The Spice Mas Corporation was on Tuesday 6 June 2017 presented with an appreciation token in the form of a special painting by a well known soca and groovy artistes.
Gilbert Nero also known as “K1” donated a breathtaking piece of artwork to the Corporation. Called “Jab on the sea” the piece depicts a man pushing a boat at a sailing festival. The boat, Nero said is his concept of “Spicemas” sailing out to the “great unknown” with jab jabs on the sails guiding the path of the uncharted waters.
Kirk Seetahal, Chief Executive Officer of the SMC received the painting on behalf of the Management and Board of Directors and gave the assurance that the painting will be on full time display at the office.
“All who come into our office, for whatever reason will be able to see the piece. It’s really a reflection of our carnival with a special focus on jab jab and the unique difference it bring to our annual carnival celebrations. Jab Jab is a Grenadian thing and one of the things that makes our carnival special on j’ouvert morning,” Seetahal said.
‘This was donated to us, so we will not ever put it up for sale and thus the financial value will never be made public. We at the SMC truly appreciate this gift because it is tells the story of growth in our carnival,” Seetahal elaborated.
This is the second piece he has donated to carnival. The first was to the carnival committee in 2012. That piece hands on the wall of the cultural foundation.
Gilbert who was high in commendation for the work of the SMC has pledged his support to the Corporation and Culture.
He is schedule to participate in the 2017 soca and groovy competitions.