Friday, February 28, 2014

Event: Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts: ENDS on February 28, 2014 — Bermuda Sun

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts 2014
Jan 16 – Feb 28, 2014 www.bermudafestival.org
Bermuda festival tickets on sale  — Bermuda Sun
Sarah Lagan, Sub-editor/Writer
. . . This year’s line-up includes everything from an iTunes featured artist to an organ recital as well as theatre, dance and music. Chairman Ian Davidson said:
“Each Festival is unique and I am excited about this year’s line-up which features something for everyone. To keep up with modern technology and to take our effort to be greener one step further, house programmes will only be available on our website and on our new Bermuda Festival App, available from the Apple App store and Googleplay. They can be read online a few days in advance of the event to enhance the audience experience, and if you feel a need to have it with you for the performance other than on your hand-held device, there is a print your own facility.”Ian Davidson, Chairman - Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts to the Bermuda Sun http://bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/Bermuda-festival-tickets-on-sale-Monday/9/908/72289
The opening act on January 16 is iTunes sensation and winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off — Penatonix. They will perform their new compositions and covers of today’s popular numbers such as Fun’s “Carry On” and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop”. Read more: http://bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/Bermuda-festival-tickets-on-sale-Monday/9/908/72289.  For further information about the Festival: www.bermudafestival.org and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BermudaFestival. Source: http://bermudasun.bm/Content/LIFESTYLE/Arts---Entertainment/Article/Bermuda-festival-tickets-on-sale-Monday/9/908/72289. Related article: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bermuda-festival-2014/id732019499?mt=8

Exhibition and Discussion: “Exhibiting Blackness” ENDS on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Evolve the Gallery — Sacramento, CA USA

“Boxed In” by Shanequa Gay http://www.sgcreativewisdom.com
Exhibition and Discussion: “Exhibiting Blackness” through Friday, February 28, 2014; Discussion on Saturday, February 8th at 1pm at Evolve the Gallery — Sacramento, CA USA;  Event Details: Exhibition: “Exhibiting Blackness”; When: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1pm to 6pm; Where: at Evolve the Gallery; Street: 3428 3rd Avenue; City/Town: Sacramento, CA; Phone: (916) 572-5123; Event Type: Opening, Reception, Community, Discussion; Organized By: A. Michelle Blakeley
About the Exhibition and Discussion: “Evolve the Gallery proudly presents ‘Exhibiting Blackness’ for 2014 Black History Month. The exhibit embodies a diverse perspective by African American artists who have set themselves apart with their skill and vision. Prominent and emerging African American contemporaries will be exhibited alongside legendary African American Master fine artists. A community discussion with Dr. Bridget Cooks is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th at 1pm. Dr. Cooks will present research from her book ‘Exhibiting Blackness’, which examines the representation of African American culture in mainstream art museums from the 1920s to the 2000s and chronicles the challenges black artists faced in getting their work shown. Dr. Cooks’ book will be available for signature and purchase following the discussion.”Sacramento 365 http://www.sacramento365.com/event/detail/441814678
For further information: http://www.evolvethegallery.com/, https://www.facebook.com/evolvethegallery, http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/exhibiting-blackness/local/Calendar?oid=12455942, http://www.sacramento365.com/event/detail/441814678 and http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5353. Related article: http://highbrowmagazine.com/2602-artist-shanequa-gay-s-paintings-shed-light-homicides-chicago. For further information about the artist: http://www.sgcreativewisdom.com/, https://www.facebook.com/shanequagayart, http://www.uspacegallery.com/shanequagay1.html and http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/shanequa-gay.html


Exhibition: "Ebony Creations" ENDS on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7pm at the Edwardsville Art Center — Edwardsville IL, USA

Exhibit: "Ebony Creations" from Jan 10-Feb 28, 2014 at
Edwardsville Art Center http://edwardsvilleartscenter.com
Exhibition: "Ebony Creations" from Friday, January 10, 2014 at 6pm to Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7pm at the Edwardsville Art Center — Edwardsville IL, USA; Event Details: Time: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 6pm to Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7pm; Location: Edwardsville Art Center; Street: 6165 Center Grove Road; City/Town: Edwardsville, IL; Event Type: fine, art, exhibit; Organized By: Robert A. Powell, Portfolio Gallery  http://portfoliogallerystl.org/
Event Description: “The new exhibit at the Edwardsville Arts Center ‘Ebony Creations’ is a collaborative effort with the Portfolio Gallery in St. Louis and EAC. This show will feature the work of 28 artists represented by the Portfolio Gallery and will include paintings, photos, textiles, and sculpture for sale. This exhibit will give patrons of the Arts Center an opportunity to view a collection of work from professional artists from the St. Louis area and beyond. Portfolio Gallery is a member of the Alliance of Black Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri. The opening reception is free and open to the public, refreshments will be provided and entertainment will include Paul Herbert Pitts and Stan Meeks.”The Intelligencer http://www.theintelligencer.com/calendar/local/event_d0dbafac-69a3-11e3-aded-101f742c2de4.html
For further information: http://portfoliogallerystl.org/, http://edwardsvilleartscenter.com/exhibits/, http://edwardsvilleartscenter.com/, https://www.facebook.com/EdwardsvilleArtsCenter  and http://www.theintelligencer.com/calendar/local/event_d0dbafac-69a3-11e3-aded-101f742c2de4.html

Exhibition: “Everetts' Art @ Bloomingdale's Orlando” ENDS on Friday, February 28, 2014 — Orlando, FL, USA

"Jazz Trio 2011" by Everett Spruill http://everettsart.ning.com/
Exhibition: “Everetts' Art @ Bloomingdale's Orlando” from Friday, February 21 to Friday, February 28, 2014 — Orlando, FL, USA; Event Details - Time: Friday, February 21, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014; Location: Mall of Millenia 4152 Conroy Road, Orlando, Florida 32839; Event Type: art, exhibition, and sale.
Event Description: “You’re Invited to A BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT featuring Artist Everett Spruill. Opening Reception FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 from 5pm-8pm at the HOME DEPARTMENT of BLOOMINGDALE’S at Mall of Millenia - LEVEL 3: Bloomingdale’s Orlando presents a Black History Month spotlight featuring the works of renowned African American artist, Everett Spruill. Please join us for our opening party with evening cocktails and light bites. The art installation will be exhibited and sold at Bloomingdale’s Orlando from Friday, February 21 through Friday, February 28, 2014. A portion of the sales benefit the Pine Hills Performing Arts Center.”https://www.facebook.com/everett.spruill1
About the Artist: “Enter the world of African American Culture, Jazz Music and Visual Art through the eyes of Everett Spruill. Vibrant colors and innovative design radiate in these unique creations that seem to transport the viewer to a new dimension of visual enjoyment. Value pricing makes these one of a kind works of art affordable to the first time buyer as well as the discerning collector. Bring excitement into your home or office through the quality and attractive art of the innovative Everett Spruill.”Read more: http://everettsart.ning.com/
For further information: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/everett-spruill.html, https://www.facebook.com/everett.spruill1 and http://everettsart.ning.com/

Black History Month Event: “From Africa to Virginia” ENDS on Friday, Feb 28, 2014 — Jamestown and Williamsburg VA, USA

"Slaves working in 17th-century Virginia", by an unknown artist, 1670
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_history
Black History Month Event: “From Africa to Virginia”  through Friday, February 28, 2014 — Jamestown and Williamsburg VA, USA; Where: Jamestown Settlement‎; Location: 2110 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185; Phone: (757) 253-4838; Event Description: At Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia and the experience of people of African descent in colonial and Revolutionary America. During February the theme "From Africa to Virginia" is reflected in the museums' outdoor living-history areas as well as gallery exhibits.
“Jamestown Settlement Galleries - The Jamestown Settlement galleries chronicle the nation’s 17th-century beginnings in Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures. The parent culture of Africans brought to Virginia in 1619 is portrayed in a diorama that includes a full-scale dwelling and artifacts from the Ambundu culture of Angola. A dramatic multimedia presentation describes African encounters with Europeans, the impact on African culture, and the development of the transatlantic slave trade. Other exhibits tell about Virginia’s tobacco-cultivation economy and its relationship to the evolution of slavery in the colony. A structure re-created from an archaeological site depicts a late-17th-century slave quarter alongside a planter’s house and Indian cabin, also based on Virginia archaeological sites. Decorative objects of ivory and metal made by west central African craftspeople, and archaeologically found objects made or used by enslaved people in Virginia can be seen in the gallery exhibits.”Read more: http://historyisfun.org/From-Africa-to-Virginia.htm
"Williamsburg, Va., January 20, 2012 – 'From Africa to Virginia' is the theme of interpretive programs throughout February at Jamestown Settlement history museum. Lectures at 2 p.m. Sundays, February 12 and 19, complement a monthlong focus on the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia and the experience of Africans in colonial America. The February 12 and 19 lectures at Jamestown Settlement are included with admission. Advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or e-mailing rsvp@jyf.virginia.gov."Read more: http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/attractions/black-history/
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit www.historyisfun.org, http://historyisfun.org/FROM-AFRICA-TO-VIRGINIA-MONTH.htm, http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/attractions/black-history/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_history


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: “The March” ENDS on Thursday, February 27, 2014 — Central Park, NYC USA

“The March” by Tuwanda Harmon at Arsenal Gallery through Feb 27, 2014 in
Central Park http://www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/arsenal-gallery
Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: “The March” through Thursday, February 27, 2014 — Central Park, NYC USA; Event Details: The Arsenal Gallery is located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue inside Central Park, Third Floor of the Arsenal Building. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed municipal holidays.) Admission is free. For further information please call (212) 360-8163.
Event Description: “In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause. Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.”The Arsenal Gallery http://www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/arsenal-gallery
For further information: http://www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/arsenal-gallery and http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/arsenal.html

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Exhibition: “Paint It Black” ENDS on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art — Bermuda, West Indies

Exhibition: “Paint It Black” Feb 2–Feb 26, 2014 at MOBA www.bermudamasterworks.com
Exhibition: “Paint It Black”  through Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art — Bermuda, West Indies;  Event Details: Exhibition: “Paint It Black”; When: from Sunday, February 2 – Wednesday, February 26, 2014; Where: at The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art; Hours: Monday — Saturday 10am until 4pm, Closed most public holidays, check website: www.bermudamasterworks.com; Sunday 11am until 4:30pm; 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.; Tel: (441) 299‑4000; Fax: (441) 236‑4402
About the Exhibition: "‘Paint It Black’ is a Black History Month collection exhibit celebrating the rich culture and diversity in the Masterworks Bermudiana Collection. The artwork painted by both local and visiting artists; depicts individuals from the Black community in Bermuda. The exhibition will captivate you with the richness in colour and implores the viewer to journey through the accomplishments, personalities and daily lives of the muse in this exhibit.” —  Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/exhibition-template-5/
Guided Exhibition Tours:  Tours can be arranged by calling (441) 236‑2950 and we can accommodate individuals all the way up to a large group. There is no fee for a tour, however admission charges apply. For further information: http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/, https://twitter.com/MasterworksMOBA and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Event: Shaggy’s “OUT OF MANY, ONE MUSIC” tour on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl — Brooklyn, NY USA

See Shaggy at the Brooklyn Bowl Feb 25, 2014
www.brooklynbowl.com/event/439735-shaggy-brooklyn/
Event: Shaggy’s “OUT OF MANY, ONE MUSIC” tour on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details: Where: Brooklyn Bowl; Location: 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249, Telephone: (718) 963-3369; Tickets $15.00; Event Description: Reggae superstar Shaggy brings his hits like “Boombastic” to the stage alongside tracks from his latest CD “Out of Many, One Music” on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:00pm at the Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets $15.00
About the Artist: “In September 2013, Sly & Robbie Presents Shaggy release[d] a collaboration album entitled, “OUT OF MANY, ONE MUSIC.” On tour in 2010, Shaggy and Sly and Robbie conceived the idea and started production in 2012. Recorded in New York and Jamaica, the album features Neyo , Beres Hammond, Konshens, Taurus Riley, Coco Tea, Joe, Morgan Heritage, Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, Jimmy Cozier and Damian Marley. The first single “Fight this Feeling” with Beres Hammond was released in May 2013 and has been quickly climbing the charts. Media outlets and industry insiders have all agreed that the single is a game changer, going back to a classic reggae rock steady vibe. The second single, "You Girl", featuring Grammy Winning pop artist Ne-Yo [was released in] mid-summer 2013. “OUT OF MANY, ONE MUSIC,” has already received tremendous feedback from industry tastemakers through various listening parties.”Read more: http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/439735-shaggy-brooklyn/
For further information: http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/439735-shaggy-brooklyn/, http://www.brooklynbowl.com/, https://twitter.com/BrooklynBowl/, https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynBowl, http://shaggyonline.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Shaggy


Black History Lecture and Discussion: "The Process of Creating History" featuring Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 6pm at The College of The Bahamas — Bahamas, WI

“The Process of Creating History” Feb 25, 2014 https://www.facebook.com/kishan.munroe
Black History Lecture and Discussion: "The Process of Creating History" featuring Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 6pm at The College of The Bahamas — Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details: Location: The College of The Bahamas, Auditorium, Harry C. Moore Library and Information Center; Address: Thompson Blvd, Nassau N 4912, Bahamas; Telephone: +1 242-302-4300; Event Description: “The Process of Creating History” is a lecture and discussion on Black History featuring Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe to be held at The College of The Bahamas on Tuesday February 25th from 6pm. The lecture is on documenting history, focusing on Kishan Munroe’s “Swan Song of the Flamingo” and “The Universal Human Experience” Projects.”
About the Artist: “Kishan Munroe was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1980. He is the product of a social, cultural and historic continuum of artists in a region where the tradition of art-making is expressed through its many layers of varied and complex histories. As a young and aspiring artist, he was accepted into one of the Bahamas’ most successful programs for young artists- the Annual FinCo. Art Workshop sponsored in part by the Finance Corporation of The Bahamas. The program was geared towards the refinement of the talents and skills of the country’s most promising artists. In addition to such accomplishment, Munroe worked under the tutelage of some of the Bahamas’ most renowned international painters.” Read more: http://www.kishanmunroe.com/tuhe%20profile.html
RSVP and questions: kishanmunroe@gmail.com. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/ptapnassau, http://www.kishanmunroe.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/kishan.munroe. For information about the College of the Bahamas: http://www.cob.edu.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-College-of-The-Bahamas/198306162143


Monday, February 24, 2014

Book Launch: “The Carnival Suite: A Collection of Traditional Carnival Characters of Trinidad & Tobago” by StarApple and Virginia Pacifique-Marshall on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00pm at NALIS — T&T, West Indies

Book Launch: "The Carnival Suite" Feb 24, 2014
at NALIS www.nalis.gov.tt
Book Launch: “The Carnival Suite: A Collection of Traditional Carnival Characters of Trinidad & Tobago” by StarApple and Virginia Pacifique-Marshall on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00pm at NALIS — T&T, West Indies; Event Details: Where: NALIS; When: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00pm; Location: Audio Visual Room, Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain. Copies of the book will be on sale. For further information: http://www.nalis.gov.tt/, http://www.nalis.gov.tt/Services/NALISonFaceBook/tabid/174/Default.aspx and https://twitter.com/NALISTT

Exhibition: Christopher Cozier’s “all that’s left/now showing/inDevelopment/the arrest” ENDS on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Y Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

 Christopher Cozier’s “all that’s left/now showing/inDevelopment/the arrest”
Feb 10-24, 2014 at Y Art Gallery  http://www.yartgallery.com
Exhibition: Christopher Cozier’s “all that’s left/now showing/inDevelopment/the arrest” opens on Monday February 10, 2014 at 7:00pm, and continues through Monday February 24, 2014 at the Y Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Location: 26 Taylor Street, Woodbrook, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I; Tel.: (868) 628 4165; e-mail: yartgallerytt@gmail.com 
About the Artist: “Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals. The artist will be a SITE Santa Fe - SITE lines Satellite Curatorial Advisor for 2014. He was part of the editorial collective of Small Axe, A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1998-2010). The artist has been an editorial adviser to BOMB magazine for their Americas issues (Winter, 2003, 2004 & 2005). The artist is a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) and was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College during the Fall of 2007. A documentary [of Cozier’s work has been] produced by Canadian video artist and writer, Richard Fung entitled Uncomfortable: the Art of Christopher Cozier( 2006). . ."Read more: http://christophercozier.blogspot.com/
For further information about the gallery: http://www.yartgallery.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Y-Art-Gallery/261047643933212. For further information about the artist: https://www.facebook.com/christophercozier, https://twitter.com/ccozier50 and http://christophercozier.blogspot.com/; Related video and articles: http://www.vdb.org/titles/uncomfortable-art-christopher-cozier, http://bombsite.com/issues/82/articles/2524, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/infinite_island/highlight.php?a=EL51.41, http://www.academia.edu/2356869/Christopher_Cozier_and_Claire_Tancons._No_More_Than_A_Backyard_on_a_Small_Island and http://www.powerofculture.nl/en/current/2009/march/cozier




Sunday, February 23, 2014

Black History Month Event: “18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration” through Friday, February 28, 2014 — Hilton Head Island SC, USA

"18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration"
Feb 1-28, 2014 http://www.gullahcelebration.com
Black History Month Event: “18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration” through  Friday, February 28, 2014 — Hilton Head Island SC, USA; Event Details - “18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration” through Friday, February 28, 2014; Venue: Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina - 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926; Cost: $15.00 per person; For additional information regarding events, vendors, group ticket sales, or hotel and travel information, contact: Gullah Celebration Hotline @ 843-255-7304. e-mail: info@gullahcelebration.com
Event Description: “Enjoy an evening of traditional music and preview of original work by leading Gullah artists from the Lowcountry with heavy hors d’oeuvres featuring Gullah foods by Pearlie Mae’s Kitchen. The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration programming includes a variety of events designed to attract local residents, regional, national and international travelers. The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast. Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration events incorporate the many facet of the Gullah culture. Visitors have an opportunity to experience the food and music, receive firsthand, historical information and take a journey through the culture via the visual arts.”Read more: http://www.gullahcelebration.com/about-us/
For further information: http://www.gullahcelebration.com/, https://twitter.com/gullahiltonhead, https://www.facebook.com/gullah.celebration, http://www.gullahcelebration.com/about-us/ and Events Calendar: http://www.gullahcelebration.com/events-calendar/


TTFF Carnival Film Series ENDS on Sunday, February 23, 2014 — Trinidad & Tobago Newsday

TTFF Carnival Film Series Feb 8-23, 2014
http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/
TTFF Carnival Film Series returns — Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
through Sunday, February 23, 2014
Coming off an extremely successful 2013, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) begins its programme of events for the new year with its Carnival Film Series (CFS). Now a firm fixture on the annual Carnival calendar of events, the CFS, in its fourth year, is a showcase of films about Carnival and its related artforms. The series is sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC) and the National Carnival Commission (NCC). Technical support is provided by North Eleven, the ttff’s media and projection partner. This year the CFS takes place over six nights in February.
“Two of these nights will be given over to presentations by renowned calypso, pan and mas researcher and historian Ray Funk. These presentations follow on from Funk’s extremely popular presentation at last year’s CFS at NALIS in Port-of-Spain, and will again feature vintage Carnival footage, much of it never before seen in TT.”T&T Newsday http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,190020.html
As ever admission to all screenings is free of charge. There will be refreshments for sale, and giveaways. All events begin at 7pm. Read more: http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,190020.html. For further information and for the full schedule: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/2014/01/ttff-kicks-off-2014-with-fourth-annual-carnival-film-series/ and https://www.facebook.com/ttfilmfestival


Black History Month Event: “2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival” ENDS on Sunday, February 23, 2014 — Savannah GA, USA

“Savannah Black Heritage Festival” Feb 1-23, 2014
http://www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com
Black History Month Event: “2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival”  through Sunday, February 23, 2014 — Savannah GA, USA; Event Details - Where: Savannah State University; When: Saturday, February 1-Sunday, February 23, 2014; Location: 200 King-Frazier Complex, Savannah GA 31404; Telephone: 912-358-4309; Fax: 912-358-4812; Email (Main): savannahblackheritage@gmail.com; Email (Secondary): heritage@savannahstate.edu
Event Description: “Savannah State announces 2014 Heritage Festival. Dare to Dream; Create a Legacy is the central theme of the 2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival scheduled for Feb. 1-23, 2014. Each year, the festival presents activities for every age and interest. Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre, dance performances, national and regional recording artists, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, the W.W. Law Lecture Series, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. In addition, educational opportunities are provided through a Health and Wellness Fair, culinary arts activities and youth programs. . . The 2014 festival will be the 15th one produced by Savannah State University and the 25th sponsored by the city. All festival events and activities are free of admission and open to the public.” Read more: http://www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,600 students select majors from 26 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges — Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology — and soon the School of Teacher Education. For further information contact: Shirley Barber James / Festival Coordinator or Beverly Worlds / Administrative Assistant at (912) 358-4309, or visit: http://www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com/ for updates. For schedule: http://www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com/2014-schedule/. Related article: http://www.officialsavannahguide.com/page/savannah-black-heritage-festival


Exhibition: “The Art of Living Black” Open Studios Event at Mills College ENDS on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5pm — Oakland, CA USA

“A scene from TAOLB-Mills College Open Studios event” http://blackartatmills.wordpress.com/
Exhibition: “The Art of Living Black” Open Studios Event at Mills College — Oakland, CA USA; Event Details - Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11am to Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5pm; Location: Mills College Student Union; Street: 5000 MacArthur Blvd; City/Town: Oakland, CA; Phone: (510) 430-3378; Event Type: art, fair/open, studios, event; Organized By: Ajuan Mance;
Event Description: “’The Art of Living Black’ Open Studios Event at Mills College features 15 Bay Area artists of African descent. This two-day art fair and exhibit takes place on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, from 11am to 5pm, in the Mills College Student Union. Mills College is located at 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613. The show includes sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, mixed media artists, photographers, street and graffiti artists, zine makers, and doll makers. This year’s participants include: Asual Aswad, Jaeme Bereal, Tai Belize, Lawrence Buford, Melanin Buford, Claude Clark, Karen Oyekanmi, Aneu're Lethridge, Gale Madyun, Ajuan Mance, David Monette, Angela Simms, Milton Tuitt, Sylvia Atiba Thomas, and TheArthur Wright. Join us for two days of art, culture, and community on the Mills College campus.”http://blackartatmills.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://blackartatmills.wordpress.com/, http://www.mills.edu/academics/undergraduate/eths/blackhistorymonth.php and https://www.facebook.com/millscollege

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Exhibition: “I Kan Do That” ENDS on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Skylight Gallery -- Brooklyn, NY USA

"From Dusk till Dawn" by Cedric Michael Cox at “I Kan Do That” exhibit Jan 18-Feb 22, 2014
Skylight Gallery http://www.restorationplaza.org/arts-and-culture/skylight-gallery
Exhibition: “I Kan Do That” on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm through Saturday, February 22nd at Skylight Gallery -- Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - What: “I Kan Do That” an exhibition; Where: Skylight Gallery Brooklyn, NY; When: Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm ENDS on  Saturday, February 22nd; Address: Skylight Gallery - 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor; City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11216; Phone: (718) 636-6949; Event Type: art, exhibition, opening, reception; Organized By: Cedric Michael Cox
Event Description: "It’s an honor to be one of the artists to exhibit in "I Kan Do That" curated by Danny Simmons at Skylight Gallery. "I Kan Do That" will feature 80-90 artists, at three gallery spaces, in Chelsea and Brooklyn, New York. My work will be on exhibit at the Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn. Opening reception for this exhibition will be on January 18th 2014 from 4 – 6 pm the show will continue through February 22nd. I hope to see you there!" -- Artist Cedric Michael Cox http://cedricmichaelcox.com/
For further information about the gallery: http://www.restorationplaza.org/arts-and-culture/skylight-gallery. For further information about the artist and to catch up on recent events and exhibitions: http://cedricmichaelcox.com/ and http://cedricmichaelcox.com/about/

Friday, February 21, 2014

Art At Baha Mar: DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6pm — Bahamas, WI

email all submissions to: Art@bahamar.com
Art At Baha Mar: DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 6pm
Event Description: “The Art Team at Baha Mar has been pleasantly overwhelmed with submissions that have been sent in so far. Thank you to the artists that have sent in works thus far. To add assurance that all Bahamian artists are given the opportunity to, at the very least, have their work reviewed as a part of the art program, we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions for one week. The new deadline is February 21st, 2014. We look forward to an exciting creative year at Baha Mar. Once the portfolios are received and reviewed stay tuned for follow up information from the Baha Mar Art Team!"Popop Studios http://www.popopstudios.com/art-at-baha-mar-deadline-extended/
“Bahamian artists show LOVE for Baha Mar! Due to the overwhelming response to our call for portfolio submissions we have extended our deadline until Friday, February 21st. Do not miss this opportunity !”Art at Baha Mar https://www.facebook.com/BahaMarResorts
All submissions should be emailed to: Art@bahamar.com. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/ptapnassau, http://www.popopstudios.com/art-at-baha-mar-deadline-extended/, https://www.facebook.com/BahaMarResorts and http://www.bahamar.com/experiences/baha-mar-art-collection/

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Event: “T&T Soca Star Quest Competition 2014” on Thursday, February 20, 2014 — Trinidad and Tobago Youth Alliance (T.T.Y.A.)

“T&T Soca Star Quest Competition” https://www.facebook.com/ttsocastarquest
Event: “T&T Soca Star Quest Competition 2014” on February 20th 2014 — Trinidad and Tobago Youth Alliance (T.T.Y.A.); The Trinidad and Tobago Youth Alliance (T.T.Y.A.) is pleased to announce its inaugural edition of the T&T Soca Star Quest competition 2014. The competition seeks to provide young, budding Soca Artistes with another platform to display their talent while growing in the art form. Event Description: The competition will take place on February 20th 2014, while interested youths between the ages of 12-29 can begin the registration process by completing the registration form which can be accessed on T.T.Y.A.’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ttsocastarquest or via email request at ttyouthalliance@gmail.com. Forms will also be available within young adult libraries across Trinidad and Tobago and should be submitted via email or on the day of the Auditions. A registration fee of $50.00 per entry is required to complete the registration process which will be accepted on the day of auditions.
Event Details: “Auditions for this year’s competition will commence at 9:00 AM on Saturday 25th January, 2014 at the National Library Audio Visual Room, Port of Spain. Semifinals will take place on Saturday 08th February, 2014. For the preliminary stage of the competition registered youths should have an accompanying track of their song which includes only background vocals where necessary, as no accompanying tracks with full vocals will be allowed into the competition.”T.T.Y.A. https://www.facebook.com/ttsocastarquest
T.T.Y.A. looks forward to continuing its quest to provide a voice and a platform for the Youths of Trinidad and Tobago to showcase their talents. For further information feel free to contact us at 663-5742 (Office) 305-4293/719-2340 (Mobile). Trinidad and Tobago Youth Alliance (T.T.Y.A) REGISTRATION ON NOW ... EMAIL US AT ttyouthalliance@gmail.com or visit:
https://www.facebook.com/ttsocastarquest and https://www.facebook.com/MetroMagazineTT

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Film festival hosts screening in tribute to Stuart Hall — Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

"The Stuart Hall Project" https://www.facebook.com/TheStuartHallProject
Film festival hosts screening in tribute to Stuart Hall — Trinidad & Tobago Guardian
Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Critics said The Stuart Hall Project serves not only as an illuminating biography of Hall, but also as a potent “alternate” history of the world in the latter half of the 20th century. As a tribute to the life of the celebrated Jamaican intellectual and cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who died on February 10 at the age of 82, the T&T Film Festival (TTFF) is hosting a screening of The Stuart Hall Project, tonight at the festival’s offices at 199 Belmont Circular Road, Belmont. Hall, who was born and raised in Jamaica, went to the United Kingdom in 1950 to study at Oxford University. He settled in Britain, where he helped evolve the concept of multiculturalism, and became a key architect of the academic discipline known as cultural studies, said a release from the TTFF. A major figure of the New Left movement, Hall was a founding editor of the seminal New Left Review. His theories on the concepts of identity and hybridity, class and colonialism, politics, gender, culture and art have influenced the thinking of many people over the decades; for a time he was arguably the greatest public intellectual in Britain. Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Akomfrah, The Stuart Hall Project is a portrait composed entirely of photographic and film footage from Hall’s archive, from his childhood in Jamaica to his time as a TV and radio presenter with the BBC and beyond. Read more: http://guardian.co.tt/entertainment/2014-02-17/film-festival-hosts-screening-tribute-stuart-hall. Related articles: http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/film-week-stuart-hall-project, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2007/sep/23/communities.politicsphilosophyandsociety and http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/aug/18/professor-stuart-hall-multiculturalism-film. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/TheStuartHallProject, http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ttfilmfestival


Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (ttff): http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Stuart Hall

Stuart McPhail Hall (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014) was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist and sociologist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom from 1951. Hall, along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. He was President of the British Sociological Association 1995–97. In the 1950s Hall was a founder of the influential New Left Review. At the invitation of Hoggart, Hall joined the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in 1964. Hall took over from Hoggart as director of the Centre in 1968, and remained there until 1979. While at the Centre, Hall is credited with playing a role in expanding the scope of cultural studies to deal with race and gender, and with helping to incorporate new ideas derived from the work of French theorists. Hall left the centre in 1979 to become a professor of sociology at the Open University. Hall retired from the Open University in 1997 and was a Professor Emeritus. British newspaper The Observer called him "one of the country's leading cultural theorists". He was married to Catherine Hall, a feminist professor of modern British history at University College London. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Hall_(cultural_theorist); Related articles: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2007/sep/23/communities.politicsphilosophyandsociety, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/aug/18/professor-stuart-hall-multiculturalism-film, and http://guardian.co.tt/entertainment/2014-02-17/film-festival-hosts-screening-tribute-stuart-hall  

This is a review for Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices (Culture, Media and Identities Series) by Stuart Hall - I read this text for an intro class to Cultural Studies, and I really enjoyed it. Hall discusses the issues of race, gender, and class in our society in many interpretations within this text. He shows how all these three are interconnected, and does so in a fascinating way. The question of how did we become the way we are in society is addressed in various ways through different representations: the media, culture, and ourselves. A lot of historical aspects is presented in this text to give the reader more of an answer to the previous question. This text is great for someone who is into cultural studies, or anyone who is interested in just learning more about themselves and making sense of the society around them. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Representation-Representations-Signifying-Practices-Identities/product-reviews/0761954325/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Different by Stuart Hall - This book is beautifully produced and packed full of information that is scattered in many other places but needed to be brought together. Hall has a great eye for important and emerging black photographers from around the world. This book pays particular attention to photographers who challenge simplistic notions of blackness and race. This is not a book that we should think about in isolation. It is an important part of producing an Afro-modern community of photographers. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Different-Stuart-Hall/product-reviews/0714840149/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review forQuestions of Cultural Identity by Stuart Hall - Why and how do contemporary questions of culture so readily become highly charged questions of identity? The question of cultural identity lies at the heart of current debates in cultural studies and social theory. At issue is whether those identities which defined the social and cultural world of modern societies for so long - distinctive identities of gender, sexuality, race, class and nationality - are in decline, giving rise to new forms of identification and fragmenting the modern individual as a unified subject. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0803978839?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0803978839&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tribute To The Reggae Legends Festival on Monday, February 17, 2014 — Jamaica Gleaner

"Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival" Feb 27, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/tributetothereggaelegends
Tribute To The Reggae Legends Festival
on Monday, February 17, 2014 — Jamaica Gleaner
For 33 years, the Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival (formerly known as Bob Marley Day) has been an annual event in San Diego, California, USA. This year, the annual festival, one of Southern California's largest reggae events, will be held on Monday, February 17, at the Valley View Casino Centre (San Diego Sports Arena). This year, the event's organisers, WorldBeat Productions, has created the 'Reggae Legends Hall of Fame', which is to be housed inside the WorldBeat Cultural Centre, Balboa Park. This institution will honour the legacy of foundation reggae artists, dead or alive. To be inducted this year are Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Junior Murvin, Jacob Miller, Mikey Dread, Lucky Dube, Don Carlos, Sly & Robbie, Horace Andy, Earl Zero, Sister Nancy, and Willi Williams.
"REGGAE PIONEERS - WorldBeat Productions has spearheaded taking reggae to San Diego, with Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Bunny Wailer, Mikey Dread, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Lucky Dube, Jimmy Cliff, and the brightest stars from Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia among those whom they have presented."Jamaica Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140121/ent/ent4.html
Festival founder Makeda Dread was a personal friend of Bob Marley and after the Gong passed in 1981, created the Bob Marley Festival in his honour. Bob Marley Day was first held at the International Blend on 30th Street, and then it was moved over the following years to the Jackie Robinson YMCA, Carpenters Hall, North Park Theatre, and Adams Avenue Theatre. Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140121/ent/ent4.html. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/tributetothereggaelegends, http://www.tributetothelegends.com/#!halloffame/cxzc and http://worldbeat.tripod.com/WorldBeat_Productions.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Exhibition: Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow’s “Through The Eyes of The Artist” ENDS on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at The Gallery Of Caribbean Art — Barbados, West Indies

“The Fruit Vendor” by Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow at
The Gallery Of Caribbean Art http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com/
Exhibition: Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow’s “Through The Eyes of The Artist” ENDS on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at The Gallery Of Caribbean Art — Barbados, West Indies; Event Details – Where: Gallery Of Caribbean Art; Location: Northern Business Centre, Speightstown, St. Peter, . Barbados; Phone: (246) 419-0858; Email: artgallerycaribbean@caribsurf.com; Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-2.00pm, Sun Closed
Event Description: “The Gallery Of Caribbean Art is pleased to present the art of Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow, 'Through The Eyes of The Artist' A new collection of her highly acclaimed 'Market Scenes'; the rhythm, movements, colours, shapes and antics of the vendors in markets of the Caribbean. . . Our regular gallery hours are: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday: 9:30am - 2:00pm. We look forward to seeing you!”http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com/
Artist’s Statement: “My work is very decorative, Caribbean in its essence. My paintings are festive in the vibrancy of their colors,colors, celebration of a certain Caribbean art de vivre, tropical voluptuousness and languor accentuated by the lively, always graceful and majestic presence of foliage ! The bright, vivid oranges are a synthesis of colors around us, in the foliage, the flowers and fruits, the highlights of a cheek bone, the rim of a straw hat, a ribbon or simply the rays of the sun. They are also evocative of the bubbly, personalities of my characters rich in Caribbean antics and apparels. Blues are reminiscent of our skies and seas but symbolically also the color of our island serenity.”Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow http://caribbean-art-barbados-catherine-forter-chee-a-tow.com/
For further information about the gallery: http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com/. For further information about the artist: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherine-Forter-Chee-a-Tow/693739413971732, http://caribbean-art-barbados-catherine-forter-chee-a-tow.com/ and http://www.masterpieceonline.com/searchresults.php?artist=Catherine+Forter-Chee-A-Tow&galleryId=1BDE-FCHH-6E59&artistId=1534&bc=&start=7&page=2

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Exhibition: The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in collaboration with Sugarcane Magazine Present Neo Pop Artist Ed King's: "The Transcendent Prerogative" ENDS on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10pm -- Miami, FL USA

Exhibition: Ed King's "The Transcendent Prerogative" Jan 24-Feb 12, 2014 at African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center https://www.facebook.com/events/575358125867911/
Exhibition: The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in collaboration with Sugarcane Magazine Present Neo Pop Artist Ed King's: "The Transcendent Prerogative" -- Miami, FL USA; Event Details - Time: ENDS on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10pm; Location: The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center; Street: 6161 NW 22nd Ave; City/Town: Miami, FL; Phone: 646-770-3409; Event Type: art, exhibit; Organized By: Sugarcane Magazine
Event Description: "Join in on opening night as neo-pop artist Ed King unveils over one hundred intoxicating original art pieces at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. The exhibition, “The Transcendent Prerogative” is an artistic exploration of pollination and the heart of humanity, marking an exciting new series for the Miami Beach based artist in his first gallery exhibition of the new year. This is the first pop art show and King's first showing at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center-- an unveiling not to be missed. Exhibition ENDS on Wednesday, February 12, 2014." -- African Heritage Cultural Arts Center https://www.facebook.com/events/575358125867911/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/575358125867911/, http://sugarcanemag.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Sugarcanemagazine. For further information about the artist: http://www.edkingpopart.com/, https://www.facebook.com/EdKingPopArt?ref=profile and http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ed-king/6/b84/372


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Richard Hart

Richard Hart (13 August 1917 – 21 December 2013) was a Jamaican historian, solicitor and politician. He was a founding member of the People's National Party (PNP) and one of the pioneers of Marxism in Jamaica. He also served as attorney-general in Grenada under the People's Revolutionary Government in 1983. Hart was the author of several notable books on Caribbean history - including Towards Decolonisation: Political, Labour and Economic Developments in Jamaica 1939–1945 (1999), Slaves who Abolished Slavery: Blacks in Rebellion (2002) and The Grenada Revolution: Setting the Record Straight (2005) - and lectured on the subject at universities in the West Indies, the US, Canada and Europe. Rupert Lewis once called him "the most consistent Caribbean activist". Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hart_(Jamaican_historian_and_politician)

This is a review for Towards Decolonisation: Political, Labour and Economic Developments in Jamaica 1938-1945 by Richard Hart - "Towards Decolonisation" starts with a description of conditions in Jamaica in the 1930s and of the social upheaval that occurred in 1938. It describes and accounts for the emergence of the leaders who came forward at this time of need, and the organizations they formed and led.  Repercussions to the outbreak of war in 1939 are considered. The relationships, rivalry and conflicts between popular organizations in the 1940s are discussed. Labour struggles, trade union activities and the policies of the rival political parties are recorded and examined. Renewed demands for constitutional reform in 1941 and the rejection of the British Government's inadequate response to these demands are discussed. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/dp/9768125330?tag=carijour-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=9768125330&adid=1GANWM8TMKK5PEWPH8P9

This is a review for Occupation & Control: the British in Jamaica 1660-1962 by Richard Hart - The net introduction of enslaved Africans up to the time that the importation of slaves became illegal in 1808 was estimated by the cleric historian W. J. Gardner at 800,000. A census in 1844 recorded a surviving population of 377,433 consisting of 293,128 Blacks, 68,529 free Coloureds and 15,776 Whites. Until 1865 Jamaica s inhabitants were controlled partly by the British Government and partly by local white residents, many of whom regarded themselves as Englishmen (or Welshmen, Scots or Irishmen) overseas. From 1866 until 1944 control was almost entirely in the British Government s hands. Thereafter, until political independence came in 1962, Jamaicans were permitted a gradually increasing participation in the affairs of state. How was it that a resident ethnic minority and a government over four thousand miles away, with only a handful of agents stationed in the colony and a garrison of less than a thousand white soldiers were able to dominate and control the lives of the very much larger black majority? This book, Occupation and Control: The British in Jamaica 1660 1962, examines both the constitutional and franchise structure employed to exclude that majority from participation in the processes of administration, and the instruments of force and means of persuasion relied upon to achieve this. It describes the institutional, social and armed means by which control was maintained for three centuries Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9769530425?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=9769530425&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

This is a review for The End of Empire: Transition to Independence in Jamaica and Other Caribbean Region Colonies by Richard Hart - In End of Empire (sequel to Time for a Change) which covers the period from 1955 to Independence, relevant facts are provided from which the reader will be able to make his or her own assessments of the policies introduced following the 1955 change of government in Jamaica. My conclusion is that, under Norman Manley s leadership as Chief Minister and Premier, the only fundamental policy changes introduced were in relation to the system of taxation on land and the protection of the public s right of access, by nationalisation of so-called foreshore land, to the island s beaches. There were no changes in domestic or foreign policies. As he confirmed in a radio broadcast, he had been advocating the change in the system of land taxation to one of taxation on the land's unimproved value for some 16 years and an attempt to introduce it had actually been commenced and abandoned some ten years previously by an earlier administration. Other domestic policies and foreign policy remained the same as under the previous government. On looking more closely into the development of the West Indies Federation, and reading the insider account of the federal negotiations by the Federal Secretary, John Mordecai, I however realised that political developments in Jamaica had been considerably influenced by the federal interlude and that this was an important part of Jamaican history. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9768189789?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=9768189789&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Exhibition: “Artwork by Glen Martin” ENDS on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

"Artwork by Glen Martin" Jan 28-Feb 8, 2014 at Horizons  http://horizonsartgallery.com/
Exhibition: “Artwork by Glen Martin” through Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Exhibition Details: Where: Horizons Art Gallery; Location: 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 the Artist: “Glen Martin was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and is currently a resident of New York City. His early education locally consisted of all aspects of commercial art including drawing and lettering. With support from his professors and peers, Glen received a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Illustration and Painting. The artist’s use of various media includes ceramics, printmaking, etching and linocut though he is primarily known for his beautifully rendered landscapes and figurative paintings in both oils and acrylics. His canvases glow with vibrancy, his impressionistic style evoking a romanticism and warmth which the viewer is immediately drawn to. He is a favourite of many a collector. A quiet humanitarian, Glen has been known to donate to many charitable causes here in Trinidad as well as in various other countries. His art has also been purchased internationally and shows in various prestigious galleries in the United States.”Horizons Art Gallery http://horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/63-martin-glen
Horizons Art Gallery http://horizonsartgallery.com/
For further information about the gallery: http://horizonsartgallery.com/. For further information about the artist: http://horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/63-martin-glen, http://artsocietytt.org/martinG.html and http://www.tidesartgallery.com/index.php?RootSection=1&Section=35&Info=180. Related article: http://buzz.tt/event/an-exhibition-by-glen-martin-8615

Exhibition: “Evolution: Celebrating Black History Month through Art of the African Diaspora” ENDS on Saturday February 8, 2014 2pm to 8pm — Chicago, IL USA

Exhibit:  "Evolution" Feb 7-8, 2014
http://lacuna2150.com
Exhibition: “Evolution: Celebrating Black History Month through Art of the African Diaspora” ENDS on Saturday February 8, 2014 2pm to 8pm — Chicago, IL USA; Time: February 7, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm; Location: Lacuna Artist Lofts (2nd Floor); Street: 2150 S. Canalport; City/Town: Chicago, IL;Event Type: artist, exhibition; Organized By: D'Sheadra Benford; FREE Admission; FREE Parking. For more information contact: D'Sheadra Dot Benford at benfordcreativeagency@gmail.com and http://lacuna2150.com/

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Artist’s talk by Marlon Griffith "Mas by Other Means" ENDS on Tuesday, February 4th from 3:30 to 5:30 at The Theatre Centre Pop-Up at York with AGYU and CERLAC — Ontario, Canada

Art Talk by Marlon Griffith on Feb 3-4, 2014 at AGYU http://theagyuisoutthere.org/everywhere
Artist’s talk by Marlon Griffith "Mas by Other Means" ENDS on Tuesday, February 4th from 3:30 to 5:30  at The Theatre Centre Pop-Up at York with AGYU and CERLAC — Ontario, Canada
Event Description: “The Art Gallery of York University presents: Two talks with Marlon Griffith and AGYU on February 3rd and February 4th at The Theatre Centre Pop-Up (1095 Queen Street West, Toronto)”http://www.yorku.ca/agyu
For further information: http://theagyuisoutthere.org/everywhere/ Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (416) 736-5169 and http://www.yorku.ca/agyu   - See more at: http://www.canadianart.ca/galleries/art-gallery-of-york-university-agyu/. For further information about the artist: http://marlongriffith.blogspot.com/p/artist-statement.html, http://www.uprising-art.com/en/portfolio/marlon-griffith-trinidad-tobago/ and http://www.gf.org/fellows/16927-marlon-griffith. Related article: http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-119/marlon-griffith-mas-other-means#axzz2sH8KjXgG


Sunday, February 2, 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: National Carnival Commission of T&T and ASTT present “Many People, One Carnival” Exhibition on Friday, February 14-Saturday, March 16, 2014; DEADLINE: Sunday, February 2, 2014

“Many People, One Carnival” Exhibition Feb 14-March 16, 2014 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: National Carnival Commission of T&T and ASTT present “Many People, One Carnival” Exhibition on Friday, February 14-Saturday, March 16, 2014; DEADLINE: Sunday, February 2, 2014.  For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and http://www.ncctt.org/new/

Exhibition: “Harlem Fine Arts Show 2014” Celebrates Black History Month ENDS on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Riverside Church — Harlem, NY USA

“Harlem Fine Arts Show 2014” Jan 30-Feb 2, 2014 http://hfas.org/
Exhibition: “Harlem Fine Arts Show 2014” Celebrates Black History Month ENDS on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Riverside Church — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details: What: “Harlem Fine Arts Show 2014” Celebrates Black History Month; When: on Thursday, January 30 – Sunday, February 2, 2014; Where: at Riverside Church Riverside Church in Harlem, New York; Location: 490 Riverside Drive, NYC  10027; Tel: (800) 376-2860
Event Description: “The Harlem Fine Arts Show 2014 ("HFAS 2014”) is the premiere showcase for modern and contemporary African Diasporic art. The 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show weekend kicks off with Opening Night on Thursday, January 30 from 6-11 PM at Harlem’s Historic Riverside Church. This event is a joint venture between Harlem Fine Arts Show and the NFL Players Association, and is being sponsored by BMW. This will be a fundraiser benefiting Harlem School of the Arts. The event will feature live jazz performances as well as an open bar and hor’s d’ouevres. Those expected to be in attendance include elected officials, religious and civic leaders, NFL players, and many other celebrity attendees. Goodie bags and the 2014 HFAS Magazine will be distributed to all guests.”Read more: http://hfas.org/events/nyc-opening-night/
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thurs., Jan. 30 (6pm - 11pm) HFAS Exhibition Opening Night
Fri., January 31 (8am - 3pm) Youth Empowerment Day
Fri., January 31 (4pm - 9pm) HFAS Exhibition
Fri., January 31 (6pm - 10pm) HFAS Networking Event
Sat., Feb. 1 (10am – 2pm) HFAS Lecture Series (Add'l Charge)
Sat., Feb. 1 (10am - 10pm) HFAS Exhibition
Sun., Feb. 2 (10am - 12pm) Salute to Churches @ the Naïve
Sun., Feb. 2 (10am - 6pm) HFAS Exhibition
Featuring the following Harlem Arts Alliance artists: Aleathia Brown, Alyce Faye, Charlotte Sutton, Dindga McCannon, Hamilton Landmark Gallery and Lenore Brown. For further information: http://www.harlemaa.org/news/150789/Harlem-Fine-Arts-Show-2014-Celebrates-Black-History-Month.htm, http://hfas.org/, http://hfas.org/contact-us/ and https://www.facebook.com/HarlemFineArtsShow. For further information about Riverside Church: http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/RiversideNY