Friday, October 31, 2014

Joint Exhibition: The Savanna Gallery presents "Exquisite 2014" featuring Various Artists through Friday, October 31, 2014 at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Exquisite 2014” Oct 27-31, 2014 at ASTT: http://artsocietytt.org/
Joint Exhibition: The Savanna Gallery presents "Exquisite 2014" featuring Various Artists from Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31, 2014; Private Viewings from Wednesday, 22nd to Monday, 27th October 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;  Hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Event Description: “The Savanna Gallery presents 'Exquisite 2014' featuring Various Artists from Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31, 2014; Private Viewings from Wednesday, 22nd to Monday, 27th October at ASTT. Contact: Juluana - 678-9113; Email: juliana110@hotmail.com or Clayton - 738-8273.”Read more at ASTT: http://artsocietytt.org/
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others - dubbed the "Society of Trinidad Independents", taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango - Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/history.html
For further information about the gallery: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/asttevents.

Exhibition: “Power of the Message” ENDS on Friday, October 31, 2014 — IL, USA

“Dan Mask Screen” by Fran Joy http://franjoy.com/
Exhibition: “Power of the Message” Opening Reception on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm; show runs through Friday, October 31, 2014 — IL, USA; Event Details - Time: Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm through Friday, October 31, 2014; Location: Garrett Theological Seminary; Street: 2121 Sheridan Rd (Northwestern Campus); City/Town: Evanston, IL. 60201; Phone: (847) 220-2821; Event Type: art, exhibit
Event Description: “’The Power of the Message’ - Interpretations of social. emotional and spiritual images with powerful messages. August 23, 2014 - October 31, 2014. Opening Reception August 23, 2014 2-5 pm. Works by Fran Joy.”Read more: http://franjoy.com/
For further information about the artist: http://franjoy.com/. For further information about the venue: http://www.garrett.edu/

Exhibition: "Caribbean Fusion: Colors of Africa in America" through Friday October 31, 2014 at Kroma Gallery -- Miami, FL USA

Exhibition: "Caribbean Fusion: Colors of Africa in America" through October 31, 2014
at Kroma Gallery http://kromamiami.com/

Exhibition: "Caribbean Fusion: Colors of Africa in America" through Friday October 31, 2014 -- Miami, FL USA; Event Details - Time: Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm through Friday October 31, 2014; Location: KROMA Gallery - Coconut Grove, Miami; Street: 3670 Grand Avenue; City/Town: Miami, Florida 33133; Telephone: 305-576-6278; Event Type: gallery; Organized by: Julia Polonyi; Cost: Free
Event Description: "Kroma gallery, Coconut Grove, presents 'Caribbean Fusion: Colors of Africa in America', an exhibition featuring artists Carl Craig and Nadine Anderson Cheng.   As the new beacon in the grove, Kroma gallery is a refreshing space with 16 artist studios, courtyard and outdoor screening facility." -- Read more: http://www.soulofmiami.org/2014/09/06/caribbean-fusion-colors-of-africa-in-america-91114/
For further information: http://kromamiami.com/  and http://www.soulofmiami.org/2014/09/06/caribbean-fusion-colors-of-africa-in-america-91114/

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Exhibition: Featured artist, Amel Chamandy, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, WI

Featured Artist Amel Chamandy at Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Amel Chamandy, 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: “Amel Chamandy is an artist and international art dealer. She is the owner of Galerie NuEdge, located in Montreal's prestigious art district "Quartier Musée" (1480 Sherbrooke Street West). Amel Chamandy participates in a number of advisory and benevolent venues including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, The Friends of the Museum Advisory Committee and The McGill Faculty of Arts and Science Advisory Board. She is the current Quebec Government Representative on the Board of Trustees of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.” — Read more: http://www.themontrealreview.com/2009/amel-chamandy.php
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.themontrealreview.com/2009/amel-chamandy.php, http://www.artnet.com/galleries/galerie-nuedge/artist-amel-chamandy/ and http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/amel-chamandy/43/a46/982

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Ghost Stories

With its long history of pirates, shipwrecks, slavery, and even blood sacrifices, the Caribbean is rife with ghost stories and haunted history. If you're visiting the Caribbean around Halloween or just need a little scare any time of year, you're bound to encounter more than your share of zombies, jumbies and other astral fellow travelers... Read more: http://gocaribbean.about.com/od/specialinteresttravel/tp/HauntedCaribbean.htm

This is a review for Jamaica White: The Story of the Witch of Rose Hall by Harold Underhill - For what looks like a trashy novel, based on the cover art and blurbs, this book is surprisingly not trashy. Sure, there are the requisite sex & violence scenes, but overall this book is brimming with such salacious themes as early racism between whites and blacks and within the black slave community, sexism, the role of religion in the abolitionist movement, the effects of power, and other juicy themes. In addition, I learned a lot about the processing of sugar and the daily grind (so to speak) of a sugar plantation. A beach read and a history lesson in one. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Jamaica-White-Story-Witch-Rose/dp/0491003404/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=6RXN2IWF5NJBNTP4&creativeASIN=0491003404#customerReviews

This is a review for Caribbean Twilight: Tales of the Supernatural by Clyde Viechweg - Do you sometimes see shadows over your shoulders? Do you think your eyes are playing tricks on you? Well think again!!! There are out there.... Dark forces.... Evil... Waiting for the sun to set. From the Caribbean master storyteller comes a gripping selection of short stories, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your chair and chills running through your spine. Follow a young man’s encounter with a La Diablesse, an evil spirit in the form of a woman who lures men to their death. If that's not enough, you will hear about a Ligaroo. A man who makes a deal with Basil, an evil spirit that lives in the silk cotton tree, that loves human blood. Basil possesses him on a full moon night and flies through the village, sucking the blood of sleeping women and children. Why not make a deal with the Sea Devil; he will be sure you always catch a boatload of fish in exchange for your soul. Join Father Baker in an Exorcism as he tries to rid a young girl of a powerful demon. Take a ride to Sandy Island and break the heart of a young woman, whose grandma happens to be an Obeah woman. She casts spells that keep men bound to home. Maybe you should get a pet.... A Baku, a little goblin Like a critter that carries out your wishes in exchange for milk and cake. But try getting rid of him. Mirror mirror on the wall... Yes, there exists black mirrors that sorcerers use to see the past, present and future anywhere at any time in the world.... Who is looking at you? Julien Fedon led a revolt against the British and then vanished without a trace.... Or did he? In a dream, he recounts to the author his childhood, religion, the revolt, and the great mystery: where he went and who he became. You will never look at the Caribbean the same way again. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Caribbean-Twilight-Supernatural-Clyde-Viechweg/dp/1482009943/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=3LY35ZK6HDIXFLBT&creativeASIN=1482009943

This is a review for Essie's Kids and the Rolling Calf Island Style Story [Kindle Edition] by Bertha Brown - A “rolling calf” is a ghost that often appears in the form of an animal. Most people who had close encounters reported that they first heard or detected the rolling calves by their loud chiming and rather unnerving clanking noise. This familiar sound was made by the long chain that they dragged along behind them. They have large red eyes like a dragon’s. Some even said that they could breathe fire through their mouths. Some said that the rolling calves were the spirits of evil butchers who had been cruel and mean when they were alive. The best way, they said, to get away from these monstrous beasts was to drop various things on the ground. This storybook was written in an exciting island-style manner. It is about Essie's kids on the island of Jamaica and their unusual encounter with a rolling calf. This is the first of a five part series. The story is continuous. The whole series should be read in order to truly see and understand the full picture that the authors are trying to illustrate. Finally, these books also end uniquely always with a strong moral story. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EIIODFI?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00EIIODFI&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

Rolling Calf. Caribbean Scary Tales of the Night...Ghost Stories
video by Luke Brown

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Event: BSoA’s “Art in Motion 2014” Video Competition Deadline 4pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2104; all entries will be shown in Studio A from Friday, November 21 – Tuesday, December 9, 2014 — Bermuda, West Indies

“Art in Motion 2014” Video Competition Deadline Oct 28, 2104 at BSoA http://www.bsoa.bm/
Event: BSoA’s “Art in Motion 2014” Video Competition Deadline 4pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2104; all entries will be shown in Studio A from Friday, November 21 – Tuesday, December 9, 2014 — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details – Where: The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA); Location: The City Hall Arts Centre; 17 Church Street; Hamilton HM 11 Bermuda; Telephone: 441-292-3824; Fax: 441-296-0699; Email: info@bsoa.bm; Gallery Hours: 10am–4pm Monday–Friday; 10am–2pm Saturdays
Event Description: “There will be two categories: Student (under 18) and Adult (18 and over). Entries must be between 3 and 12 minutes in length and must have been made within one year of the closing date (Tuesday, October 28, 2104). Entries can be of any subject matter, style or genre but must incorporate a Title, Credits and Date, and will be judged on their artistic merit and overall quality … All three winning entries will have the chance to be screened at BIFF 2015 and Bermuda Docs Weekend Series … All entries will be show in Studio A from November 21 – December 9, 2014.” IMPORTANT: Submissions must be handed in on a clearly labeled DVD, formatted in MP4. No other formats will be accepted.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery
For further information: http://www.bsoa.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Event: “Last Sundays: October 26, 2014, featuring in Retrospect Exhibition, Maurice Gordon and Pimento" 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, WI

“Last Sundays: Oct 26, 2014: in Retrospect + Barre None”
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event: “Last Sundays: October 26, 2014, featuring in Retrospect Exhibition, Maurice Gordon and Pimento” 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’s Last Sundays programme for October 2014 is scheduled for Sunday, October 26, from 11 am to 4 pm, and will feature the In Retrospect: 40 Years of the National Gallery of Jamaica exhibition and a musical performance by the Pimento trio, featuring Maurice Gordon. The In Retrospect: 40 Years of the National Gallery of Jamaica exhibition opened on August 31 and represents the first major event in the National Gallery’s 40th anniversary celebrations. In Retrospect tells the story of the National Gallery through its exhibitions and publications, through major donations, and through the debates that have surrounded the Gallery from its earliest years, with a special focus on the Gallery’s role in articulating how Jamaican art is understood. The exhibition consists mainly of key works from the Gallery’s collection and invites viewers to respond to these works in the context of the National Gallery’s own history. In Retrospect closes on November 15 and is thus in its final weeks. The Pimento trio, which is scheduled to start at 1:30 pm, plays contemporary jazz, flavored with hints of reggae, R&B, funk, rock and fusion. The trio is headed by the noted guitarist and composer Maurice Gordon, who is acclaimed for his fluid technique, dexterity and highly personal style and cites as his influences Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, George Benson and Bob Marley. Maurice Gordon has performed at festivals in the Caribbean including Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, St. Lucia and Martinique Jazz Festivals, Ramajay Festival (Trinidad), Grenada Spice Jazz Festival. As is now customary for Last Sundays, admission to the NGJ will be free on Sunday, October 26, and guided tours and children’s activities will also be offered free of cost. 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 the In Retrospect exhibition 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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

JTB gets on board for Marley's reggae cruise ENDS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 -- Jamaica Gleaner

"Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise" October 20-25, 2014
http://welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com/
JTB gets on board for Marley's reggae cruise -- Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | September 15, 2013
Hasani Walters, Gleaner Writer
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), has come on board to endorse the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise. The first of its kind, the cruise is a five-night voyage being spearheaded by Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and Norwegian Cruise Lines. The state-of-the-art Norwegian Pearl cruiseship will set sail October 20, 2014 from Miami, Florida with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios before its return on October 25. According to a release, a host of top reggae musicians will be performing aboard the ship. Among them, Jr Gong, Stephen 'Ragga' Marley, Julian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, and Black-Am-I. More acts are to be announced at a later date. Not only will there be live concerts with these artistes, but popular sound systems and deejays such as David Rodigan, Stone Love, Renaissance, and Mighty Crown will be present. Several other entertainment events will be planned to satisfy the appetite of reggae lovers.

WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE!
Monday, October 20, 2014 Norwegian Pearl
in Miami Beach, Florida http://welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com
"'As the home of reggae, Jamaica is proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Jamrock Reggae Cruise. This is a wonderful opportunity for music lovers to get immersed in the rich history of Jamaican music. The JTB will be on board to promote the island's diverse offerings which are available for visitors to enjoy. The cruise will serve as an opportunity to whet the appetite of reggae music lovers to visit and explore the birthplace of reggae,' said John Lynch, Jamaica's director of tourism, in the release." -- Jamaica Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130915/ent/ent3.html
The entity will play an essential role in spreading the word to the masses. Grammy-winning entertainer Sean Paul, who recently collaborated with Jr Gong on Riot and is one of the acts to perform on the cruise, told The Sunday Gleaner that Marley had first pitched the idea to him a long time ago. He thinks it's a great idea that can help to popularise artistes and the genre in a major way. The 294-meter Norwegian Pearl has a capacity of 2,394 passengers and boasts many attractions such as 16 dining options, 13 bars and lounges, a casino, spa, pools, a fitness centre, children's centres and discotheques. Cabins for the cruise can be booked at: http://welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com. Source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130915/ent/ent3.html. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/damianmarley/posts/556786047693613, https://www.facebook.com/events/477143329036652/, http://welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com/ and http://www.visitjamaica.com/. Related articles: http://ireggaenation.com/reggae-cruise/ and http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/damian-marley-to-set-sail-with-jamrock-reggae-cruise-20130911


Exhibition: “Future Memories” through Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 14°N 61°W Gallery of Contemporary Art — Martinique, West Indies

“Future Memories” Sept 12-Oct 25, 2014 at 14°N 61°W Gallery http://www.14n61w.org/
Exhibition: “Future Memories” on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 7-10pm through Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 14°N 61°W Gallery of Contemporary Art — Martinique, West Indies; Event Details – Venue: 14°N 61°W Gallery of Contemporary Art (espace d'art contemporain); Location: 19, rue du Mérite Artisanal - Z.A Dillon, 97200 Fort de France - Martinique FWI; Telephone: +596 596 971887; Email: 14n61w@gmail.com; horaires / opening hours: Wed-Fr : 12 - 18 & Sat: 12 – 16; et sur rdv / and by appointment
Event Description: “14ºN61ºW, Martinique presents a group exhibition highlighting 8 artists whose work deals with several cultural, social and political examinations of self and fluidity. Curated by ARC Director, Holly Bynoe, 'Future Memories' presents an amalgam of works that reinforce complex ideas related to representation; its failures, limitations and subtleties intrinsic to the development of discreet and nuanced visual language. The preview will be held on September 12, 2014 from 7-10pm, and the show will run until October 25, 2014.  See more here: http://bit.ly/1nNkDJ8 and RSVP for the preview here: http://on.fb.me/Y3KxT8  — with Dominique Knowles, Lucy Garcia, Blue Curry, Deborah Jack, Citlally Miranda, Creative Renegades, Ivan Forde, Gumbs David, James Cooper, Lisa Selby and Ian Deleón.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/arcmagazine
For further information: http://www.14n61w.org/, www.facebook.com/quatorze.soixanteun and www.facebook.com/14n61w

Friday, October 24, 2014

Exhibition: Featured artist, Terrence Rupert Piggott, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, WI

Featured Artist Terrence Rupert Piggott at Gallery NuEdge Barbados www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Terrence Rupert Piggott, 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
Artist’s Statement: “It is this passion to create that has been the greatest force in my life. My recent work has evolved out of an attempt to realize this greater understanding about myself. I am interested in the discovery of new textural elements and surface treatments. The way I approach my work is usually very spontaneous, in that the works are executed utilizing no preliminary sketches, but allowing the work to evolve as I progress. It is a journey of discovery for me, from inception to completion that is spiritually and emotionally fulfilling.  Creativity is essential to my experience and I must continually evolve if I am to find harmony with myself and my creator.”Read more: http://www.rupertpiggott.com/artistbio.html
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.rupertpiggott.com/artistbio.html

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Exhibition: “Precious Paintings 2014” through Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

 “Precious Paintings 2014” at 101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
Exhibition: “Precious Paintings 2014” on Saturday, October 4, 2014 through Wednesday, October 22, 2014; OPENING RECEPTION on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 5-8pm; show runs through Wednesday, October 22, 2014; PREVIEWS: Thursday 2 October - 4-6pm, Friday 3 October - 4-6pm and Saturday 4 October - 10am-2pm at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: 84 Woodford Street, Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 628-4081; Email: marknpereira@gmail.com
Event Description: “Investment quality original paintings, prints, sculpture and copper work by our Master Artists: Alladin, Atteck, Boodhoo, Cazabon, Chang, Greenidge, Glasgow … etc. Priced from $450.”Read more: http://101artgallery.com/
“Precious Paintings 2014” at 101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
About the Gallery: “Over the years the 101 Art Gallery has developed a reputation in dealing in an area of art in Trinidad that is specialized – we represent a number of Private and Corporate Collectors who have works dating from Cazabon (1813-1888) to Chang, Atteck, Codallo, Greenidge, Stollmeyer, Hingwan, Boodhoo et al. We are able to source works by these Trinidad Masters and hold sales of works, called “Precious Paintings from Private Collections” – a means of the Collectors to capitalize on their investments, and a chance for new Collectors to acquire valuable investment quality paintings.” Read more: http://101artgallery.com/aboutus.html
For further information: http://101artgallery.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/101art

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Event: "Rock Art Silent Auction" presented by the Citizens for Conservation on Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Queen's Hall Lobby -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Rock Art Silent Auction" Oct 21-22, 2014 at Queen's Hall Lobby 
by Citizens for Conservation http://citizensforconservationtt.org/
Event: "Rock Art Silent Auction" presented by the Citizens for Conservation on Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Queen's Hall Lobby -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details: Queen's Hall is located at 1-3 St. Ann’s Rd, St. Ann’s, Trinidad & Tobago.  Contact Info – Phone: 1+ 868-623-6468; Email: conservationtandt@gmail.com
Event Description: “Citizens for Conservation presents Rocks of Art, an innovative and unique event, which will take the form of a silent auction featuring unique pieces of art that combine the beauty of nature with the artistic talents of some of the region’s most notable and recognizable artists including Leroy Clarke, Minshall, Harris, Hinkson, Crichlow, Bryden, Beverley Harries, Sundiata, Shawn Peters, Wulf, Barbara Jardine, Sandra Solis, Stuart Hahn, Karen Sylvester, Caroline Williams, Mary Mahon, Shalini, Beckett, Robyn Knaggs, Anthony Timothy, Mairi Millar and C& J Blanc. The result of that coming together is a collection of painted rocks that are one of a kind and a necessary addition to every discerning art lover’s collection. The purpose of the auction is to raise funds for use in providing grants to persons who own and inhabit heritage vernacular buildings to assist them in the upkeep of their homes as well as education programmes.  Rocks of Art will be held on October 21st and 22nd in the lobby of Queen’s Hall from 10 am to 6 pm each day. It is not to be missed!” — Read more: http://citizensforconservationtt.org/main/
For further information: http://citizensforconservationtt.org/main/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1538887006324070/1544055062473931/.  For further information about Queens Hall: http://queenshalltt.com/

Exhibition: “Ceramic Art – From the Fifteenth Century to the Contemporary” through Thursday, November 27, 2014 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies

“Ceramic Art – From the Fifteenth Century to the Contemporary” Oct 6-Nov 27, 2014
at National Gallery Cayman  https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/
Exhibition: “Ceramic Art – From the Fifteenth Century to the Contemporary” on Monday, October 6, 2014 through Thursday, November 27, 2014 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman; Telephone: 345-945-8111; email: info@nationalgallery.org.ky and education@nationalgallery.org.ky
Event Description: “New Exhibition at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands "Ceramic Art – From the Fifteenth Century to the Contemporary" 6 October – 27 November 2014. The National Gallery is delighted to introduce a survey of ceramic art with a display of delicate and rare pieces from around the world. The exhibition will display historically important wares from The Belvedere Collection (United Kingdom) as well as contemporary works by artists well established in Europe, South Africa and the Cayman Islands. Works featured range from the traditional thrown vessels to unexpected and surprising sculptural forms. Local artists include Joseph Betty, Alan Darvil, Al Ebanks, Davin Ebanks, Virginia Foster, Chris Mann, Lorna Reid, Cecilia Urdaneta and Avril Ward. This exhibition, which has been made possible by The London and Amsterdam Trust Company Limited and Butterfield, will be supported by a busy education schedule that includes, ceramic workshops for kids and adults, documentaries retracing the history of ceramics, a family fun day, a late night viewing, special lectures, and a free schools programs that includes and interactive gallery tour and hands on ceramics activity.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/TheHistoryofCeramics/upcomingexhibitions and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman
For further information: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/ and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman.  Related articles: http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2014/10/03/Gallery-offers-a-broad-view-of-ceramic-art/ and http://www.radiocayman.gov.ky/new-ceramic-art-exhibition-at-the-national-gallery


Monday, October 20, 2014

Event: "Caribbean Arts InTransit Festival 2014" through Monday, October 20, 2014 -- Trinidad & Tobago, Multiple Venues

"Caribbean Arts InTransit Festival 2014" from October 6-20, 2014 http://caribbeanintransit.com/
Event: "Caribbean Arts InTransit Festival 2014" - A Caribbean InTransit Festival from October 6-20, 2014 -- Trinidad & Tobago, Multiple Venues; Contact Information: Email: caribintransit@gmail.com; Tel: 1-868-494-6135 (Trinidad); For contact details in Puerto Rico, Aruba or USA or other information please email us at caribintransit@gmail.com
Event Description: "Welcome to “ARTS INTRANSIT 2014”.  For the art lover, connoisseur, and novice alike, we curate an extraordinary cultural experience navigating the fertile canon of Caribbean Arts, at home and in the Diaspora. Our third arts festival “ARTS INTRANSIT 2014” draws Caribbean Creatives and diverse audiences together to deeply engage with the Arts to educate, train and transform our wider community.  By curating such critical platforms, we aim to position an understanding of the Arts as change agent. For this festival we are working with our communities, partners, public and private sponsors, including the Ministry of Planning and Sustainability, VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum (RIAC) the Inter-American Development Bank, RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) and the Department of Creative & Festival Arts, UWI St Augustine." ... "The Caribbean Arts InTransit 2014 festival takes place October 7-19 in Trinidad and Tobago (in several venues including the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Medulla Gallery, and others). The festival includes presentations and workshop sessions. Dr. Keith Nurse, WTO Chair of the University of the West Indies, will deliver a workshop on conducting “Economic Impact Assessments for creative enterprises." -- Read more:  http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ad565f20249460711ce73a7e0&id=01121c406d&e=d67b921a00 and http://repeatingislands.com/
"Caribbean Arts InTransit" Oct 6-20, 2014 http://caribbeanintransit.com/
About Caribbean Intransit: "The concept of Caribbean Intransit is to provide a creative ‘meeting place’ for Caribbean artists to share their thought provoking ideas and works within a community of cultural producers, students, scholars, activists, and entrepreneurs." -- Read more: https://www.facebook.com/caribbeanintransit/info?ref=page_internal
For further information: http://caribbeanintransit.com/, http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ad565f20249460711ce73a7e0&id=01121c406d&e=d67b921a00, http://repeatingislands.com/, https://www.facebook.com/caribbeanintransit, https://www.facebook.com/caribbeanintransit/info?ref=page_internal, http://caribbeanintransit.com/artsintransit2014festival-schedule/ and http://caribbeanintransit.com/arts-intransit-2014-global-threads/

2013 Caribbean InTransit presentation movie by Caribbean InTransit

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Maryse Condé

Maryse Condé (born February 11, 1937) is a Guadeloupean, French-language author of historical fiction, best known for her novel Segu (1984–1985). Born as Maryse Boucolon at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, she was the youngest of eight children. After having graduated from high school, she was sent to Lycée Fénelon and Sorbonne in Paris, where she majored in English. In 1959, she married Mamadou Condé, a Guinean actor. After graduating, she taught in Guinea, Ghana and Senegal. In 1981, she divorced, but the following year married Richard Philcox, English language translator of most of her novels. In addition to her writings, Condé had a distinguished academic career. In 2004 she retired from Columbia University as Professor Emerita of French. She had previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, the Sorbonne, The University of Virginia, and the University of Nanterre. Condé's novels explore racial, gender and cultural issues in a variety of historical eras and locales, including the Salem witch trials in I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem (1992) and the 19th-century Bambara Empire of Mali in Segu (1987). Her novels trace the relationships between African peoples and the diaspora, especially the Caribbean. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryse_Cond%C3%A9

This is a review for Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé - The reader must not readily assume (quite a mistake) that this is a conventional detective mystery, even one with Caribbean cadences. Far from being so. Rather, this is an exhilarating celebration of the intricate balancing of the complexities of cultural diversity in the region. Without equal, Conde is both brilliant and powerful in presenting an honest portrait of Caribbean society, most particularly the richness of the Guadeloupean society. The murdered stranger, Francis Sancher, is symbolic of the long history of the Caribbean itself: the influential, intrusive "outsider" that serves as catalyst for change. But be careful; Sancher is not the central character here. If one reads all of Conde's novels together (an experience well worth the time), one observes a fascinating personal evolution in setting, form, artistry, and content: from Africa, the United States and the anglophone Antilles, then finally to the francophone zone. This geographical movement parallels precisely the author's emotional/psychological journey back to her native Guadeloupe. Conde is the classic literary maroon, so central, in my opinion, to the Caribbean literary tradition: while promoting independence for others, she simultaneously claims it for herself. She, by the way, is a longtime supporter of independence from France of the entire francophone territories. As a writer, Conde definitely heads the list of the region's most stellar and talented. All her novels are MUST READ works. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Mangrove-Maryse-Conde/product-reviews/0385476337/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Segu by Maryse Condé - "Segu" is a very good historical novel, one of the few that are set in Africa's historical past (circa 1800-1860). The novel's protagonists are an aristocratic family in the empire of Segu (now part of Mali) swept up in the historical currents of the time: Islam, Christianity, European imperialism, and the Atlantic Slave trade. As with "Roots", the story is told from the African perspective, which is refreshing and much needed. The novel is well written and filled with abundant historical detail. There are many deatils here that a student might research in a library, for example: the different lifestyles of the Fulani and Bambara and relations between them; the "Brazilians" in Africa, former slaves from South America that managed to return to Africa; the socio-economic status of Africans of mixed-(European and African) ancestry. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Segu-Maryse-Conde/product-reviews/014025949X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé - Condé engages the reader with a story that is multilayered and captivating with voluntary and involuntary enslavement, passion, rebellion, and the interconnectedness of the spiritual and natural world. She paints a vivid picture of slavery in Barbados through the eyes of Abena and her daughter, the main character, Tituba. Tituba is not born a slave but enters into this bondage for want of a man. It is at this point that her problems arise. Willingly transferring oneself from a world of freedom to a world of bondage creates a mountain of issues insurmountable by mere human strength. Although Tituba's role in the Salem Witch Trials serves as one of the main focuses of the novel, the experiences that lead to the accusations are what capture the reader's attention. Condé also weaves the thread of a Trinitarian model of the three woman family with Tituba, Abena, and Mama Yaya. She is guided and warned by their spirits but chooses to forge her own path. If you are ever entranced by a gentleman, think twice before you leave the bush. You'll have to read the book to get that one. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/I-Tituba-Black-Witch-Salem/product-reviews/0345384202/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Maryse Conde Speaks from the Heart of Guadeloupe video by fullduck

Exhibition: “OPEN STUDIO: Leasho Johnson” on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2-5 pm at NLS — Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

“OPEN STUDIO: Leasho Johnson” Oct 19, 2014 at
NLS http://www.nlskingston.org/
Image: "Attack" by Leasho Johnson
https://www.facebook.com/Leasho.pantings
Exhibition: “OPEN STUDIO: Leasho Johnson” on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2-5 pm 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 welcome Leasho Johnson, our current studio artist. Johnson's workspace at NLS will be open to the public this Sunday from 2-5 pm Come by to see his work in progress first hand and see what goes into his creative process. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary donuts from Pastry Castle. Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2-5 pm at NLS + Creative Sounds, 190 Mountain View Avenue (across from the National Stadium), Kingston 6.”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 and www.facebook.com/NLSKingston. Related articles: http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-120/time-leasho-johnson and http://www.uprising-art.com/en/portfolio/leasho-johnson-jamaique/. For further information about the artist: https://www.facebook.com/Leasho.pantings.

Transformer FRAMEWORK Panel #20: Contemporary Art in the Caribbean
video by NLS Kingston

“Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art” through Sunday, October 19, 2014 at MFA Boston — MA, USA

Maria Auxiliadora da Silva, "Chuva Sobre São Paulo (Rain over Sao Paulo)" 1971
at MFA Boston https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/samba-spirit
“Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art” - Gallery Talk on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Exhibition runs through October 19, 2014 at MFA Boston — MA, USA; Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231); Location: Avenue of the Arts; Address: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523; Telephone: 617-267-9300; Event Details: Gallery Talk on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Sharf Visitor Center; Admission Free with Admission - No Ticket Required. This event is free with cost of admission.
Event Description: “Painters and sculptors find inspiration in all aspects of Brazilian life. For the first time the MFA presents a selection of works by 20th-century Brazilian artists of African descent. Rarely studied in the United States, these painters and sculptors drew on indigenous, European, and African traditions, and found inspiration in all aspects of Brazilian life—religious rituals, urban and rural life, music, and dance. Each artist has a distinct approach to subject, style, and iconography creating a lively range of imagery. The exhibition features key works by Heitor dos Prazeres, Maria Auxiliadora da Silva, and Waldemiro de Deus. All are recent acquisitions from the collection of John Axelrod.”MFA Boston https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/samba-spirit
For further information: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/samba-spirit and https://www.mfa.org/programs/gallery-activities-and-tours/samba-spirit-modern-afro-brazilian-art-0. Related articles: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140202/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140209604/11553/ENTERTAINMENT, http://calendar.boston.com/boston_ma/events/show/369251007-samba-spirit-modern-afro-brazilian-art and http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2014/01/30/mfa-shows-its-samba-spirit-for-first-time/OrA9L99Uxjhv0Y15v3NEdI/story.html