Ms. Sandra M. Bell Visual Arts instructor who is a 3rd generation carnival costume designer of the artistic Morris family of Belmont, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. She was trained by the late metal master, costume designer & innovator Ken Morris, considered to be one of Trinidad’s national treasures. Ms. Bell also has a BA in Art Administration, from New York University and certificates in film & video production.
I believe in the marriage of art, social consciousness & connection with my audience. This marriage was developed in my upbringing with my artistic family in Trinidad & Tobago.The mixture of artist & art administrating is something I witnessed in my artistic family, they all had jobs in addition to their artwork. Hence, my ability to easily move between creative & art administrative work. My goal is always to find a way to afford to bring art out into the street where everyday people go about their lives. Art for me is life and not apart from life.