What we Value...
We believe that one should be grounded in authenticity.
We believe one should live their mission, with Passion and on Purpose.
We believe that one’s life and work should be a pleasure.
We believe that one should be involved in creative integrous work
that is Psychologically, Spiritually, Socially, Economically,
and Environmentally Regenerative.
We believe that
“To those whom much is given, much is required”.
We do our work because we know there is more to do.
The Creative (Orange) Economy is the engine room of our prosperity.
What we do...
We can ground you in these beliefs with the support and services we offer:
Exhibitions & Event programming at the Vetivert Contemporary Fine Art Gallery of Dominica and online.
Creative Retreats and Artists-in-Residences at Harmony Villa, Dominica (Eastern Caribbean)
Curatorial Services of your Fine Art collections :
Fine Art Collection Installation
Full Curatorial and Cataloguing services of Private and Corporate Fine Art Collections
‘Out-of-the-box’ Creativity Coaching and Career/Business Consulting for Creatives, Makers and Service Industry business owners who are ready to add an engaging edge to their art, products, services, and marketing.
Bespoke immersive transformative Heritage Experience Curation.
A little about Us.
Vetivert Incorporated, first established in 2008 is the umbrella Company of our Gallery. We focus on the ‘Orange Economy’, that is the Experience, Culture, Creativity, Identity, Intellectual and Content industries. We refer to our business pillars as our HEART (Heritage Experiences, Arts, Regenerative Tourism).
Some of our most expansive work and initiatives; Destination & Property Marketing, Villa Management, Toe2Tip Dominica Trail Expeditions, Nature Island Food & Drink Festival and Island Chef Cook-off and of course, Caribana’s Iris Dangleben Gallery, Word Sound & Power Performance & Poetry Nights, to name a few we managed and curated previously.
About Carla Armour
Artist, Coach & Curator
Carla is a multi-faceted individual, an artist, curator, motivator, healer, and entrepreneur. Over the past 40+ years she has pursued various passions and gained a wealth of diverse skills. Growing up and working in the hospitality industry, Carla has a natural inclination toward caring for others. Her creative upbringing has honed her ability to observe and appreciate even the smallest details of her surroundings.
Carla is not only a former owner of the esteemed Iris Dangleben Gallery at Caribana in Roseau (1995-2002), during what was referred to as "Dominica's Artistic Renaissance" by Dr. Alwin Bully, but she's also the curator and director of the newly established Vetivert Contemporary Fine Art Gallery at Lacou Restaurant and Private Dining Room, located within the historic Melrose House.
With over 34 years of experience as a practicing artist and curator, Carla possesses a wealth of knowledge when it comes to art curation. As a mixed-media artist, she has created a diverse range of works ranging from interactive installations to abstract paintings and poetry. This first-hand experience has given her an acute understanding of the care and curation required for works of art. Another of Carla's expertise lies in working with emerging artists, guiding and mentoring them as they evolve their craft to create powerful, professional work.
Throughout her career, Carla has curated exhibitions in a wide variety of settings, including art galleries, museums, fairs, hotels, her Artist House Harmony Villa as well as private homes. She has also represented Dominica on the international stage, both as an individual artist and as a lead for national tourism promotions, cultural presentations, and group art exhibitions. With her keen eye for color composition and medium, as well as her deep understanding of content and theme, Carla is adept at creating collections and displays that evoke the desired response within a given space.
With a first degree in Art & Design from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York with a major in Fashion and modules in accessory design, combined with years of business experience and a track record of collaborating with local producers, Carla is perfectly poised to support their business growth through design and process innovations, ensuring the best quality and cost-effectiveness while maintaining reliable production.
Additionally, as an accomplished Life Coach who specializes in helping her clients tap into their creativity and courage. With a wealth of experience in HR and business operations, she is well-equipped to provide a combination of personal encouragement, accountability, and mentoring to help individuals achieve their goals, productively with quality and consistency.
Carla’s Master’s degree in International Event & Tourism Management, Carla is highly qualified. She has decades of experience designing, developing and managing productions for visual and performing arts, culture and tourism, merchandising, business, and personal life events.
To date, her life, studies and work have taken her throughout the Caribbean, United States, Africa, Europe and the UK, and has lived in several countries over the years.
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