Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Event: “Artist Talk with Lynn Parotti” on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Artist Talk with Lynn Parotti” April 29, 2014 at NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event: “Artist Talk with Lynn Parotti” on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details - Place National Art Gallery Of The Bahamas; Location: West St. & West Hill St., Nassau, New Providence; Phone: (242) 328-5800; Email: info@nagb.org.bs; Website: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
About the Artist: “Lynn Parotti (born 1968, Nassau, The Bahamas) received her BA in Painting from The State University of New York, NY in 1990, and then completed her MFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993. During the summer of 1992, she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME. She has lived and worked in London since 1995 where she was Artist in Residence for the Chelsea Children’s Hospital School until 2006. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy and The Bahamas. Parotti has been reviewed in The Miami Herald, The Evening Standard, Sky Television, Correre Della Sera and the Nassau Guardian. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Chelsea Arts Club in 2007 entitled “When the Bough Breaks” and a two person show titled “Limit” with her sister Holly in 2008 at Popop Studios Center for the Visual Arts in Nassau. Her work is in private collections in the U.K., the U.S. and The Bahamas and in corporate collections including the Nippon Oil Corp, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and the Bahamas High Commissions in London, Washington DC, and New York”Read more: The D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF)
http://daguilarartfoundation.com/daguilar-art-foundation-bahamian-artist-lynn-parotti.html
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/Artist-Talk-Lynn-Parotti, https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB and http://www.nagb.org.bs/. For further information about the artist: http://www.parotti.com/ and http://daguilarartfoundation.com/daguilar-art-foundation-bahamian-artist-lynn-parotti.html. Related article: http://www.reallife.ky/editorial/artist-lynn-parotti


Monday, April 28, 2014

Exhibition: “OPEN STUDIO: Canopy Guild” on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00pm-9:00pm at NLS — Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

Exhibition: “OPEN STUDIO: Canopy Guild” April 28, 2014 at
NLS http://www.nlskingston.org/ (Image courtesy of NLS)
Exhibition: “OPEN STUDIO: Canopy Guild” on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00pm-9:00pm at NLS — Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: NLS; Location: 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica Phone: (876) 927-7931 / (876) 927-8647 / (876) 406-9771
Event Description: “NLS is pleased to invite you to the first public open studio for Rodell Warner's art residency Canopy Guild. Canopy Guild is a collaborative project with Afifa Aza, Ayana Riviére, Ai Yoshida, Leasho Johnson, and Storm Saulter. Takes place on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kingston 6. 7 PM - 9 PM. This event is free and open to the public.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/611937455567875/?ref=52&source=  and http://www.nlskingston.org
About NLS: “New Local Space (NLS) is a contemporary visual art initiative and micro-gallery in Kingston, Jamaica that is a subsidiary of Creative Sounds Limited. NLS provides professional support for the work of visual artists committed to breaking new ground in their work, builds and connects new audiences to these artists, and links these artists to the global contemporary art community. We provide the public with a platform for accessing experimental exhibitions, artist residencies, and a meeting place for new ideas and cutting edge approaches to art. NLS’ programming is an open international cultural forum grounded in the spirit of experimentation and collaboration. The organisation operates out of a 200 sq ft garage turned white box and its 1500 sq ft outdoor space, as well as through curatorial initiatives with international art spaces, and through online programming.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/NLSKingston?ref=stream
For further information: http://www.nlskingston.org/, https://www.facebook.com/NLSKingston?ref=stream , http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7b72cbb6cac3d3c4a48f5115b&id=28f653e06f, and www.facebook.com/NLSKingston

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Event: “The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2014” ENDS on Sunday, April 27, 2014 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies - "Beach Jazz Fiesta" on Sunday 27th April, 2014 4:00 p.m.

“Tobago Jazz Experience 2014” through April 27, 2014 http://www.tobagojazzexperience.com/
Event: “The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2014” through Sunday, April 27, 2014 — Tobago, West Indies
Event Description: “The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2014 is a celebration of jazz, along with the indigenous music of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Staying true to its promise of offering “much more than music” however, the Tobago Jazz Experience incorporates the cultural and historical practices that define the island of Tobago as an ideal destination.”Read more: http://www.tobagojazzexperience.com/about_jazz.php
SCHEDULE:
Sunday 27th April, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Gen. - US$80 VIP - US$150
Beach Jazz Fiesta - Pigeon Point Heritage Park

Performers: Keyshia Cole, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chrycee and the Soleil Band, Tony Paul, Geneieve
The Tobago Jazz Experience culminates with Beach Jazz Fiesta at the Pigeon Point Heritage Park. This flagship event attracts local, regional and international visitors as thousands converge at the Heritage Park to enjoy the grand finale. This year, the Fiesta will feature singer and songwriter, Keyshia Cole alongside the masters of soul, Earth, Wind Fire.
For further information: http://www.tobagojazzexperience.com/, http://www.tobagojazzexperience.com/about_jazz.php, https://www.facebook.com/tobagojazzexperience and https://twitter.com/TobagoJazz. For the full schedule: http://www.tobagojazzexperience.com/schedule.php. Related article: http://www.thecaribs.com/featured-2/john-legend-tessanne-chin-amongst-star-studded-headliners-for-tobago-jazz-experience-2014/#


NGJ Exhibition: Last Sundays – April 27, 2014: Last Chance to See “Religion and Spirituality” from 11am to 4pm — Jamaica, West Indies

“Religion and Spirituality” on April 27, 2014 at
NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
NGJ Exhibition: Last Sundays – April 27, 2014: Last Chance to See “Religion and Spirituality” from 11am to 4pm — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Time: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11am to 4pm; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Phone: 1-876-922-1561; 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; Event Type: art, art talk, exhibition; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10am-4:30pm; Fridays: 10am-4 pm; Saturdays: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for April 2014 is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, from 11 am to 4 pm. The focus of the April Last Sundays programme will be the Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality exhibition, which closes at the end of that day, but the permanent exhibitions will also be open for viewing. The Religion and Spirituality exhibition explores what is arguably one of the most important subjects in Jamaican art and, since it consists entirely of works from the National Gallery collection, provides viewers with an opportunity to view well-known and less frequently exhibited masterpieces of Jamaican art in a new context, while provoking discussion and reflection. The exhibition includes work by artists such as Osmond Watson, Edna Manley, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Carl Abrahams, Everald and Clinton Brown, Renee Cox, Ebony G. Patterson, Gloria Escoffery and Norma Rodney-Harrack. In-depth guided tours of the exhibition, presented by members of the National Gallery curatorial staff, will be offered at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm and interested persons should meet at the National Gallery front desk at those times. A special children’s programme consisting of a “treasure hunt” in the Religion and Spirituality exhibition will also be offered, starting at 1 pm.”Read more: NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
About the Gallery: “The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. A significant part of its collections is on permanent view. The NGJ also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and the premier national exhibition, the National Biennial. The NGJ offers a range of educational services, including guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children’s art programmes and also operates a gift shop and coffee shop.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/about/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/

Event: “The 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest” ENDS on Sunday, April 27, 2014 — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“The 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest” April 23–April 27, 2014 http://www.bocaslitfest.com/
Event: “The 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest” from Wednesday, April 23 – Sunday, April 27, 2014 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - What: An annual literary festival with Caribbean focus and international scope, bringing together writers, readers, performers, and publishers for a five-day celebration of books and writing; When: The 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest will run from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 April, with five full days of readings, performances, workshops, and discussions; Where: Trinidad and Tobago, at the southern end of the Caribbean. Main venues: National Library and Old Fire Station, downtown Port of Spain; Why: [among other amazing reasons] . . . to launch an annual prize for literature http://www.bocaslitfest.com/2011/ocm-bocas-prize-chair-honoured-by-obama/. Read more: http://www.bocaslitfest.com/about/
Event Description: “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. At each session, writers read from their recent books, discuss their work, and answer questions from the audience. This is a chance to encounter some of your favourite writers up close. Each reading includes a book-signing session, and books are available from the participating booksellers. The readings series also includes a special focus on talented emerging writers. Every year, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest New Talent Showcase selects exceptionally talented writers who are yet to publish their first book, and give them a platform to share their work and engage with a larger audience. And because some of the liveliest contemporary poetry lives not on the page but on the stage, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest showcases Trinidad and Tobago’s vibrant performance poetry scene, with daily performances and open mic sessions in the National Library’s Abercromby Street arcade. Curated by Jean Claude Cournand and Mickel Alexander, these sessions will change your ideas about what poetry can be.”Bocas Lit Fest http://www.bocaslitfest.com/about/
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/, https://www.facebook.com/bocaslitfest and https://twitter.com/bocaslitfest for further information.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Event: “Art Market Day” on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Art Society of T&T — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Art Market Day” April 26, 2014 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Event: “Art Market Day” on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Art Society of T&T — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: The grounds of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am-2pm; 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/.

Exhibition: “Now and Coming Time” A One-Day Symposium to celebrate Aubrey Williams on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the University of Cambridge — United Kingdom

Aubrey Williams Catalog available at http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/bookstore/
Exhibition: “Now and Coming Time” A One-Day Symposium to celebrate Aubrey Williams on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the University of Cambridge — United Kingdom; Location: Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN, United Kingdom; Telephone: +44 1223 337733
Event Description: “In 2013, courtesy of the trustees of the Aubrey Williams estate and October Gallery, the English Faculty Library at the University of Cambridge installed two paintings by Aubrey Williams (1926-1990). From one of his major series, The Olmec Maya (1985), the paintings Now & Coming Time II and III have acted as a concrete signal of an increase in recognition of the Caribbean and its cultures at Cambridge; their arrival just one of a series of events that have marked an expanded interest in Guyanese and Caribbean arts in Britain since the turn of the century. This one-day symposium seeks to draw on this recent upsurge in attention, both to celebrate the presence of Williams’ paintings at Cambridge and to reflect on the impact of Caribbean artists, in all media, on the world.” Read more — University of Cambridge http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/nct/
About the Artist: “Aubrey Williams was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1926, and began painting and drawing from the age of five. He joined the Working People’s Art Class whilst still at school, studying under E. R. Burrowes, a man he credited as ‘opening the Guyanese eyes to art’. A trained agronomist, his work took him to the north-west rainforest of Guyana, where he lived for two years amongst the indigenous Warrau people, a period which proved one of the most formative of his life and where, he said, ‘I started to understand what art really is’. . . Williams’ paintings have always resisted classification, evolving through many distinct phases over the course of his career. From immaculately accomplished depictions of birds, to figurations, to explosive, vibrant abstracts, Williams drew influence from abstract expressionism, from Olmec, Maya, and Warrau imagery, from science fiction, from the symphonies and quartets of Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich, and from artists such as Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Diego Rivera, Yves Klein and Rufino Tamayo.” Read more — October Gallery http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/artists/williams/
For further information: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/nct/, https://www.facebook.com/cambridge.university, http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/artists/williams/, http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/nct/?page_id=8, http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/nct/?page_id=71 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey_Williams. For a slideshow of Aubrey Williams paintings: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/aubrey-williams/paintings/slideshow

Friday, April 25, 2014

Art Talk & Book Sale: “Reflections: See Me Here Artists' Talk” on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Reflections: See Me Here Artists' Talk” April 25, 2014 at Medulla Art Gallery
https://www.facebook.com/events/235657719974986/
Exhibition: “Reflections: See Me Here Artists' Talk” on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Medulla Art Gallery; Location: #37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, WI; Telephone: +1 868-740-7597; Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com
Event Description: “Please join us as we engage with a number of artists from our latest title, See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraits from the Caribbean. Each artist will make a brief presentation on their work, after which we will open up the floor to invite audience participation and discussions. Participating artists: Ashraph, Susan Dayal, Jaime Lee Loy, Che Lovelace, Steve Ouditt, Sheena Rose, Roberta Stoddart, Dave Williams; Moderator: Marsha Pearce, ‘See Me Here’ essayist. All are welcome to attend. Books will be on sale. Hosted by Robert & Christopher Publishers.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/235657719974986/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/235657719974986/

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Exhibition: Opening Celebration for "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6-9:00pm; show runs through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) — Florida USA

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World April 18-Aug 17, 2014 at PAMM http://www.pamm.org
Exhibition: Opening Celebration for "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6-9:00pm; show runs from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) — Florida USA; Event Details - Date and Time: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6-9:00pm; Location: PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132; Valet and on-site parking as available / Metromover: Museum Park station / pamm.org/parking; Contact: info@pamm.org; Open to the public; Performances are free with museum admission: $12 - $8; Telephone: (305) 375 3000.
Event Description: “Celebrate the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World on Thursday, April 24, 2014 with a performance by Akuzuru and a waterfront bar on the terrace with music by DJ Majestic. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, August 17, 2014.”PAMM http://www.pamm.org/calendar/2014/03/opening-celebration-caribbean-crossroads-world
About the Exhibition: “'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World' was originally organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem, and presented at the three institutions in 2012. This iteration of the exhibition was organized by guest curator Elvis Fuentes for Pérez Art Museum Miami. It was coordinated by Associate Curator Diana Nawi with Curatorial Assistant María Elena Ortiz. It is presented by J.P. Morgan. Support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. This project has received additional funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation, and additional support is provided by Nedra and Mark Oren, Pat Papper, Darlene and Jorge Pérez, and Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst.” —  PAMM http://www.pamm.org/calendar/2014/03/opening-celebration-caribbean-crossroads-world
For further information: http://www.pamm.org/calendar/2014/03/opening-celebration-caribbean-crossroads-world, https://www.facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami, https://twitter.com/pamm. For further information about the venue: http://www.pamm.org/about and http://www.pamm.org/. Related articles: http://www.cifo.org/blog/?p=5764&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=24, http://events.southflorida.com/events/sf-caribbean-crossroads-of-the-world-miami-event, http://www.hispanicny.com/2012/06/art-caribbean-crossroads-of-world-spans.html and http://www.sflcn.com/story.php?id=13325





NGJ Event: “Exploring Spirituality in Jamaica” – a Presentation by Bernard Jankee, Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pm — Jamaica, WI

“Instrument for Four People” by Everald Brown
Collection: NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
NGJ Event: “Exploring Spirituality in Jamaica” – a Presentation by Bernard Jankee, Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pm — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Time: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pm; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Phone: 1-876-922-1561; 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; Event Type: art, art talk, exhibition; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10am-4:30pm; Fridays: 10am-4 pm; Saturdays: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica and African-Caribbean Institute/Jamaica Memory Bank present: EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY IN JAMAICA by Bernard Jankee, Director, African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank on Thursday, April 24, 11:00am – 12:30pm. Free Admission. The presentation focuses on the cosmology and manifestations of spirituality in Jamaica, with special reference to the materials in the collections of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank. This collaborative effort forms part of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality exhibition and public education program and is free to the public. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the National Gallery’s acclaimed Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality exhibition, which explores the role of religion and spirituality in Jamaican culture and history, by means of 68 works from the NGJ collections, some of them well known and others only rarely exhibited. The exhibition includes work by artists such as Osmond Watson, Edna Manley, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Carl Abrahams, Everald and Clinton Brown, Renee Cox, Ebony G. Patterson, Gloria Escoffery, Norma Rodney-Harrack and Omari Ra. The exhibition is part of a new series that explores important themes in Jamaican art and the National Art Collection. Religion and Spirituality is scheduled to close on April 27. The Exploring Spirituality presentation is part of the Institute of Jamaica’s Open House programme.”NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
About the Gallery: “The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. A significant part of its collections is on permanent view. The NGJ also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and the premier national exhibition, the National Biennial. The NGJ offers a range of educational services, including guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children’s art programmes and also operates a gift shop and coffee shop.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/about/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/

Exhibition: “ProSo Student Show” on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 2pm-9pm at The College of The Bahamas — Bahamas, West Indies

“ProSo Student Show” April 24, 2014 https://www.facebook.com/ProGallery/
Exhibition: “ProSo Student Show” on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 2pm-9pm at The College of The Bahamas — Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details – Where: The College of The Bahamas; When: Thursday, April 24, 2014; Location: S9, COB, Thompson Blvd., Nassau, New Providence; Phone: +1 242-302-4008; Open to the Public; Website: http://www.myspace.com/cobprogallery; Email: progalleryart@gmail.com 
Event Description: “The Pro Gallery at The College of The Bahamas presents ProSo, a student exhibition featuring painting and ceramic works beginning April 24th, 2014. The exhibition highlights the work of first and second year painting and ceramics students currently enrolled at The College of The Bahamas. The twelve exhibiting artists include Seth Bastian, Rhojai Burrows, Danielle Dean, Celeste Harding, Jalan Harris, Kevion King, Anya Lewis, Jodi Minnis, Spurgeonique Morley, Piaget Moss, Christopher Outten, and Xanthia Smith. Working from social issues regarding race, culture, sexuality to addressing personal histories like those involving trauma or loss, the artists explore different creative processes via painting and ceramic media.”Read more: Popop Studios http://www.popopstudios.com/proso-student-show-april-24th/
About the Gallery: “The Pro Gallery is an art space located in the S Block of The College of The Bahamas. Our mission is to encourage and promote the young developing artist, by providing a space where their works and talents can be displayed. While at the same time have an environment that is relaxing and inviting. The Pro-gallery is a space that is dedicated to students interested in art and showcasing their talents by exhibiting their works. The society also aims to collaborate with broader art forms like film, writing and music. It also exists as a comfortable atmosphere open to anyone willing to experience it. For this we are dedicated.” Read more: https://www.facebook.com/ProGallery/page_map
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/ProGallery, http://www.myspace.com/cobprogallery, http://www.popopstudios.com/proso-student-show-april-24th/, http://www.cob.edu.bs/, https://www.facebook.com/ProGallery/page_map and https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-College-of-The-Bahamas/198306162143

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Exhibition: Steve Conway’s “It’s About Time” ENDS on Wednesday, April 23, 2013 at Masterworks — Bermuda, West Indies

Steve Conway's “It’s About Time” Exhibit April 11-23, 2013 at
Bermuda Masterworks http://www.bermudamasterworks.com
Exhibition: Steve Conway’s “It’s About Time” Opening Reception on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Through Wednesday, April 23, 2013) at Masterworks — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details - “It’s About Time” Steve Conway Exhibit; Start: April 12, 2014 10:00am; End: April 23, 2014 4:00pm; Category: Openings, Special Exhibit; Organizer: Vincent O’Reilly; Phone:441-299-4000; Email: artmworks@logic.bm; Venue: Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art; Address: 183 South Road, Paget, Bermuda; Rick Faries Gallery
Event Description: “Masterworks Museum presents artist Steve Conway’s first solo exhibition “It’s About Time”. Through encouragement from friends and family he has decided to show his artwork. His rich use of color and ability to capture the islands unique light depicts the natural beauty of the island juxtaposed with man-made surroundings. He has a passion for painting and his collection of work is sure to inspire. Artworks available for purchase.”” — Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/its-about-time-exhibit/
For further information: http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: “Anthology” by Michael Jackson ENDS on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, West Indies

“Anthology” through April 20, 2014 at NuEdge http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: “Anthology” by Michael Jackson through Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, West Indies; Event Details: Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts Ltd. is located in one of the most prestigious developments in Barbados, 1st Floor, Building B, the Limegrove Lifestyle Center, right in the heart of Holetown, St. James, Barbados. Contact Info – Phone: +1 246-621-0067; Email: gallerynuedge@galerienuedge.com
About the Artist: “Michael Jackson Art, is unique, beautiful contemporary art for discerning collectors around the globe. Works include exotic birds, wildlife, [portraiture] and human narrative, dynamic realism, along with new, vibrant [Chinoiserie] works of art.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Jackson-Art/453442374726012
For further information about the gallery: http://www.galerienuedge.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge. For further information about the artist: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Jackson-Art/453442374726012 and http://michaeljackson-art.com/

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣarˈsi.a ˈmarkes] About this sound audio (help·info); 6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in a fictional village called Macondo (the town mainly inspired by his birthplace Aracataca), and most of them explore the theme of solitude.
— Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Garc%C3%ADa_M%C3%A1rquez  


This is a review for One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude, the greatest of all Latin American novels is the magic and multi-layered epic of the Buendia family and the story of their jungle settlement, Macondo. Like many other epics, this book has deeply-rooted connections with historical reality, i.e., the development of Colombia since its independence from Spain in the early 19th century. The story of the Buendia family is obviously a metaphor for Colombia in the neocolonial period as well as a narrative concerning the myths in Latin American history. The finest example of magic realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a wonderfully comic novel, yet the book also exudes a pervading sense of irony; a strong undercurrent of sadness, solitude and tragic futility. The intermingling of the fantastic with the ordinary keeps readers in a state of constant anticipation, especially where the generations of Buendia men are concerned.  Some of this extraordinary novel's most important effects are achieved through the interplay of time as both linear and circular. The founding of Macondo and its narrative, for the most part, follow time in a linear sense, as does the history of the Buendia family, who form a series of figures symbolizing the particular historical period of which they are a part. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Solitude-Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez/product-reviews/006112009X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) by Gabriel García Márquez - This is a book that simply cannot to be ignored. Lush, sensual and poetic in its prose, Marquez spins a vivid tale about a man's love for a woman that waits fifty years to come to fruition. Beneath the imagery and romance, however, lies Marquez's sharp observations on the nature of relationships, marriage and old age -- all told with Marquez's brand of humor, wisdom and unflinching veracity. The imagery pops alive in the mind's eye like no film can. In a tropical Caribbean setting, sometime between the close of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the environment becomes just as much a character as Florentino Ariza, and the dramatic story unfolds of his love for Fermina Daza. I'd love to recommend this for mature teens, but to truly savor it, you'll have to have lived a little. In the end, no matter what age, you will be the better for having read this masterpiece! Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Time-Cholera-Oprahs-Book/product-reviews/0307389731/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Of Love and Other Demons (Vintage International) by Gabriel García Márquez - I couldn't put this down, read it in one afternoon on a bench by the bay. Marquez has created a world entirely of his own, this isn't Columbia in the 17th Century, nor is it some dreamscape stalked by nightmarish figures. This is a tale of robust power, dealing with lust, love, sickness, transgression, madness, faith, frailty, flesh and loss. In this world presented to us, each of them swirl together until you can't distinguish them from each other. The lives of the people in the pages: the rotting, resigned father; the impassioned atheist doctor; the brilliant, doomed and tormented priest; the deluded sex-crazed mother; the drooping slaves; the vindictive nuns... and at the heart- the crimson-haired little girl as a primal force of nature- incomprehensible, vibrant, fierce... A resounding laugh in the faces of the Stoics who intoned- "Live According to Nature." The writing bursts with energy, with poetry, with blood and bile and pale venom- you can almost smell the pages sweat. Few books evoke so much with so little (it's very short, after all). This is a fine novel, an abundant and wretched dream that will possess you for as long as you immerse yourself in it. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Other-Demons-Vintage-International/product-reviews/1400034922/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Event: “Saturday Kids ARTerNoon: April’s Easter Edition” on Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm at NAGB — Bahamas, West Indies

“Saturday Kids ARTerNoon: April’s Easter Edition” Apr 19th at NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs
Event: “Saturday Kids ARTerNoon: April’s Easter Edition” on Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm at NAGB — Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details - Place National Art Gallery Of The Bahamas; Location: West St. & West Hill St., Nassau, New Providence; Phone: (242) 328-5800; Email: info@nagb.org.bs; Website: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event Description: “Easter Egg Hunt & Face Painting, $5 Per Child. Please contact Ms. Benjamin to RSVP, ASAP. We are also looking for volunteers for this Saturday ARTerNoon and those who wish to volunteer monthly. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Benjamin at 328-5800/1 or jbenjamin@nagb.org.bs.” — NAGB https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB#!/events/744046908960405/
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/Saturday-Kids-ARTerNoon-April-Easter, https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB, http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB#!/events/744046908960405/

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Exhibition: “Ace of Spades: The Father of Modern Day Junkanoo” a tribute to Winston "Gus" Cooper ENDS on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at NAGB — Bahamas, West Indies

“Ace of Spades” April 15-16, 2014 at NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Exhibition: “Ace of Spades: The Father of Modern Day Junkanoo” a tribute to Winston "Gus" Cooper from Tuesday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at NAGB — Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details - Place: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB); Dates: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:00 PM to Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:00 PM; Location: Villa Doyle, West and West Hill Streets, Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas; Tel: 242.328.5800/1; Fax: 242.322.1180; Email: info@nagb.org.bs
Event Description: “At 6 p.m., under the patronage of the Right Honorable Perry G. Christie Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Mrs. Bernadette Christie, we will open "The Ace of Spades," curated by John Beadle, a tribute show to The Valley Boys founder, Mr. Winston "Gus" Cooper. The exhibition will not only record Mr. Cooper's significant contribution to this uniquely Bahamian art form, but will also investigate some of the significant changes and inventions The Valley Boys brought to the construction of Junkanoo costumes. Mr. Beadle is creating the interior of a Junkanoo shack within the galleries of the NAGB, a timeline of the Valley Boys from their foundation to the present day, installing costumes from various parades and creating--with the assistance of Valley artists -- a large scale parse mural on the gallery walls. The night's festivities will end with a revelry Valley Boys rush-out -- please be there to celebrate with us!”NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/Ace-of-Spades-Gus-Cooper
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/Gallery-Events/Ace-of-Spades-Gus-Cooper, http://www.nagb.org.bs/, http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB#!/TheNAGB/app_103946966394976. Related articles: http://www.bahamaslocal.com/newsitem/90054/A_tribute_to_Winston_Gus_Cooper.html, http://www.thenassauguardian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44298:winston-gus-cooper-dies-at-72&catid=3:news&Itemid=27 and http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/Funeral_for_Gus_Cooper_and_Rush_Out32568.shtml
About John Beadle: “John Beadle (born 1964, Nassau, The Bahamas) is one of the major Bahamian artists of the post-Independence generation. Born on the Island of New Providence in 1964, one of his earliest memories is of watching one of his grandfather’s landscape paintings, waiting for someone to walk into view. He went to the College of the Bahamas and studied under Stan Burnside, going on to the Rhode Island School of Design where he obtained a BFA in Painting. He studied in Rome, Italy and received his MFA from The Tyler School of Art, Temple University. In 1991 he was named Emerging Artist of Latin America and the Caribbean in Nagoya, Japan.” Read more: http://daguilarartfoundation.com/daguilar-art-foundation-bahamian-artist-john-beadle.html
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/john.beadle.79, http://www.uprising-art.com/en/portfolio/john-beadle-bahamas/ and http://daguilarartfoundation.com/daguilar-art-foundation-bahamian-artist-john-beadle.html

The John Beadle Project 2013 Opening Night at NAGB

Event: “2014 Brooklyn Artists Ball” on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 10:00pm - 1:00am at the Brooklyn Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA

“2014 Brooklyn Artists Ball” April 16, 2014 at the
Brooklyn Museum https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
Event: “2014 Brooklyn Artists Ball” on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 10:00pm - 1:00am at the Brooklyn Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details: Where: Brooklyn Museum; Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052, Telephone: (718) 638-5000; General Hours: Wednesday: 11am–6pm, Thursday: 11am–10pm and Friday–Sunday: 11am–6pm.
Event Description: “Join us on Wednesday, April 16 for a DANCE PARTY to celebrate the 2014 Brooklyn Artists Ball! The Brooklyn Museum's most anticipated event of the year, the Brooklyn Artists Ball celebrates Brooklyn artists and the borough's thriving creative community. This year's event will take place on April 16.”Artsy.net http://artsy.net/#brooklyn-artists-ball
For further information: http://artsy.net/#brooklyn-artists-ball, https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/https://www.facebook.com/brooklynmuseum and https://twitter.com/brooklynmuseum. For ticket information: https://www.eventfarm.com/event/7fff5387-0000-452c-a6e2-131de279ff4a


Monday, April 14, 2014

Exhibition: Kathy Ann Chevalier presents "Danse de Liberté" ENDS on Monday, April 14, 2014 at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Danse de Liberté” Exhibition:  April 6-14, 2014 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition:  Kathy Ann Chevalier presents "Danse de Liberté" on Sunday, April 6 to Monday, April 14, 2014 at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; When: Sunday, April 6 to Monday, April 14, 2014 - OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 6:30-9pm; 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.   Featuring Artists: Johann Corbie, Lennox Robinson & Keston Jack.   For further information about the gallery: http://artsocietytt.org/.

Event: “The 25th Annual Colour of Harmony” on Monday, April 14, 2014 6pm at College of The Bahamas — Bahamas, West Indies

 “Colour of Harmony” April 14, 2014 at COB  http://www.cob.edu.bs

Event: “The 25th Annual Colour of Harmony” on Monday, April 14, 2014 6pm at College of The Bahamas — Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details – Where: The College of The Bahamas; Oakes Field; Nassau, The Bahamas; Tel (242) 302.4300; Email cob@cob.edu.bs
Event Description: “The School of Communication and Creative Arts of The College of The Bahamas presents "The 25th Annual Colour of Harmony" on Monday 14th April from 6pm in the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre. The public are invited to attend this evening of visual and performing arts.”PTAP https://www.facebook.com/ptapnassau
For further information: http://www.cob.edu.bs/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-College-of-The-Bahamas/198306162143 and https://www.facebook.com/ptapnassau