Saturday, January 24, 2009

Farewell Dominica

By Jack and Barbara Clarke, CCF Donors and Rick Falco, President and Creative Director of Vision Project

Today, we're up early and packing. We thought we'd have plenty of room with so much of the equipment being left behind, but Barb seems to have bought so many woven baskets. A total of 7!

Gelina picked us up and delivered us to a taxi stand in Roseau. It was a long 1 ½ mile winding ride to the airport where we boarded the American Eagle flight to San Juan and connecting service to Baltimore. As great as it is be home, it’s cold and we miss the kids.

Upon our return, we’re pleased to learn that Irvin Durand of Visual Arts Society of Dominica and CCF are working together to continue the photography course that we presented in Grand Bay!

They are planning to use the cameras and other equipment that we left behind, as well as our curriculum. We blushed and feel honored to hear that they want to call the program the Clarke Photography Challenge.

We’ve also received an e-mail from Gelina telling us about television coverage of the exhibition which included the speech by Jack! We also hear that a CCF office in Angola, Africa has also asked for information about our course.

To see some of the student pictures, our class and the exhibition, click here.

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