Sunday, May 31, 2015

Exhibition: “Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists” Opening on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the National Gallery — Jamaica, West Indies

“Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists” Opening on May 31, 2015
(Image: Judith Salmon's 'Pockets of Memory')
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Exhibition: “Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists” Opening on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the National Gallery — 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 Explorations III: Seven Women Artists exhibition, which will open at the NGJ on Sunday, May 31, asks the question whether any concept of women’s art is relevant in Jamaica today – it is part of our Explorations series, which examines the big themes and issues in Jamaican art, the first of which was Natural Histories (2013) and the second: Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican art. Seven Women Artists, which is curated by Senior Curator O’Neil Lawrence, features the work of seven mid-career female artists who live in Jamaica or art part of its diaspora and who work in a variety of media: Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Judith Salmon, Miriam Smith, Prudence Lovell, Kereina Chang-Fatt, Berette Macauley and Amy Laskin – a small but representative sample of accomplished female Jamaican artists. We invite viewers to explore whether there are any commonalities that set these artists’ work and careers apart from those of their male counterparts and whether there is any justification to label them, individually or collectively, as “women artists,” or their work as “women’s art.” We have also asked each of the artists to produce a statement on the subject that will be reproduced in the catalogue and the exhibition text panels.”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: “Last Sundays: May 31, 2015: featuring Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists” with musical performance by Kelissa @ 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays: May 31, 2015: featuring Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists”
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event: “Last Sundays: May 31, 2015: featuring Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists” musical performance by Kelissa @ 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 is pleased to present its new exhibition, Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists, which opens to the public on Sunday, May 31, 2015, as part of the Last Sundays programme for that day. The guest speaker will be Taynia Shirley and there will be a musical performance by Kelissa. Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists, the third edition of a series of exhibitions that explore the big themes and issues in Jamaican art, asks the question whether any concept of women’s art is relevant in Jamaica today. This exhibition, which was curated by National Gallery Senior Curator O’Neil Lawrence, features the work of seven mid-career female artists who are based in Jamaica or of Jamaican origin and work in a variety of media: Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Judith Salmon, Miriam Hinds-Smith, Prudence Lovell, Kereina Chang Fatt, Berette Macaulay and Amy Laskin. Viewers are invited to explore whether there are any commonalities that set these artists’ works and careers apart from those of their male counterparts and whether there is any justification to label them as 'women artists.' Each of the featured artists has produced a statement on the subject that will be reproduced in the catalogue and the exhibition text panels. More information on this exhibition can be found on the National Gallery blog.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja

Exhibition: “Vision Quest” through May 31, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem — Brooklyn, NY USA

“Vision Quest Opening Party” Feb 7, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem http://mocada.org/
Exhibition: “Vision Quest” through May 31, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - Location: MoCADA Musuem, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York; Telephone: 718-230-0492; Event Type: art, exhibition | Admission: Free
Event Description: “Vision Quest is a collection of whimsical, visual tales of powerful female protagonists on earthly and otherworldly adventures. Artists Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski and Sheena Rose use works on paper, hand-drawn animations and mixed-media works to recount their experiences and create new stories of voyages through time and space. Existing at the crux of the playful and the political, the artists have invented their own visual languages to document women’s stories in ways that diverge from dominant narratives of female experience. Each body of work exists as a travel narrative that blurs the lines between past, present and future, and invites viewers to faraway lands while exposing the magic that exists all around us ... Vision Quest examines travel, whether cross-continental or to another galaxy, as a tool for escaping the confines of stereotypes, and an opportunity for self-exploration and definition. The artists’ use of widely accessible materials — including pens, markers, watercolor, and computer and construction paper — reflects their desires to connect with their viewers in a relatable way and bring them into the artistic process. From disparate angles of the supernatural and the everyday, Vision Quest highlights the importance of documentation, storytelling and record keeping from one’s own point of view. Vision Quest emphasizes the power of art to transport us from our current realities and inspires us to embark on quests of our own. Images by Sheena Rose (left) and Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski (right).”http://mocada.org/event/vision-quest-opening-party/
About the Artists: “In Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski’s drawings, imagined futuristic mythologies are born. Her characters transport spectators to other dimensions, and tell stories of a potential future where femininity and queerness are valued and exalted. Referencing Egyptian hieroglyphics, beauty products, comics, spiritual archetypes and outer space, Amaryllis creates visionary accounts of beings who exist at the intersection of goddess and human. By defying eurocentric art historical rules of proportion and scale, Amaryllis’ characters exist authentically, and invite onlookers to do the same. Sheena Rose uses hand-drawn lines to document her everyday experiences and perceptions of the world around her. Originally from Barbados, West Indies, Sheena is a world-traveller. She photographs her journeys across the globe and translates them into a unique language of lines, making each place she visits her own. Through line weight, texture, repetition and mixed-media interventions into her drawings, Sheena captures the energy of each landscape she illustrates. Viewers are given the opportunity to see the world through her eyes, from her particular physical perspective. Each drawing is an act of agency, personal reflection and connection to her viewers. Amaryllis and Sheena’s practices are simultaneously tools for personal processing and public calls for self-determination.”http://mocada.org/event/vision-quest-opening-party/
For further information about the gallery: http://mocada.org/.

Exhibition: SSCAC presents “Eldzier Cortor” - show runs through Sunday, May 31, 2015 — Chicago, IL, USA

Exhibition: “Master Artist ELDZIER CORTOR” Feb 21–May 31, 2015
at the SSCAC http://www.sscartcenter.org/
Exhibition and Art Talk: SSCAC presents “An Afternoon with Eldzier Cortor” on Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 4:30-6:30pm; show runs through Sunday, May 31, 2015 — Chicago, IL, USA; Event Details: Where: South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) - Gallery 124; Location: 3831 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653, Telephone: (773) 373-1026
Event Description: “SSCAC founder Eldzier Cortor returns for once in a lifetime conversation on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 4:30-6:30pm. In 2012, the celebrated artist Eldzier Cortor made an extraordinary gift to the Art Institute: a painting, 30 prints, and several printing matrices. Presenting selected works from the gift—many on display for the first time—this exhibition celebrates this outstanding addition to the collection.”Read more: http://www.sscartcenter.org/
About the Artist: “Eldzier Cortor is an artist and printmaker whose work typically features elongated nude figures in intimate settings. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) and a founder of the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC), he was influenced by both traditional African art and European surrealism. He is the recipient of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Leadership Advisory Committee’s Legends and Legacy Award, an honor recognizing African American artists who have achieved national acclaim with careers spanning over 50 years. See his works on the Art Institute of Chicago’s website:”Read more: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/artist/Cortor,+Eldzier
For further information: http://www.sscartcenter.org/ and http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/artist/Cortor,+Eldzier. Related article: http://www.chicagonow.com/rendezvous-life/2015/02/sscac-founder-eldzier-cortor-returns-for-once-in-a-lifetime-conversation-on-saturday-february-21/

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Event: “Belize National Festival Of Arts” - show runs through Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Bird's Isle — Belize, Central America

“Belize National Festival Of Arts” May 18-30, 2015
 http://www.nichbelize.org/
Belize National Festival Of Arts 2015: Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Belize-National-Festival-Of-Arts/1086134224747135 and http://www.nichbelize.org/
Belize National Festival Of Arts 2015: “Be sure to check out the grand opening ceremony that will be held on Monday 18th May, 2015 at the Bird's Isle from 10am to 3pm. Presented by the National Institute of Culture and History.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Belize-National-Festival-Of-Arts/1086134224747135
About the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH): “NICH is a statutory body which seeks to encourage Belizeans and persons interested in Belize to better understand our historical and ethnic roots and instill pride in ourselves about our country's unique cultural heritage and shared national identity. NICH was created by the Government of Belize in 2003 to bring together diverse government departments, which had historically worked to preserve and promote Belizean culture; and, to allow for the management of newer endeavours. We are committed to the preservation of Belize's ancient and historical era monuments and artifacts; the exhibition and interpretation of Belize's documented, photographic and oral history and the promotion of contemporary performing, literary and plastic arts. Through our research and community outreach activities, NICH seeks to help provide access to Belize’s cultural past, present and future.”Read more: http://www.nichbelize.org/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Belize-National-Festival-Of-Arts/1086134224747135/ and http://www.nichbelize.org/

NICH at 10 Video Presentation - video by NICH

Friday, May 29, 2015

Exhibition: BACD’s "Doors & Windows" - show runs through Friday, May 29, 2015 — Bermuda, West Indies

"Doors & Windows" April 26 – May 29 2015 http://www.artbermuda.com
Exhibition: BACD’s "Doors & Windows" - Opening on Sunday, April 26, 2015; show runs through Friday, May 29, 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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Event: Bowery Presents “STARTALK LIVE! WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON” on Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 8:00pm at the Apollo Theater — Harlem, NY USA

“STARTALK LIVE! WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON” on May 28, 2015
at the Apollo 
https://www.apollotheater.org/
Event:  Bowery Presents “STARTALK LIVE! WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON” on Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 8:00pm at the Apollo Theater — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - Where: Apollo Theater | 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027; Box office: 800.745.3000
Event Description: “Science meets comedy onstage at StarTalk Live!, the StarTalk Radio road show that’s entertaining and educating sold-out audiences around the country! Just like the award-winning podcast and radio show, StarTalk Live! explores current events from the frontiers of science; and includes scientists, celebrities and comedians as featured guests. This StarTalk Live! stage performance is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host comedian Eugene Mirman. Each live show bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and passion, covering captivating subjects like space travel, human intelligence, sex, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment. StarTalk Live! gets its DNA from StarTalk Radio, the iTunes chart-topping radio show/podcast hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and premiering as a weekly, late night talk show on the National Geographic Channel on April 20, 2015. StarTalk Live! is co-produced by Curved Light Productions and Pretty Good Friends. Location: Apollo Mainstage. Tickets: $57.50, $47.50, $37.50.”Read more: http://www.wowapollo.com/
For further information: https://www.apollotheater.org/, https://www.facebook.com/ApolloTheater and for ticket information: https://www.apollotheater.org/all/details/400:startalk_live_05_28_15.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Q&A @ U.S. Embassy Barbados November 2014 - video by USEmbassyBridgetown

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Exhibition: "Light in Nature and Culture" - show runs through Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Light in Nature and Culture" May 12-27, 2015 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition:  "Light in Nature and Culture" Opening Reception on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 7-9pm; show runs through Wednesday, May 27, 2015 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 Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago Cordially invites you to 'Light in Nature and Culture' our May Members Group Art Exhibition 2015. The United Nations proclaims an International Year of Light in 2015: Young and old around the world are inspired and united by the beauty of light in Nature. The rainbow is a striking illustration of both the scientific and cultural aspects of light. Light is the means by which human beings see themselves, each other, and their place in the Universe. Light is an essential part of culture and art and is a unifying symbol for the world. An International Year of Light is the ideal instrument to ensure the necessary increased worldwide awareness of the central role of light in the present and in the future of us all. An International Year of Light is not only about science and technology. Light is the means by which humanity sees itself, and the many ways that light has impacted on society have inspired art, music, literature and philosophy across the centuries. Light is a subject that unifies humanity. All nations and all peoples see the same Sun rise and fall on the horizon, and all cultures throughout history have expressed the same wonder at the natural beauty of light seen in effects such as the rainbow.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/mayshow/
Event Narrative: “Activities in this theme will highlight the myriad ways in which light has influenced and continues to influence human culture. From the early artists and scientists of Antiquity to the development of perspective and the understanding of light and shadow during the Renaissance, to impressionism and modern artistic techniques, this theme will describe how the study of light and art is central to understanding and appreciating our cultural heritage. Describing the continuous links between light and culture throughout history will provide valuable insights into the interactions between science and art and the humanities in general.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/mayshow/
For further information about the gallery: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT. For further information about the show: http://artsocietytt.org/mayshow/

Exhibition: “Flock” surveys Junkanoo Carnival as the iconic Bahamian cultural phenomenon - show runs through Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

Exhibition: “Flock” May 13-27, 2015 @ NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Exhibition: “Flock” surveys Junkanoo Carnival as the iconic Bahamian cultural phenomenon opening on Wednesday, May 13, 2015; show runs through Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details: Place: National Art Gallery Of The Bahamas; Location: West St. & West Hill St., Nassau, New Providence; Phone: (242) 328-5800; Email: info@nagb.org.bs; Website: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event Description: “'Flock' surveys Junkanoo Carnival as the iconic Bahamian cultural phenomenon ‘Junkanoo’ becomes hybridized and inextricably linked with its international counterpart ‘Carnival’. Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, this exhibit seeks to educate and inform the Bahamian public and the wider international audience about shifting the focus to incorporate Junkanoo Carnival in The Bahamas. The show will be on view from Wednesday, May 13 through the 27th ... The NAGB has chosen to document this inaugural cultural event not only for historical purposes, but to showcase its integrative aspects, mainly from the creative arts community in the area of costuming. Equally, we believe it to be important to showcase prior carnival influences in costume production by presenting pieces produced solely for Junkanoo parades. We hope to provide a visual platform for understanding the impact of Junkanoo Carnival as it pertains to its interpretation by creative individuals involved.”Read more: NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/News/Flock-The-National-Art-Gallery-of-The-Bahamas and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
About NAGB: “Housed in the historic Villa Doyle, built in the 1860s and lovingly restored in the 1990s, the NAGB preserves the National Collection of Bahamian Art, part of which is on permanent display on the ground floor. Upper galleries engage the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and support contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through temporary exhibitions. The NAGB also has an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education workshops, and a free public art library.”Read more: NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB. For further information about the show: http://www.nagb.org.bs/News/Flock-The-National-Art-Gallery-of-The-Bahamas.

Event: “NYC PARKS & EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENT: Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling” on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 3:00pm-4:30pm | FREE at NYC’s Martin Luther King Playground — Harlem, NY USA

“Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling” 
May 27, 2015 by NYC Parks &  El Museo http://www.elmuseo.org/
Event: “NYC PARKS & EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENT: Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling” on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 3:00pm-4:30pm | FREE at NYC’s Martin Luther King Playground — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - Contact:  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: “Families! Kids! Join us on Wednesday, May 27, for fun-filled sessions of art and storytelling at NYC’s Martin Luther King Playground. El Museo del Barrio will be offering art-making workshops and storytelling at this location. All ages are welcomed.”Read more: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/pop-up-arte-storytelling-may-27-2015/ and https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo
For further information: http://www.elmuseo.org/, https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo  and https://twitter.com/elmuseo. For info on this and upcoming NYC Parks events: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/martin-luther-king-playground_manhattan/events/2015/05/27/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Event: “Film Night : Carmen and Geoffrey” on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Film Night Carmen and Geoffrey" on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Event:  "Film Night: Carmen and Geoffrey" on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 7-9pm 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: “Film Night: 'Carmen and Geoffrey' on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT. One Night Only. Free Admission to All. A movie about the beautiful Work and lives of two extraordinary artists.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/about/
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/about/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

'Carmen and Geoffrey' Trailer - video by First Run Features

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Exhibition: Kehinde Wiley: “A New Republic” through Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA

Exhibition: Kehinde Wiley: “A New Republic” February 20–May 24, 2015
@ The Brooklyn Museum http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ 
Exhibition: Kehinde Wiley: “A New Republic” - Members Preview and Reception on Thursday, February 19, 2015; show runs from Friday, February 20, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details: Where: Brooklyn Museum; Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052, Telephone: (718) 638-5000; General Hours: Wednesday: 11am–6pm, Thursday: 11am–10pm and Friday–Sunday: 11am–6pm.

Exhibition: Kehinde Wiley: “A New Republic” February 20–May 24, 2015
@ The Brooklyn Museum http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ 
Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Shantavia Beale II, 2012. 
Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection 
of Ana and Lenny Gravier. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche)
Event Description: “The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures. Wiley's signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives ... Exhibition Dates: February 20–May 24, 2015 in the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/brooklynmuseum and http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/kehinde_wiley_new_republic/
For further information: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/, https://www.facebook.com/brooklynmuseum and http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/kehinde_wiley_new_republic/.  Related articles: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/arts/design/kehinde-wiley-puts-a-classical-spin-on-his-contemporary-subjects.html?_r=0 and http://hypebeast.com/2011/4/kehinde-wiley-the-world-stage-israel-roberts-tilton-recap

View an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing and accomplished visionaries. The program, an exploration of what constitutes beauty in the 21st century, offers a tantalizing look at the intersection of art and fashion at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365311240/.

Watch now: PBS Arts | Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace | PBS Video


Pre-Opening of Kehinde Wiley's A New Republic :: Brooklyn Museum 2.19.15 - video by nonotv

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Exhibition: “POEMS FOR THE BREAKING OF SPELLS: Recent works by CHE BARAKA” - show runs through Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Skylight Gallery -- Brooklyn, NY USA

“POEMS FOR THE BREAKING OF SPELLS” March 7- May 23, 2015
Skylight Gallery https://www.facebook.com/bedstuyrestoration
Exhibition: “POEMS FOR THE BREAKING OF SPELLS: Recent works by CHE BARAKA” Saturday, March 7, 2015 to Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Skylight Gallery -- Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - Where: Skylight Gallery;  Address: 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor; City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11216; Phone: (718) 636-6996; Event Type: art, exhibition, opening, reception
Event Description: "The Skylight Gallery is pleased to present, POEMS FOR THE BREAKING OF SPELLS, an exhibition of recent works by esteemed artist and curator, Ché Baraka. This exhibition marks the artist's’ first solo exhibition in ten years and is curated by fellow artist and gallerist, Danny Simmons. Baraka’s paintings are informed by the millennia old tradition of creating objects that serve as conduits for spiritual power. By employing an iconography that seeks to interpret the symbols, themes, and subject matter that underpin the transcendent, his works invite the viewer to collaborate in the rediscovery of the greater Self. MARCH 7 – MAY 23, 2015; OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 7, 2015, 6-9 PM; 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY; (Gallery hours: Wed. – Fri., 11 AM – 6 PM; Sat., 1 PM – 6 PM)." -- Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556259464642632
For further information about the gallery: http://www.restorationplaza.org/arts-and-culture/skylight-gallery and https://www.facebook.com/bedstuyrestoration. For further information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556259464642632. For further information about the artist: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Che-Baraka-African-American-Visual-Artist/141949332508624.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Exhibition: "Looking Back – 2014 JAMAICA BIENNIAL" at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

Looking Back – 2014 JAMAICA BIENNIAL at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Exhibition: "Looking Back – 2014 JAMAICA BIENNIAL" 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: “We are pleased to present this exciting short video documentary which was contributed by Tristan Galand. It reflects on the 2014 Jamaica Biennial, which was in its closing week when the footage was shot, and focuses on four artists, Camille Chedda, Sheena Rose, Phillip Thomas and Ebony G. Patterson, who present their reflections on the exhibition. With thanks to Tristan Galand and all who helped to facilitate this production, particularly Nicole Smythe-Johnson.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/


Jamaica Biennial 2014 from National Gallery of Jamaica on Vimeo.
A look back at the Jamaica Biennial 2014, which ran from December 7, 2014 to March 15, 2015, at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Devon House and National Gallery West, with one project, Blue Curry's PARADISE.jpg carried out on the streets of Downtown Kingston. The video was kindly contributed by Tristan Galand.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Exhibition: IRPC's “El Arte del Reggae” ENDS on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — Cuba

“El Arte del Reggae” May 18-20, 2015
 http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/
International Reggae Poster Contest 12th Exhibition 2015 - Cuba: Website: http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/
2014 International Reggae Poster Contest Winners Announced: “The IRPC contest plays a crucial role for our vision: More than a contest, this is a platform to share our mission with the world and a vehicle toward realizing the establishment of a Reggae Hall of Fame in Kingston, Jamaica. A monument to the achievements of Jamaica’s popular musical culture, and to celebrate the living heritage of global Reggae. ”Read more: http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalReggaePosterContest and http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Event: "Art Talk" on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Art Talk" on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 7-9pm
at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Event:  "Art Talk" on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 7-9pm 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.
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/about/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Event: “Cat 2 Will Do” Contest Deadline is on Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 4:00pm at Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies

“Cat 2 Will Do” Contest Deadline is May 18, 2015
at Masterworks Museum http://www.bermudamasterworks.com/
Event: “Cat 2 Will Do” on Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 4:00pm 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 showcase of original work based on Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo. Contest entry deadline: May 18th, 2015. Artwork must be of Recycled Material. Categories: Youth Group: 11 yrs-14 yrs; Teen Group: 15 yrs-18 yrs; Adult Group: 19 yrs +; Awesome Prizes to be won... Forms are available from Masterworks' Front Desk. Deadline is 4 pm on May 18th.”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.