NICH holds a three-day event


This month the National Institute of Culture and History through the Institute for Creative Arts and the Museum of Belize hosted a three-day event in celebration of International Women’s Day. Female writers, photographers, poets, dancers, musicians, visual artists, and others working the arts and culture were invited to participate. This year’s events were hosted under the theme Women At Work from March 17-19 2021.
On March 18, Yaoling Lee, a 51-year-old painter was featured for her colorful paintings.
“Painting is therapeutic to me, because of it I feel balanced,” she told her viewers.
Yaoling Lee also received her certificate of recognition from NICH’s Director Sapna Budhrani on Thursday. From her paintings, Lee has been able to finance several community events.
Also receiving a certificate of recognition from NICH was Hadija Assale, for working on her jewelry and using some of the funds raised to assist others during the lockdown. Renowned visual artist Lita Krohn was also recognized for her acrylic on wood. Krohn sends funds raised from her activities towards dialysis patients.
Winding down from the three-day event on Friday were several women in art. Iliana Smiling, a curator from the Museum of Belize was able to showcase her canvas painting.
There is now the possibility that we will be enjoying some Belizean films soon.
“There is a time to live and there is a time to write,” said Felene Cayetano, a librarian from the Belize National Library and Information System. Cayetano uses her spare time to do screenwriting towards the production of short films.