Thursday, July 31, 2014

Amazon Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Lorna Goodison

Lorna Goodison CD (born 1 August 1947) is a Jamaican poet, a leading West Indian writer of the generation born after World War II, currently dividing her time between Jamaica and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she teaches at the University of Michigan. Poet and literary scholar Edward Baugh says: "one of Goodison’s achievements is that her poetry inscribes the Jamaican sensibility and culture on the text of the world". Apart from issues of home and exile, her work also addresses the power of art to explore and reconcile opposites and contradictions in the Caribbean historical experience. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorna_Goodison

This is a review for By Love Possessed: Stories by Lorna Goodison - Jamaicans living in Jamaica and in the states while loving and not loving is an idea about what each story is about. Lorna Goodison in By Love Possessed made me feel as if I were in the center of a neighborhood where houses had no walls. This feeling gave me the ability hear and see exactly what was going on with each person in a story. I have never liked all the stories in a collection. In this anthology I only disliked one. However I did have trouble reading the Jamaican dialect. It slowed down my usual reading pace. I don't know the answer to whether the short stories feel more real because of the Jamaican speech patterns. The author does so well describing foods and places I feel the intensity of each story would remain just as strong if written totally in American. I am looking forward to reading Lorna Goodison's poetry and a book titled From Harvey River. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/By-Love-Possessed-Lorna-Goodison/product-reviews/0062127357/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison - Deep in the recesses of my childhood memories, I can conjure up the word 'rookumbine'. I vaguely know that it's the name of a song, but memory eludes me even after reading the words on page 12 of Lorna Goodison's lyrical tribute to growing up in Jamaica. Her story of four generations of her family, who gave Harvey River (near Lucea, Hanover) its name, crafts a lovingly evocative portrait of Jamaican traditions, customs and folklore. When her parents encounter financial difficulties and are forced to leave their well-appointed home in Malvern, St. Elizabeth to take up residence in a tenement yard on Orange Street in Kingston, hard times become their everyday reality, and their former comfortable life becomes a dream world to which they can never return. The author's mother, Doris, the central focus of the memoir, is an awe-inspiring vision of the selfless strength and devotion of Jamaican motherhood in all its glory. This book brought back tender memories of childhood, of duppy stories, rolling calves and other terrors, and lots of distinctly Jamaican pleasures I hadn't even known I'd forgotten. While it was a delightful trip down memory lane for me, this beautifully crafted and engaging account of the joys and sorrows of four generations of the author's family holds immeasurable cross-cultural appeal. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/From-Harvey-River-Memoir-Mother/product-reviews/0061337560/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Guinea Woman: New and Selected Poems by Lorna Goodison - Lorna Goodison is endowed with the resources of her traditions: the Afro-Caribbean and the European. Her poems are politically illuminating because of the ways in which she celebrates this dual inheritance, how each subject and theme can choose an appropriate idiom. Rooted though the poems are in certain elected landscapes, the poet finds her inflections in the interplay between languages and occasions. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Guinea-Woman-New-Selected-Poems/dp/1857544862/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=K3ZTNYCOUWSIGA2J&creativeASIN=1857544862

Lorna Goodison Performs at Words Aloud 10 video by WordsAloud2

NGJ Exhibition: The National Gallery at Forty - ‘In Retrospect’ on Sunday, August 31, 2014 — Jamaica, West Indies

Albert Huie's “Crop Time” (1955) NGJ Perm. Coll. http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
NGJ Exhibition: The National Gallery at Forty - ‘In Retrospect’ on Sunday, August 31, 2014 — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Telephone: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: The National Gallery at Forty - “The National Gallery of Jamaica is the oldest and largest public art museum in the English-speaking Caribbean and opened its doors, originally at historic Devon House, on November 14, 1974 and the Gallery will thus be celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year. Much has happened since the Gallery first opened and the fortieth anniversary provides us with an opportunity to remember and celebrate; to reflect on what has been achieved, and what is left to be done; and in doing all of this, to plot the most productive future trajectories. Devon House was a beautiful and popular location but the National Gallery quickly outgrew these premises, because of its expanding collections and exhibition programme. The Gallery thus moved to its present, much larger and modern premises on the Kingston Waterfront in 1982 and while there have been plans for a new National Gallery building, our present location has become our de facto long term home. We are about to start a programme to develop our present building to current museum standards and recently, we have also added an extension in Montego Bay: National Gallery West, which opened on July 11 at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre on Sam Sharpe Square …The first major event will be the exhibition ‘In Retrospect’, scheduled to open on August 31, which will present a review of the NGJ’s history, in terms of the main exhibitions, acquisitions, other key events and, not to be overlooked, the personalities that have shaped its development. The second major exhibition will be the expanded Biennial, rebranded as the Jamaica Biennial, which is scheduled to open later in the year and will have a more international focus than before. There will also be other events, such as a special fundraiser on November 14 – our actual anniversary day – and a public awareness campaign, designed to expand our reach to our various audiences.” Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja.  For further information about the Artist Albert Huie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Huie, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1675521/Albert-Huie and https://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/tag/albert-huie/

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Exhibition: Featured artist, Danielle Barbeau, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, West Indies

Featured Artist Danielle Barbeau at Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Danielle Barbeau, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge Barbados (part of our current group exhibition “Tropical Insight”) — 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: “Danielle Barbeau was born in Montréal and was involved in the textile creations sector for many years. Her work was exhibited at the Salon des métiers d'art du Québec in Montréal and she founded Les Ateliers du Prince, on Prince Arthur Street. In the early 1990’s, she created her own clothing collection for children named Barbotine which was a success for 10 years. ​In 2001, she moved to Paris where she studied sculpture and drawing, which rapidly became a passion. From 2001 to 2005, the schools of Paris allowed her to learn and master the basics of the trade and develop her own personal style. She has studied and worked with renowned sculptors and at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, namely at the Canadian Cultural Centre (2003-2005), at the Salon des indépendants (2004-2005) and Boulogne-sur-Mer (2005), where she represented the Province of Québec. When she returned to Québec, she attended Jean-Louis Émond’s workshops (2005-2013) and was represented by NuEdge Gallery in Montréal (2008-2011). She also participated at the Dot Art Fair in Miami (2011), the Contemporary Art Fair of Saint-Lambert (2011-2013), where she earned the Public’s Choice Award, and recently the Toronto International Art Fair (2013). Since 2001, she has been totally dedicated to sculpture. She works in her studio in Rosemère and also at the Bronze Art Foundry in Inverness. In 2013, she opened Gallery QuatuArt in Rosemère with three other professional painters. In addition, she is represented by Galerie Espace 40, which is located in the Mile-End area of Montréal and Quartier Dix 30 in Brossard.”Read more: http://www.daniellebarbeau.com/#!bio/clxp
About the Venue: “Gallery NuEdge features the most sought out contemporary artists from the local and international market. Exhibits include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography, and art installation.”Visit our website: www.galerienuedge.com and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge
For further information about the gallery: http://www.galerienuedge.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge.   For further information about the artist:  http://www.daniellebarbeau.com/#!bio/clxp and http://www.daniellebarbeau.com/

Event: “Emancipation and Carnival Lecture” at 12pm-1:30pm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (TODAY) at Queen’s Park VIP Room Savannah — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Emancipation and Carnival Lecture” at 12-1:30pm on July 30, 2014 at Queen’s Park
http://www.facebook.com/22270666964/posts/10152166247556965/
Event: “Emancipation and Carnival Lecture” at 12pm-1:30pm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Queen’s Park VIP Room Savannah — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Contact Information: Telephone: (868) 621-5268 and (868) 625-6434; Email: carnivalinstitute@gmail.com
Event Description: “The Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago, in collaboration with NALIS will be hosting a lunchtime lecture themed: "Emancipation and Carnival" on the 30th of July in the V.I.P Room in the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more: http://www.facebook.com/22270666964/posts/10152166247556965/
For further information: http://www.facebook.com/22270666964/posts/10152166247556965/, http://www.ncctt.org/50years/index.php/ncc/institute-for-the-study-of-carnival, https://www.facebook.com/NALISTT and https://www.facebook.com/ncctt

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2014 – “... absolutely EPIC” video by Tony Magik

Exhibition: "The Magic of Colour" ENDS on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Arima Town Hall -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"The Magic of Colour"  July 15 - July 30, 2014
at Arima Town Hall http://arimaborough.gov.tt/
Exhibition: "The Magic of Colour" on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 through Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Arima Town Hall -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Arima Town Hall (upper floor); Location: Sorzano Street, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.; Tel: 1 (868) 667-3449; Fax: 1 (868) 667-7181; Email: arimaborough@tstt.net.tt; Hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sun.
Event Description: "An Exhibition of Fine Art created by the Talented Artists of Arima and Environs in collaboration with the Arima Borough Corporation presents 'The Magic of Colour'. All works are for sale." -- Curator Richard Martinez: 1 (868) 377-6406
For further information: http://arimaborough.gov.tt/

Programme for Young Artists 14-25: “Arts and Crafts Summer Camp” ENDS on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Hillside House — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Arts and Crafts Summer Camp” July 9-30, 2014 at
Hillside House https://www.facebook.com/HillsideHouse/
Programme for Young Artists 14-25: “Arts and Crafts Summer Camp” from Wednesday, July 9, 2014 through Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Hillside House — The Bahamas; Event Details - Hillside House is the studio and gallery space of artist Antonius Roberts; Location: #25 Cumberland Street, Nassau, New Providence; Telephone: +1 242-322-7678; Email antonius.roberts@gmail.com
Event Description: “Calling all parents with artistic children. The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture alongside Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House will be hosting its first free Arts and Crafts Summer Camp beginning Wednesday, July 9, 2014 and ends on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, July 8, 2014.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/ptapnassau#!/ptapnassau

“Looking to mentor the nation’s top Art students (15) by educating them in the business of ART. This program is geared towards the students, to know how to market and sell their artwork in the industry. In turn helping to build the nation’s economy through the art world. — with June Own, Allan Pachino Wallace, Pat Sharp, Antonius Roberts, Andret John, Robyn Robbie Burrows, K Darron Turnquest, Moya Strachan, Jay Koment, Matthew Wildgoose, Brian Beckford, John Beadle and Villiére Nychell.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/HillsideHouse/info
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/HillsideHousehttps://www.facebook.com/HillsideHouse/info, https://www.facebook.com/ptapnassau#!/ptapnassau and http://www.antoniusroberts.com/

Monday, July 28, 2014

Exhibition: “Abstract Visions” ENDS on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm at Walton Gallery — Petersburg, VA USA

“Abstract Visions” June 21-July 28, 2014 at Walton Gallery http://www.waltongallery.com
Exhibition: “Abstract Visions” from Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4pm to Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm at Walton Gallery — Petersburg, VA USA; Event Details - Time: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4pm to Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm; Location: Walton Gallery; Street: 17 N. Sycamore St.; City/Town: Petersburg, Va; Phone: 804-732-2475; Email: waltongallery@verizon.net; Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri 3pm-6pm, Sat 12pm-2pm and by appointment
Event Description: “Walton Gallery in historic Petersburg, Virginia, presents ‘Abstract Visions’. ‘Abstract Visions’ opens June 21 , 2014 , showcasing Four (4) artists from across the country: Richmond, Virginia’s Amie Oliver, VCU graduate Winston Harris, Brooklyn, New York’s Lamerol Gatewood and painter, author, philanthropist Danny Simmon Jr. The opening reception is from 4pm to 7pm on June 21, 2014 and the show runs through July 28, 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 to attend this fabulous show, ‘Abstract Visions’, and all future shows.”Read more: http://www.waltongallery.com
For further information Email: waltongallery@verizon.net or visit our website is http://www.waltongallery.com/

Recent Show “Life through a Lens” at Walton Gallery

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Event: “Last Sundays: July 27, 2014, featuring the Free Willies Band” 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays: July 27, 2014 featuring the Free Willies Band”
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event: “Last Sundays: July 27, 2014, featuring the Free Willies Band” 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Telephone: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 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 July 2014 is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, from 11 am to 4 pm. The featured performance, scheduled to start at 2 pm, is by the acclaimed Free Willies band, with Omar Francis as the lead singer and guitarist. They will play from their repertoire of reggae, rock and blues. The focus of the programme will be our permanent exhibitions, which has been supplemented with a temporarily reinstallation of the AD Scott Collection, a major donation to the National Gallery in 1999 by one of the pioneering art collectors of the post-independence period. Free tours and children’s activities will be offered, with a special focus on themes related to Emancipation and Independence in our collections, in keeping with the upcoming national observations. As is now customary for Last Sundays, admission to the NGJ will be free on Sunday, July 27, and the guided tours and children’s activities will also be free. Our gift and coffee shop will be open for business and contributions to the donations box are welcomed. Revenues from our shops and donations help to fund programmes such as our exhibitions and our Last Sundays programming.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja

Donald Waugh performs with Daniel Bedingfield at Carlos Cafe

Friday, July 25, 2014

Exhibition: “Everyday Bahamas” on Thursday, September 4, 2014 – Monday, October 6, 2014 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Everyday Bahamas” Sept 4-Oct 6, 2014 at NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Exhibition: “Everyday Bahamas” on Thursday, September 4, 2014 – Monday, October 6, 2014 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/
Event Description: “Capturing the essence of the ‘everyday’ on the Islands of the Bahamas. Curator Amrita Kaulder's first experience visiting The Bahamas was a surprise: there was so much more to life here than the images transmitted across the world through tourism. Real people living real lives. She decided to curate an exhibition asking as many Bahamians as possible to capture the essence of the ‘everyday’ in the Islands of The Bahamas in an effort to encourage the inner artist in all of us … The selected images and final exhibition will be presented at The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas from September 4th through October 5th, 2014. The project is sponsored by BTC. Project Coordinator & Commercial Director is Lavado Stubbs.”Read more: Bahamian Art & Culture Magazine https://madmimi.com/p/111c05?fe=1&pact=23788522316
Exhibit to be presented at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas September 2014. Sponsored by BTC; Curator: Amrita Kauldher; Project Coordinator & Commercial Director: Lavado Stubbs. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/everydayb, https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB, and http://www.nagb.org.bs/

“Everyday Bahamas” Project at NAGB

Everyday Bahamas

Amazon Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Antonio Benitez-Rojo

Antonio Benítez-Rojo (March 14, 1931 – January 5, 2005) was a Cuban novelist, essayist and short-story writer. He was widely regarded as the most significant Cuban author of his generation. His work has been translated into nine languages and collected in more than 50 anthologies. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Ben%C3%ADtez-Rojo

This is a review for A View from the Mangrove by Antonio Benitez-Rojo - This is one of the most fascinating books that I have read. The author engages in an exploration of the short story as a genre, using a varied array of styles, techniques and structures. The theme is very Caribeean and together with the technique transports you into the Caribeean at different stages during its colonial formation process. The book explores the Spanish, the French and the English Isles and parts of their history. Fantastic reading. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/A-View-Mangrove-Antonio-Benitez-Rojo/product-reviews/1558491368/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

 This is a review for The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective (Post-Contemporary Interventions) by Antonio Benitez-Rojo - In this second edition of The Repeating Island, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, a master of the historical novel, short story, and critical essay, continues to confront the legacy and myths of colonialism. This co-winner of the 1993 MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize has been expanded to include three entirely new chapters that add a Lacanian perspective and a view of the carnivalesque to an already brilliant interpretive study of Caribbean culture. As he did in the first edition, Benítez-Rojo redefines the Caribbean by drawing on history, economics, sociology, cultural anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and nonlinear mathematics. His point of departure is chaos theory, which holds that order and disorder are not the antithesis of each other in nature but function as mutually generative phenomena. Benítez-Rojo argues that within the apparent disorder of the Caribbean—the area’s discontinuous landmasses, its different colonial histories, ethnic groups, languages, traditions, and politics—there emerges an “island” of paradoxes that repeats itself and gives shape to an unexpected and complex sociocultural archipelago. Benítez-Rojo illustrates this unique form of identity with powerful readings of texts by Las Casas, Guillén, Carpentier, García Márquez, Walcott, Harris, Buitrago, and Rodríguez Juliá. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/The-Repeating-Island-Post-Contemporary-Interventions/dp/0822318652/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=UFUMQLDWIH2BF6GV&creativeASIN=0822318652

This is a review for Mujer en traje de batalla (Spanish Edition) by Antonio Benitez-Rojo - An epic novel about the life of Henriette Faber. This woman, known only to a few specialists, was born in Lausanne in 1791 and, after being widowed and losing her son, she dressed as a man to study medicine at the University of Paris. She served as a military surgeon in Napoleon's Grande Armee, participating in campaigns in Russia and in Spain, where she was taken prisoner by Wellington's troops. After the war, she went to Cuba, where, under the name of Enrique Faber, she practiced medicine in the city of Baracoa, getting married there to another woman, Juana de Leon. When her identity was revealed, she was sentenced to serve four years in the Havana Women's Hospital. With her sentence served, she was exiled to New Orleans, on the condition that she never return to any Spanish dominion. Nothing more is known about her. Starting with these known facts, the author has drawn a large, cinematic portrait of the age and the life of a strong woman determined to live decently and freely in a patriarchal world. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Mujer-traje-batalla-Spanish-Edition/product-reviews/8420442933/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Literature Book Review: The Repeating Island:
The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective

Exhibition: Featured artist, Dennis de Caires, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, West Indies

Featured Artist Dennis de Caires on display at
Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Dennis de Caires, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge Barbados (part of our current group exhibition “Tropical Insight”) — 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: “Dennis de Caires was born in 1957 in Georgetown, Guyana and his family emigrated to England in 1970. He studied painting at Winchester School of Art and The Royal College of Art in London, including a term at Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris. He has exhibited widely over the past twenty-five years in both public and private galleries, most recently in Stories, Liquid Courage Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas and Wood, Paper – Paint and Ink, Nu-Edge Gallery, Barbados in 2013. In 2010 an extensive survey show, Paintings For Georgetown 1986-2009 was presented at The National Gallery of Art, Guyana. His work is represented in a wide range of private and corporate collections and notable public collections include The British Council, The Georgia Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, Guyana and The Art Collection Foundation of Barbados. He currently lives and works in London and Barbados” — Read more: http://www.dennisdecaires.com/#Biography
About the Venue: “Gallery NuEdge features the most sought out contemporary artists from the local and international market. Exhibits include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography, and art installation.”Visit our website: www.galerienuedge.com and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge
For further information about the gallery: http://www.galerienuedge.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge.   For further information about the artist:  http://www.dennisdecaires.com/ and http://www.dennisdecaires.com/#Biography

Magnan Metz Group Exhibition: “Destination Unknown” through Friday, July 25, 2014 — NYC USA

Exhibition: “Destination Unknown” June 27–July 25, 2014 http://www.magnanmetz.com/
Magnan Metz Group Exhibition: “Destination Unknown” Opening Reception on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6-8 pm; the show runs from Friday, June 27 – Friday, July 25, 2014 — NYC USA; Event Details - Location: 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001; Telephone: (212) 244-2344; Fax: (212) 244-7544; Email: info@magnanmetz.com; Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Event Description: “Magnan Metz Gallery is pleased to announce its summer exhibition Destination Unknown. On view June 27-July 25, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 26th from 6-8 pm. This show includes work by Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado and Cuban artist Glenda León. In the spirit and tradition of summertime wanderlust Destination Unknown is a group exhibition that features work sculpted from each of the artist’s unique travels. A compilation that comes together to form a temporal dialog via a selection of interdisciplinary media ascribing meaning through literal, imaginary and theoretical platforms. . . Destination Unknown is a trip through the places we recognize past and present, awakening a nostalgia that invites viewers on an imaginary journey devoid of long lines, security checks and endless miles of asphalt.”Read more: http://www.magnanmetz.com/exhibitions/magnan-metz-group-exhibition-destination-unknown#4
About the Gallery: “Magnan Metz Gallery is co-owned and directed by Alberto Magnan and Dara Metz. The Gallery exhibits international emerging and established artists working in a broad range of mediums. Magnan Metz works closely with its artists to support complex projects in both the private and public sphere. The program focuses on non-traditional artwork incorporating mixed media, installation, video and conceptual sculpture. The gallery is proud to have presented the first exhibitions for artists such as Duke Riley, Alexandre Arrechea, Alejandro Almanza Pereda and Sofia Maldonado.”Read more: http://www.magnanmetz.com/contact
For further information: http://www.magnanmetz.com/, http://www.magnanmetz.com/exhibitions/magnan-metz-group-exhibition-destination-unknown#4 and https://www.facebook.com/magnanmetz

Recent Opening Reception: Magnan Metz Gallery - Glenda León

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Exhibition: Richard Rampersad’s “Subjectivity, Ambivalence, and the Contemporary Imagination” through Thursday, July 24, 2014 at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Subjectivity, Ambivalence, and the Contemporary Imagination” July 19-July 24, 2014
at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition: Richard Rampersad’s “Subjectivity, Ambivalence, and the Contemporary Imagination” from Saturday, July 19 - Thursday, July 24, 2014 at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Gallery hours: 10am-5pm daily.
About the Artist: "Richard Rampersad is a nationally recognised artist who specialises in figurative painting and Ceramics. His patrons include many distinguished members of the private sector as well as corporate, academic, religious and cultural personalities. Rampersad was born in the year 1990 and grew up in the suburbs of Valsayn. He began his art education at the University of the West Indies, pursuing a Certificate in Visual Arts and then moved on to obtain his degree in Fine Arts with First Class Honours. His extraordinary achievements throughout his artistic career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters in the Contemporary Caribbean Art realm." -- Read more at ASTT: http://artsocietytt.org/rampersadR.html
For further information about the Artist: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Rampersad/562877307076459 and http://artsocietytt.org/rampersadR.html. For further information about the gallery: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/asttevents.

Richard Rampersad’s “Subjectivity, Ambivalence, and the 
Contemporary Imagination” at Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gallery Talk: “The Orange Economy” by Pamela Burnside of Doongalik Gallery on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery — The Bahamas, WI

Gallery Talk:“The Orange Economy” by Pamela Burnside
on July 23, 2014 http://www.centralbankbahamas.com/galleries
Gallery Talk: “The Orange Economy” by Pamela Burnside of Doongalik Gallery on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery — The Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details - Location: the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery; Address: Frederick and Market Streets, Nassau, Bahamas; General Phone: (242) 302-2600
Event Description: “Pamela Burnside, Owner of Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, will share the paper she presented for the panel discussion “Voices of The Caribbean” at the IDB Creatives of the Caribbean Arts Festival in Washington, DC on June 20th, 2014.”For further information: http://www.centralbankbahamas.com/galleries.php
About Doongalik Studios Art Gallery: “Doongalik Studios was formed in the 1970s by Jackson Burnside, architect, artist and cultural advocate and his wife, Pam. The couple have spent their lifetime together committed to promoting the country's outstanding artistic talent which they firmly believe can establish The Bahamas as an international center of creativity.”Read more: http://www.doongalik.com/about/
For further information: http://www.centralbankbahamas.com/galleries.php

Pam Burnside – Doongalik speaks about Transforming Spaces

Monday, July 21, 2014

Event: “WIADCA Celebrates 46 Years of Caribbean Pride & Culture” Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Monday, September 1, 2014 — Brooklyn, NY USA

“WIADCA Celebrates 46 Years of Caribbean Pride and Culture”
Aug 28-Sept 1, 2014 http://wiadcacarnival.org
Event: “WIADCA Celebrates 46 Years of Caribbean Pride and Culture” Thursday, August 28, 2014 through Monday, September 1, 2014 — Brooklyn, NY USA; Contact Info - Address: 323-325 Rogers Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11225; Phone: (718) 467-1797; Email: wiadcainc@gmail.com
Event Description: “West Indian American Day Carnival celebrates 46 YEARS OF CARIBBEAN Pride and Culture. Featuring 5-day cultural festival complete with live entertainment, colorful costumes, tasty cuisine, Steelpan and youth competitions and NYC’S Greatest Show on Earth! Appearances by Trinidad’s own SOCA KING -Machel Montano & Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy, Brooklyn Salsero Willie Villegas and the Entre Amigos Band, King David Rudder, Calypso Rose and many more!”Read more: http://wiadcacarnival.org/2013/08/celebration-caribbean-pride-and-culture/
“WIADCA—46 yrs of Caribbean Pride & Culture” Aug 28-Sep 1, 2014 http://wiadcacarnival.org
Ticket Info: “Online Early Bird Ticket Sales ends tomorrow (07/22/14). Get them NOW!!! Brass Fest $35, Caribbean Woodstock $25, Panorama $35, and Dimanche Gras $30 go online:wiadcacarnival.eventbrite.com #wiadca #laborday2014 #thelegendsarecoming2014 #brassfest — with Lucericia Messiah, Anne-Rhea Smith, Sabra Richardson and Michelle Gibbs.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynLaborDayCarnival
For further information: https://twitter.com/wiadca, https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynLaborDayCarnival and http://wiadcacarnival.org

West-Indian Day Parade in New York video by SpottedXtreme

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Event: “Reggae Sumfest 2014” ENDS on Saturday, July 19, 2014 — Jamaica, WI

“Reggae Sumfest” July 13-19, 2014 http://www.reggaesumfest.com/
Event: “Reggae Sumfest 2014” from Sunday, July 13 to Saturday, July 19, 2014; Early Bird Ticket Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014 — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details: “Montego Bay, Jamaica | July 13-19. Reggae Sumfest 2014 will be the 22nd annual staging of the festival. 2013 marked the 21st presentation of the festival and, by all accounts, it turned out to be a fantastic event. Check out our albums to view pictures from Reggae Sumfest 2013 and previous stagings. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website www.reggaesumfest.com for breaking news on the 2014 event.” — Read more: https://www.facebook.com/ReggaeSumfest/info
About the Event: “Faced with the loss of the annual reggae festival Reggae Sunsplash, a group of business persons in Montego Bay came together to form Summerfest Productions Limited. The company was formed in 1993 and staged the first annual Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay from August 11– 14th. The company has since inception been committed to showcasing our indigenous reggae music while also promoting Montego Bay as a prime tourist destination. Over the years, the event has presented the best talent in reggae music such as Shaggy, Sean Paul, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley & the Ghetto Youths Crew, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Sizzla, Steel Pulse, Shabba Ranks, Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Beres Hammond, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Buju Banton, Tarrus Riley, Protoje, I-Octane, Konshens, Queen Ifrica, Etana and many more.”Read more: http://www.reggaesumfest.com/2013/index.php/en/history
For further information: http://www.reggaesumfest.com/, https://www.facebook.com/ReggaeSumfest and https://twitter.com/reggaesumfest. For ticket information: http://touchtix.net/, http://www.reggaesumfest.com/2013/index.php/en/tickets and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reggae-sumfest-2014-tickets-july-13-19-2014-montego-bay-jamaica-tickets-6496622573. For lineup: http://www.reggaesumfest.com/2013/index.php/en/2014-line-up. Related articles: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140512/ent/ent3.html and http://urbanislandz.com/2014/04/01/wiz-khalifa-tessanne-chin-booked-for-reggae-sumfest-2014/


Exhibitions: “Plein Air XI and featured artist, Diana Tetlow ‘Tinker's Roses’” through Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Dockyard Arts Centre — Bermuda, West Indies

“Tinker’s Roses” by Diana Tetlow June 22-July 18, 2014
at the Dockyard Arts Centre http://www.artbermuda.bm/
Exhibitions: “Plein Air XI and featured artist, Diana Tetlow ‘Tinker's Roses’” Opening on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 5.30pm-7.30pm; shows run through Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 2014 at the Dockyard Arts Centre — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details – Where: Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard; Location: Maritime Ln, , MA 01; General Hours: Tue-Fri 11:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm; Public Transit: Bus #7 or #8 to Dockyard, Ferry from Hamilton to Dockyard; Telephone: 441-234-2809; Fax: 441-234-0540; Email: artcentre@logic.bm; Website: http://www.artbermuda.bm

“Plein Air XI Exhibit” June 22-July 19, 2014 at Dockyard Arts Centre http://www.artbermuda.bm/
BerNews writes: “Plein Air Art Group To Host Two Art Shows - June 16, 2014: The Plein Air Group of Bermuda is getting set to host two art shows, each of them opening on June 22, 2014 from 5.30pm through 7.30pm at the Dockyard Arts Centre. The first of the two shows, the group’s annual members show, will feature work by both eager beginners and some of Bermuda’s leading professionals in a mix of traditional mediums, including watercolors, oils, pen and ink, pastels, and acrylics. The show will remain open until July 19, 2014. . . Subject matter covered by the pieces shown will include island-wide views of private home and gardens, landscapes, and seascapes, all with a focus on capturing the details that aim to inspire an investment in Bermuda art. Opening the same night will be a show called “Tinker’s Roses,” with close-up oil paintings of Bermuda’s roses by Diana Tetlow on display.”Read more: http://bernews.com/2014/06/plein-air-art-group-to-host-two-art-shows/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=49c57b12f4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_source=Bernews+Morning+Edition&utm_term=0_0e23d2ce3e-49c57b12f4-30842909
For further information: http://www.artbermuda.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bermuda-Arts-Centre-at-Dockyard/103929956318465