Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Exhibition: John Obafemi Jones' “Fire Down There: Uncompromising Expressions of Sounds and Color” - show runs through Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Walsh Metal Works Gallery — St Croix, US Virgin Islands

“Fire Down There” by John Obafemi Jones on March 5-31, 2015
Walsh Metal Works Gallery http://www.johnobafemijones.com/
Exhibition: John Obafemi Jones' “Fire Down There: Uncompromising Expressions of Sounds and Color” opens on Thursday, March 5, 2015 with a reception from 5-8 pm; show runs through Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Walsh Metal Works Gallery — St Croix, US Virgin Islands; Location: Walsh Metal Works, 6214 Estate Peter’s Rest, St. Croix, USVI 00820; Gallery Hours: 10am to 4pm Mon to Sat, or by appt - Tel: 340-332-2504; Email: WalshMetalWorks@gmail.com
Event Description: “The next solo exhibition of new paintings by prolific St. Croix artist John Obafemi Jones is not to be missed. 'Fire Down There: Uncompromising Expressions of Sounds and Color,' opens on March 5 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. at Walsh Metal Works Gallery. According to Jones, his artistic excursions are firmly rooted in a desire to make his painting as ethereal as music and dance. The exhibition will be an especially unique exploration of the dynamic relationships between the various genres of the three art forms. Through experimentation with materials and techniques Jones achieves what he calls 'Visual Music.' It is within this context the artist integrates Afro-Atlantic culture, and his love for the music and the history of jazz into an innovative visual language. It will be a treasured opportunity for exhibit goers to meet and interpret for themselves the many meanings of 'The Fire Down There.'”  — Read more: http://www.johnobafemijones.com/#!news/ck0q
For further information: http://www.johnobafemijones.com/#!news/ck0q and http://www.johnobafemijones.com/.

"Fire Down There" Exhibit - video by John Obafemi Jones

Monday, March 30, 2015

Exhibition: “INSIDE THE DARK ROOM” - show runs through Monday, March 30, 2015 at Walton Gallery — Petersburg, VA USA

“INSIDE THE DARK ROOM” Feb 21-March 30, 2015
at Walton Gallery  http://www.waltongallery.com
Exhibition: “INSIDE THE DARK ROOM'” Opening Reception on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 5:00-8:00 pm; show runs through Monday, March 30, 2015 at Walton Gallery — Petersburg, VA USA; Event Details - Location: Walton Gallery; Street: 17 N. Sycamore St.; City/Town: Petersburg, VA 23803; Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday 3-6pm, Saturday 12-2pm, and by appointment; Phone: 804-732-2475; Event Type: art, show; Organized by: Walton Gallery http://www.waltongallery.com; Email: waltongallery@verizon.net
Event Description: “'Inside The Darkroom' opens February 21, 2015. It will showcase four (4) extraordinary photographers: International-award-winning photographer, author and director of the Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Alex Nyerges; Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Francis Scott Horner; New York's Charles Martin; and the Co-founder of the Kamoinge Workshop and Richmond born Louis Draper. Opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on February 21, 2015, and the show runs through March 30, 2015. Walton Gallery continues to 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, "Inside The Darkroom," and all future shows.”Read more: http://www.waltongallery.com/
For further information: http://www.waltongallery.com. Related article: http://events.wric.com/INSIDE_THE_DARK_ROOM/200798052.html.

"GALLERY TALK" Feat. RONALD WALTON - video by Walton Gallery

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Event: “Last Sundays: March 29, 2015, CELEBRATING THEATRE MONTH" 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays: Mar 29, 2015 CELEBRATING THEATRE MONTH”
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event: “Last Sundays: March 29, 2015, CELEBRATING THEATRE MONTH” 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 event for March 29, 2015, will feature two short plays set in the galleries, Sure Thing by David Ives and Untitled #2 by Jim Gordon, which are staged in observation of Theatre Month. Sure Thing is a short comic play featuring a chance meeting of two characters, Betty and Bill, whose conversation is continually reset by the use of a ringing bell, starting over when one of them responds negatively to the other. The play is directed by Peter Abrikian and features Craig McNally and Natalee Cole. Untitled #2 is about two “art critics” who view a painting by one of their favourite artists in an art gallery and come to strikingly different opinions as to the meaning of the work. Caught up in a fever of contrasting artistic and political views they come close to fisticuffs before the artist appears and sets them straight. This second play is directed by Brian Heap and features Jean-Paul Menou and Hilary Nicholson. Visitors will also be able to view the Kapo and Edna Manley Galleries, the Historical Galleries, and the A.D. Scott Galleries, as well as a new temporary exhibition consisting of sections from the Gallery’s modern Jamaican collection. The latter includes major work by Edna Manley, Albert Huie, Carl Abrahams, Koren der Harootian, David Pottinger, Barrington Watson, Karl Parboosingh, Eugene Hyde, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Everald Brown, Albert Artwell, Colin Garland, and Gloria Escoffery. Guided tours and children’s activities will be offered. Doors will be open from 11 am to 4 pm, the plays start 1:30 pm. As is now customary, admission to the NGJ and guided tours and children’s activities will be free. The 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 Last Sundays.”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, March 28, 2015

Event: “The 2015 VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam” ENDS on Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 7:00-9:15pm at UWI — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam” Mar 21 & 28, 2015 http://www.bocaslitfest.com/
Event: “The 2015 VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam” on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 7:00-9:15pm at UWI — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: The Teaching Learning Complex at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago.  Read more:  http://www.bocaslitfest.com/2015/verses-bocas-poetry-slam-semi-finals-21-28-march/.
Event Description: “One of the best showcases of Performance Poetry (Spoken Word Poetry) is at the biggest spoken word competition in Trinidad and Tobago: VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam. The Semi Finals is a spectacular showdown of the top 32 spoken word artists presenting their best work in a bid to make it to the finals. There is no where else you can spend $80tt and get a unique show like this with its standard and entertainment value. Tickets available through all competing poets, the VS Committee and select locations ... ” Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555727118025163/
For further information: http://www.bocaslitfest.com/, https://www.facebook.com/bocaslitfest and https://twitter.com/bocaslitfest. For further information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555727118025163/.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Event: Virgin Islands Literary Festival Book Bacchanal on Friday, March 27, 2015 at CMC Arts — St Croix, US Virgin Islands

“VI Literary Festival Book Bacchanal” at at CMC Arts http://cmcarts.org/
Event: Virgin Islands Literary Festival Book Bacchanal on Friday, March 27, 2015 at CMC Arts — St Croix, US Virgin Islands; Where: 10 Strand Street & 62 King Street, Frederiksted, VI; Phone: (340) 772-2622; Email: cmcarts@gmail.com.  For further information: http://cmcarts.org/
Event Description: “The Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair officially opens on Friday, March 27 with a keynote address by award winning local author Tiphanie Yanique. After a day of enlightening workshops at the Albert Sheen Campus of UVI, guests will head west to the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts for the Book Bacchanal! This spectacular event begins at 4 p.m. and features book sales, book signings, vendors, performances by Music in Motion Dance Academy, Ay-Ay Cultural Dancers, with music by Central High School Jazz Ensemble, Kent Moorehead, Demitri Copemann and other local musicians. Then, at 5 p.m., there will be a Poetry and Prose Improvisational Response to Art where attendees will perform open mic after being inspired by art at the museum. At 6 p.m., Sharon Millar, author of “The Whale House and Other Stories,” and Joanne Hillhouse, author of “Musical Youth,” will launch their latest books. The event will wrap up with open mic poetry from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Book Bacchanal is being sponsored by the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/654547584672930/
For further information: http://cmcarts.org/, https://www.facebook.com/events/654547584672930/, http://www.uvi.edu/ and https://www.facebook.com/UVI.edu/.

Exhibition: “Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” featuring Artists Roland Verreet and Davin Ebanks - show runs through Friday, March 27, 2015 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, WI

“Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” February 5-March 27, 2015
(Image caption: Foraminifera’ by Roland Verreet | Sculptural vases by Davin Ebanks)

at National Gallery Cayman  https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/
Exhibition: “Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” featuring Artists Roland Verreet and Davin Ebanks - Members' Preview on Thursday, February 5, 2015; show runs through Friday, March 27, 2015 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: “A new exhibition is about to open at the National Gallery called “Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” featuring Artists Roland Verreet and Davin Ebanks. It's an exhibition of foraminifera – tiny single-celled organisms found in our oceans – beautifully magnified and photographed by Roland Verreet, and re-imagined in glass by Davin Ebanks. Accompanying the artists’ work will be the “Sand Lab”, an interactive educational space, which has been designed specifically for the exhibition. The Lab features more samples of foraminifera, a microscope under which the organisms can be viewed, sand samples, and a DVD exploring Roland’s process. Students will learn about the role this organism plays in studying climate change and coral reef health. The members’ preview evening for National Gallery members and guests will be held on Thursday, 5 February. For membership details and to receive your invitation visit: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Become-a-Member.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/LuminescentFormsArtUndertheMicroscope/upcomingexhibitions and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman
About the Artists: “Roland Verreet is a renowned mechanical engineer who spends much of his life analysing structural damage beneath a microscope. As a creative outlet he studies foraminifera – tiny single-celled organisms whose skeletons are found in sand. Following in a tradition established by 19th century naturalists, he gathers samples of this ancient life form and captures their intricate structures under complex optical, digital and scanning electron microscopes, transforming them into stunning works of art. Davin Ebanks is a well-known Caymanian artist who works in a variety of media but primarily in glass. For 'Luminescent Forms', Davin has created a new series of sculptural forms, drawing on the anthropomorphic shapes of the foraminifera.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/LuminescentFormsArtUndertheMicroscope/upcomingexhibitions
For further information: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/, https://twitter.com/NatGalCaymanand https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman. For further information about the artists https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/LuminescentFormsArtUndertheMicroscope/upcomingexhibitions

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Exhibition: National Building Society of Cayman's “A Night of Cayman Art 2015 ” featuring Artists Dreadyworld Shane, Janice Brown and Chris Duty on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at George Town Yacht Club — Cayman Islands, WI

“A Night of Cayman Art 2015” March 26, 2015
at George Town Yacht Club  http://gtyachtclub.com/
Exhibition: National Building Society of Cayman's “A Night of Cayman Art 2015 ” featuring Artists Dreadyworld Shane, Janice Brown and Chris Duty on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at George Town Yacht Club — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: The George Town Yacht Club (GTYC) of the Cayman Islands; Location: The Barcadere Marina, 606 North Sound Road, George Town, Grand Cayman; Telephone: 345-947-4892; email: info@gtyachtclub.com
Event Description: “Dready will be headlining the National Building Society of Cayman's - 'A Night of Cayman Art' Exhibition at George Town Yacht Club on Thursday 26th March.  Artists Janice Brown and Chris Duty will also be featured.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/NationalBuildingSocietyCayman
About the Venue: “Whether you choose to arrive by land or sea is up to you, but be sure to check out The Cayman Islands’ best casual waterfront dining experience, the George Town Yacht Club. GTYC offers you a casual “back porch” dining experience, where fresh seafood and local ingredients are combined to create a menu with Caribbean flavours and International flair. The yacht club is home to a restaurant, bar, pool with lounging area, and upstairs a club house featuring a private bar and balcony, all benefiting from the refreshing breeze of the North Sound. GTYC is the latest addition to The Barcadere Marina’s growing facilities, which already includes Scotts Marine, our boatyard, sales and service center and Scotts Landing the islands exclusive dealer of Valvtect Marine fuel: furthering our vision to bring a world class marina community to the Cayman Islands. Our goal is to provide a full roster of events and activities for you; very family oriented during the day and on weekends, but also more mature and vibrant on Friday and Saturday evenings and during special events.”Read more: http://gtyachtclub.com/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/NationalBuildingSocietyCayman, http://gtyachtclub.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/GTYachtclub.

Event: “Blue Door Cinema: Frida” SNOW DATE on Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 6:30-9:30pm at the Blue Door Art Center and Gallery -- Yonkers, NY USA

“Blue Door Cinema: Frida” on March 28, 2015
at Blue Door Art Center and Gallery http://bluedoorartcenter.org/
Event:  “Blue Door Cinema: Frida” on Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 6:30-9:30pm at the Blue Door Art Center and Gallery -- Yonkers, NY USA; Event Details - Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 6:30-9:30pm; Location: Blue Door Art Center and Gallery; Street: 13 Riverdale Avenue; City/Town: Yonkers, NY 10701; Tel: 914-375-5100; Website: http://bluedoorartcenter.org/
Event Description: “'Frida' is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa biopic which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award-nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera. The movie was adapted by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas from the book 'Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo' by Hayden Herrera. It was directed by Julie Taymor. It won two Academy Awards for Best Makeup and Best Original Score ... 'Frida' also details the artist's dysfunctional relationship with the muralist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina). When Rivera proposes to Kahlo, she tells him she expects from him loyalty if not fidelity. Diego's appraisal of her painting ability is one of the reasons that she continues to paint ...”Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida and http://bluedoorartcenter.org/cinema/blue-door-cinema-frida
Donation: $5. Refreshments served. Discussion follows screening. For further information about the gallery: http://bluedoorartcenter.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Door-Art-Center-and-Gallery/160889399775. For further information about the show: http://bluedoorartcenter.org/cinema/blue-door-cinema-frida and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida.

Frida (2002) Official Trailer #1 - Salma Hayek Movie HD
 - video by MOVIECLIPS Classic Trailers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Exhibition: Featured artist, Neville LeGall, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, WI

Featured Artist Neville LeGall at Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Neville LeGall, 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: “Since 1984, Neville LeGall has mounted several solo and group exhibitions in Barbados. His work has also been shown in other countries including the U.K., USA, Canada, Germany, and Cuba. A past President of the Barbados Arts Council, the Artist has taught at high school level for several years before pursuing a full time career as a visual artist.” —  Read more: http://www.nevillelegall.com/
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.nevillelegall.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Neville-LeGall/291443794338600

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Event: FRESH MILK Continues "Fresh Stops: Featuring Ronald Williams' piece titled ‘Alpha’!" — St. George, Barbados West Indies

FRESH MILK Continues "Fresh Stops: Featuring Ronald Williams http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
Event: FRESH MILK Continues "Fresh Stops: Featuring Ronald Williams' piece titled ‘Alpha’!" — St. George, Barbados West Indies ; Event Details – Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. — St. George, Barbados West Indies; For further information: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
Event Description: “Fresh Milk and Adopt A Stop continue the Fresh Stops collaborative project this month with Ronald Williams’ piece titled ‘Alpha’. In an attempt to bring art into the public space, six artists were commissioned to produce original artwork for benches that will appear at varied locations around the island. ‘Alpha’ by Ronald Williams will soon be revealed at a location near you ... ‘Alpha’ attempts to question traditionally dominant Western beauty standards. It injects a black consciousness alongside, and at times instead of, the established images found in Classical Greek, Renaissance and Baroque eras.”Read more: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
About the Artist: “Ronald Williams is a multimedia artist and graduate of the Barbados Community College Fine Arts program. His work currently focuses on race and sociology, most recently investigating the role that sports and the black athlete play in society. He manipulates popular based imagery to compose computer-generated images that explore sports, perceptions, stereotypes and fantasies about the black athlete or figure. This collage series was shown in Scotland at the International Artist Initiated (IAI) project, presented by the David Dale Gallery & Studios as part of The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme which took place alongside this year’s Commonwealth Games.” — Read more: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
The other participating artists include Evan Avery, Matthew Clarke, Versia Harris, Mark King and Simone Padmore. This project creates visibility for the work of emerging creatives, allowing the public to encounter and interact with their pieces in everyday life, generating interest and inviting dialogue about their practices.  For further information: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/.

Tilting Axis: Day One - video by Fresh Milk Barbados

Event: Transforming Spaces 2015 - Art Galleries, Nassau, New Providence ENDS on Sunday, March 22, 2015 -- The Bahamas, West Indies

Transforming Spaces 2015 http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/
Event: Transforming Spaces  - Art Galleries, Nassau, New Providence on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and Sunday, March 22, 2015 -- The Bahamas, West Indies.  For further information:  http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/
Event Description: "Transforming Spaces is an annual island-wide art tour in in Nassau, The Bahamas, showcasing the best in contemporary Bahamian visual art. Now in it’s eleventh year, the tour, under no designated theme, will present artwork from Bahamian artists as well as from abroad, in 6 local galleries. It will also include a film night, a lecture series, and a closing lounge. See our schedule for more details ... Transforming Spaces began with a core group of participants—Jackson Burnside III, John Cox, Antonius Roberts, Tyrone Ferguson, Jay Koment and Erica James—who shared one common goal: to get artists to work together to expose Bahamian art. It was an exciting time at the turn of the century—The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas opened its doors with an Inaugural National Exhibition in 2003, finally formally spotlighting Bahamian visual art in the eyes of the country and the region. This sparked a series of artistic projects and new galleries that continue to develop Bahamian visual art at a rapid pace to this day. Transforming Spaces is proud to be a defining voice in this conversation. Year after year, the tour has proven to be a great success as artists and art-lovers alike look forward to that weekend in spring where participating galleries curate their spaces to present innovative displays of Bahamian art." -- Read more: http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/#!about_us/cjg9
For further information about NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB. For further information about the event: http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/ and http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/#!about_us/cjg9

Friday, March 20, 2015

Event: “City Voices Showcase” on Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Admission: Free at MoCADA Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA

“City Voices Showcase” March 20, 2015 at MoCADA Museum http://mocada.org/
Event: “City Voices Showcase” Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at MoCADA Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - Location: MoCADA Museum, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York; Telephone: 718-230-0492; Event Type: art, exhibition | Admission: Free
Event Description: “Join Angela Lockhart and participants from the Afro-Futurism and Magical Realism workshop for a reading showcasing poems and stories inspired by themes from the exhibition. In partnership with the NY Writers Coalition. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP.”Read more: http://mocada.org/event/city-voices-showcase/
About MoCADA: “The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora, and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture ... MoCADA was founded in 1999 by Laurie Angela Cumbo in a brownstone owned by the Bridge Street AWME Church in the Bedford Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn, New York. The concept of the museum grew from Ms. Cumbo’s graduate thesis at New York University, which focused on the feasibility of an African diaspora museum contributing to the revitalization of central Brooklyn economically, socially and aesthetically. The museum began with socially and politically charged exhibitions and public programs focused on contemporary issues impacting people of the African diaspora. Fourteen years later, MoCADA has grown to serve both adults and youth throughout the diaspora, with an emphasis on underserved communities of color, through a diverse range of exhibitions, education and community programs.” Read more: http://mocada.org/about/mission-history/
For further information: http://mocada.org/ and http://mocada.org/about/mission-history/.


About MoCADA from MoCADA on Vimeo.

Exhibition: Greta Chapin McGill's “ADWA...THE SPIRIT AND THE SIGNIFICANCE” - show runs through Friday, March 20, 2015 at Gallery NK — Washington DC, USA

“ADWA...THE SPIRIT AND THE SIGNIFICANCE” Feb 28-March 20, 2015 at 
Gallery NK http://www.galleryonk.com/ (Image: Greta Chapin McGill's 'The Dream of the 300')
Exhibition: Greta Chapin McGill's “ADWA...THE SPIRIT AND THE SIGNIFICANCE” Opening Reception on Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 6-9pm; show runs through Friday, March 20, 2015 at Gallery NK — Washington DC, USA; Event Details: Time: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 6pm to Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7pm; Location: Gallery NK; Street: 321 K Street NE; City/Town: Washington DC USA; Website: http://www.galleryonk.com/; Event Type: Event Type: solo, exhibition – Phone: 202-608-1389; Email: info@galleryonk.com
Event Description: “ADWA...an African Victory over Italian Troops, Ethiopia the one African country never to have been colonized. The victory at ADWA is celebrated every year in Ethiopia on March 1 ... Closing Reception & Artist Talk on Friday, 20 March 2015 from 6-9pm.”Read more: http://www.galleryonk.com/
About the Artist, Greta Chapin McGill: “My art is an expression of color, fantasy, and passion. I grew up to the music of the African American experience of my time, from Motown to Miles. My parents had an extensive and eclectic music collection. One of my fondest memories is of going to a classical music concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. I remember my Dad telling me to close my eyes and see the music. I discovered color when my parents sent me to Saturday morning art classes, my life was transformed. Pastels, water colors, oil paints and brushes became a very shy girl's best friends. The smell of pigment was intoxicating, allowing me to retreat into a world colored by me. Along with white gloves and finishing school manners, my parents gave me creativity, curiosity, artistic and political awareness. As a painter of dreams, I dedicated much of my life to following the curiousity of my eyes. I chose to visit the European capitols of art and architecture, living and working in Florence, Italy. The heat and color of the Caribbean drew me. I have spent years living and working in the rocky silences, beauty and light of Northern New Mexico. I see things through the eyes of a dreamer. Finding the color, the music and the love in everything.”Read more: http://www.flavorandstyle.com/about-the-artist.html
About the Venue: “Tucked away amid the rowhouses of NoMA is a once run-down warehouse transformed into a clean modern contemporary art gallery. The quaint studio, Gallery NK, is the creation of Turkish born artist Nihal Kececi. With true Turkish hospitality, Kececi and her daughter Julie welcomed this reporter into their gallery with coffee, tea and desserts. There, we chatted and I learned of her journey from Turkey to K Street, and more specifically, 321 K St. NE ... The gallery is appointment-based and is also available for events, such as happy hours and catered parties. It can accommodate up to 75 people standing and up to 30 people sitting, she said. Kececi wants to share her art with the community and allow people to enjoy the space even if they are not purchasing the art.”Read more: http://blogs.rollcall.com/after-dark/gallery-nk-in-noma/?pos=fbbtn
For further information about the gallery: http://www.galleryonk.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Kececi.Nihal. For further information about the artist: http://www.flavorandstyle.com/ and http://www.saatchiart.com/gretacm. Related article: http://blogs.rollcall.com/after-dark/gallery-nk-in-noma/?pos=fbbtn.

ADWA - video by Greta Chapin McGill

Exhibition: BACD’s "February Chill" ENDS on Friday, March 20, 2015 — Bermuda, West Indies

"February Chill" Feb 22-Mar 20 2015 http://www.artbermuda.bm
Exhibition: BACD’s "February Chill" on Sunday, February 22, 2015 through Friday, March 20, 2015 — 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
Event Description: “February Chill:  Feb 22-Mar 20 2015: Our winter juried open show.”Read more: http://www.artbermuda.bm/
About the Gallery: “There's always something new and different to see at The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard. Exhibits of original artwork by local artists change every 6 weeks and reflect the diverse creativity of the art community in Bermuda which the Arts Centre seeks to nurture. The historic character of the building set in the destination of Dockyard at the far western tip of Bermuda belies the contemporary art housed within. "Themed" shows encourage local artists to expand their knowledge with different subject matter and a variety of media resulting in an eclectic range of artwork. From experimental textile wall hangings to traditional scenes in watercolour, something is bound to capture your interest and imagination.”Read more: http://www.artbermuda.bm/page3/page3.html
For further information: http://www.artbermuda.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bermuda-Arts-Centre-at-Dockyard/103929956318465. Related article: http://bernews.com/2015/02/bermuda-arts-centre-opening-sunday-feb-22/.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Open Call: FRESH MILK Presents the ‘My Time’ Local Residency for 2015; deadline for submission is EXTENDED to Thursday, March 19, 2015 — St. George, Barbados West Indies

FRESH MILK Presents ‘My Time’ Local Residency for 2015 http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
Open Call: FRESH MILK Presents the ‘My Time’ Local Residency for 2015; deadline for submission is Friday, March 13, 2015 — St. George, Barbados West Indies ; Event Details – Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. — St. George, Barbados West Indies; For further information: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
Event Description: “Fresh Milk is pleased to announce that we have again received generous support to host the second edition of the ‘My Time’ Local Residency for 2015. One Barbadian artist will be selected from this open call to undertake a one-month residency, and will receive a stipend of $1,000.00 BBD towards their production costs. Visual artists working in a variety of disciplines (sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, performance, photography, new media, interdisciplinary) are invited to apply; deadline for submission is Friday, March 13, 2015. Duration of Residency: 4 weeks.”Read more: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
FRESH MILK will provide: “– A $1,000.00 BBD stipend to the artist; – Wireless internet; – A 15.5 x 14 ft studio space; – A wide expanse of rural land; – Access to the Colleen Lewis Reading Room on site; – A varied network of creatives to connect with; – The option to participate in a public event showcasing the outcome of the residency.” — Read more: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/
For further information: http://freshmilkbarbados.com/.

Event: Transforming Spaces 2015 - “LECTURE SERIES” on Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 5:30-6:45pm and @ 7:00-8:15pm at NAGB -- The Bahamas, West Indies

“LECTURE SERIES” March 19, 2015 at NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event: Transforming Spaces 2015 - “LECTURE SERIES” on Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 5:30-6:45pm and @ 7:00-8:15pm at NAGB —  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: Panel 1 - 'So Money' on Thursday March 19th, 5:30pm – 6:45pm @ The NAGB: 'So Money' - A micro look at art entrepreneurism and developing your business as an artist. Branding, pricing, legal protection and connecting your work to your audience and potential clients. Panel Leader: Jay Koment, Art and antiques dealer and expert consultant on Bahamian art. Panelist: Uli Voges, International art dealer of Galeries Voges + Partner, Frankfurt, 1991-2011; Founder VOLTA art fair, Basel 2005-current; and New York 2008-current.” — Read more: http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/#!april-4th/c190

Panel 2 - 'You Belong Here' on Thursday March 19th, 7:00pm - 8:15pm @ The NAGB: 'You Belong Here' - will explore the connection between two current trends that impact the economic development of The Bahamas – visual arts and hospitality. In 2014, the global art industry was worth a record $66 billion dollars, mostly driven by contemporary art sales. With the growing importance of visual arts as creative experiences in the global hospitality industry and Baha Mar’s focus on local visual arts, what will be the effect on the visual arts community? How do we nurture the development of visual arts in The Bahamas to capitalise on these global trends? Panel Leader: Royann Dean, PR and Communications Strategist at Baha Mar. Panelists: Dr. Ian Bethell Bennet, and Amanda Coulson, Director of the NAGB, VOLTA NY Artistic Director, Co-founder of VOLTA in Basel Switzerland, International art critic and curator.”
Read more: http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/#!april-4th/c190
For further information: http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/#!april-4th/c190, http://www.bahamastransformingspaces.com/, http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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

Featured Artist Sonia Tuleja at Gallery NuEdge Barbados www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Sonia Tuleja, 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 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 and the artist: http://www.galerienuedge.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge.

Exhibition: IRPC's “El Arte del Reggae” on Wednesday, the 18th of March 2015 — Mexico City

“El Arte del Reggae” Feb 18-Mar 18, 2015
 https://www.facebook.com/events/631723936953424
Exhibition: "El Arte del Reggae": “IRPC celebrates the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth in Mexico City. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth, and Reggae Month Mexico, the co-organisers of the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC), Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson and Maria Papaefstathiou are pleased to be exhibiting, on the 18th of March 2015, a very special collection of 36 posters of the reggae icon Bob Marley in the Mexico City Metro System (Sistema de Transporte Colectivo). The exhibition will showcase images from the contest’s growing poster collection. The selected posters comprise designs from participating designers from Mexico and various countries, including Iran, Cuba, Romania, Croatia, Canada, Greece, Poland, Mexico, South Korea and the United States. All coming from talented designers who placed among the top 100 winners from the 2012 through 2014 contests.”Read more: http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/our-news/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/631723936953424
2014 Winner | Andreas Wikström | Sweden - Image Title: “Bliss” 
Int'l Reggae Poster Contest http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: “Third International Reggae Poster Contest 2014” Website: http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/
2014 International Reggae Poster Contest Winners Announced: “The organizers and Jury panel of the 3rd International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) 2014, are excited to announce the 2014 winning entries. We take this opportunity to congratulate all 100 winners selected from around the world, and to thank all the participants who submitted works. The IRPC announced the call for submissions on July 1, 2014, closing on November 1st, 2014 with a total of 1010 submissions, 646 designers from 79 countries. The contest winners were chosen from 444 finalists by a distinguished jury panel. Top winners from the 3nd Intl. Reggae Poster Contest, 2014: 1st Place: Andreas Wikström, Sweden; 2nd Place: Avi Marciano, United States; 3rd Place: Dariush Allahyari, Iran ...”Read more: http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalReggaePosterContest, https://www.facebook.com/events/631723936953424 and http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Event: “St. Patrick's Day Tea” on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 3pm-5:00pm at Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies

“St. Patrick's Day Tea” March 17, 2015
at Masterworks Museum http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/
Event: “St. Patrick's Day Tea” on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 3pm-5:00pm at Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies; Location: Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, 183 South Road, Bermuda Botanical Gardens. The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is located in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Paget. Bus routes 1,2 & 7. Signage in the Gardens will direct you to the museum; Tel: (441) 299 4000 | Fax: (441) 236 4402; Email: mworks@logic.bm
Event Description: “A Wee bit of Irish and lots of fine teas... A St. Patty's day 'green' tea party.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583
For further information: http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583 and https://twitter.com/MasterworksMOBA.

Exhibition: “50th Annual Primary School Art Exhibition” ENDS on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies

“50th Annual Primary School Art Exhibition” Feb 27-Mar 17, 2015 
at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) http://www.bsoa.bm/
Exhibition: “50th Annual Primary School Art Exhibition” Opening on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00pm; show runs through Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at BSoA — 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: “This is a show you can't miss...always inspiring and full of amazing young talent - Opening Friday Sept 27 at 5pm!!! (you can come by before you head to ArtWalk) ... All are cordially invited to the 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition. The artwork will be on display from the opening on Friday, February 27, 2015 until it closes on March 17, 2015. The Gallery is open from 10:00am until 4:00 pm Monday- Friday and from 10:00-2:00 pm on Saturday.”Bermuda Society of Arts https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery
For further information: http://www.bsoa.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery.