Friday, December 27, 2013

Exhibition - Birmingham 2013: Remembering the Movement That Changed the World ENDS Friday, December 27, 2013 — Birmingham, Alabama USA

Birmingham 2013:ENDS Dec 27, 2013 http://www.bplonline.org
Exhibition - Birmingham 2013: Remembering the Movement That Changed the World ENDS Friday, December 27, 2013; Opening Reception: Saturday November 9, 2013 from 3-5 pm — Birmingham, Alabama USA; Time: Monday, November 4, 2013 – Friday, December 27, 2013; Opening Reception: Saturday November 9, 2013 from 3-5 pm; Location: Birmingham Public Library/ Fourth Floor Gallery; Street: 2100 Park Place; City/Town: Birmingham, Alabama; Event Type: group, exhibit; Organized By: Dr. William Colvin
Event Description: "This exhibit is featuring artworks on the theme created by artists from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee; Opening Reception: Saturday November 9, 2013 from 3-5 pm. Some of the artists will be speaking about their work."Birmingham Public Library http://www.bplonline.org
For further information: http://www.bplonline.org/exhibits/, http://www.bplonline.org, https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamPublicLibrary. Related article: http://birminghamview.com/online/20131021218/classic-weekend-event-guide/218-honoring-the-extraordinary-ordinary-people-who-changed-the-world-in-1963


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Exhibition: The Centre for Arts at Dockyard’s “Christmas Show” through Friday, January 10, 2014; Art Review: “All the joys of Christmas in one show” — Bermuda Sun

Centre for Arts at Dockyard’s “Christmas Show” http://www.artbermuda.bm
Exhibition: The Centre for Arts at Dockyard’s “Christmas Show”
through Friday, January 10, 2014;
Art Review: “All the joys of Christmas in one show” — Bermuda Sun
Sarah Lagan, Sub-editor/Writer
Friday, November 22, 2013
All the works are small pieces, no bigger than 8 1/2 x 11”, meaning they are easy to travel with and are priced affordably. What could be more festive than a glass of bubbly, a few seasonal nibbles, nativity scenes and a little Christmas shopping? The Centre for Arts at Dockyard is launching its Christmas Show this Sunday and invites the public to attend. The members’ show features the work of some of Bermuda’s leading artists. All the works are small pieces, no bigger than 8 1/2 x 11”, meaning they are easy to travel with and are priced affordably. The Gallery’s Heidi Cowen told the Sun:
“By popular demand, we have the return of our cedar trees. This year they are five feet high, which means that they will make excellent Christmas trees for those that would like a little bit of true Bermuda spirit in their home and then plant new life into their garden. We also have fabulous prizes to be won in our Reindeer Raffle. Everyone is guaranteed to be a winner.”Heidi Cowen, Centre for Arts at Dockyard to the Bermuda Sun http://bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/All-the-joys-of-Christmas-in-one-show/9/908/72330
On the same night, artist is Ronnie Chameau will be in the side gallery with her opening of Au Natural featuring palm leaf and driftwood nativity scenes, palmetto palm baskets, bay grape table centre pieces, palmetto palm angels , banana bark scenes, and natural Christmas wreaths. The shows’ opening reception takes place this Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Both shows remain open until January 10. Source: http://bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/All-the-joys-of-Christmas-in-one-show/9/908/72330. For further information: http://www.artbermuda.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bermuda-Arts-Centre-at-Dockyard/103929956318465

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Exhibition: Artist in Residence Elliott Wilson ENDS on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Masterworks — Bermuda, West Indies

Artist in Residence Elliott Wilson Dec 13 through Dec 24, 2013
at Masterworks www.bermudamasterworks.com
Exhibition: Artist in Residence Elliott Wilson on Friday, December 13th at 5:30pm-7pm through Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Masterworks — Bermuda, West Indies; Where: Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art; Hours: Monday — Saturday 10am until 4pm; Closed most public holidays, check website http://www.bermudamasterworks.com; Sunday 11am until 4:30pm; Museum is accessible with ramps and an elevator; Cost: General admission $5; Free for members & children under 12; Location & Directions: We are located in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Paget. Bus routes 1,2 & 7. Signage in the Gardens will direct you to the museum.
About the Artist: “Elliott is the newest Masterworks Artist in Residence. Elliott was born in London and grew up in Stebbing, Essex. He won a maximum art scholarship to Felsted School, Essex, then studied Business and Politics at Durham University 1996–99 (College of St Hild & St Bede). Elliott was a professional cricketer after leaving university, opening the batting for Worcestershire in 65 games. Elliott works as a commodity trader in Africa. Elliott’s work is in lots of mediums, in lots of styles, and tries to react to the influences of his environment and the things that move him to paint. These sometimes cause a big change in direction. Elliott tends to work in series of paintings. He has done collections of abstract oil landscapes, pop art, representative sketching, drip paintings and collage.”Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art   http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/artist-in-residence-elliot-wilson/
For further information: http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/artist-in-residence-elliot-wilson/,   http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583  and http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/

Exhibition: Gillian Outerbridge’s "Morning Walks, St George’s" through December 24, 2013 at Masterworks; Art Review by Sarah Lagan: "New show highlights enchanted sights of flowers in the Old Town" -- Bermuda Sun

"Alamandas with chimney" by Gillian Outerbridge
at Masterworks www.bermudamasterworks.com
(Photo by Gillian Outerbridge)
Exhibition: Gillian Outerbridge’s "Morning Walks, St George’s"
through December 24, 2013 at Masterworks;
"New show highlights enchanted sights of flowers in the Old Town" -- Bermuda Sun
Sarah Lagan, Sub-editor/Writer
Friday, November 01, 2013
Bermuda in bloom is a sight to behold and one photographer has dedicated an entire exhibition to it. Gillian Outerbridge’s Morning Walks, St George’s opens at Homer’s Café at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art today. The show includes “an enchanting selection of prints for sale” taken, as the title suggests, in the old town. Outerbridge told the Bermuda Sun: “Most of the photos have been taken while on early morning walks around town with my dog Dixie.
“It’s very easy in Bermuda to focus on the big picture but once I started ‘zooming’ in visually I realised there were lovely little vignettes to be found on every street corner... The ones I have selected feature the contrast between vegetation and habitation — alamanda on a chimney, lilies by an old wall, roses and Bermuda stone. A few ‘rogue’ pics have slipped in including a lovely group of wild chicks and a sunset.” -- Gillian Outerbridge to the Bermuda Sun www.bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/New-show-highlights-enchanted-sights-of-flowers-in-the-Old-Town/9/908/71639
Outerbridge plans to add in some seasonal shots in December including a photo of the Town Hall lit up and St Peter’s Church at night. There will be 40 prints on sale, all 8”x12”, ready to hang costing around $60. Outerbridge has been taking photos since she was a child both as a hobby as well as working in the press for many years. Her photograph of St Peter’s Church clock face won the 2009 Open Call visual arts contest. The exhibition opens tonight at Homer’s Cafe and runs until December 24. Opening hours are from 10am to 4pm (11am to 4:30pm on Sundays). Read more: http://www.bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/New-show-highlights-enchanted-sights-of-flowers-in-the-Old-Town/9/908/71639. For further information: http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Exhibition: National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) presents “Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality” on Sunday, December 22, 2013 through Sunday, April 27, 2014 — Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

“Explorations II: Religion & Spirituality” Dec 22, 2013-Apr 27, 2014
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com
Exhibition: National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) presents “Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality” on Sunday, December 22, 2013 through Sunday, April 27, 2014 — Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; What: “Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality” exhibition; When: Sunday, December 22, 2013; Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Phone: 1.876.922-1561/3; 1.876.618-0654/5; Fax: 1.876.922-8544; Email: info@natgalja.org.jm; For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event Description: “The exhibition is the second in the NGJ’s new Explorations series, which was launched earlier this year with the Natural Histories exhibition. The series explores major themes in Jamaican art, and in the National Art Collection, and aims to allow our curators and visitors to engage in new, more exploratory ways with the artistic and cultural history of Jamaica. Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality examines the themes of religion and spirituality in Jamaican art and comprises sixty-seven works from our collection. That we can mount such an exhibition without resorting to loans is in itself testimony to the central and pervasive role of religion and spirituality in almost all aspects of Jamaican history and life and, consequently, in Jamaican art. . . The artists to be represented in Religion and Spirituality include Carl Abrahams, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Osmond Watson, Renee Cox, Edna Manley, Ebony G. Patterson, Gloria Escoffery, Eugene Hyde, Ralph Campbell, Karl Parboosingh, Omari Ra, Petrona Morrison, and Everald and Clinton Brown.” Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/explorations-ii-religion-and-spirituality-opens-on-december-22/#more-5297
The exhibit on Sunday, December 22, 2013 starts at 11am to 4 pm, with free admission and free tours and children’s activities. The formalities will start at 1:30 pm and the guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Marjorie A. Lewis, President of the United Theological College of the West Indies. This will be followed by a performance by The Mico University College Choir and Band. “Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality” will run for four months, until Sunday, April 27, 2014.  For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/

Christmas finds reggae in a good mood -- Jamaica Gleaner

Chstafari's "Reggae Christmas" www.facebook.com/ChristafariBand
Christmas finds reggae in a good mood -- Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | December 22, 2013
Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Christmas comes but once a year, and so does the music associated with the highly commercialised Christian holiday. Christmas songs never seem to get old, perhaps because they are only played for a month or so out of the year. Nevertheless, reggae and dancehall artistes always ensure the season is a big part of the way they affect their fans, in many instances borrowing the melodies of already-popular Christmas singles. Elephant Man and Busy Signal are currently promoting their Christmas collaboration called Party Anthem, which borrows the melody of This Christmas, originally recorded by Donny Hathaway and re-recorded by R&B singer Chris Brown in 2010. Elephant Man and Busy Signal's Party Anthem sells Christmas as a season of celebration and sees the artistes telling tales of getting intoxicated and taking full advantage of the many party experiences the island has to offer. The two also tackle the Noise Abatement Act which has forced several promoters to end events, even in the partycentric Christmas season 'prematurely'. "This is the season weh everybody out, party a di word inna everybody mouth. Food and clothes inna everybody house, nuh badda lock off the dance mi hear everybody shout," Elephant Man sings. However, Busy Signal says Christmas, as an occasion, means little to him, since he tries to be kind and caring to other people throughout the year.
"I give and share right through the year, it's not just a season thing. I give at the airport, on the roadside wherever. In these times do what you need to do and spend wisely. Don't hang your hat where you can't reach it and your family must be your main priority," Busy Signal told The Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131222/ent/ent1.html
Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131222/ent/ent1.html.  For further information: https://www.facebook.com/ElephantMan.EnergyGod, https://www.facebook.com/OneBusySignal, https://www.facebook.com/ChristafariBand and http://www.christafari.com/


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Event: "ASTT Christmas Market" at the Art Society on Saturday, December 21, 2013 -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"ASTT Christmas Market" at the Art Society on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 http://artsocietytt.org
Event: "ASTT Christmas Market" at the Art Society on Saturday, December 21, 2013 -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago; Location: Corner Jamaica Blvd. and St. Vincent Avenue, Federation Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868 ) 622-9827 ( the centre depends on volunteers to man it- if there is no answer at this phone, please email admin@artsocietytt.org. For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/index.html

Exhibition: “Simple Times” works by Artists Jason Nedd, Earl Manswell and Nazim Baksh through Saturday 21st December 2013 at The Gallery at Fine Art — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

Exhibit: “Simple Times” Jason Nedd, Earl Manswell & Nazim Baksh Dec 10-Dec 21, 2013
at The Gallery at Fine Art http://fineartcaribbean.com
Exhibition: “Simple Times” works by Artists Jason Nedd, Earl Manswell and Nazim Baksh through Saturday 21st December 2013 at The Gallery at Fine Art — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: The Gallery at Fine Art; Location: Corner of Warren and Rosalino Streets Woodbrook; Tele: (868) 628-4669; Fax: (868) 622-4034; E-Mail: gallery@tstt.net.tt; Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00 am - 5.00 pm; Sat 9.00 am - 1.00 pm; Website: http://fineartcaribbean.com
About Artist Jason Ned: “Jason Nedd was born in 1972 on the island of Tobago, and started drawing at an early age. He continued with his passion for drawing at the Roxborough Composite School where the Tobago Art Committee awarded him with recognition for outstanding achievement in Art. While a teenager, Jason painted on fabrics but over the years he has been painting consistently in oil on canvas and linen. Further reading, studying, experimenting and hard work, has lead him to expand his knowledge and skill as an artist. Jason continues as he has been doing over the years, exhibiting and participating in exhibitions in Trinidad and Tobago.” Read more: http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/141-jason-nedd-a-nazim-baksh
About Artist Earl Manswell: “Born and educated in Trinidad and Tobago, Earl’s natural talent and creativity was recognized and nurtured as a youth at Roxborough Composite School. Although the majority of his technique has been self-taught, he has benefited from international training and independent study with International Correspondence School. Earl Art™ has been featured in several exhibitions in the Caribbean and Europe. He has received awards from the Tobago Art Committee, and was featured in the 2003 CLICO Calendar. Most recently, Earl’s work was displayed at the request of the Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago in the United States, at the Organization of American States in Washington D.C.”Read more: http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/62-manswell-earl
About Artist Nazim Baksh: “Nazim Baksh was born in Trinidad but moved to Tobago when he was six years old and has lived there ever since. He grew up in the Windward part of the island before moving closer to Scarborough, Tobago’s urban centre where he attended Bishop’s High School. This continuous relocating afforded him the opportunity to observe the all-round culture of the island, aptly reflected in his paintings. Largely self-taught and though skillful in a variety of mediums including Watercolours, Oils and Jewellery, he paints mainly in Acrylics. His subjects range from Landscapes to Pan men and portraits, which are enlivened by a preferred choice of vibrant colours with a particular interest in showing light and dark interaction.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/bakshN.html
For further information about the gallery: http://fineartcaribbean.com/. For further information about the artists: http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/141-jason-nedd-a-nazim-baksh, http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/62-manswell-earl and http://artsocietytt.org/bakshN.html also http://tobagoart.com/

"Death of Painting": Art Exhibition by Rex Dixon at Soft Box Studios through Saturday, December 21, 2013 -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Death of Painting: Art Exhibition by Rex Dixon" through Saturday, December 21, 2013
at Soft Box Studios  https://www.facebook.com/Softboxstudios
"Death of Painting: Art Exhibition by Rex Dixon" through Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Soft Box Studios -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Location: #9 Alcazar Street, St. Clair, P.O.S. Phone: 622-8610 or 740-7109; Email: softboxgallery@gmail.com; Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri from 10am-6pm, Sat from 10am-2pm; Event Description: "Death of Painting: Art Exhibition by Rex Dixon" is an Art exhibition of recent paintings by REX DIXON titled DEATH OF PAINTING... returning painting to its essence at Soft Box Studios, #9 Alcazar Street, St. Clair, P.O.S. Exhibition continues until Saturday, December 21, 2013.
About the Artist: "In 1971 Rex Dixon completed his BA in Fine Arts at the Stourbridge College of Art in West Midlands, England with a thesis entitled “The Death of Painting”. This latest exhibition contains contemporary work from the last two years." -- T&T Buzz http://buzz.tt/event/art-exhibition-7974
For information about the gallery: https://www.facebook.com/Softboxstudios. For further information about the artist: http://www.saatchionline.com/profile/174791, https://www.facebook.com/rex.dixon.3 and https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.193033504158179.38817.170261539768709&type=3. Related article: http://buzz.tt/event/art-exhibition-7974

Friday, December 20, 2013

A day in the life: Chris Mann reflects on art — Caymanian Compass

‘Four Way Cross’ by Chris Mann
A day in the life:  Chris Mann reflects on art — Caymanian Compass
20 December, 2013
Weekender concludes its weekly series looking at the work of local artists with an interview with Chris Mann, an artist whose mission to get viewers to respond to his work has created some memorable pieces:
How do you begin your day?   I’m an early morning person, so if I’m painting, I like to head off to my studio first thing. I generally start where I left off the night before, just to get some paint down on canvas (I tend to paint large canvases). I usually carry around in my head the work that I didn’t get done the night before, so I like to get down on canvas these ideas first thing. I enjoy the gestural aspect of painting, the physicality of it, so it’s a good way to wake up.

How do you organize your studio?   I have a really good space in which to work, with enough room to have some paintings on the wall on which I’m currently working. I also have a big table that I can work at, either standing or sitting, where I like to sketch and work flat on collage and other work that is in the preparation stage. Then I have a desk for smaller work and where I write myself notes. I like to write down ideas for artwork so I don’t forget them, then I come back later to explore the idea. I really like language and using it in my artwork, whether it’s poetry or specific words.”Artist Chris Mann to the Caymanian Compass http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2013/12/20/A-day-in-the-life--Chris-Mann-reflects-on-art/
Read more: http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2013/12/20/A-day-in-the-life--Chris-Mann-reflects-on-art/. For further information about the artist: http://www.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=1142,1595856&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL. Related article: http://www.compasscayman.com/journal/2010/02/03/New-direction-for-Chris-Mann/

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Big up, Tessanne — Jamaica Gleaner

Tessanne Chin wins "The Voice" (Photo: Trae Patton/NBC)
www.billboard.com/articles/news/5840091/tessanne-chin-wins-the-voice-season-5
Big up, Tessanne — Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | December 19, 2013
Congratulations came pouring in from several organisations and members of the public following Tessanne Chin's outstanding achievement of winning NBC's 'The Voice' on Tuesday. Here are a few of their thoughts:
The Board and Staff of JAMPRO: "Once again, amid the considerable challenges that beset us, a gifted artiste has given us renewed hope that, as a nation, we can overcome those challenges; renewing faith that, as a people, we can beat the odds; and renewing conviction that our combined talents can earn for us robust economic growth."Jamaica Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131219/news/news1.html

Jamaica Tourist Board: "She has provided a positive boost for the island's image and, since the start of the competition, has consistently showcased Jamaica in front of an international audience." Director of Tourism John Lynch to the Jamaica Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131219/news/news1.html
Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131219/news/news1.html.   Related articles: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Tessanne-s--Bridge-over-Troubled-Water--hits-Billboard-Top-100-chart; http://www.reggaeville.com/nc/artist-details/artist/tessanne-chin/news/tessanne-chin-wins-the-voice-2013/ac/news/update/1.html; http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5840091/tessanne-chin-wins-the-voice-season-5. For further information about the artist: https://www.facebook.com/TessanneMusic


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

And the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Season 5 is ... Tessanne Chin! — Yahoo News

Tessanne Chin wins 'The Voice' (Photo: Tyler Golden-NBC)
https://www.facebook.com/TessanneMusic
And the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Season 5 is ...
Tessanne Chin! — Yahoo News
By Lyndsey Parker - Yahoo TV
Jamaican diva Tessanne Chin had already experienced some success in her native land — first as a member of the reggae-rock band Mile High, later as a solo artist with the 2006 hit single "Hideaway." She even toured with Jimmy Cliff and collaborated with Shaggy. But it was actually her friend Shaggy's suggestion that she try out for "The Voice" that finally made Tessanne an American sensation, when she was crowned the Season 5 "Voice" champion on Tuesday night.
"Upon hearing the good news, Tessanne broke into hysterical sobs, which only grew louder when her coach Adam Levine ran onstage, knelt at her feet, and presented her with a shiny new "Voice" trophy. She had just about composed herself, like a true professional, to perform her Ryan Tedder-penned coronation song "Tumbling Down"...when she broke down again as her mother walked onstage."Yahoo News http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/winner-voice-season-5-040409452.html
Read more: http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/winner-voice-season-5-040409452.html. Related articles: http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/12/17/celine-dion-the-voice-finale-tessanne-chin-duet/#, http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5840091/tessanne-chin-wins-the-voice-season-5 and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2525586/Tessanne-Chin-crowned-winner-The-Voice-coach-celebrates-victory-second-time-around.html. For further information about the artist: https://www.facebook.com/TessanneMusic and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessanne_Chin




Eye Scream Animation: “Animating Tobago’s history” — Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

Still from "Aventura Gardens" by Eye Scream Animation http://eyescreamanimation.com
Eye Scream Animation: “Animating Tobago’s history” — Trinidad & Tobago Guardian
Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Mark Lyndersay
“This has been one of our best years and our worst year,” says Brett Lewis, owner of Eye Scream Animation. “We got some industrial work and some film work. Film was a minor part of it, but it’s fun.” Lewis was reflecting on a year that brought some new kudos for his firm, which is best known for its work rendering and animating complex building models for the architectural industry. In 2009, the company introduced a 3D printer (http://ow.ly/rLuvc) to its range of services, a project that stoked staff but ultimately ran out of steam as the fledgling technology offered more problems than solutions. This year, Lewis took Eye Scream back to its roots, revisiting the enthusiasm that drove him when he puttered about in his bedroom as a teenager doing sprite animations with Macromedia Director and falling inexorably into a rabbit hole of polygons and render shading. It began with Project Fishtank, an effort to pull in a group of young people and share some of that early excitement with them at his office in Belmont. For six months, he opened his office to an eclectic group of young people who populated the computers he normally uses as a render farm, gave them access to his Digital Tutors online learning account, a copy of Cinema 4D and all day in the office to learn about 3D animation. . . That sense of entrepreneurship paid off for the young animators and for Lewis as well when the Tobago 1677 project came along. Eye Scream Animation was contracted along with the UK’s 422 South to work on visual effects (VFX) and animation for the project. Read more: http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2013-12-16/animating-tobago%E2%80%99s-history
About Eye Scream Animation Limited: “Eye Scream Animation Ltd. has been in the 3-D business for over eight years and has produced work for a number of companies including architectural firms, construction companies, interior designers, private developers, advertising agencies, and private & governmental institutions alike.”Read more: http://eyescreamanimation.com/about.php
For further information: http://eyescreamanimation.com/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eye-Scream-Animation-Ltd/123270595779 and http://tt.linkedin.com/pub/brett-lewis/34/7b1/943. Related article: http://www.eteck.co.tt/1content/en/e_news.aspx?articleid=575&zoneid=49


Monday, December 16, 2013

Artist Talk with Remco de Blaaij on Monday 16 December, 2013, at 7pm, at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

Remco de Blaaij on Monday 16 December, 2013
7pm, at Alice Yard http://aliceyard.blogspot.com
Artist Talk with Remco de Blaaij on Monday 16 December, 2013, at 7pm, at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: Alice Yard; When: Monday 16 December, 2013, at 7pm; Location: Alice Yard is the backyard space of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. Event Description: Remco de Blaaij is a Glasgow-based curator and the second recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. On Monday 16 December, at 7 pm, he will give an informal talk at Alice Yard on his current research project. The Cisneros Award supports a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to research art and cultural activities in the region. De Blaaij recently conducted research about women’s activist practices in Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Suriname. He visited local artists, art institutions, and non-profit organisations such as EspIRA in Nicaragua and Ciudad de la Imaginación in Guatemala, and interviewed local art historians and curators. His project explores how to think about the wealth of artistic practices in this region, and the social and economic context in which art is produced. All are invited. Alice Yard is a contemporary art and performance space and network, based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. — Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com
About Remco de Blaaij: "Remco de Blaaij has been curator at CCA Glasgow since October 2012. Previously he co-curated Picasso in Palestine while working at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2007–12). He also worked on the team of Be(com)ing Dutch, a two-year project in the museum that dealt with residues of globalisation, national identity, and immigration. He moved to London in 2011 to conclude his research at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, with the publication too little, too late, on border practices of visual culture against the backdrop of Suriname."Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com
For further information: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard. Related articles: http://curatorsintl.org/collaborators/remco_de_blaaij, http://www.culturecongress.eu/en/people/de_blaaij_remco and http://www.coleccioncisneros.org/news-events/remco-de-blaaij-is-the-recipient-of-the-2013-cppc-travel-award-for-central-america-and-the-caribbean/

First art gallery opens in Chaguanas — Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

Art by Jessie Art Gallery jessica.healthcare@yahoo.com
First art gallery opens in Chaguanas — Trinidad & Tobago Guardian
Published: Monday, December 16, 2013
Artist Jessica Henry opened her gallery titled Art by Jessie Art Gallery at Lot 427, 18 Street, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas, last Saturday. The gallery is believed to be the first in Chaguanas, at least in recent history. The highlight of the opening is Henry’s first one-woman show. A self-taught artist, she showed off landscapes and abstract paintings done in her favourite medium—oil. Read more: http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2013-12-15/first-art-gallery-opens-chaguanas. Related articles: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/woman-magazine/At-home-with-her-art-233110001.html?m=y&smobile=y   For further information: jessica.healthcare@yahoo.com.  Art by Jessie Gallery will open by appointment. Art by Jessie Gallery can be reached at jessica.healthcare@yahoo.com

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Goodbye, Mandela (NELSON MANDELA - 1918-2013) -- Jamaica Gleaner (AP)

See Photo Gallery of Nelson Mandela on History.com
http://www.history.com/topics/nelson-mandela/photos
Goodbye, Mandela (NELSON MANDELA - 1918-2013) -- Jamaica Gleaner
(AP) Published: Sunday | December 15, 2013
QUNU, South Africa (AP): A COFFIN carrying the remains of Nelson Mandela arrived at his hometown of Qunu in South Africa yesterday, ahead of today's burial in the native ground he loved. The hearse carrying Mandela's coffin, draped with a national flag, arrived at the family compound under cloudy skies at 4 p.m. It was escorted by an enormous convoy of police, military, and other vehicles, many flashing emergency lights. A military helicopter hovered near the home. On the final journey to his home village, Mandela's memory was honoured amid pomp and ceremony yesterday at an airbase in the capital before being flown aboard a military plane to this simple village in the wide-open spaces of eastern South Africa. At the Mthatha Airport, Mandela's coffin was welcomed by a military guard and placed in a convoy for the 32-kilometre (20-mile) voyage towards Qunu. Residents and people who had travelled for hours thronged a road leading to Qunu, singing and dancing as Mandela T-shirts were handed out.
"'We got up this morning at 2 a.m. and drove from Port Elizabeth - it's about seven hours - and we got here now. We're waiting to show our last respects to Madiba,'  said Ebrahim Jeftha, using Mandela's clan name."  -- Jamaica Gleaner (AP) http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131215/lead/lead2.html
Mandela's widow, Graca Machel (right), and
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Nelson Mandela's
former wife, wipe their tears (AP Photo)
TEARFUL EMBRACE - Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, and his former wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, tearfully embraced at Mthatha Airport when the coffin arrived. Soldiers in full gear, male and female, were stationed on foot on either side of the road from the airport in Mthatha as cows grazed nearby. Some civilians were also already lining the route, shielding themselves from the sun with umbrellas. Mandela had longed to spend his final months in his beloved rural village, but instead, he had spent them in a hospital in Pretoria and then in his home in Johannesburg, where he had remained in critical condition, suffering from lung problems and other ailments, until his death. In Qunu, residents expressed deep affection for their beloved native son. "Long live the spirit of Nelson Mandela," chanted a crowd on a highway near Mandela's compound. Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131215/lead/lead2.html. Message from the Mandela Foundation: http://www.nelsonmandela.org/.  Related articles: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/,  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/world/africa/nelson-mandela-funeral.html?_r=0 and http://www.history.com/topics/nelson-mandela/photos


Art Exhibition of Emerging and Unknown Artists/Artist Holiday show ENDS on Sunday, December 15, 2013 (12 noon- 5pm) at ARTizFACTS Studio Gallery — New Rochelle, NY USA

Exhibition of Emerging and Unknown Artist Dec 14-15, 2013
at ARTizFACTS Studio Gallery www.facebook.com/events/437555932950240/
Art Exhibition of Emerging And Unknown Artists Holiday show ENDS on Sunday, December 15, 2013 (12 noon- 5pm) at ARTizFACTS Studio Gallery — New Rochelle, NY USA; Time: show ENDS on Sunday, December 15, 2013 (12 noon- 5pm); UPDATED LOCATION.....ARTizFACTS Studio Gallery located
Suite 203 @ 81 Centre Ave New Rochelle NY 10801; City/Town: New Rochelle NY; Phone: 917 886 3507; Event Type: art, exhibition; Organized By: Kevin McDowell;

Event Description: ARTizFACTS Studio Gallery in the heart of downtown New Rochelle show ENDS on Sunday, December 15, 2013 (12 noon- 5pm). The Exhibit is open to various mediums of 2D artwork. All work submitted must be original creations of participating artists. Various works will be considered such as painting, drawings, pastel, college, photography, limited edition prints, digital formats. Three artworks not larger then 40"x 40" are allowed into the exhibit. Let us know whether you will be interested in exhibiting with us. It is a show without a theme. It is a show to celebrate artists in the New Rochelle community to network and to meet possible art collectors.

Special Instructions: Submit 3 digital samples of work (JPEG, PNG, 300 dpi) or links to virtual online portfolio before November 20th, 2013; Please include Size, Medium, Title & Price of image[s] submitted along with a Bio and Artist statement.
Hand Delivery of artwork dates are:
Saturday Dec 7 (12PM -7 pm)
Tuesday Dec. 10 (4 pm -7pm)
Postal delivery: MUST INCLUDE RETURN POSTAL FEES.
Postal delivery dates of artwork:
Tuesday Dec. 10
Installation Dates:
Thursday, December 12th.
Exhibit Dates are:
Saturday Dec. 14th (6pm - 9pm) Opening reception
Sunday December 15th (12 noon- 5pm)

Notification of selected confirmation Date:
November 30th 2013
In support of the artists, ARTizFACTS Studio Gallery will not collect commissions on sales from artists work for this one time event. The required filing and registration fee of $20 will be waivered and In the spirit of supporting the arts we ask all participating artists to invite 3-5 guests, business associates, and supporters of the arts. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/437555932950240/, http://www.artslant.com/ny/venues/show/36983-artsfest-with-artizfacts-studio-gallery, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/artizfacts-studio-gallery-opens-its-doors-to-the-social-night-life-in-downtown-new-rochelle-217740981.html and http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/artizfacts-studio-gallery-opens-its-doors-to-the-social-night-life-in-downtown-new-rochelle-217740981.html

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Event: "101 Christmas Sale" on Saturday 14 December and Sunday 15 December, 2013 from 10am - 2pm -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"101 Christmas Sale" 14 & 15 Dec, 2013  http://101artgallery.com
Event: "101 Christmas Sale" on Saturday 14 December and Sunday 15 December, 2013 from 10am - 2pm -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: 101 Art Gallery; Location: 84 Woodford Street, Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 628-4081; Email: marknpereira@gmail.com; For further information: http://101artgallery.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/101art

Exhibition: Artists Karen Hale-Jackson and Beverly Thomas ENDS on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Horizons -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

Artists Karen Hale-Jackson and Beverly Thomas through Saturday, December 14, 2013
 at Horizons http://www.horizonsartgallery.com
Exhibition: Artists Karen Hale-Jackson and Beverly Thomas ENDS on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Horizons -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: Horizons Art Gallery; Address: 37 Mucurapo Road, St. James, Trinidad, WI; Phone: 868-628-9769; 868-297-5105; Email: info@horizonsartgallery.com; Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:30pm; Sat: 9:00am-1:00pm
About Artist Karen Hale-Jackson: "As a child, Karen spent every spare moment drawing, painting, making paper dolls and designing clothing for them. She has always exhibited a natural affinity for art. A self taught artist, Karen exhibited her first works at the Women in Art Exhibition in 2000. She has since continued on strongly, becoming well known for her bright fauna and flora and her local scenery that is ever present in this joint show. This year Karen has worked with Stephen- Jay Photography to produce a wide range of acrylic paintings of varying subject matter. With scenes such as the blue bay of Maracas, fishermen along the shoreline pulling in their nets, the sun rising softly through the green coconut trees, tropical forests and bright lilies on the water surface, Karen has expertly captured the beauty she sees in her environment." -- Horizons Art Gallery http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/161-karen-hale-jackson-and-beverly-thomas
About Artist Beverly Thomas: "Beverly Thomas was encouraged to pursue art after graduating from Secondary School and so it became an all consuming hobby. Never did she imagine that she would become the successful career artist that she is today. She developed her talent through art classes and workshops and has since produced vibrant, tropically themed works that have captured the innate beauty of her surroundings that inspires her. This year Beverly has produced acrylic paintings of beautiful women and vibrant abstracts, her painting techniques allowing her to create heavy and bold splashes of colour on her canvases. Beverly believes that art is emotion expressed on canvas and hopes that her work reaches each viewer with positive energy and love." -- Horizons Art Gallery http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/161-karen-hale-jackson-and-beverly-thomas
For further information about the gallery: http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/. For further information about the artists: http://www.horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/161-karen-hale-jackson-and-beverly-thomas, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beverly-Thomas-the-artist/120115011387175 and http://artsocietytt.org/hale-jacksonK.html

Exhibition: Joyce Patterson’s “The Art of Joy” ENDS on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Sarah Kuenyefu Collection — Chicago, IL USA

“The Art of Joy” Dec 13-14, 2013 at Sarah Kuenyefu Collection http://skccollection.com/blog
Exhibition: Joyce Patterson’s “The Art of Joy” ENDS on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Sarah Kuenyefu Collection — Chicago, IL USA; Time: Friday, December 13, 2013 at 3pm to Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 8pm; Location: Sarah Kuenyefu Collection; Address: 1510 E 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60637; Phone: (773) 334-6858; Event Type: art, showing, oils, acrylics, pen & ink
Event Details: “Join us Friday, December 13, from 3pm-8pm and Saturday, December 14, from 11am-7pm for The Art of Joy, a collection of paintings and artwork by Joyce Patterson. Presentation of paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylics. Charcoal, pen and ink. One woman show! Light refreshments will be served.”  — Sarah Kuenyefu Collection Blog http://skccollection.com/blog/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/193103807546017/?ref=22, https://www.facebook.com/sarahkuenyefucollection, http://skccollection.com/ and http://skccollection.com/blog/

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Austin C. Clarke

Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke, (born July 26, 1934 in Barbados), is a Canadian novelist, essayist and short story writer who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has been called "Canada's first multicultural writer". Born in St. James, Barbados, Clarke had his early education there and taught at a rural school for three years. In 1955 he moved to Canada to attend the University of Toronto but after two years turned his hand to journalism and broadcasting. He was a reporter in the Ontario communities of Timmins and Kirkland Lake, before joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a freelance journalist. He subsequently taught at several American universities, including Yale University (Hoyt fellow, 1968–70), Duke University (1971-72), and the University of Texas (visiting professor, 1973). In 1973 he was designated cultural attaché at the Barbadian embassy in Washington, DC. He was later General Manager of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in Barbados (1975-1977). Returning to Canada, in 1977 he ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the Ontario election. He was writer in residence at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec (1977) and at University of Western Ontario (1978). From 1988 to 1993 he served on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejo_Carpentier

This is a review for The Polished Hoe: A Novel by Austin C. Clarke - Austin Clarke's Giller Prize winning novel THE POLISHED HOE takes place on the island of Bimshire (also known as Barbados) in the "Wessindes." During one long night of confession and reflection between Bimshire lawman, Sarge, and Miss Mary Gertrude Matilda, a kept woman on the Bellfeels plantation, Clarke's characters ruminate about the lives they have led. Mary calls the police station and tells them she must confess her crime. Sarge comes to the Great House where Miss Mary resides to record her statement, but is caught in a whirlwind of memories about the woman he grew up with, his own experiences and transgressions, and the contempt circulating the island regarding Mister Bellfeels. Enriched with native tongues and a sort of stream of consciousness writing, this is a novel that brought to mind some of the great writers of all time. The prose was lilting, and I often found myself caught in a reverie as the characters related memories from their lives. It is not a book for the drama lovers who live for fast paced reads; rather it seems to have been written for those who love narration, historical fiction, and carefully crafted characterizations. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/The-Polished-Hoe-A-Novel/product-reviews/B000C4SNQ2/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Pig Tails 'N Breadfruit: A Culinary Memoir by Austin C. Clarke - This delightful book evokes the language and spirit of Barbados. The author weaves in tales of growing up in Barbados with memories of the food, 'hot cuisine', that fashioned his childhood. For anyone who has visited the island, this will surely bring back fond and enticing memories. Read the book, visit Barbados! Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Pig-Tails-Breadfruit-Culinary-Memoir/product-reviews/B001KZHGGK/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack by Austin C. Clarke - Nobody does it better than Mr. Austin 'Tom' Clarke. Nobody can take us back into those long ago times with literature so touching, so real, so magical, so painful, so peaceful and picturesque, and yet so lovely. For Austin 'Tom' Clarke is a man for all seasons and beneath his humour and fun-poking there is a depth and intensity that makes his story so very arresting and captivating. I must say this book stimulated my mind to such an extent that it was not always easy to put it down just for a few moments. Giving an autobiographical account of his life as a youngster, we venture with him into his life at Combermere and how the school system worked at the time. Latin was a favourite with Clarke and his friends but unfortunately not having the money for the text books the information had to be handwritten from the textbooks of one of the privileged boys. Even for Scripture lessons when one would have thought that there would have been so many Bibles in the island, some guys had to write out Acts Of the Apostles in long hand. It was during wartime and things were terribly scarce and jobs hard to come by. Most of the people in the village worked for the Whites doing domestic work or at the Marine hotel in the same capacity. So it was the norm to emulate everything English.....studying English history, society and manners. After all the country was under Colonial control and Barbadians would have it no other way. They knew no other way. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Stupid-Under-Union-Jack/product-reviews/1902669703/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Friday, December 13, 2013

Masterworks’ Artist in Residence Elliott Wilson brings community together to create Bermuda mural — Bermuda Sun

The mural “Big, Brave, Bold Bermuda” by Masterworks’ Artist in Residence Elliott Wilson
See more of Elliott's work Dec 13-24, 2013 http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/
Artist brings community together to create Bermuda mural — Bermuda Sun
Sarah Lagan, Sub-editor/Writer
Friday, December 13, 2013
A magnificent mural created by Masterworks’ Artist in Residence Elliott Wilson, with the help of 50 of the island’s school children and community members, will go on display this evening. The four and a half meter long mural titled Big, Brave, Bold Bermuda (pictured) covers the island and its landmarks using 10,000 pieces of tiny squares of linen in various colours. The show will also include a number of small oil paintings by the artist of scenes around the island. Wilson told the Bermuda Sun:
“The mural comprises famous landmarks in it and has Johnny Barnes in the middle. St George’s Preparatory, Warwick Academy, and East End Primary deserve a special mention for their help, as does Nancy Frith.”Artist Elliott Wilson to the Bermuda Sun http://bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/Artist-brings-community--together-to-create-Bermuda-mural/9/908/72985
While he has always been interested in the arts, previous careers have included professional cricketer to corporate financier. He explained: “I’ve always done art. I probably would have always done it regardless of what journey I made. Art is a lovely pastime, and it’s important to make our communities as beautiful and positive environments as we can. I’ve done different things ... but art will always be part of my journey.” Wilson won an art scholarship to Felsted School, Essex, UK and soon began getting picked up by galleries and shown internationally. . .The show opens at the Masterworks this evening and runs until December 27. The opening reception takes place tonight from 5.30-7pm. Read more: http://bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/Artist-brings-community--together-to-create-Bermuda-mural/9/908/72985. For further information: http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Exhibition: Erik Feeley’s “Inscapes” ENDS on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 101 Art Gallery; Art Review: “Paintings with maximum colour and glare” — T&T Guardian

“Inscapes” by Erik Feeley Dec 3-12, 2013 at 101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com
Exhibition: Erik Feeley’s “Inscapes” Tuesday, December 3 – Thursday, December 12, 2013
at 101 Art Gallery; Art Review: “Paintings with maximum colour and glare” —
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian - Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Feely’s latest collection, Inscapes comprises of acrylics on canvas. The painting are dominated by scorching yellows, blood orange red, purple, mauve, rampant green and turquoise. Longtime Trini resident and Dublin-born artist Erik Feely opens his latest show, Inscapes, at the 101 Art Gallery at Holder’s Studio, Woodbrook on December 3. If you’re expecting the muted colours of the Emerald Isle, which enjoys a perpetual rainy season, you might need a pair of darkers. Feely’s collection of acrylics on canvas is eye-strikingly vivid: scorching yellows and blood orange red clashing with gradations of purple, mauve, rampant green and turquoise, recalling the palette of the Fauvists, or, closer to home, the work of Isaiah James Boodhoo. Feely describes the collection as “semi-abstract landscapes…with religious themes,” as in All Done, in which the solitary figure of an old woman surveys a valley, a visual metaphor for her life’s journey, or the Ascension series of four canvases set in the Northern Range which suggest spiritual transformation.
“Rather than impressionistic or even expressionist interpretations of motionless landscapes, Feely’s inscapes pulsate with near blinding explosions of energy, which the occasional human figure connects with. One such example is Paramin Hills: Sunset Rhapsody, where the figure of the artist himself stands below the sunset and his outstretched arm is in the process of painting. We might consider Feely’s inscapes as meditations on the divinity of creation, in a similar vein to the forceful poems of the Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins. There is the same turbulent energy—which accords with Feely’s statement, “In times of emotional turmoil, I turn to painting as a necessary means of expression.” Besides the emotional motivation, Feely cites two conceptual models which inform his autobiographical inscapes. First is St Augustine’s Confessions, regarded as the first western autobiography, which focuses on looking inward and then there’s his compatriot, the writer James Joyce, who gifted modernity with his stream-of-consciousness technique and whose Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man traces the artist’s path to self-definition and knowledge.”T&T Guardian http://www.guardian.co.tt/entertainment/2013-11-20/paintings-maximum-colour-and-glare
If all this sounds too cerebral for the intensity of the canvases themselves, then Feely’s explanation of the spontaneity and physicality of the act of painting itself validates the visceral rush they evoke . . . To experience Feely’s personal transformative art, check out Inscapes, which runs from December 3 - 12 at the 101 Art Gallery, 84 Woodford Street, PoS. There are previews on November 29 from 4-8 pm and November 30 from 10 am - 2 pm. Read more: http://www.guardian.co.tt/entertainment/2013-11-20/paintings-maximum-colour-and-glare. For further information about the gallery: http://101artgallery.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/101art. For further information about the artist: http://101artgallery.com/feelyE.html and https://twitter.com/irishartnews/statuses/188963791789228032

Roots Reggae Event: “Rebel Salute” Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Richmond Estate, Priory, St. Ann — Jamaica, WI

“Rebel Salute” Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18, 2014 http://rebelsaluteja.com
Roots Reggae Event: “Rebel Salute” Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Richmond Estate, Priory, St. Ann — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Description: Every year Flames Productions stages what has become a staple on the live music events calendar. The 20th Anniversary will find us at our new home at the Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann. Rebel Salute delivers the greatest roots reggae show on earth. Starting out as a concert to celebrate the birthday of reggae icon Tony Rebel, Rebel Salute has evolved into so much more. Rebel Salute has captured the adoration of roots reggae lovers worldwide; magnetically pulling thousands of people to areas of Jamaica’s South Coast not traditionally famous for live music festivals. . . Read more: https://www.facebook.com/rebelsalutejamaica/info

About Rebel Salute: “Rebel Salute is undeniably a masterpiece! It serves a strict vegetarian menu complimented by a diet of cultural roots rap from Reggae’s finest. In tandem with this, is the concept of a drug-free, violence-free and non-alcoholic event. It is family event and children under the age of 12 are free. Due to the increase divergence of today’s music, events like Rebel Salute will give a children the opportunity to meet artistes and learn some of our music that are no longer played on our radio stations. Over the years, there have been various cultural movements, societal changes, and most importantly, the rise and fall of varying styles of Reggae music. Standing tall as a pioneering roots festival, Tony Rebel has managed to build and maintain a product that aims to promote and preserve the healthier aspect of Reggae music that has further assisted in nation-building. As a result, Rebel Salute has captured the adoration of roots reggae lovers worldwide; magnetically pulling thousands of people to areas of Jamaica’s South Coast not traditionally famous for live music festivals. Since January 2013, the Rebel Salute festival moved to the Richmond Estate in St. Ann. Sporting a new two day format and a new venue the festival unsurprisingly got off to an auspicious start and received a strong turnout.” Rebel Salute.com http://www.rebelsaluteproductions.com
Lineup to be announced.  For further information: http://rebelsaluteja.com/, https://www.facebook.com/rebelsalutejamaica, https://twitter.com/rebelsalute and http://www.moonjamaica.com/content/flames-production. For ticket information: http://www.yardticket.com/category/40,rebel-salute-2014


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Exhibition: “Echoes Of The Sea” through Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Gallery of Caribbean Art — Barbados, West Indies

“Window to the Sea 1” by Melanie Bishop on show at the
Gallery of Caribbean Art http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com
Exhibition: “Echoes Of The Sea” through December 11, 2013 at The Gallery of Caribbean Art — Barbados, West Indies; Where: The Gallery of Caribbean Art; Address: Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter, Barbados; Tele: (246) 419-0858; Event Description: The Gallery of Caribbean Art proudly presents as part of our annual Fine Arts exhibition, 'Echoes Of The Sea'. This is a fresh, new and exciting exhibition of clay works and Fine Arts by two of Barbados' well known clay artists, Maggie Bell and Melanie Bishop. The exhibition opened on November 16th 2013 at 5:00PM and will be shown through to December 11th 2013. Our regular gallery hours are: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you!
About The Gallery Of Caribbean Art: “This is the only gallery in the whole region committed to promoting the art of the entire Caribbean from Haiti and Cuba in the north through Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana in the south. This prestigious facility hosts numerous exhibitions throughout the year, highlighting the work of the region's finest artists, sculptors and photographers. The Gallery's location in the north of the island makes it easily accessible to residents of Port St. Charles, Sandy Lane, Sugar Hill and Royal Westmoreland areas. Visit this gallery for the finest collection of Barbadian and Caribbean art. An all inclusive adventure for the art lover, with countless expressions of colour and the ultimate art experience.”For further information: http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com
About the Artist: “Melanie Bishop is a multimedia artist who sells Art Cards and Prints from her large Original Acrylic Paintings on Canvas. She also has a Pottery Studio where she makes Clay Sculpture and Udu Drums... She lives between Cortes Island (one of the Discovery Islands), British Columbia, Canada and the island of Barbados in the Caribbean where she grew up in Bajan climes and culture. Her subject matter reflects the diversity of her lifestyle which includes images from the water world of Diving, Sailing, Surfing, Beach Landscapes and her close connection to Mother Earth,Nature and the Spiritual world.”Green Monkey Studios http://greenmonkeystudios.ca/
For further information about the gallery: http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/artgallerycaribbean. For further information about the artist: http://greenmonkeystudios.ca/ and http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com/artist.php?galleryId=1BDE-FCHH-6E59&artistId=1988&start=1


Exhibition: Karl Sternath’s “Colour Explosion 3” ENDS on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at BSoA’s Edinburgh Gallery — Bermuda, West Indies

Karl Sternath’s “Colour Explosion 3” ENDS on Dec 11, 2013 at BSoA http://www.bsoa.bm
Exhibition: Karl Sternath’s “Colour Explosion 3” ENDS on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at BSoA’s Edinburgh Gallery — Bermuda, West Indies; Where: Bermuda Society of Arts; Location: The City Hall Arts Centre; Address: 17 Church Street; Hamilton HM 11 Bermuda; Telephone: 441.292.3824; Email: info@bsoa.bm; Hours: 10am – 4pm Mon– Fri; 10am – 2pm Sat
Event Description: Karl Sternath’s (Stemsi Art) first show at BSOA was in November 2010 and again in 2012 was appropriately titled “Colour Explosion”. We are pleased to welcome him back in 2013 with “Colour Explosion 3” featuring a new generation of vibrant, captivating art pieces. Although he still working primarily with epoxy resin, plaster, special pigments and dyes he is continually adding new techniques to his work. The outcome is well worth the effort as the magic and originality of each piece is found in the shapes, intense colour “explosion” and dimensions. He describes his art as modern and contemporary. Each piece is one of a kind and while it would complement an ultra modern loft or an office setting, it could just as well add that eclectic feel to a more traditional environment.
Artist’s Statement: “First experimenting with charcoal, pencil and black ink on paper, I later adopted acrylic and mud (plaster) as a preferred medium. In the process, I developed a true love for working with colours which led me to expand my repertoire by formulating an intricate combination of epoxy, pigments, acrylic, plaster and colored sprays, as a new and exciting means to create my vibrant, one of a kind, intriguing pieces.”Artist Karl Sternath http://stemsiart.com/Page_2.html
For further information about: http://www.bsoa.bm/2013/09/colour-explosion-3-karl-sternath/ and http://www.bsoa.bm. For further information about the artist: http://stemsiart.com/Page_2.html and http://stemsiart.com/

Calling all artists! The Bahamas National Festival Commission wants you on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6-9PM at NAGB — Bahamas, WI

Calling all artists! to NAGB on Dec 11, 2013 www.nagb.org.bs
Calling all artists! The Bahamas National Festival Commission wants you on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6-9PM at NAGB — Bahamas, West Indies; Event: The Bahamas National Festival Commission Call for Artists; When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6-9PM; Where: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas; Tel: 242.328.5800/1; Fax: 242.322.1180; General Email: info@nagb.org.bs
Event Description: "Calling all artists! The Bahamas National Festival Commission would like to meet with all artists and crafts people at the NAGB on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 6pm to discuss important opportunities for all artists offered by the Bahamas National Festival. Please see below for more information about the meeting, a statement by our Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and information about the Commission. See you there!"NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/Calling-All-Artists-Bahamas-National-Festival-Commission
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/, http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/Calling-All-Artists-Bahamas-National-Festival-Commission and http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/Bahamas_establishes_National_Festival_Commission31334.shtml

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Caribbean Art by 23 Artists Showcased during Art Basel Fair — Art Daily.com (AP)

Visitors look at artist's exhibits at the opening of "The Global Caribbean"
during this year's Art Basel (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
New Caribbean Art by 23 Artists
Showcased during Art Basel Fair — Art Daily.com (AP)
By: Jennifer Kay, Associated Press Writer
Visitors look at artist's exhibits at the opening of "The Global Caribbean" exhibit in the Little Haiti area of Miami, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture and other installations by 25 contemporary artists from Cuba, Trinidad, Haiti, the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries. AP Photo/Alan Diaz. MIAMI, FL (AP).- Hundreds of hours of shiny black cassette tape pour through a toothy shark jaw suspended from the ceiling in an untitled artwork by Bahamian artist Blue Curry. This is not the Caribbean art tourists expect to find on their hotel walls or in gift shops. A new exhibit showcasing Curry and 22 other Caribbean-born contemporary artists intends to expand the imagery associated with the archipelago of tropical islands between Florida and South America.
"It's not folk art. It's not souvenirs," said Miami-based Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie, curator of "The Global Caribbean" exhibit. "It's real art based on very deep historical, psychological, social, economic upheavals and movements that make this region quite a fascinating one," he said.Art Daily.com (AP) http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=34771&int_modo=2
The exhibit opened Friday as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, the annual four-day contemporary art fair that draws collectors to the Miami area. "The Global Caribbean" is being staged in a new cultural center in Miami's gritty Little Haiti district. Caribbean contemporary artists are seldom seen in the international art market, and "The Global Caribbean" presents their work both to regional communities and to a wider audience, said officials from Culturesfrance, a French government agency whose initiatives in the islands led to the exhibit. The 23 artists are linked by their Caribbean heritage — hailing from Cuba, Martinique, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad, Guadeloupe, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico — though many now live in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The exhibit includes photography, paintings, sculptures and video installations. Duval-Carrie said each artist was selected to illustrate the region's diverse talents, connections and experiences with natural disasters, colonization and migration. Read more: http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=34771&int_modo=2. Related articles: http://www.largeup.com/2013/12/04/caribbean-diasporic-art-afantastic-part-of-art-basel-miami/, http://thegrio.com/2013/12/08/review-art-basel-goes-afropolitan/#s:citoyen_du_monde and http://miamitimesonline.com/news/2013/dec/05/art-diaspora-featured-during-art-basel-miami/