Thursday, April 30, 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.

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Robert Antoni

Robert Antoni (born 1958) is a West Indian writer who is the winner of the 2014 One Caribbean Media (OCM) Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.  Antoni was awarded the 1999 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction by The Paris Review for My Grandmother's Tale of How Crab-o Lost His Head. He is a Guggenheim Fellow for 2010 for his work on the historical novel As Flies to Whatless Boys. Robert Antoni was born in the United States of Trinidadian parents and grew up largely in the Bahamas, where his father practised medicine. He says his "fictional world" is "Corpus Christi", the invented island (based on Trinidad) that he introduced in his first novel, Divina Trace (1991). Antoni studied at Duke University and in the creative writing programme at Johns Hopkins University, before joining the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he began working on Divina Trace. He has said that he spent a total of ten years completing the novel, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first novel in 1992. Antoni was announced as the winner from the top three writers for his book As Flies to Whatless Boys at an awards ceremony at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 and winner of the 2014 One Caribbean Media (OCM) Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. — Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Antoni. Related article: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Whatless-Boys-wins-it-for-writer-Antoni-256919101.html

This is a review for As Flies to Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni - Not many writers can write a story occurring in 4 different times told by three different narrators, but Antoni makes this difficult feat look so easy that you forget we're jumping far enough in time to make your skin ripple. Instead, the reader slides deep into the story, deep into the romance of Willy and Marguerite, the satiric comedy of Etzler's crazy inventions, and most importantly the mystery of Chaguabarriga. We don't feel the ripples of the story; we see them echoing and spreading through the ages up to the present day in a delicate, but fascinating manner, reminiscent of the hummingbirds that fascinate Willy. My only suggestion is to include a brief guide to the Trinidad slang, as I had no clue what most of them signified. However, they didn't detract from the story, and reenforced that all the narrators spent at least the majority of their life in Trinidad. Perhaps it's time we made our reading more active and looked up definitions ourselves! Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Flies-Whatless-Boys-Robert-Antoni/product-reviews/1617751561/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Divina Trace by Robert Antoni - Just finished this wonderful first novel. Apparently it took him 10 years to write it, from roughly 1982-3 (started when he must have been about 25) to 1991. It is an incredible (that is to say, almost unbelievable) story, but handled exceptionally well. It's really a Rashomon-effect series of tales of the same basic story, told over many generations, from different belief systems, and personal viewpoints, both literal and figurative. If there's any criticism it might lie in the thick Caribbean patois that it is generally written in throughout, but having lived in the Caribbean for many years, I didn't mind at all, and when you fall into the cadence, you might also find it very refreshing. Simply put, once you figure out that "potcakes" are dogs, and "crapo" means frog, then it's pretty easy sailing. But the story itself is both convoluted and fascinating, centering around the birth of a strange child, his unusually beautiful, inescapably alluring, and then, forcibly blessed mother, Magdalena, and members of the Domingo family on the fictitious island of Corpus Christi. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Divina-Trace-Robert-Antoni/product-reviews/087951485X/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for My Grandmother's Erotic Folktales by Robert Antoni - Don't be fooled by the title. It's not raunchy. It's sensual. Two different things. This is a brilliant mix of storytelling, colors, smells, palm trees and imagination! The grandmother narrator...she's just wild! I loved her character. She wasn't some little polite old lady. She's loud, in your face, very sexually in tuned, funny, honest (sometimes), and witty. This is a really cool book and I'm glad I had the privilege to read this wonderful book. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Grandmothers-Erotic-Folktales-Robert-Antoni/product-reviews/0802139000/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Robert Antoni - "As Flies to Whatless Boys" - video by WPBT2

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Exhibition: “French Impressions” by Rhona & Mark Emmerson - show runs through Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, WI

“French Impressions” by Rhona & Mark Emmerson 
through April 29, 2015 at 
Masterworks Museum http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/
Exhibition: “French Impressions” by Rhona & Mark Emmerson - show runs through Wednesday, April 29, 2015 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 collection of oil paintings that were done while visiting the South of France, a very happy and sunny place to visit and paint.They are all plein air landscapes filled with sunflowers and country lanes. The paintings are all framed and ready to find happy homes… Mark Emmerson, will have some of his photos of images also captured in the South of France and the countryside. In the Rick Faries Gallery.”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.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Event: “Last Sundays: April 26, 2015, SELECTIONS FROM OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION” featuring the band BLACK as COLE @ 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays: Apr 26, 2015 SELECTIONS FROM OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION”
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event: “Last Sundays: April 26, 2015, SELECTIONS FROM OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION” featuring the band BLACK as COLE @ 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 April 26, 2015 will feature a performance by the band BLACK as COLE. Brainchild of songstress Cecile Black and bassist Craig Cole, BLACK as COLE’s performance style is a fusion of different genres: Alternative, Blues, Gospel, R&B, Reggae/Dub-Rock which they have integrated into a base component of Reggae and Dub; the result is a new genre that the band calls Jam-on- Dub. Most of the band’s members became close during their time in the UWI Pop society at the Mona campus and according to the band their goal is to ‘to ignite your hearts with conscious uplifting messages of truth and love.’ BLACK as COLE performs mostly original material and cover versions are usually interpretations of songs with significant impact on the band. The band has been together for over three years and have graced a number of stages performing several times at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival and venues such as Red Bones Blues Cafe'; Jamnesia; and Plug ‘n’ Play @ the Jonkanoo Lounge of the Wyndham Hotel to name a few ... Visitors will also be able to view the Edna Manley and Kapo galleries, A.D. Scott galleries as well as our recently installed temporary exhibit featuring selections from the Gallery’s modern Jamaican art collection. This exhibit features major works by Carl Abrahams, Albert Artwell, Everald Brown, Gloria Escoffery, Colin Garland, Koren Der Harootian, Albert Huie, Eugene Hyde, Edna Manley, David Pottinger and Barrington Watson. Doors will be open from 11 am to 4 pm, the performance starts at 1:30 pm. As is 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 we welcome contributions to our donations box. The revenues from our shop and your 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

Event: “The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2015” through Sunday, April 26, 2015 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Tobago Jazz Experience 2015” April 18-26, 2015 http://www.tobagojazzexperience.com/
Event: “The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2015” on Saturday, April 18, 2015 through Sunday, April 26, 2015 — Tobago, West Indies
Event Description: “(TJE) 2015 is a celebration of jazz, along with the indigenous music of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Staying true to its promise of offering “much more than music” however, the Tobago Jazz Experience incorporates the cultural and historical practices that define the island of Tobago as an ideal destination.”Read more: http://tobagojazzexperience.com/about-tobago-jazz/
For further information: http://www.tobagojazzexperience.com/, http://tobagojazzexperience.com/about-tobago-jazz/, https://www.facebook.com/tobagojazzexperience and https://twitter.com/TobagoJazz. For the full schedule: http://tobagojazzexperience.com/our-events/.

Tobago Jazz Experience 2015 - video by visittobago

Friday, April 24, 2015

Exhibition: BACD’s "Liquid" - show runs through Friday, April 24, 2015 — Bermuda, West Indies

"Liquid" March 22 – April 24 2015 http://www.artbermuda.com
Exhibition: BACD’s "Liquid" on Sunday, March 22, 2015 through Friday, April 24, 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; Website: http://www.artbermuda.com
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: www.artbermuda.com
For further information: http://www.artbermuda.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bermuda-Arts-Centre-at-Dockyard/103929956318465

Exhibition: Charlotte Riley-Webb's “Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit” - show runs through Friday, April 24, 2015 at Southwest Arts Center — Atlanta, GA, USA

“Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit” March 27-April 24, 2015 at 
SWAC: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southwest-Arts-Center/213079632089
Exhibition: Charlotte Riley-Webb's “Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit” - Opening Reception on Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 7-9pm; show runs through Friday, April 24, 2015 at Southwest Arts Center — Atlanta, GA, USA; Event Details - Dates: March 27, 2015 to April 24, 2015; Location: Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater Gallery; Street: 9115 New Hope Rd.; City/Town: Atlanta, GA USA; Website: http://www.fultonarts.org; Event Type: solo, exhibition – Phone: 404-613-3220; Email: cwebbart@bellsouth.net
Event Description: “Charlotte Riley-Webb is an abstract painter living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Charlotte will share an exhibition project titled “Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit” that merges three artistic genres: literature, music, and Charlotte’s visual interpretations. Charlotte linked the masterful works of four creatively amazing women – songwriter Nina Simone, writer Ntozake Shange, singer Rachelle Ferrell, and poet Tzynya Pinchback – into a kaleidoscope of creative energy. This event is free and open to the public.”Read more: http://fultonarts.org/index.php/art-centers/southwest-arts-center/calendar-southwest-arts-center?view=event&id=649
About the Artist: “Charlotte Riley-Webb is in the midst of a convergence of music, poetic verse and visual art as she produces her project: Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit. More than two years in the making, this exhibition is based on a Sankofa mentality: acknowledging the past to improve our future. Her show 'Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit' will feature visual interpretations of Ntozake Shange’s Blood Currents, Blood Rhythms and Blues Stylin', and various pieces from Nina Simone’s body of work. 'Poet Ntozake Shange and songstress Nina Simone have been among the most influential contributors to my artistic library for most of my creative life, and from whom I continue to draw inspiration,' said Charlotte. 'When immersed in Shange’s Blood Currents, Blood Rhythms and Blues Stylin,’ I am captivated by the depth of artistry through which Ntozake interlaced life and history through contemporized metaphors.' Shange’s poem was the muse for twelve of the twenty-two paintings scheduled for the premiere of this traveling exhibition. The lyrics of Nina Simone’s work bears a unique and little known history worthy of much discussion. Her rendition of Strange Fruit is mirrored in Shange's poem. Adding to the depth of the exhibition will be the contemporary voice of poet Tzynya Pinchback, who was selected because of her unique artistic style. The visual representations embodied in her poems compliment the totality of this project.”Read more: http://www.charlotterileywebb.com/HTML-LIB/ARTIST-html/charlotte-info/ArtistL3-artist-statement.html
About the Venue: “Southwest Arts Center (SWAC), opened in 2001, is the first Fulton County facility created for the sole purpose of encouraging inspiration and unleashing the power of the arts.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southwest-Arts-Center/213079632089
For further information about the gallery: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southwest-Arts-Center/213079632089 and http://www.fultonarts.org. For further information about the artist: http://www.charlotterileywebb.com/HTML-LIB/ARTIST-html/charlotte-info/ArtistL3-artist-statement.html.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Event: “UNESCO WORLD BOOK DAY” on Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm-5:00 pm | FREE, RSVP at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA

“UNESCO WORLD BOOK DAY” 
April 23, 2015 at El Museo http://www.elmuseo.org/
Event: “UNESCO WORLD BOOK DAY” on Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm-5:00 pm | FREE, RSVP at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - Location:  El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | Phone: (212) 831-7272 | Open Wed–Sat from 11am-6pm | Email: info@elmuseo.org
Event Description: “FREE! Join us in celebrating Unesco World Book Day at El Museo! Families and Friends, come to El Café and enjoy an afternoon of storytelling. Read with us Waiting for the Biblioburro, by Author Monica Brown and Illustrator John Parra, based on the true story of a traveling library.  Be sure to take part in our art-making workshop and make the cover of your own book!”Read more: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/unesco-world-book-day-at-el-museo/ and https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo
For further information: http://www.elmuseo.org/, https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo  and https://twitter.com/elmuseo.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

Featured Artist Dennis de Caires 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/

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Artist's Talk: "Identity & Memory: Losing our Traditional Structures, Losing Ourselves?" on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

"Identity & Memory" April 21, 2015 at NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Artist's Talk: "Identity & Memory: Losing our Traditional Structures, Losing Ourselves?" on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm 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: “As NE7 comes to a close (May 10th), we hope you take the opportunity to view the exhibition in it's last month, as well as attend our upcoming NE7 events! Stay updated for other final events & We hope to see you there!.”Read more: NAGB: https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB

Event: “Zong!: Hearing Voices” - a Reading by M. NourbeSe Philip on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 7:30pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“Zong!: Hearing Voices” by M. NourbeSe Philip on Tuesday 21 April, 2015 
at Alice Yard http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
Event: “Zong!: Hearing Voices” - a Reading by M. NourbeSe Philip on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 7:30pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Location: Alice Yard is the backyard space of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Email: helloaliceyard@gmail.com.
Event Description: “ Alice Yard invites you to a reading/performance by M. NourbeSe Philip, from her celebrated book Zong! Professor Patricia Saunders of the University of Miami will introduce the event. — It can’t be told; it must be told! It can only be told by its untelling.  Hauntological and polyvocal, Zong! addresses the lacunae in the fabric of “History” and tempts, even as it attempts, a remembering, an unforgetting. Through modes of repetition in the unequal exchange of sound for silence, Zong! limns the poetics of the fragment to ex-aqua the infinite in memory. — All are invited.”Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/2015/04/zong-hearing-voices.html
About the Venue: “Since 2008, Alice Yard has run a residency programme hosting artists, curators, and other creative practitioners wishing to visit and work in our space and with our network of collaborators, or to research and experience the contemporary art scene in Port of Spain. We have hosted visitors on stays ranging from a few days to a few months, some focusing on a specific project or work in progress, others more open-ended and exploratory. We have also hosted “local” residencies for Trinidad-based artists requiring temporary working space to explore an idea or complete a project. . . . Alice Yard is at once a physical space, a collaborative network, and an ongoing conversation about contemporary art and creativity in the Caribbean. Based in the backyard of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Alice Yard has been a venue for creative experiment since opening in September 2006. We draw on the long tradition of communal “yard” spaces in urban Trinidad, places of improvisation and exchange.” — Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/p/alice-yard-residency-programme.html and https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard/info
For further information: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/, https://www.facebook.com/aliceyard and https://twitter.com/aliceyard. For further information about M. NourbeSe Philip: http://www.nourbese.com/

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — M. NourbeSe Philip

Marlene Nourbese Philip (born 3 February 1947), usually credited as M. NourbeSe Philip, is a Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer. Born in the Caribbean in Woodlands, Moriah, Trinidad and Tobago, Philip was educated at the University of the West Indies. She subsequently pursued graduate degrees in political science and law at the University of Western Ontario, and practised law in Toronto, Ontario for seven years. She left her law practice in 1983 to devote time to her writing. Philip is known for experimentation with literary form and for her commitment to social justice. Though her writing suggests an in-depth understanding of the canon, Philip's career undoubtedly helped to free her from the constraints of tradition and to nurture her social analysis and criticism. Philip has published five books of poetry, two novels, four books of collected essays and two plays. Her short stories, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in magazines and journals in North America and England and her poetry has been extensively anthologized. Her work - poetry, fiction and non-fiction is taught widely at university level and is the subject of much academic writing and critique. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._NourbeSe_Philip and http://www.nourbese.com/

This is a review for Zong! (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by M. NourbeSe Philip - "But this is a story that can only be told by not telling...." With this enormously important book M. NourbSe Philip charts a fearless, moving, and gorgeous trajectory across the unspeakable. The book length poem honors a true event (the 18th century murder of over 150 slaves, thrown overboard for the insurance) while resisting and refreshing the language of the original report of the event (a legal document). Engaging a tragedy, in which the meaningful fact of humanity was not recognized, the poet refuses to supply sense, asking her reader to work with her to understand the structure of understanding itself. Fragments and associative leaps make the reading of this text a powerful experience of otherness, while her extraordinary music resonates in the heart, so that the poem finally comes from both within and without. One of the absolutely essential books. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0819571695?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0819571695&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

This is a review for Centre of Remembrance: Memory and Caribbean Women's Literature by M. NourbeSe Philip - A collection of essays on Caribbean women's texts that engage issues of collective and individual memory, this volume brings together analyses presenting multiple perspectives from scholars based in British, American, Caribbean, and European universities. Among the texts explored is writing by Erna Brodber, Lorna Goodison, Georgina Herrera, Merle Hodge, Jamaica Kincaid, Michele Lacrosil, Elma Napier, Joan Riley, and Olive Senior. The contributors include Alba Ambert, Aida Bahr, Paulette Brown-Hinds, Mary Condé, Giovanna Covi, Alison Donnell, Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Beryl Gilroy, Sam Haigh, Conrad James, Paula E. Morgan, Denise deCaires Narain, Roshi Naidoo, Evelyn O'Callaghan, Beverley Ormerod, M. Nourbese Philip, Velma Pollard, Sheila Rampersad, and Sarah Lawson Welsh. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1902294025?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1902294025&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

This is a review for Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence by M. NourbeSe Philip - A woman, travelling alone through time, Africa, and unnamed lands, searches for Dr. David Livingstone, celebrated by the West as a "discoverer" of Africa. Looking for Livingstone explodes Western assumptions about the "silence" of indigenous peoples; this is an elegant work which beautifully gives voice to the ancestors to whom it is dedicated. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0920544886?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0920544886&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

NourbeSe Reads from Zong! - video by BeguilingAcronym

Monday, April 20, 2015

Current Exhibition: All Galleries - show runs through Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at BSoA — Bermuda, WI

“Current Exhibition” on April 10-28, 2015 
at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) http://www.bsoa.bm/
Current Exhibition: All Galleries - Opening Reception on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 5-7pm; show runs through Tuesday, April 28, 2015pm 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: “Show runs through Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at BSoA!”Bermuda Society of Arts https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery
For further information: http://www.bsoa.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Exhibition: “Let There Be Art! Works on Paper” – show ENDS on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Columbus Museum — Columbus, GA USA

“Let There Be Art! Works on Paper” April 17-19 2015
http://www.columbusmuseum.com/lettherebeart/
Exhibition: “Let There Be Art! Works on Paper” on Friday, April 17, 2015 – Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Columbus Museum — Columbus, GA USA; Event Details – Where: The Columbus Museum; Location: 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906; Telephone: 706.748.2562; Fax: 706.748.2570; Email: information@columbusmuseum.com; Website: http://www.columbusmuseum.com/
Event Description: “Join us for our 5th annual sale and celebration of art as we introduce Let There Be Art! Works on Paper — a new concept which combines our traditional art show and seminar series. ART SHOW & SALE - On display to the public April 17-19, 2015. Showcasing works from art dealers and galleries located in New York and across the South, including Atlanta and Birmingham.”Read more: http://www.columbusmuseum.com/event/let-art/
About the Venue: “Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history, displayed in its permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and educational programs ... Today, the Columbus Museum’s dedicated board and staff continue its legacy as a cultural center. In partnership with the Muscogee County School District, the Museum seeks to educate and inspire with a variety of exhibitions and programs.”Read more: http://www.columbusmuseum.com/about/
For further information: http://www.columbusmuseum.com/event/let-art/ and https://www.facebook.com/museumcolumbus

The Dee Armstrong Show: Let There Be Art - video by Dee Armstrong

Friday, April 17, 2015

Event: “Wine Tasting & Art Auction” on Friday, April 17, 2015 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies

“Wine Tasting & Art Auction” on April 17, 2015 
at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) http://www.bsoa.bm/
Event: “Wine Tasting & Art Auction” on Friday, April 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: “Save the date for this great fundraiser being hosted at the BSoA by Action on Alzheimers & Dementia!”Bermuda Society of Arts https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery
For further information: http://www.bsoa.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery.

Event: “Call for Papers: Rex Nettleford Conference 2015” - DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PANELS IS FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts — Jamaica, West Indies

“Call for Papers: Rex Nettleford Conference 2015” - Deadline: April 17, 2015
Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts http://www.emcartsconference.org/
Event: “Call for Papers: Rex Nettleford Conference 2015” - DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PANELS IS FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details: - Location: Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC); Address: 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston, Jamaica; Contact Info – Telephone: 1 (876) 968-7509 and 1 (876) 929-2581; Email: emcartsconference@emc.edu.jm; Website: http://www.emcartsconference.org/
Event Description: “The theme for this year’s conference comes against the background that the arts has been faced with several challenges and it is believed that the way forward is to break traditional ideologies about the arts. Incorporated in these traditional ideologies are preconceived notions of the value of the arts and there seemingly lack of viability, sustainability and income generation capacity. The conference seeks to provide an opportunity for local, regional and global voices of arts educators, policy makers, researchers and arts practitioners to raise awareness and lead the discourse as cultural agents for change and expression. The goal is to create connections and parallels that would serve to break boundaries of stereotypes and seek to grow the arts; create enlightened appreciation and knowledge of the arts and its intrinsic value to society. The conference co-chairs invite individuals and groups to submit proposals on the conference theme and on other themes in the arts.”Read more: http://www.emcartsconference.org/2014/12/call-for-papers-rex-nettleford-conference-2015/
Proposal Submission Requirements: “Proposals for oral presentations, lecture demonstrations, performances, exhibitions and workshops are invited on any of the sub themes listed below. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include a title along with a brief outline of the presentation. Abstracts must also be accompanied by a brief biography of 150 words. This should be emailed to emcartsconference@emc.edu.jm with CALL FOR PROPOSALS as the subject. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PANELS IS APRIL 17, 2015. Presenters are required to register and pay a special conference fee of US$200.”Read more: http://www.emcartsconference.org/2014/12/call-for-papers-rex-nettleford-conference-2015/
About Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) : “Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) will host its 3rd Biennial Arts Conference, October 14-17, 2015 under the theme “Growing the Arts: Breaking Boundaries“. The theme for this year’s conference comes against the background that the arts has been faced with several challenges and it is believed that the way forward is to break traditional ideologies about the arts. Incorporated in these traditional ideologies are preconceived notions of the value of the arts and there seemingly lack of viability, sustainability and income generation capacity. The conference seeks to provide an opportunity for local, regional and global voices of arts educators, policy makers, researchers and arts practitioners to raise awareness and lead the discourse as cultural agents for change and expression. The goal is to create connections and parallels that would serve to break boundaries of stereotypes and seek to grow the arts; create enlightened appreciation and knowledge of the arts and its intrinsic value to society.”Read more: http://www.emcartsconference.org/about/
For further information: http://www.emcartsconference.org/2014/12/call-for-papers-rex-nettleford-conference-2015/ and http://www.emcartsconference.org/about/.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Event: “OVER THE TABLE: Artist Portfolio Reviews” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm-5:00 pm | FREE, RSVP at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA

“OVER THE TABLE: Artist Portfolio Reviews” 
April 15, 2015 at El Museo http://www.elmuseo.org/
Event: “OVER THE TABLE: Artist Portfolio Reviews” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm-5:00 pm | FREE, RSVP at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - Location:  El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | Phone: (212) 831-7272 | Open Wed–Sat from 11am-6pm | Email: info@elmuseo.org
Event Description: “CALLING ALL ARTISTS! El Museo del Barrio’s Curatorial team is inviting artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent to register for a twenty-minute portfolio review. This season, OVER THE TABLE, a part of the Office Hours project, offers art practitioners in different stages of their development the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions about their work or an upcoming project. These informal exchanges seeks to turn the traditional artist-curator portfolio review into an act of camaraderie between individuals working in the same field.”Read more: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/portfolio-reviews-april-2015/ and https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo
For further information: http://www.elmuseo.org/, https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo  and https://twitter.com/elmuseo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

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