  The poutines were light and fluffy little potato darlin’s.  The skewers were fresh, moist, tender and SO flavourful.  I could have stopped there, and been happy, but nooooooooooo, I had to continue on, and feast on this remarkable Conish Hen “Grilled under a brick”, served with fennel-golden apple slaw, white sweet potato latke and pomegranate.  My host for the evening wanted thepoutinesskewerschickenpaellapumphouse paella, but had a seafood allergy.  Chef gladly specially prepared his paella with sausage and chicken.  He loved every bite.  It’s September on-Island right now – always very very quiet, and I was AMAZED to see this place absolutely full up.  The restaurant was full, as was the bar, and many more arriving as we left.  Kudos to Laurie, Deb, and Chef Marc and his team in the ktichen!

Nine out of ten selected artworks from Savannah Gallery, Anguilla.

 

 

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Rendezvous Bay Today

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Just one of those amazing Anguilla days today.  Enjoyed a walk and swim on Rendezvous Bay, and SO happy I remembered to bring my camera…………r1r2r3

In his landmark book on Haitian art, “Where Art is Joy.  Haitian Art:  The First Forty Years”, Selden Rodman titles chapter 8 “Sculptors of Genius I.  Jasmin Joseph and Georges Liautaud.”  Liautaud, (1899-1991) was probably the first of all the Haitian metal sculptors, many of whom this gallery has shown over the past two decades.  He was initially discovered in the 1950’s creating embellished iron crosses for above-ground tombs. and enjoyed a long career in Haiti, creating an astounding body of work, and was the innovator to whom an entire group of sculptors came to work with in Croix des Bouquets, still the center for these amazing metal sculpture of today.  This work, new to the gallery, is a very small, yet intensely powerful bird, made entirely of copper, probably dating from the l9liautaud160’s or 70’s.  It’s such a strong and magnetic work, yet only 5″ in length!  A true gem….

Happy Labo(u)r Day!

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A rather perfect diversion today – a great lunch at Smokey’s!   The Island is pretty much shut up tight for the month of September, but Smokey’s (bless them) is remaining open throughout.  Great company, great rum punch and superb ribs…………….smokeys1smokeys2

Summer Colours

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It’s been a spectacular summer on Anguilla this year.  Gorgeous trade winds blowing, keep us mostly cool, especially at night.  I was delighted by two very colourful sights this week.  Thanks extendeddragon fruitgecko to Jo-Anne Mason, who brought me in  a Dragon Fruit, grown locally.  Beautiful bright pink innards, and delicious with blueberries!  The other rather lurid colour I saw this week was on my potted “firecracker” heading down the steps of my house.  This very sweet little gecko was minding his own business, and quite graciously allowed me to photograph him.  Just saw him again now – I hope he’s a permanent fixture…..

Shout out to Emily Crowe!

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It was a pleasure to welcome Emily Crowe and her DH (dear husband, in urban slang!!) to the gallery last month.  I’ve been reading and enjoying her blog, www.asthecrowefliesandreads.blogspot.com  for a while now, and she shares my enthusiasm for great art and great books, and of course, this great Island of Anguilla.  The blog posting about her gallery visit was published today, http://www.asthecrowefliesandreads.blogspot.com/2014/08/mondays-magical-mystery-tour-part-one.html ejc  and I’m SO pleased she enjoy her visit to Savannah Gallery!!  See you next time Emily…..

Brushed by Bertha

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Tropical Storm Bertha crossed south of us overnight, and is heading northwest.  I didn ‘t think we’d get any weather out of her, and I was wrong.  MUCH needed rain is now drenching the Island, and gusty winds have been blowing all night and this morning.  We all managed to stay dry on our walk this morning to the very rough sea in the east.  The girls were unfazed by it, and Luther had to remind me that he’s on the Full American Plan, and expected breakfast sooner, rather than later……b1b2b3b4

Remy Jean Eugene

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I’ll often post one or two of an artists’ new work when it comes into the gallery, but I absolutely HAVE TO post all 6 of these amazing new Haitian metal sculptures by a young master (IMHO) Remy Jean Eugene.  I was blown away when one of his works came into the gallery a couple of years ago, and am staggered by the quality of this body of work.  I’ll yak no more, and let the pics do the talking………..remy birdremy fishremy goatremy lambremy snailremy turtle

Rum Baba @ Jacala

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I really enjoyed lunch today at Jacala, as always.  Chilled rose, a rum punch to start, and that fabulous lobster club sandwich that Alain makes SO well.  We all finished lunch off with this little masterpiece, a banana sorbet-filled Rum Baba, now on the dessert babamenu. It’s just so freaking good!  If last’s week’s posting got Ellen’s comment of “Ewww”, I bet this week gets an “Oooooooooooo”………….