Monday, March 31, 2014

Exhibition: "Life Though a Lens" ENDS ON Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8pm at Walton Gallery — Petersburg, VA USA

"Life Though a Lens" Feb 15-March 31, 2014 at Walton Gallery  http://www.waltongallery.com
Exhibition: "Life Though a Lens" from Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5pm to Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8pm at Walton Gallery — Petersburg, VA USA; Event Details - Time: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5pm to Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8pm; Location: Walton Gallery 17 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23803; Event Type: art, show, (free, to, the, public); Gallery hours: thurs & fri 3pm - 6pm, sat 12pm - 2pm and by appointment; Telephone: 804-732-2475; Email: waltongallery@verizon.net
Event Description: "'Life through a lens' opens February , 2014 , showcasing Five (5) artists from across the country: Jarvis Grant, LeRoy Henderson, Aimee Joyaux , Edward Sherman, Mel Talley. The opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on February 15, 2014 and run through March 31, 2014. The Walton Gallery plans to continue giving back to the community by bringing top artists from around the country to the Petersburg area to display their art work. We invite all art lovers to attend this extraordinary show, 'Life through a lens', and all future shows."Walton Gallery http://www.waltongallery.com
For further information: http://www.waltongallery.com, http://www.waltongallery.com/#!press. Related article: http://calendar.progress-index.com/Events/e521/LIFE_THROUGH_A_LENS. For further information about Jarvis Grant: http://www.jarvisgrant.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=136&Akey=8VKQ928X; LeRoy Henderson: http://www.leroyhenderson.com/Welcome.html; Aimee Joyaux: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/aimee-joyaux/11/63a/b63; Edward Sherman: http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/EdSherman and Mel Talley: http://meltalley.com/




Exhibition: “Art Up Downtown” ENDS ON Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:00pm at Studio 174 — Kingston, Jamaica West Indies

 “Art Up Downtown” Feb 7-March 31, 2014 at Studio 174 www.Studio174Jamaica.org
Exhibition: “Art Up Downtown” through Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:00pm at Studio 174 — Kingston, Jamaica West Indies; Event Details - Opening Gala & Cocktails: Friday, February 7, 2014, 5 – 7pm at the Studio, 174 Harbour Street (corner or Habour & West Street); Exhibition: Saturday, Feb 8th – Monday, March 31st, 2014; RVSP & Appointments: (876) 372-6098; (876) 543-6046. Website: www.Studio174Jamaica.org
Event Description: “You are invited to share in the adventure as our young people engage with Downtown through photography, sound and video. Studio 174 and The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), The University of the West Indies (UWI) cordially invite you to experience Downtown in a new way!"Studio 174 www.Studio174Jamaica.org
For further information: www.Studio174Jamaica.org, http://mona.uwi.carimac.com/, https://www.facebook.com/CARIMACtraining, https://www.facebook.com/UWImona and http://www.mona.uwi.edu/

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Exhibition: “Masters” at the Art Society of T&T ENDS ON Saturday, March 29, 2014 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Masters” Exhibit March 20-29, 2014 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition: “Masters” at the Art Society of T&T from Thursday, March 20 – Saturday, March 29, 2014 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; When: Thursday, March 20 – Saturday, March 29, 2014; Location: Corner Jamaica Blvd. and St. Vincent Avenue, Federation Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868 ) 622-9827; email: admin@artsocietytt.org

“Proud II” by Master Artist Carlisle Harris http://artsocietytt.org/harrisC.html
About the Artist: “Born 1945. Carlisle Harris received his art training at Howard University and was the Vice-Principal of John S. Donaldson Technical Institute. He was the President of the Trinidad Art Society for many years. He works primarily in acrylic on canvas, but frequently mixes the media using sand, modelling paste and oil based sprays. Carlisle's work has a definite affinity to spiritual announcements both in their subject matters and in their titles.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/harrisC.html
For further information about the gallery: http://artsocietytt.org/. For further information about the artist: http://carlisleharris.com and http://artsocietytt.org/harrisC.html

NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago ENDS ON Saturday, March 29, 2014 -- Tobago, West Indies

NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago March 28-29, 2014 http://www.bocaslitfest.com/
NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago -- Tobago, West Indies
Friday, March 28 - Saturday, March 29, 2014
Tobago gets a new festival of literary and oral traditions! The first annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago is to take place on 28th and 29th March. Organizers of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in collaboration with the Tobago Word Festival Committee and the Tobago Writers Guild, have created a 2-day event of readings, performance, workshops, spoken word and children’s storytelling. The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, title sponsor of the Trinidad-based NGC Bocas Lit Fest, has announced its support for this new venture that comes at the same time that the Company announced its new sponsorship of the Bocas Children’s Festival, now to be known as the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest. Read more: http://www.bocaslitfest.com/2014/ngc-bocas-lit-fest-tobago/
"The Tobago House of Assembly is also supporting the literary festival that kicks off with a full day of creative writing workshops for adults and children on Friday 28th March. Children from Tobago’s secondary schools will be led by author, former school principal and well-known carnival character performer of the Pierrot Grenade, Felix Edinborough, in a workshop on what is a good story and how to get it down. Monique Roffey, winner of the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and an international teacher of creative writing, will lead a workshop for adults on “Your Life as Memoir: An introduction to Life Writing” while Professor Funso Aiyejina, UWI Professor and himself a prize-winning writer and Bocas Lit Fest Board member, will focus his workshop on “How to Write a Story” for budding adult writers." -- Bocas Lit Fest Tobago http://www.bocaslitfest.com/2014/ngc-bocas-lit-fest-tobago/
Read more: http://www.bocaslitfest.com/2014/ngc-bocas-lit-fest-tobago/. For further information: http://www.bocaslitfest.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/bocaslitfest.  Related article: http://www.thetobagonews.com/news/Tobago-gets-a-new-festival-of-literary-and-oral-traditions-251719041.html

Friday, March 28, 2014

Event: “A Conversation with Derek Walcott: The Search for Self in Caribbean Literature: Past, Present, and Future” on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm at Medgar Evers College — Brooklyn, New York USA

“A Conversation with Derek Walcott” March 28, 2014 at
MEC http://www.mec.cuny.edu/ (Photo: Eamonn McCabe)
Event: “A Conversation with Derek Walcott: The Search for Self in Caribbean Literature: Past, Present, and Future” on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm at Medgar Evers College — Brooklyn, New York USA; Location: Medgar Evers College, Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225; Tel: 718.270.4900; Website: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/
Event Description: “A Special Literary Event featuring Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. For this special literary event, poet and playwright Derek Walcott will be joined by the Trinidad-born poet Mervyn Taylor and St. Lucian poet and producer Adrian in a program titled “The Search for Self in Caribbean Literature: Past, Present, and Future.” The conversation will focus on Walcott’s writing life and explore the themes of identity, memory, belonging and spirituality in his work and in Caribbean literature. This program is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.”Center for Black Literature at MEC http://www.centerforblackliterature.org/
For further information: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/, http://www.centerforblackliterature.org/, http://www.eventbrite.com/o/center-for-black-literature-at-medgar-evers-college-cuny-2589784474, http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1992/walcott-bio.html, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Walcott. Related articles: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/books/review/the-poetry-of-derek-walcott-1948-2013.html?_r=0 and http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jan/24/ts-eliot-prize-derek-walcott. For books by Derek Walcott: http://www.amazon.com/Derek-Walcott/e/B000AQ43SO

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott was born in 1930 in the town of Castries in Saint Lucia, one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. The experience of growing up on the isolated volcanic island, an ex-British colony, has had a strong influence on Walcott's life and work. Both his grandmothers were said to have been the descendants of slaves. His father, a Bohemian watercolourist, died when Derek and his twin brother, Roderick, were only a few years old. His mother ran the town's Methodist school. After studying at St. Mary's College in his native island and at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, Walcott moved in 1953 to Trinidad, where he has worked as theatre and art critic. At the age of 18, he made his debut with 25 Poems, but his breakthrough came with the collection of poems, In a Green Night (1962). In 1959, he founded the Trinidad Theatre Workshop which produced many of his early plays. Read more: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1992/walcott-bio.html

This is a review for Selected Poems by Derek Walcott - This really is a wonderful anthology. Baugh is to be congratulated for his selection of Walcott poems. What is most impressive about this book is the remarkable consistency of superb and characteristic poetry from the beginnings of Walcott's career to more recent work. The themes of exile, Walcott's ambivalent relationship with the European canon, and the nature of colonialism run throughout the work. Much of this work is autobiographical, presenting Walcott's remarkable ability to translate personal experience into beautiful language and universal themes. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Selected-Poems-Derek-Walcott/product-reviews/0374531110/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays by Derek Walcott - I had to order this book for a class and was not really looking forward to reading it, however, I must say the plays are EXCELLENT. There is a reason Walcott has been so well received among the literary world. These plays are interesting and very imaginative, plus Walcott always gives your vocabulary a good work out! Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Monkey-Mountain-Other-Plays/product-reviews/0374508607/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Tiepolo's Hound by Derek Walcott - Derek Walcott has always confessed his ambitions to be a painter of note.While poetry became his favourite wife, his love for painting never disappeared. Over the years he has continued to paint, and his art now decorates the covers of his poetry collections. "Tiepolo's Hound" seems one of the least personal of Walcott's books. While we get glimpses of the poet's life, he is more concerned to explore the life of Camille Pisarro to understand the heart of the individual bound to the calling of artist. It seems a tentative, searching exploration.Obviously identifying with their common Caribbean childhood and the influences of landscape and history they share, Walcott tries to see into the complex struggles of this artist who left the Caribbean for Paris, to become one of the fathers of impressionism.Seeking his epiphanic hound,he shares with us the painters who excited his artistic inspiration. Alongside his rhyming couplets he has placed twenty six of his own paintings-some very good, others less so.It is rare to find a book like this, coffetable poetry and art together by the same artist. Now seventy, this Nobel Laureate is not afraid to share his meditations on art and poetry-through art and poetry-warts and all.A collector's item.Walcott's readers must be patient with him, and try to go with him as he charts, quite bravely,his questionings of the artist's commitment and the cost."Whatever the age is, it lies in the small spring of poetry everywhere"(p66).A defining comment.Read "poetry" as the very heart of all art. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Tiepolos-Hound-Derek-Walcott/product-reviews/0374527792/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Book Launch: "WomanSpeak: A Journal of Writing & Art by Caribbean Women" on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm at NAGB -- The Bahamas, West Indies

"WomanSpeak" March 27, 2014 at NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs 
"WomanSpeak: A Journal of Writing & Art by Caribbean Women" on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm at NAGB -- Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details: Where: National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB); When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm, West & West Hill Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas; Tel: 242.328.5800/1; Email: info@nagb.org.bs.
Event Description - “WomanSpeak: A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women” is a book launch celebrating the release of this limited edition publication, edited by Lynn Sweeting. Seven poets will read at the event, including noted poet Marion Bethel, author of ‘Bouganvillea Ringplay’ (Peepal Tree Press 2010), Lelawattee Manoo Rahming, 2001 Commonwealth Prize Winner and author of ‘Immortelle and Bhandaaraa Poems’ (Proverse, Hong Kong), noted author Patricia Glinton Meicholas, Small Axe Poetry Prize winner Sonia Farmer, and poet and WomanSpeak found editor and publisher Lynn Sweeting of The Bahamas, a new voice Attilah Springer of Trinidad. Contributing artist Carla Campbell of The Bahamas will show her paintings at the event. A limited number of printed copies of the journal will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.”Read more at NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/WomanSpeak-Journal-Writing-Art-Caribbean-Women
For further information about the gallery: http://www.nagb.org.bs and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB. For further information about the event: http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/WomanSpeak-Journal-Writing-Art-Caribbean-Women

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Women Authors — Marion Bethel, Lelawattee Manoo Rahming and Lynn Sweeting, participants in the “WomanSpeak” book launch on March 27, 2014 at NAGB, Bahamas West Indies

Event Description - “WomanSpeak: A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women” is a book launch celebrating the release of this limited edition publication, edited by Lynn Sweeting. Seven poets will read at the event, including noted poet Marion Bethel, author of ‘Bouganvillea Ringplay’ (Peepal Tree Press 2010), Lelawattee Manoo Rahming, 2001 Commonwealth Prize Winner and author of ‘Immortelle and Bhandaaraa Poems’ (Proverse, Hong Kong), noted author Patricia Glinton Meicholas, Small Axe Poetry Prize winner Sonia Farmer, and poet and WomanSpeak found editor and publisher Lynn Sweeting of The Bahamas, a new voice Attilah Springer of Trinidad. Contributing artist Carla Campbell of The Bahamas will show her paintings at the event. A limited number of printed copies of the journal will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.” — Read more: http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/WomanSpeak-Journal-Writing-Art-Caribbean-Women

This is a review for Bougainvillea Ringplay by Marion Bethel - Rooted in the landscape of the Bahamas and marked by a mastery of syntax, these poems are finely crafted works of art that reveal a distinctive use of language that is sensual in the most literal sense—the smell of vanilla and sex; the sound of waves, radio, and voices; the taste of crab soup; the texture of hurricane wind; and the chaos of colors bombarding the eye. With a sharp sense of detail and unsettling truth-telling, the poems eschew all but the most utilitarian of punctuation marks—question marks, apostrophes, and inverted commas—while encapsulating the very essence of the Bahamas. Marion Bethel is a recipient of the Casa de las Americas Prize for poetry and was an Alice Proskauer poetry fellow at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College at Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in “The Caribbean Writer”, “The Massachusetts Review”, and “River City”, among others, and she is the author of the poetry collection “Guanahani, My Love”. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1845230841?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1845230841&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

This is a review for Curry Flavour by Lelawattee Manoo Rahming - It's not very often that a debut collection of poems can entertain, instruct and enlighten, yet Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming's Curry Flavour does this with confidence and wit. Manoo-Rahming extends the Indo-Caribbean presence in Caribbean literature and introduces the concept of the Caribbean as a generative life-giving force through a creative re-working of the Goddess archetype in her various incarnations as Lakshmee Maataa, Durga, and Maha Kaali. The poems, as the jacket explains, "express a New World, pan-Caribbean consciousness which is rooted in a womanist revisioning of her Indian ancestral heritage and a childhood spent on the sugar-growing Caroni plain of Trinidad." Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Curry-Flavour-Lelawattee-Manoo-Rahming/product-reviews/190071535X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for WomanSpeak, A Journal of Literature and Art by Caribbean Women, Vol. 6, 2012 (Volume 6) by Lynn Sweeting - WomanSpeak, A Journal of Literature and Art by Caribbean Women, Vol. 6, 2012, edited by Lynn Sweeting, brings together 25 women writers, poets and painters of the Caribbean in a new collection especially themed, Women Speaking for the Earth. Featuring the work of acclaimed writers and new voices, this journal is a must read for all who love women's literature and art, and for all who love and honour the Earth and are committed to her restoration and protection in these difficult times. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1105693295?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1105693295&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Exhibition: "SELF TIMER" - A @chargaux + @abbensetts collaboration on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm at Brooklyn Fire Proof -- Brooklyn, NY USA

"SELF TIMER" on March 26, 2014 at Brooklyn Fire Proof
https://www.facebook.com/events/1479214828966153/
Exhibition: "SELF TIMER" - A @chargaux + @abbensetts collaboration on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm at Brooklyn Fire Proof -- Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - What: "SELF TIMER" - A @chargaux + @abbensetts collaboration; When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm; Where: Brooklyn Fire Proof; Location: 119 Ingraham St (at Porter Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11237; email: hello@brooklynfireproof.co; Phone: 718.456.7570. One request- come looking like art- we would love our attendees to stoke your fashion muse -- #selftimerbk

"SELF TIMER" on March 26, 2014 at Brooklyn Fire Proof
https://www.facebook.com/events/1479214828966153/
Event Description: "For the first time, string composers CHARGAUX and photographer Kwesi Abbensetts will combine to exhibit SELF TIMER at the Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, 119 Ingraham St, Brooklyn. The exhibition will remain for one solo night on Wednesday, March 26 from 8pm to 11pm. SELF TIMER is an installation collaboration that will exhibit large paintings, photography, a projected film, and live ensemble performance. Its purpose is to show the most intricate and vulnerable creativity from the artists who never have the time to be social. The show will begin with an exhibit and end with a special performance and film screening. La'Marge will be guest bartending, and Anthony Bryant (BONES) has confirmed he's DJing ^.^ Free to the public." -- Read more at Self Timer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479214828966153/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479214828966153/, http://kwesiabbensetts.tumblr.com/, http://www.brooklynfireproof.com/ and http://chargaux.tumblr.com/

Exhibition: “Capri Trend” ENDS on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art — Bermuda, West Indies

"Capri Trend" Mar 7-26, 2014 at Masterworks http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/
Exhibition: “Capri Trend”  from Friday, March 7 through Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art — Bermuda, West Indies;  Event Details: Exhibition: “Capri Trend”; When: from Friday, March 7 through Wednesday, March 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: "Masterworks along with Fondazione Capri will be hosting an exhibition of photographers who will show our Bermudian art lovers the beauty of Capri through the artist’s contemporary view. Masterworks is the first host in a series of exhibitions as their artwork will be in various cities across the world, such as Hong Kong, Baku, Mumbai and Cape Town.” —  Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/exhibition-template-6/
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, March 25, 2014

Event: “Five by Night: New Fiction from T&T” on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8 pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Five by Night” March 25, 2014 at Alice Yard http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
Event: “Five by Night: New Fiction from T&T” on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8 pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - What: “Five by Night: New Fiction from T&T”; Where: Alice Yard; Location: 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain; Email: helloaliceyard@gmail.com; Twitter: https://twitter.com/aliceyard
Event Description: “The NGC Bocas Lit Fest presents an evening of new and recent fiction from five Trinidadian writers, as part of the programme for the Diasporic Literary Archives workshop in Port of Spain. 2013 OCM Bocas Prizewinner Monique Roffey will join 2013 Hollick Arvon Prizewinner Barbara Jenkins and writers Vashti Bowlah, Sharon Millar, and Alake Pilgrim, all past Bocas authors, at an informal reading session at Alice Yard in Woodbrook. This event is part of the pre-festival programme for the 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest. All are invited.”Bocas Lit Fest http://www.bocaslitfest.com/2014/five-by-night-new-fiction-from-tt/
The 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest runs from 23 to 27 April, headquartered at the National Library and Old Fire Station in downtown Port of Spain. See http://www.bocaslitfest.com/, http://www.bocaslitfest.com/2014/five-by-night-new-fiction-from-tt/, https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard and http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/ for further information.

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Jacqueline Bishop

Jacqueline Bishop was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, before coming to the United States to attend college -- and to be reunited with her mother. She is the founding editor of Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts & Letters and is presently editing a film on a group of Jamaican untutored artists called The Intuitives. She has been published in The Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Macomere, Renaissance Noire and Wasafiri amongst other journals. She lives and works in New York City ... the 15th parish of Jamaica. The River's Song is her first novel. She is also the author of Fauna a collection of poems. — Read more: http://www.peepaltreepress.com/author_display.asp?au_id=143 and http://www.jacqueline-bishop.com

This is a review for My Mother Who is Me: Life Stories of Jamaican Women In New York by Jacqueline Bishop - Jacqueline Bishop is the founding editor of Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters and is the author of Fauna, a collection of poems. Her award-winning short stories, poetry and other writings have been widely published. She holds both a Master's degree in English and an MFA in fiction writing from New York University, where she teaches writing. "The River's Song" is Jacqueline Bishop's first novel. She is also the author of two collections of poems, "Fauna" and "Snapshots from Istanbul". Her non-fiction books are "My Mother Who Is Me: Life Stories from Jamaican Women in New York" and "Writers Who Paint/Painters Who Write: Three Jamaican Artists". She is also an accomplished visual artist with exhibitions in several countries. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592213448?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1592213448&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

This is a review for The River's Song: A Novel by Jacqueline Bishop - This engaging coming-of-age novel looks back over the idyllic Jamaican girlhood and the both alienating and transforming experience of winning a scholarship to the most prestigious girls' boarding school on the island. Atypical of Caribbean literature because of its description of a young girl's sexual awakening, the novel offers poetic descriptions of rural and urban Jamaica and delightful characterizations of warm and lively women, including the narrator's mother, grandmother, and neighbors. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1845230388?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1845230388&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

This is a review for Writers Who Paint Painters Who Write: 3 Jamaican Artists by Jacqueline Bishop - Exceptionally expressive paintings from three contemporary Caribbean artists—each a prominent literary figure in Jamaica—are featured in this unusual collection. Abstract, evanescent webs by Jacqueline Bishop, sober still-life studies by Earl McKenzie, and landscape and figure paintings by Ralph Thompson provide vivid insight into the minds of these multitalented artists while continuing the long-standing tradition of transforming literary allusions into visual art. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1845230647?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1845230647&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Event: “Tribute to La Guarachera De Cuba: The Queen Celia Cruz” on Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 8pm at the Apollo Theater — Harlem, NY USA

“Tribute to The Queen Celia Cruz” March 22, 2014 at the Apollo https://www.apollotheater.org/
Event: “Tribute to La Guarachera De Cuba: The Queen Celia Cruz” on Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 8pm at the Apollo Theater — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 8pm; Where: Apollo Theater | 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027; Admission: $55, $45, $35 | Online: Ticketmaster http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004AA7A7F1B0C4?brand=apollo; Box office: 212.531.5305

Event Description: “Presented by the Apollo Theater in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in collaboration with Omer Pardillo. The Spirit of the Queen lives on! Celia Cruz is remembered at the Apollo for her innovative performance style and assertions of Afro-Latina pride, which continue to resonate with the Harlem community. The Apollo Theater in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute present a special concert to commemorate the life and legacy of Celia Cruz. This extraordinary event, produced in collaboration with Omer Pardillo, also marks the 50th Anniversary of Cruz’s debut performance at the Apollo Theater in May 1964. The concert, featuring signature numbers from Cruz’s songbook, will be performed by Anissa Gathers, Amma McKen, Cita Rodriguez with Jose Alberto “El Canario” and Orchestra and special guest, Lucrecia. Hosted by Felipe Luciano and Malin Falu. The Celia Cruz Legacy Project was established to celebrate Celia Cruz’s accomplishments and achievements as the world’s most iconic salsa singer The Celia Cruz Legacy Project Archive and Research Center collects , safeguards and makes accessible materials, documents, photographs, video footage, stage dresses and pieces from Celia Cruz’s personal collection to keep the Legacy of Celia Cruz alive for generations to come.”Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute http://cccadi.org/01/march-22-2014-tribute-to-la-guarachera-de-cuba-the-queen-celia-cruz-saturday/
For further information: https://www.apollotheater.org/, http://cccadi.org/01/march-22-2014-tribute-to-la-guarachera-de-cuba-the-queen-celia-cruz-saturday/, https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=cccadi.org%2F01%2Fmarch-22-2014-tribute-to-la-guarachera-de-cuba-the-queen-celia-cruz-saturday%2F and http://cccadi.org/01/march-22-2014-tribute-to-la-guarachera-de-cuba-the-queen-celia-cruz-saturday/


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Event: “FRESH MILK XIV” featuring artist talks about residency experiences on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6-8:00pm — Barbados, West Indies

“FRESH MILK XIV” on March 20, 2014 http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
Event: “FRESH MILK XIV” featuring artist talks about residency experiences on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6-8:00pm — Barbados, West Indies; Event Description: FRESH MILK is pleased to invite you to our first public event of 2014, FRESH MILK XIV, which will be held on Thursday, March 20th 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., St. George, Barbados. FRESH MILK is located on a wooden deck at the Milking Parlour Studio in St. George, Barbados. See our About page for directions: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/about/. Contact information: freshmilkbarbados@gmail.com
About Fresh Milk: “The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. is a Caribbean non-profit, artist-led, inter-disciplinary organization that supports creatives and promotes wise social, economic, and environmental stewardship through creative engagement with society and by cultivating excellence in the arts.”Read more: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/about/
The Value of Artist Residencies: “FRESH MILK XIV welcomes Nick Whittle, Mark King and Versia Harris to give artist talks, all of whom took part in a number of artist residencies locally, regionally and internationally last year at Fresh Milk, the Instituto Buena Bista (Curacao), Alice Yard (Trinidad), Ateliers ’89 (Aruba) and the Vermont Studio Center (USA). The artists will share the work they created while in residence and talk about the overarching impact of these experiences on their practice, framing residencies as free spaces for artistic growth, experimentation and cultural mobility and exchange. We are also excited to announce at this event, the chosen recipient of the Fresh Milk ‘My Time’ Local Residency 2014 selected from our recent open call. This Barbadian artist will be awarded a one-month residency on the platform and a $1,000.00 stipend towards artistic production.”Read more: http://freshmilkbarbados.com
For further information: https://twitter.com/FreshMilkBdos, https://www.facebook.com/FreshMilkBarbados and http://freshmilkbarbados.com/


Exhibition Closing: "ALL THAT GLITTERS CLOSING RECEPTION" on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm -- Newark, NJ USA

“All That Glitters”  Closing on March 20, 2014 www.thegatewayprojects.org
Exhibition Closing: "ALL THAT GLITTERS CLOSING RECEPTION" on Thursday, March 20th from 6 – 8 pm at The Gateway Project — Newark, New Jersey USA; Event Details: The Gateway Project | The Gateway II Gallery | 2 Gateway Center | 283-299 Market St. | Newark, NJ 07102 | Email: info@thegatewayprojects.org;  Jersey is not that far! Head there this Thursday for the closing party of the acclaimed All That Glitters exhibition at The Gateway Projects- with a night of performances. NJ Glitter Core at its finest. Join us for one last look at ALL THAT GLITTERS this Thursday, March 20th from 6 – 8 pm. In a happening-like fashion, performances will occur throughout the space. Looking forward to saying goodbye to ALL THAT GLITTERS with you!
Event Description: “Smart People Doing Beautiful Things! Join Willie Cole, Mary Ann Strandell and Shoshanna Weinberger discuss their work and the theme of abundance in the group show All That Glitters. On view until March 20, The Gateway Project. Visit the entire exhibition featuring artists: Willie Cole, Ryan Trecartin, Katherine Bernhardt, Shoplifter,Mary Ann Strandell, Shoshanna Weinberger, Raul de Nieves, Kevin Sampson, Richard Wislocky, Alexandra Desipris, Mary Edna Fraser, Mary Ann Strandell, Ariana Barat, Ayana Evans, Angelina Dreem, Andrew Baron, Ashli Sisk, Brendan Mahoney, Benjamin Phelan, Eric Barry Drasin, Fernando Montiel Klint, Hannah Craft, Katya Grokhovsky, Jessica Bowman, Melvin Jones, Labanna Babalon, Luca Cusolito, Sid Art and Whitney Lea Sage.”Read more: www.thegatewayprojects.org
About The Gateway Project: “Located in the heart of Newarkʼs Gateway Center, crossroad of over 30,000 people daily, the Gateway Project is a series of pop up art exhibitions adjacent to Newark Pennsylvania Station, at The series is made possible by art organizations Solo(s) Project House in Newark, New Jersey. Gateway II owner, C&K Properties is sponsoring and hosting the events.”Read more: www.thegatewayprojects.org
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/371858532956905/, https://www.facebook.com/TheGatewayProjectNewark and http://www.thegatewayprojects.org/. Related article: https://art-nerd.com/newyork/all-that-glitters-closing-reception/

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Exhibition: “CaFA Fair Barbados 2014” ENDS on Sunday, March 16, 2014 — Bridgetown, Barbados WI

“CaFA Fair Barbados 2014” Mar 12–Mar 16, 2014 www.cafafair.com/
Exhibition: “CaFA Fair Barbados 2014” on Wednesday, March 12 – Sunday, March 16, 2014 — Bridgetown, Barbados WI; What: the CaFA Fair Barbados 2014; When: Wednesday, March 12 – Sunday, March 16, 2014; Where: the Spirit Bond building in the heart of historic Bridgetown, Barbados! For further information: http://www.cafafair.com/
CaFA’s Mission Statement: “The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the interest for Caribbean art, as evidenced by major Museum shows, art fairs, publications, and the growing number of the world’s most savvy collectors adding Caribbean art to their collections. CaFA Fair - Barbados will present another significant opportunity for Caribbean art to be highlighted and for collectors and curators to find highly collectible works. It is intended to become a focal point for Caribbean visual arts, created by artists both resident in the region and in the Diaspora.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/CaFAFairBarbados/info

Event Description: “March 2014 will see the return of the 4th annual Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair & Symposium to Bridgetown, Barbados. The CaFA Fair Barbados 2014 will be held on Wednesday, March 12 – Sunday, March 16, 2014 at its fabulous new location . . . the Spirit Bond building in the heart of historic Bridgetown, Barbados! This exposition will feature over 35 exhibitors showcasing works by artists of Caribbean ancestry. CaFA Fair will open on a Wednesday evening with a Gala Reception and the presentation of the Caribbean Luminary of the Arts award.” Read more: https://www.facebook.com/CaFAFairBarbados/info
General Information: Art Performances, Book signings, Film screenings & Musical Guests will be scheduled daily; FREE admission for children 16 yrs and under, and all students with ID to CaFA Fair Barbados & Caribbean Art Symposium. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/CaFAFairBarbados, https://www.facebook.com/CaFAFairBarbados/info, http://www.cafafair.com/

Saturday, March 15, 2014

An Exhibition of Carnival Works by Wayne Berkeley ENDS on Saturday March 15, 2014 at NALIS -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Carnival Works" by Wayne Berkeley ENDS March 15, 2014
http://artsocietytt.org/ and http://www.nalis.gov.tt/
An Exhibition of Carnival Works by Wayne Berkeley through Saturday March 15, 2014 at NALIS -- Trinidad & Tobago, Wet Indies; Location: The Rotunda National Library Building at Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain, Trinidad; email: pr.marketing@nalis.gov.tt
About the Artist Wayne Berkeley (1940-2011): "Perhaps the most important part of Berkeley’s work is that he has developed his own approach to art. He strives to maintain his originality and believes that it is important for artists not to copy other people’s work. In his early years in the industry, some of Berkeley’s Carnival designs had been criticized as ‘entering into a realm not of Carnival’. However, he continued to challenge the ‘history book syndrome’ that carnival costumes of that time had, and was persistent in his creation of fantasy costumes. Berkeley maintains that Carnival costume designing is just like poetry or storytelling. He incorporates a theme that finds its basis in an actual incident or a series of incidents that are typical of human nature. In this way, Berkeley appeals and connects to masqueraders of all ages, ethnicities and nationalities. As a result, Berkeley’s Carnival designs changed the face of Carnival and today many of his costume design concepts have become the norm." -- Read more: http://www.nalis.gov.tt/Research/SubjectGuide/Biographies/BiographiesAC/tabid/100/Default.aspx?PageContentID=533
For further information: http://www.nalis.gov.tt/, http://www.ncctt.org/new/ and http://artsocietytt.org/. For further information about the artist: http://www.nalis.gov.tt/Research/SubjectGuide/Biographies/BiographiesAC/tabid/100/Default.aspx?PageContentID=533 and http://www.whoswhotnt.com/index.cfm/1,121,2602,0,html/Tribute-to-Mas-Man-Wayne-Berkeley


Exhibition: “Grafted Narratives” by Susan and Asher Mains ENDS on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Gallery Of Caribbean Art — Barbados, West Indies

“Flower Ignites Passion” by Susan Mains at http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com
Exhibition: “Grafted Narratives” by Susan and Asher Mains through Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 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

“Anthesis” by Asher Mains at http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com
Event Description: “The Gallery Of Caribbean Art is please to present 'Grafted Narratives' the art of Susan and Asher Mains. A new collection of Susan's strong colours and contrasts characterizing her paintings, and Asher's assignment of botanical terms in his new body of artwork as a way of describing the human experience through his paintings. The exhibition … will be on display until 15th March 2014. Our regular gallery hours are: Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday: 9:30am - 2:00pm. We look forward to seeing you!" http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com/
For further information about the gallery: http://www.artgallerycaribbean.com/. For further information about the artists: http://susanmains.com/art-and-soul-gallery-grenada/, http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/susan-mains.html, http://ashermains.com/, https://www.facebook.com/ashermainspaints, http://ashermains.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Mains-Artist/311931808853637


Susan Mains Grenada Workboats

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Exhibition: “Many People, One Carnival” ENDS on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Art Society of T&T — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Many People, One Carnival” Feb 14–Mar 13, 2014 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition: “Many People, One Carnival” through Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Art Society — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; When: Friday, February 14 – Thursday, March 13, 2014; Location: Corner Jamaica Blvd. and St. Vincent Avenue, Federation Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868 ) 622-9827; email: admin@artsocietytt.org; For further information about the gallery: http://artsocietytt.org/; For further information about the artist: http://tt.linkedin.com/pub/vibert-medford/19/5a/84 and http://canvascaribbeantt.com/medfordV.html.   For further information about Trinidad Carnival: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Carnival-Institute-of-Trinidad-and-Tobago/90500573897, http://gotrinidadandtobago.com/events/carnival-2014/ and http://carnivalinfo.com/category/trinidad-carnival/



Exhibition: “The M.P. Alladin Collection” ENDS on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“The M.P. Alladin Collection” Feb 25-March 13, 2014 at 101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
Exhibition: “ The M.P. Alladin Collection” from Tuesday, February 25 - Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details – Where: 101 Art Gallery; Location: 84 Woodford Street, Newtown. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 628-4081; Email: marknpereira@gmail.com ;Event Description:  The M.P. Alladin Collection of drawings and paintings.
Important Message: “Because of the importance of this collection, it is recommended that clients view this show privately and quietly. Paintings and drawings priced from $3,500. Please call Mark or Dulcie for an appointment: (868) 628-4081 or (868) 468-3477.”101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
About the Artist Mahmoud Pharouk Alladin (1919-1980): “M.P. Alladin was born in 1919 in Tacarigua. He was the second of five children, three sisters and a brother. Alladin was an orthodox Muslim, fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Arabic. He was one of the leading artists in this country [Trinidad & Tobago] who was well-known internationally for his work in Art and Art Education. For this reason he was regularly invited to present lectures and participated in international conferences. Alladin belonged to a creative family, whose father was a craftsman who excelled in drumming and music. . . This great artist was commissioned by the government of Trinidad and Tobago, in 1957, to produce a painting called “Back to Africa” as a gift from Trinidad and Tobago to Ghana. A decade later his services were requested again for a painting of a local scene as a gift to Canada on that country’s centennial in 1967. He also produced a mural at UWI’s JFK Hall. Alladin was appointed the Director of Culture in the Ministry of Education and Culture in 1965 and made invaluable contributions in improving Indian song and dance in our folk culture. Also, as a high-ranking civil servant he also promoted local talent in parang and calypso music.”Read more: http://www.caribbeanmuslims.com/articles/1296/1/Mahmoud-Pharouk-Alladin-1919-1980---/Page1.html
For further information about the gallery: 101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/101art. For further information about the artist: http://artsocietytt.org/alladinMP.html and http://www.caribbeanmuslims.com/articles/1296/1/Mahmoud-Pharouk-Alladin-1919-1980---/Page1.html. Related article: http://www.newsday.co.tt/commentary/0,189363.html

“Carnival Exhibition” ENDS on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Carnival Exhibition” Feb 20-March 13, 2014 at
101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
“Carnival Exhibition” from Thursday, February 20 – Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details – Where: 101 Art Gallery; Location: 84 Woodford Street, Newtown. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 628-4081; Email: marknpereira@gmail.com

"Mayaro Fisherman" by Edwin Ou HIng Wan at
101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
Event Description: “WE WILL BE HOSTING CONSIGNED WORKS FOR SALE DURING THE ALLADIN SHOW, FOR LOCAL COLLECTORS, AS WELL AS FOR YOUR VISITORS TO EXPERIENCE A WIDE RANGE OF TT ART: WORKS BY: ALLADIN, ATTECK, HINGWAN, HINKSON, KIMME, HOLDER, SHEPPARD, LOUISON, GREENIDGE, MASSEY, MOSCA, BISHOP, OTTIER, ADAM, ET AL.”101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
For further information: http://101artgallery.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/101art

Exhibition: "Our Story of Art" ENDS on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at National Gallery -- Cayman Islands, West Indies

Painting by Charles Long on display through Mar 13, 2014 at
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky
Exhibition: "Our Story of Art" EXTENDED through Thursday, March 13, 2014 at National Gallery -- Cayman Islands, West Indies; Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman, KY1-1002; Telephone: 345-945-8111; Curated by Natalie Urquhart;
Directions - The National Gallery is located on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway (The Harquail Bypass) which runs parallel to Seven Mile Beach. The Gallery is best approached from the Southern end of the Bypass (coming from the AL Thompsons roundabout).
Parking - Free parking is available behind the National Gallery. Accessible parking is available at the front of the Exhibition Hall and to the side of the Education Centre.
Event Description: "Our Story of Art is an exhibition that celebrates the development of fine art in the Cayman Islands. Works from over key fifty artists have been drawn together from public and private collections, and accompanied by text that anchors our artistic development within the wider history of modern Cayman. This is the first fully comprehensive art history exhibition hosted by the National Gallery. Featured artists include: Ed Oliver, Bendel Hydes, Janet Walkers, Joanne Sibley, Charles Long, early Visual Arts Society artists, The Native Sons and many more ..." -- National Gallery of the Cayman Islands https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/
Kindly sponsored by Susan A Olde OBE. For further information: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky, https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/OurStoryofArt/upcomingexhibitions. For further information about the artist: http://www.visualartcayman.com/charles-long/past-artists

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book Launch: “Chasing Light” by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00pm at NAGB — Bahamas, West Indies

"Chasing Light" on March 12, 2014 at NAGB www.nagb.org.bs 
Book Launch: “Chasing Light” by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00pm at NAGB — Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details: Where: National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB); When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014; Location: Ballroom of National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB), West & West Hill Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas; Tel: 242.328.5800/1; Email: info@nagb.org.bs
Event Description: “Under the distinguished patronage of Their Excellencies, The Governor-General and Lady Foulkes, Guanima Press Limited cordially invites you to join us in celebration with Patricia Glinton-Meicholas on the publication by Proverse Publishing, Hong Kong, of her latest book, ‘Chasing Light’ — finalist in the 2012 Proverse Prize Literary Competition — on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Ballroom of National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB), West & West Hill Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas.”NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/Chasing-Light-Book-Launch-Glinton-Miecholas
For further information about the gallery: http://www.nagb.org.bs and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB. For further information about the author: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.glintonmeicholas.1, http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-glinton-meicholas/9/a79/92 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_Bahamas

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Patricia Glinton-Meicholas

Bahamian-born Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, writer, editor, cultural critic and academic, is an honours graduate of the University of the West Indies and the University of Miami. Recognized nationally for her contributions to Bahamian literature, she was first winner of the Bahamas Cacique Award for Writing (1995) and recipient of a Silver Jubilee of Independence Medal for Literature (1998). She was the first woman to present the prestigious Sir Lynden Pindling Memorial Lecture (Nassau, 2005). Her books include An Evening in Guanima (short stories based on Bahamian folktale motifs), the novel, A Shift in the Light, and two volumes of poetry (No Vacancy in Paradise and Robin's Song). She co-wrote Bahamian Art 1492 to 1992 and contributed to the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. Her story "The Gaulin Wife" appears in the Penguin anthology Under the Storyteller's Spell (1988). A monograph on Bahamian folktales was published in the Encuentros series of the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Centre. Her most recent book is Years of Favour, a 264-page history and pictorial of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of The Bahamas 1960-2010 (with P. Neko Meicholas and Carla Glinton). She has also written and directed several historical documentaries for television. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/dp/9888227181?tag=carijour-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=9888227181&adid=17ZMB2CBPZYZJAR6XVPE

This is a review for Chasing Light by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas - The poetry of Patricia Glinton-Meicholas is suffused with a love for language in all its myriad forms. "Coconut-husk women" both Bahamian and archetypal populate her writing, and she is concerned both with the personal and the political, but these are parables accessible to all, and the poetic journey she offers her readers is cyclical: a movement of pursuit where journey, not endpoint is key. Set out in five movements, the poet first looks to the light: urging us to "rise up to new horizons"; to avoid the kinds of reprehensible people who prove "grim shadows at our doors". Read more: http://www.amazon.com/dp/9888227181?tag=carijour-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=9888227181&adid=17ZMB2CBPZYZJAR6XVPE

This is a review for More talkin' Bahamian by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas - More Talkin' Bahamian is a humorous, but information packed dictionary of local vernacular vocabulary of the Bahamas. It is interesting and useful if you hear Bahamian slang and want to know what it means. The definitions are arranged as in a lexicon with some special sections on rules for talking like a Bahamian and Bahamian proverbs and sayings. I think the book would be much more helpful if there were a section to look up words in standard English to see the Bahamian equivalent that the non-Bahamian could be use as he/she spoke. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/More-talkin-Bahamian-Patricia-Glinton-Meicholas/product-reviews/9768140720/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review forAn evening in Guanima: A treasury of folktales from the Bahamas by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas - In folk stories, magic drums, ghosts, obedient and disobedient children, heroes, tricksters and birds that assume human form hold sway in a world where poetic justice always brings about a satisfactory ending. This is the patrimony of childhood and the stuff of 'An Evening in Guanima.' A tribute to Cat Island, Bahamas the author's birthplace, these stories recount the adventures of Bouki and Rabbi, Jack and B'er Debbil and other fascinating characters in wry metaphor and hilarious dialogue. Here is a collection of Bahamiana that will fascinate the non-Bahamian and will represent a homecoming for the people in the Bahama islands. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9768140003?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=9768140003&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

Oliver Samuels Celebrates 65th With 'Dollyhouse' -- Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaican Comedian Oliver Samuels www.facebook.com/OliverSamuelsFans  
Oliver Samuels Celebrates 65th With 'Dollyhouse'- Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | March 12, 2014
The play, Dollyhouse, is a wonderful mix of Jamaica's favourite topics - sex, politics, power and betrayal, all coming together to create a hilarious comedy with the belly-cramping humour that only Oliver Samuels can produce. It is well documented that Embassy Saga is funny. When asked how Dollyhouse measures up, Oliver Samuels responded with a smirk, saying "Unnu jus ain't seen nutten yet." What does Jamaica's King of Comedy do when it is time to celebrate his 65th year on Earth? He assembles the most powerful cast available in Caribbean theatre today and creates another blockbuster. Many speculated about how Samuels would be able to follow up on back-to-back hits, Who a Di Don? and Embassy Saga. He has done it with Dollyhouse.
"Who a Di Don? - Who a Di Don? opened in December 2011 and closed 14 months later in April 2013 after more than 250 well-attended performances highlighted by nine performances in the New York tri-state area, four full-to-capacity performances in Toronto, and seven shows in the United Kingdom, along with repeated stretches of 100 per cent sold-out performances in Jamaica." -- Jamaica Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140312/ent/ent1.html
Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140312/ent/ent1.html. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/OliverSamuelsFans and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Samuels. Related articles: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Oliver-Samuels-celebrated-65-with-launch-of-Foundation and http://www.jamaicanjournal.com/index.php/2010/06/24/king-of-caribbean-comedy-oliver-samuels-promoting-money-transfers-to-jamaica

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Artist Talk: “All That Glitters” Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7pm at The Gateway Project; Exhibition on view until Thursday, March 20, 2014 — Newark, New Jersey USA

“All That Glitters” March 11, 2014 www.thegatewayprojects.org
Artist Talk: “All That Glitters” Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7pm at The Gateway Project; Exhibition on view until Thursday, March 20, 2014 — Newark, New Jersey USA; Event Details: The Gateway Project | The Gateway II Gallery | 2 Gateway Center | 283-299 Market St. | Newark, NJ 07102 | Email: info@thegatewayprojects.org;  Join us at 6pm for the ALL THAT GLITTERS ARTIST TALK featuring Willie Cole, Mary Anne Strandell and Shoshanna Weinberger. Doors open at 6pm; Talk begins at 7pm; View the exhibition, have some wine and chat with the artists!
Event Description: “Smart People Doing Beautiful Things! Join Willie Cole, Mary Ann Strandell and Shoshanna Weinberger discuss their work and the theme of abundance in the group show All That Glitters. On view until March 20, The Gateway Project. Visit the entire exhibition featuring artists: Willie Cole, Ryan Trecartin, Katherine Bernhardt, Shoplifter,Mary Ann Strandell, Shoshanna Weinberger, Raul de Nieves, Kevin Sampson, Richard Wislocky, Alexandra Desipris, Mary Edna Fraser, Mary Ann Strandell, Ariana Barat, Ayana Evans, Angelina Dreem, Andrew Baron, Ashli Sisk, Brendan Mahoney, Benjamin Phelan, Eric Barry Drasin, Fernando Montiel Klint, Hannah Craft, Katya Grokhovsky, Jessica Bowman, Melvin Jones, Labanna Babalon, Luca Cusolito, Sid Art and Whitney Lea Sage.”Read more: www.thegatewayprojects.org
About The Gateway Project: “Located in the heart of Newarkʼs Gateway Center, crossroad of over 30,000 people daily, the Gateway Project is a series of pop up art exhibitions adjacent to Newark Pennsylvania Station, at The series is made possible by art organizations Solo(s) Project House in Newark, New Jersey. Gateway II owner, C&K Properties is sponsoring and hosting the events.”Read more: www.thegatewayprojects.org
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/371858532956905/, https://www.facebook.com/TheGatewayProjectNewark and http://www.thegatewayprojects.org/