Interview with Angela “Proshka” Gegg, Featured Belizean Artist

Belize News Post Interviews Angela “Proshka” Gegg, Featured Belizean Artist

Image Courtesy Angela Proshka Gegg Belizean Artist

Image Courtesy Angela Proshka Gegg Belizean Artist

First, I would like to 50mg viagra retail price thank you Angela for taking to the time to speak with us. Belize News Post is happy to have this opportunity to speak with you. Angela you are the first artist to speak with us, so for some background it may be helpful to know that part of viagra uk online a href our mission statement at Belize News Post is, “bring the news of Belize to the people of Belize.” We think it is important to think of Belizean cultural production i.e. art, as an essential part of that mission. That’s where you come in. Belize News Post is interested in getting a handle on what makes Belizean art and apos sildenafil citrate viagra generic cheap artists unique. Hopefully, these questions will get us into that arena.

Belize News Post

Can you give us a short run down of what it is that you do? Tell us about what you make or produce. Obviously, we are aware of your youtube video series, your paintings, poems and buy generic viagra buy other works, but can you tell us more about your practice for the benefit of our readers?

Angela Gegg

I’m an artist, poet (spoken word artist), and TV personality in Belize. As an artist, I find it necessary to be inventive, self-expressive, searching, daring, even disturbing, and in doing so, I am hoping to enlighten others and open ways for a better understanding of my art. I speak my mind, cialis prescription price and benefits some people love me for it and others loath me for my pure and utter honesty, that’s life!

Angela Proshka Gegg Belizean Artist

Angela Proshka Gegg Belizean Artist

Belize News Post

We know that among other things you are a poet, Belize News Post re-published a piece called “If Da So You Stan”, which deals with gossip and pretenders. We get the sense that you are really concerned with issues of identity. Is this right?

Angela Gegg

That is Right…and that’s all I have to say about that (for now).

Belize News Post

Many of list generic viagra know you as the artist “Proshka”, why do you use this pseudonym or stage name?

Angela Gegg

Whether you see a work of art signed as Angela Gegg or as Proshka, they are one and the same. The name Proshka is derived from my Latvian heritage. It was taken from the maiden name of cialis pills without a prescription my grandmother, Lia (Praskevic) Tattersfield. My grandmother left her hometown of Latvia when she met my grandfather, Tom Tattersfield. They both moved to Belize in 1948, making it their home, and starting a viagra precription online family; one of their three children was and is Deborah (Tattersfield) Gegg, my mother. (the rest is history)…I never did have the pleasure of spending much time with her as breast cancer took her life when I was only two. As a tribute to cialis kaufen her, I took her name, Praskevic pronounced (proshka – vicks), and shortened it to PROSHKA, and have used it ever since…To break it down – its a family thing! Gotta REPRESENT…

Belize News Post

Do you have any thoughts on being an artist in Belize? Or are there issues that are unique to being an artist in Belize?

Angela Gegg

Do you really want me to go there?!?

Belize News Post

What’s the art scene like in Belize?

Angela Gegg

We need more artist to step up and out!
More galleries, institution’s, and educational means…

Belize News Post

We already touched on concerns with identity, how do you see your role or identity as an artist? What is your role as a Belizean artist?

Angela Gegg

To uplift and motivate our women of Belize

Belize News Post

Tell us more about your past show “Hott Chicks Can Paint To“, what is your experience of being a woman artist ? Are there unique obstacles for a woman artist or just being a woman in Belize?

Angela Gegg

“Hott Chicks Can Paint Too” is only one of my many solo exhibits, opened by the then Prime Minister (Said Musa). The show was a viagra dosage canada group of subconscious works of art was opened by the Honorable Sir Colville Young, our Governor General. I have also exhibited at the Princess Hotel and out-district in San Pedro. As an artist in a country that is severely lacking in ART, it has not been an easy road. Often times I feel like throwing in the towel and moving on to somewhere that will more appreciate my work BUT at the end of the day given the positive feedback I get from our countries youth, I tend to persevere.

Belize News Post

Do you have any shows coming up? Any other events you would like to share with our readers? Anything you would like to add?

Angela Gegg

November 13th, 2009 – at the Mexican institute of Culture & History I am having a full exhibit called IMPULSE and another book launching, titled ARTIST CONFESSIONS

Belize News Post

Thanks again for you willingness to contribute to what we are doing at belizenewspost.com.

For more information about Angela Gegg visit her websites.
Angela Gegg’s Homepage
Angel’s “pure art” website Proshka.com

Belize News Post thanks Angela for taking the time to do this interview with us. Her interview with Belize News Post is the first in a small series of interviews Belize News Post is putting together to get the word out on Belizean art. One of the best ways you can support an artist is by going to their show openings. Support Angela by going to her show at the Mexican Institute of Culture and History on November 13th 2009.

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