Beautiful Creative Work on Display at Java Lava Art Cafe

St. PETER’S – Java Lava Art Cafe celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday evening by launching a new exhibit in its Meet the Artists series.

Now on display is the photography of Tony Bates, acrylic paintings by Anjelica Sweeney, mixed media pieces with Carolyn Coleby, new quilted products by Jim Brown and collages by Shan Murrell.

More than 30 visitors reserved tables for the special dinner and celebrated with cafe owner Vidya Birkhoff and her staff.

Proceeds from the sale of photography by Tony Bates, who heads the Governor’s Office, will go to the Montserrat Children’s Society. Her Excellency Governor Elizabeth Carriere was on hand to congratulate Bates on his work and contribution to showcasing the beauty of the island.

Jim Brown who featured quilts in his first exhibition, said although he loved making them they were not in high demand on island. In this exhibit, he has used the quilt design to create bowls, pot holders, and bags of various sizes.

Fresh off of her first big sale as an artist Anjelica Sweeney has on display a new collection of acrylics which show her diversity and passion for capturing life’s moments.

Shan Murrell’s collages are always fun to look at and and are sure to put the viewer in a good mood.

Carolyn Coleby’s striking mixed media pieces which combine photographic images of Montserrat with driftwood frames add another dimension to the collection of art in this series.

The artwork are all for sale and can be purchased at the cafe in St. Peters.

Enjoy our collection of images from the Meet the Artists launch.

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Look who showed up to play and sing with Bimsha. Music teacher Cris van Bueren and Pops Morris.

Look who showed up to play and sing with Bimsha. Music teacher Cris van Bueren and Pops Morris.

Quilter Jim Brown with Oslyn Butler.

Quilter Jim Brown with Oslyn Butler.

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Mixed media artist Carolyn Coleby (right)

Mixed media artist Carolyn Coleby (right)

Java Lava owner Vidya Birkhoff (left) watches on as Photographer Tony Bates shares on his work.

Java Lava owner Vidya Birkhoff (left) watches on as Photographer Tony Bates shares on his work.

Java Lava owner Vidya Birkhoff

Java Lava owner Vidya Birkhoff

Staff of Java Lava Art Cafe.

Staff of Java Lava Art Cafe.

Diane (right) had no idea a birthday surprise was in store for her with Bimsha and friends.

Diane (right) had no idea a birthday surprise was in store for her with Bimsha and friends.

The paparazzi captures Bimsha in action.

The paparazzi captures Bimsha in action.

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Artwork by Anjelica Sweeney

Artwork by Anjelica Sweeney

Mixed media pieces by Carolyn Coleby

Mixed media pieces by Carolyn Coleby

Mixed media pieces by Carolyn Coleby

Mixed media pieces by Carolyn Coleby

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Guests at the Java Lava Meet the Artists Exhibition

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Quilter Jim Brown is using his passion to create other useful household items and accessories.

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Bimsha provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

Bimsha provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Images of Montserrat by Photographer Tony Bates

Bubble Wrap by Photographer Tony Bates

Bubble Wrap by Photographer Tony Bates

Acrylic by Anjelica Sweeney

Acrylic by Anjelica Sweeney

Acrylic by Anjelica Sweeney

Acrylic by Anjelica Sweeney

Love Knows No Colour - Acrylic by Anjelica Sweeney

Love Knows No Colour – Acrylic by Anjelica Sweeney

Collages by Shan Murrell

Collages by Shan Murrell

Collage by Shan Murrell

Collage by Shan Murrell

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1 Response

  1. John Sweeney says:

    Very impressed with the high quality of the art work at Java Lava, and also with your painstaking coverage of it all.
    High class collaboration in every respect.

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