Friday, July 31, 2015

Event: NAGB's “Mixed Media Art Summer Camp” ENDS on Friday, July 31, 2015 — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Mixed Media Art Summer Camp” June-July, 2015 @ NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event: NAGB's “Mixed Media Art Summer Camp” from Monday, June 22 - Thursday, July 9 and Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 31, 2015 — 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: “NAGB Mixed Media Art Summer Camp. Our summer camp runs from June 22nd- July 9th and July 13th- July 31st. See you there!!!”Read more: NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
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 summer camp: http://www.nagb.org.bs/News/NAGB-EDUCATION-Announces-ART-SUMMER-CAMP.


NAGB's Mixed Media Art Summer Camp Commercial - 2015 from NAGBahmas on Vimeo.
#teamNAGB Mixed Media Art Summer Camp. Our summer camp runs from June 22nd- July 9th and July 13th- July 31st. See you there!!!


NAGB Mixed Media Summer Art Camp- Meet our Jeweler! Allia Dean from NAGBahmas on Vimeo.
Meet our sustainable jewellery designer, Allia Dean, as she speaks about her art form and involvement in this year's summer camp.

Amazon Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Stephen A. Dantes

Stephen Alexander Dantes is a Saint Lucian author (Poet and Novelist)and Spoken Word artiste who has been performing at different venues in USA, Canada and Saint Lucia. He is a youth activists and is best known for his poems, 'Fair Helen', 'Rude Boy Reality', 'The Land the People and the Bottle', 'Recreating History', 'Country Boys of Darban', 'Where I'm from there is No Freedom', 'What if Juliet Never Found Romeo' and 'Ode to Love'. Members of the Caribbean Sports fraternity also know Dantes as the creator of the first Caribbean Sports website, SportCaraibe: http://sportcaraibe.net/. — Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Dantes

This is a review for Is It Love?: . . . A Triangle Gone Square by Stephen A. Dantes - Stephen vividly portrays Caribbean/St. Lucian life in a manner that the local reader can reminisce and identify with the events, places, cultural interactions and customs. The fellow Caribbean folk can also identify with the way of life of the persons in the novel - alas, you live in one island, you practically live in all. The international reader gets an introduction into the essence of Caribbean life; gets the opportunity to look through the window which he has cracked open and into our Caribbean lives - to walk along the streets of Babonneau and Castries, anticipate the standpipe moments (aah - that water used to taste really good straight from the pipe) and enjoy Christmas celebrations in Saltibus and carnival fetes. The International reader also has the opportunity to get into the Caribbean mind and life; to understand the customs that weave the patterns of Caribbean life. Stephen does a great job of transporting us (regardless of nationality or social strata) to the Caribbean life.   Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Is-It-Love-Triangle-Square/dp/1468545264/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=TNRVQRQPAEZFNAMB&creativeASIN=1468545264#cm_cr_dpwidget

This is a review for Hindsight by Stephen A. Dantes - “I am truly honoured to present to you Stephen Dantes’ Hindsight. You the “soon to be inspired” reader will find the following pieces, uncompromisingly honest odes to themes of love, conflict, pain, confusion, joy and inspiration. These themes are easily relatable as they are an indelible part of the human condition. The honest expression of these themes and emotions through the arts; music, dance, poetry, painting etc. is a gift and a curse bestowed and inflicted upon a select few. Wrought with simple (Stephie), yet profound conflicts (War), Hindsight offers an uncanny perception of youth and experience, a marriage that seldom occurs, one that can only be seen at a point in one’s life when he or she can appreciate that hindsight is indeed 20/20 vision. Only after dealing with conflicts and deciphering the value of one’s experiences can they fathom the certain truth that time is a thief that steals youth, but leaves in its place the ability to look back fondly and regretfully, then look forward with certainty and confidence that there will be more triumphs and follies; but that is indeed the beauty of life… If you don’t see that now then you will, in Hindsight.” — Shayne Ross, St. Lucian R&B Artiste.  Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LX0EY4?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B004LX0EY4&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

This is a review for The Love Doctor by Stephen A. Dantes - “I feel overwhelmingly privileged to open your door to this literary masterpiece, ‘The Love Doctor’.   If you're struck with 'Valentines Curse', or a 'Love Cynic', or like me, carry a heavy appetite for word-play and art, this little medical poetic nugget is just for you. Take a colourful musical journey of comedy, 'Fairy-tale Love', the experience of 'One Stupid Phonecall' and enlightenment in 'Understanding Woman', through the artistic exposure of this awesome poet's experiences and creative, artistically expressed fictional thoughts. Every poem flows a rhythm, every line, a swing. Every page has its own depth that lures you into wanting more from ‘The Love Doctor’. Don't feel awkward if you're caught smiling to yourself or dazed...sinking deeper into your seat as u indulge into every piece. Stephen proves he can literally win u over into his world; his thoughts, feelings, experiences and opinions. Another Dantes collection of contagious rhymes are not just on Youtube, your ‘Facebook Obsession’ or any other website now... It’s in your hands. Need I say more? I recommend that you fill this prescription and indulge!” — Linda “Chocolate” Berthier, St. Lucian Recording Artiste.    Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U7F6KI?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B004U7F6KI&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

Writer/Poet Stephen A. Dantes @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Event: “Movie Night - Feature film on Jackson Pollock” on Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 7:30-9:30pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“Feature film on Jackson Pollock”
on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Event:  “Movie Night - Feature film on Jackson Pollock” on Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 7:30-9:30pm 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 ASTT Welcomes you to another installment of our “MOVIE NIGHT”. Come enjoy a film about the life and times of American born artist, Jackson Pollock . The film will be shown at the Art Society on Thursday July 30th at 7:30pm. Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others – dubbed the “Society of Trinidad Independents”, taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango – Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/about/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

Jackson Pollock dancing colors - video by Claudio Crivelli

Exhibition: “THE HIGHWAYMEN EXHIBITION” - Reception on Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 6-8:30pm; show runs through Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Beach Institute — Savannah, GA USA

“THE HIGHWAYMEN EXHIBITION” Reception July 30, 2015
at The Beach Institute  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Institute/168014664740
Exhibition: “THE HIGHWAYMEN EXHIBITION” - Reception on Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 6-8:30pm; show runs through Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Beach Institute — Savannah, GA USA; Event Details - Location: The Beach Institute; Street/City/Zip: 502 E. Harris St., Savannah, Georgia USA; Phone: (912) 234-8000; Event Type: art, show; Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Institute/168014664740
Event Description: “The Beach Institute and the Collection of Ron and Linda Mosca cordially invite you to 'THE HIGHWAYMEN EXHIBITION' Reception: Thursday, July 30, 6-8:30pm; the show runs through Thursday, December 31, 2015. An exciting new exhibit from the Collection of Ron and Linda Mosca, of Palm City, Florida and Savannah, Georgia is now open to the public at the Beach Institute. The exhibit features several well known Black Artists known as 'THE HIGHYWAYMEN.' A total of 26 artists, one woman and twenty-five men, traveled the Highways of Florida from the early 1960’s to the early 1990’s selling oil paintings from the trunks of cars. These artists were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004. A Public broadcasting special was aired about them and several books written about them. Their paintings have been displayed at the White House and several are in the White House permanent collection. This is a “DON”T MISS EXHIBIT.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Institute/168014664740
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Institute/168014664740 and http://floridahighwaymen.com/.

The Journey of the Highwaymen | Promotional Video by HIGHWAYMENART

Artist's Talk: “A Conversation with Lola Flash” on Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 7:00pm at Alice Yard — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“A Conversation with Lola Flash” on Thursday 30 July, 2015 
at Alice Yard http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
Artist's Talk: “A Conversation with Lola Flash” on Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 7:00pm 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: “New York–based photographer Lola Flash will be artist in residence at Alice Yard from late July to late August 2015. On Thursday 30 July, at 7 pm, Flash will give an informal talk on her recent work and the projects she will pursue during her time in Trinidad. These include two portrait series for which she is seeking models — All are invited.”Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
About the Artist: “Lola Flash uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that transcend and interrogate gender, sexual, and racial norms. She received her BA from Maryland Institute College of Art and her Masters from London College of Printing in the United Kingdom. Flash works primarily in portraiture with a 4x5 film camera. In 2008, she was a resident at Light Work. Most recently, Flash was awarded an Art Matters grant, which allowed her to further two photographic series, [sur]passing and Surmise, in Brazil and London. Flash’s work is included in important public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work is featured in the publication Posing Beauty, edited by Deborah Willis, and currently on exhibit across the United States. Her work is also featured in the current award-winning film 'Through A Lens Darkly.' Flash’s work welcomes audiences who are willing to not only look but see.”Read more: http://aliceyard.blogspot.com/
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 Lola Flash: http://www.lolaflash.com/

"Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People" trailer - video by queerfilmfestival

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Event: “ACHING TO BE” Book Launch on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“ACHING TO BE” Book Launch on July 29, 2015 at Medulla
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Art-Gallery/310678552276044
Event: “ACHING TO BE” Book Launch on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Medulla Gallery; Location: #37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain; RSVP: Tel: (868) 740 7597 / Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com
Event Description: “ANDREW J. FITT and Ponies + Horses Books with Medulla Art Gallery and CULTUREGO Magazine invite you to the launch of his book 'ACHING TO BE' - Date: Wednesday 29th July, 2015; Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm; Venue: Medulla Art Gallery; Address: #37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain; RSVP: Tel: 1(868)622 1196 / Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com; EVENT SCHEDULE: Introduction; Reading; Question & Answer session; Meet & Greet the author; Books available for purchase.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Art-Gallery/310678552276044
About the Book and Author: “Andrew J. Fitt was born on the island of St. Lucia, August 9th, 1973. During birth he suffered brain damage resulting in Cerebral Palsy. 'Aching To Be' is written from Andrew's perspective, revealing a life lived by a disabled man on his own terms in a truly unique way. This is his true story of how he grew from a very sick child, only to become a strong young man, and then artist who lives life on his own terms ... ”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Art-Gallery/310678552276044
About the Gallery: “Medulla Art Gallery has been established to carry on and develop the traditions of Aquarela Galleries. Medulla, as the name implies, will provide a core space for art education with public participation through exhibitions, forums and workshops. Geoffrey MacLean, Martin Mouttet and Isabel Brash hope to use Medulla to demonstrate art, not only as a social expression, but also as a medium for therapy and growth. Medulla seeks to produce and promote exhibitions and ancillary events of established and emerging artists.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Art-Gallery/310678552276044
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medulla-Art-Gallery/310678552276044. For further information about the Author: http://andrewjfittart.com/.

Two Exhibitions at NAGB: "40 Years of Central Bank : A Pillar of the Arts Community" in the Northern Galleries and the first edition of "Double Dutch;" shows run through Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — The Bahamas, West Indies

Exhibitions: “40 Years of Central Bank” and "Double Dutch”
through July 29, 2015 @ NAGB http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Two Exhibitions at NAGB: "40 Years of Central Bank : A Pillar of the Arts Community" in the Northern Galleries and the first edition of "Double Dutch;" shows run through Wednesday, July 29, 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: “'Shows' in the plural! '40 Years of Central Bank : A Pillar of the Arts Community' in the Northern Galleries and the first edition of 'Double Dutch,' in which a contemporary Bahamian artist produces a show in dialogue with a regional artist in the Ballroom. This inaugural edition is entitled 50/50 and will have works by Blue Curry and James Cooper. Celebrating 40 Years of The Central Bank: A Pillar of Arts Commitment will highlight the role Central Bank of The Bahamas has played in developing the country’s visual arts community since its founding. The show will showcase over 80 works by 72 artists featured in Central Bank’s extensive art collection. Curated by NAGB Director Amanda Coulson. Shows run through Wednesday, July 29, 2015.”Read more: NAGB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1436230720017858/ 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 shows: https://www.facebook.com/events/1436230720017858/.

Event: “EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS UPTOWN BOUNCE” on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm | FREE at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA

“UPTOWN BOUNCE” 
July 29, 2015 at El Museo del Barrio http://www.elmuseo.org/
Event: “EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS UPTOWN BOUNCE” on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm | FREE at El Museo del Barrio — 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: “El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York present the second edition of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104 & Fifth, a FREE joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. Join us for a variety of events, including a guided tour of both Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio, brief artist talks in the galleries featuring artists from our exhibition CUT N MIX: Contemporary Collage. Ayana Evans performs Operation Catsuit. Also outside, additional sidewalk shenanigans by FEEGZ and crew. El Café features the musical stylings of DJ Turmix, a specialist in Boogaloo which was a favorite of the Young Lords and their generation; and video projections by Nat Castañeda.”Read more: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/uptown-bounce-july-29-2015/ and https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo
For further information: http://www.elmuseo.org/, https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo  and https://twitter.com/elmuseo.

Event: “Field Notes: Extracts Performance” on Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm; Exhibition runs through Sunday, September 27, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem — Brooklyn, NY USA

“Field Notes: Extracts Performance” August 15, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem http://mocada.org/
Event: “Field Notes: Extracts Performance” on Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm; Exhibition runs through Sunday, September 27, 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: “Canela |ka.’n/e/.la| is a performance by exhibiting artist Joiri Minaya that creates a moment for the contemplation of what seems to be a banal scene of leisure: a woman lies on a lounge chair putting sunscreen on, except the sunscreen is brown because it’s made of ground cinnamon. A mix of two versions of the romantic bolero song Piel Canela is playing, the American singer Nat King Cole’s version and the original composer’s version, Bobby Capó. Oscillating between embodying and cynically rejecting the desire of the lyrics, “Canela |ka.’n/e/.la|” comments on fantasies around the female Other. Cover image by Deborah Anzinger”http://mocada.org/event/field-notes-extracts-opening-reception/
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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, born March 6, 1928 is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as ‘Gabo’ throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest remaining living recipient. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. He started as a journalist, and has written many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Garc%C3%ADa_M%C3%A1rquez

This is a review for One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez - This remarkable novel had been on my "Must Read Soon" list for nearly twenty years, and with some shame I admit that I only recently got around to it. What a stunning masterpiece this is! I had read LOVE IN A TIME OF CHOLERA shortly after it appeared in English translation, and enjoyed it immensely, but as excellent as that was, it in no way prepared me for this amazing book. García Márquez's virtuosity is apparent on every page, assembling a vast array of improbable and unusual elements and blending them together to produce something utterly unique. He reminds me of those jugglers in a circus who spin plates on sticks, balancing them on every conceivable part of their body. García Márquez brings in such disparate elements that one can't imagine that he will manage to be able to keep all his plates up in the air. Remarkably, he does. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE is the novel we most frequently associate with Magical Realism. It is impossible to think of this book without referring to "magic," but the magic has as much to do with García Márquez's astonishing mastery of his material as it does with the extraordinary events that occur in the novel. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Solitude-Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez/product-reviews/006112009X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez - In this faux journalistic tale, Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez writes about the lives of ordinary people in a small town along a navigable river. A well to do man with matrimony on his mind arrives and picks out the young lady of his desire. Marquez focuses in on the values of the people and their traditions as the wedding approaches. The man buys her a house on a hill in anticipation presumably that she will bear him many children and he will be a leading citizen of the town. Such is the dream of this relatively fancy man from a bigger town. The dream of the young woman who is to be the bride is a bit different. We cannot know for sure, but like young women everywhere she would prefer to marry for love. But how can a woman from a poor family that makes its living slaughtering pigs turn down such an offer? Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Chronicle-Foretold-Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez/product-reviews/140003471X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) by Gabriel García Márquez - This is a book that simply cannot to be ignored. Lush, sensual and poetic in its prose, Marquez spins a vivid tale about a man's love for a woman that waits fifty years to come to fruition. Beneath the imagery and romance, however, lies Marquez's sharp observations on the nature of relationships, marriage and old age -- all told with Marquez's brand of humor, wisdom and unflinching veracity. The imagery pops alive in the mind's eye like no film can. In a tropical Caribbean setting, sometime between the close of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the environment becomes just as much a character as Florentino Ariza, and the dramatic story unfolds of his love for Fermina Daza. I'd love to recommend this for mature teens, but to truly savor it, you'll have to have lived a little. In the end, no matter what age, you will be the better for having read this masterpiece! Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Time-Cholera-Oprahs-Book/product-reviews/0307389731/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

The legacy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - video by CNN

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Exhibition: “Elementary: An Exhibition” - show runs through Sunday, July 26, 2015 at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Elementary: An Exhibition"
July 17-26, 2015 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition:  “Elementary: An Exhibition” - Opening Reception on Friday, July 17, 2015 @ 7:30-10:00pm; show runs through Sunday, July 26, 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 presents 'Elementary' -- a Father and Son exhibition hosted by Hayden Smith and Johnathan Smith. Opening Reception is Friday 17th July 7:30-10:00pm. Exhibition Continues until July 26. Gallery Hours 11am-6pm daily.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others – dubbed the “Society of Trinidad Independents”, taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango – Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/about/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Event: "July Art Talk" on Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm - FREE! at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"July Art Talk" on Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 7-9pm
at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Event:  "July Art Talk" on Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm - FREE! 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: “Every Month the ASTT will continue to host our Art Talk Sessions. This is a casual social event. Please bring along a piece of your art to talk and share about. Also feel free to bring along refreshments to share. This event is FREE!”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/event/july-art-talk/
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.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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

"Corners" June 28–July 24, 2015 http://www.artbermuda.com
Exhibition: BACD’s "Corners" - Opening Reception on Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 5:30-7:30pm; show runs through Friday, July 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: 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 “In the Realm of Colour”) — Barbados, West Indies; Event Details: Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts Ltd. is located in one of the most prestigious developments in Barbados, 1st Floor, Building B, the Limegrove Lifestyle Center, right in the heart of Holetown, St. James, Barbados. Contact Info – Phone: +1 246-621-0067; Email: gallerynuedge@galerienuedge.com
Artist’s Statement: “It is this passion to create that has been the greatest force in my life. My recent work has evolved out of an attempt to realize this greater understanding about myself. I am interested in the discovery of new textural elements and surface treatments. The way I approach my work is usually very spontaneous, in that the works are executed utilizing no preliminary sketches, but allowing the work to evolve as I progress. It is a journey of discovery for me, from inception to completion that is spiritually and emotionally fulfilling.  Creativity is essential to my experience and I must continually evolve if I am to find harmony with myself and my creator.”Read more: http://www.rupertpiggott.com/artistbio.html
About the Venue: “Gallery NuEdge features the most sought out contemporary artists from the local and international market. Exhibits include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography, and art installation.”Visit our website: www.galerienuedge.com and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge
For further information about the gallery: http://www.galerienuedge.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge. For further information about the artist: http://www.rupertpiggott.com/artistbio.html

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Event: “EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS UPTOWN BOUNCE” on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm | FREE at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA

“UPTOWN BOUNCE” 
July 22, 2015 at El Museo del Barrio http://www.elmuseo.org/
Event: “EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS UPTOWN BOUNCE” on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm | FREE at El Museo del Barrio — 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: “#‎UPTOWNBOUNCE‬ is back! El Museo del Barrio and Museum of the City of New York have teamed up to present FOUR free nights of musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. The series kick-off on Wednesday, July 22nd from 6-9pm. El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York present the second edition of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104 & Fifth, a FREE joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more.”Read more: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/uptown-bounce-july-22-2015/ and https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo
For further information: http://www.elmuseo.org/, https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo  and https://twitter.com/elmuseo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Event: “Art in Motion” Video Competition Deadline on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @4pm; show runs from Saturday, November 21, 2015 through Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Studio A at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies

“Art in Motion” Nov 21-Dec 9, 2015 
at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) http://www.bsoa.bm/
Event: “Art in Motion” Video Competition Deadline on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @4pm; show runs from Saturday, November 21, 2015 through Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Studio A 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: “Another exciting opportunity for artists to submit their works in video. In partnership with Argus, the BSoA is proud to announce our Art in Motion competition supporting Video Art! Video Competition Deadline is on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @4pm; winners' show runs from Saturday, November 21, 2015 through Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Studio A at BSoA. Please note that this competition is open to Members of BSoA only.”Bermuda Society of Arts https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery
For further information: http://www.bsoa.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Exhibition: “IMAGINATION” - show runs through Monday, July 20, 2015 at Walton Gallery — Petersburg, VA USA

“IMAGINATION” June 13-July 20, 2015
at Walton Gallery  http://www.waltongallery.com
Exhibition: “IMAGINATION” Opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday, June 13, 2015; show runs through Monday, July 20, 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: “'Imagination' opens June 13, 2015. It will showcase four (4) extraordinary artists: an educator and master of the wood cut technique, Dennis Winston, steps out with his new abstract visions; from the Maryland / Washington DC area Jay Durrah; Lisa Broadwine from Southwest Virginia; and Duane Cregger shows off his vibrant mixed media color pallet. Opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on June 13, 2015, and the show runs through July 20, 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, 'Imagination,' and all future shows.”Read more: http://www.waltongallery.com/
For further information: http://www.waltongallery.com. Related article: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/imagination/Event?oid=2203870.

"INSIDE THE DARK ROOM" - video by Eric Walton

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Exhibition: “Young Talent 2015” feauring ten artists under 40 - Opening on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the National Gallery — Jamaica, WI

“Young Talent 2015” Opening on August 30, 2015
(Image: Di-Andre Caprice Davis' "gif colllage")
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Exhibition: “Young Talent 2015” feauring ten artists under 40 - Opening on Sunday, August 30, 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: “Another exhibition in the Young Talent series is scheduled open on August 30, 2015 and will feature ten artists under forty, namely Greg Bailey, Alicia Brown, Katrina Coombs, Di-Andre Caprice Davis, Domanie Denniston, Monique Gilpin, Howard Myrie, Richard Nattoo, Avagaye Osborne, and Cosmo Whyte. The selection process for 'Young Talent 2015' was based on a call for submissions and a total of thirty-five entries were received. While the original intent was to feature only eight artists, the curatorial team decided to increase this number to ten, in response to the quality and range of entries. The selections were made by Executive Director Veerle Poupeye, Senior Curator O’Neil Lawrence and Assistant Curators Monique Barnett-Davidson and Tesha Chai, who will also serve as the curatorial team for this exhibition.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event Narrative: “'Young Talent 2015' covers a healthy range of contemporary art practices, from the realist portrait paintings of Greg Bailey and Alicia Brown to the textile- and fibre-based works of Katrina Coombs and Avagaye Osborne. The focus on textile- and fibre-based media is a relatively new development in local contemporary art and is part of a broader trend of experimentation with media, which is also evident in the glass-based work of Howard Myrie, Richard Nattoo and Domanie Denniston. As in 'Young Talent V' and 'New Roots,' there is a strong representation of photography-based media, as can be seen in the work of Domanie Denniston, Di-Andre Caprice Davis, Monique Gilpin and Cosmo Whyte, although the latter now also produces three-dimensional constructions. While there is no deliberate common theme in the exhibition, the works selected are perhaps best understood as a mirror of the contemporary world, in Jamaica and globally and address issues such as the politics of gender, sexuality and race and, in several instances, use subtle formal and verbal strategies to make powerful statements that all lives matter.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja

New Roots Exhibition-National Gallery of Jamaica -
video by Kori Solomon