MRCF remembers our good friend, Morgan Jean Baptiste, who passed away on December 23, 2010. Morgan was a regular contributor to MRCF activities and an active member in our community. Morgan added his talents to MRCF’s projects by working closely on our Moroccan Memories Oral History project, Most Mira Youth Arts Festival, and with our mentoring programme.
MRCF members and staff fondly remember Morgan as a painter, musician, handyman and much, much more. His helpful, cheerful, and artful contributions will be missed at MRCF. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
In addition, please join us in remembering Morgan on his memorial website or make a donation instead of flowers. There will also be a ceremony on Friday, January 21. Details below:
Transition Ceremony: Honor Oak Crematorium, Brockley Way, off Brenchley Garden London SE23 3RD
Date: Friday 21st January, 2011 at 1:30pm
Andrew Morgan Peter Baptiste
Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Artist, Actor, Sculptor, Teacher, Mentor, Drummer and Percussionist.
The son of Vernon Morgan Ferdinand and Ms Gertrude Peter.
Born in St Lucia Morgan spent his formative years in Trinidad and Tobago, St James where he developed himself as an artist both main stream and carnival. In Trinidad he worked relentlessly as an artist producing paintings, sculptures, and leathercraft. He was very active in the theatre providing musical accompaniment via his percussion skills. Later he extended his creative skills into the realm of Carnival Arts where he aligned himself to the Callaloo Company led by Peter Minshall.
He migrated to England as a working artist and managed to gain various accreditations in his various interests, while at the same time he had established himself as a successful sculptor and artist in London, by having his works exhibited on a regular basis, consistently working in schools, consulting on projects with various organisations in the carnival genre.