Monday, August 31, 2015

Event: “The London Notting Hill Carnival” ENDS on Monday, August 31, 2015 — London, UK

“London Notting Hill Carnival 2015” Aug 29-31, 2015 http://thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/
Event:  “The London Notting Hill Carnival” on Saturday, August 29, 2015 to Monday, August 31, 2015 — London, UK; Event Details: What: “The London Notting Hill Carnival 2015”; When: Saturday, August 29, 2015 to Monday, August 31, 2015; Where: London, UK
Event Description: “The streets of West London come alive every August Bank Holiday weekend as London celebrates Europe's biggest street festival – the Notting Hill Carnival. With a Caribbean theme that sees West London packed with steel bands, Calypso music and tempting food stalls, the Notting Hill Carnival is a huge party. And everyone is invited to this Caribbean festival! Expect a sea of colour as amazing floats and costumed performers wind their way through the streets of London. Whether you want to join in the fun or simply watch the crowds go by, don't miss the chance to be part of one of London's biggest and best annual events.”Read more: http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/9023471-notting-hill-carnival-2015
Notting Hill Carnival 2015 Dates and Times: “The carnival weekend kicks off on the Saturday night with Panorama, a free open-air concert involving a steel band competition at Emslie Horniman Pleasance Park, from 6pm until 10pm. Sunday at The Notting Hill Carnival is Family Day. It kicks off with J’Ouvert, a fun opening with dance, drummers and steel bands from 6am until 9am. The Sunday Parade gets under way at 10am and continues until 8.30pm. There are many things to do at Notting Hill Carnival on Family Day, from family workshops at Emslie Horniman Pleasance Park and the costume prize awards, to music at the 38 sound systems dotted around the Notting Hill Carnival route. Bank Holiday Monday sees the main parade. In the evening, the floats leave the streets in procession and people continue the festivities at the many Notting Hill Carnival after-parties. Find out more details of this year's event with our handy Notting Hill Carnival guide including the 2015 Notting Hill Carnival route map, transport options and key timings. If you're new to carnival, take a look at our 10 Tips for Notting Hill Carnival to find out how to make the most of your day.”Read more: http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/9023471-notting-hill-carnival-2015
For further information about the London Notting Hill Carnival 2015: http://thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-London-Notting-Hill-Carnival/410465595739827.

Notting Hill Carnival Promo 2015 (Official) - video by LondonNottingHillCarnival

Exhibition: “Caribbean Linked III 2015” - show runs through Monday, August 31, 2015 at Ateliers '89 Art Gallery — Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

“Caribbean Linked III 2015” on August 12-31, 2015 at Ateliers '89
Art Gallery  http://caribbeanlinked.com/ & http://ateliers89.com/
(Image by Simone Asia)
Exhibition: “Caribbean Linked III 2015” - Meet and Greet the Artists! Aruban Night event on Wednesday August 12, 2015 @ 8:00pm; show runs through Monday, August 31, 2015 at Ateliers '89 Art Gallery — Aruba, Dutch Caribbean; Event Details - Where: Ateliers '89 Art Gallery; Location: Dominicanessenstraat 34, Oranjestad, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean; Telephone: 297-588-5776; email: elvis@ateliers’89.com
Event Description: “Caribbean Linked III to take place in Aruba in August - Caribbean Linked III will kick off in Aruba from August 12 through 31 2015. Thanks to generous support from the Mondriaan Fund, Stichting DOEN and the Prince Claus Fund, twelve creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work and mount an exhibition at Ateliers ’89 in Aruba. Artists include Natusha Croes (Aruba), Leasho Johnson (Jamaica), Alex Kelly (Trinidad & Tobago), Manuel Mathieu (Haïti), Jodi Minnis (The Bahamas), Simone Asia (Barbados), Ronald Cyrille, (Martinique), Aiko Roudette (St. Vincent & the Grenadines), Leo Aguirre (Aruba) and Marvi Johanna Franco Zapata (Curaçao). The writer in residence will be Natalie McGuire (Barbados) and Diego Espinosa, (Mexico) multi-percussionist and sound artist, will offer workshops and produce a soundscape while at Ateliers ’89. Invited curators and facilitators include Holly Bynoe, Annalee Davis and David Bade. Image above by Simone Asia.”Read more: http://caribbeanlinked.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanLinked
About Caribbean Linked: “Caribbean Linked Artist Residency Program is a crucial space for building awareness across disparate creative communities of the Caribbean by finding ways to connect young and emerging artists with each other. This roving residency project focuses on the sustainable development, regional integration and critical education of younger artists while exposing Dutch Antillean, Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanic artists to each other. Caribbean Linked creates viable opportunities for young artists, writers, critics and creative activists to foster new relationships with a larger community, contributing to the holistic development of the creative industries. In addition, it provides the opportunity to link with industry professionals who facilitate access to wider global conversations for the region’s practitioners, while allowing the artists to create work, exchange ideas and participate in larger dialogues around art production and market.”Read more: http://caribbeanlinked.com/about/
For further information: http://caribbeanlinked.com/, http://caribbeanlinked.com/about/ and https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanLinked. For further information about the Venue: http://ateliers89.com/.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Exhibition: “BEAUTY” Artists' Reception on Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 4pm-7pm; show runs through Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Thai Purple Orchid Cafe — Orlando, FL USA

“BEAUTY” Artists' Reception on Aug 30, 2015; show ends Oct 21, 2015 at
Thai Purple Orchid Cafe https://www.facebook.com/events/110258342654883/
Exhibition: “BEAUTY” Artists' Reception on Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 4pm-7pm; show runs through Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Thai Purple Orchid Cafe — Orlando, FL USA; Event Details - Location: Thai Purple Orchid Cafe; Address: 9318 E Colonial Dr., Suite A9, Orlando, Florida 32817; Phone: (407) 203-3891; Email: purpleorchidcafe@gmail.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/110258342654883/; Event Type: art, exhibit; Organized By: KerrySpace Ciotti, No Footprint Society & TrezMark Art.
Event Description: “KerrySpace and No Footprint Society in association with TrezMark Art present to you, 'BEAUTY.' This group exhibit is packed with multiple layers of Artventure's that will immerse all senses. Orlando's creative community and others from Central Florida come together to promote their vision of 'BEAUTY.' Combinations of performance art, poetry, fashion with a twist, live music, visual art and more will be featured in this exhibit. Curated by both KerrySpace Ciotti and Tre Harris. Join us for the reception on August 30th from 4-7 pm at The Thai Purple Orchid Cafe 9318 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817. This beautiful Mother & Daughter owned and operated establishment operates on the principals of authenticity and promotes healthy eating for a vibrant lifestyle. One Night Only to meet and greet our artists and get to know more of Orlando’s creative community; show runs through Wednesday, October 21, 2015.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/110258342654883/
For further information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/110258342654883/ and the venue: https://www.facebook.com/ThaiPurpleOrchid.

Exhibition: “August Art, 2015” - show runs through Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Gallery at Friendship Heights Village Center — Chevy Chase, MD, USA

“August Art, 2015” on Aug 9, 2015 at the Gallery at
Friendship Heights http://www.artimpactusa.com/august-art-2015.html
Exhibition: “August Art, 2015” Opening Reception on Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 11:30am-1:30pm; show runs through Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Gallery at Friendship Heights Village Center — Chevy Chase, MD, USA; Event Details – Where: The Gallery at Friendship Heights; Location: 4433 South Park Avenue; Chevy Chase, MD 20815; Telephone: 301.656.2797; Email: info@artimpactusa.com; Gallery Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am-9:00pm; Fri 9:00am-5:00pm; Sat/Sun 9:00am-2:00pm
Event Description: “Curated annually by Llewellyn Berry, the August Art, 2015 exhibit presents a wide range of art and artists. Each August, new artists as well as new work by perennial favorites contribute handily to the doldrums of the late summer heat at the Friendship Heights Village Arts Gallery, an up and coming favorite venue for local artists.”Read more: http://www.artimpactusa.com/august-art-2015.html
Participating Artists: “Llewellyn Berry, Nina Benton, David Cook, Thomas Dade, Richard Fitzhugh, Jenne Glover, Carolyn Goodridge, Bill Harris, Hubert Jackson, Wayson Jones, Gloria Kirk, Malik Lloyd, Percy Martin, Janet McCormick, Magruder Murray, Merawit Neway, Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu, Margaret Paris, Nanno Smith, Kamala Subramanian, and Dwight Tyler. Artworks include ceramics, paintings, mixed-media and photography. Meet the artists at a reception on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.”Read more: http://www.artimpactusa.com/august-art-2015.html
For further information: http://www.artimpactusa.com/august-art-2015.html.

Art Exhibit at Friendship Heights Village Arts Gallery August 2015 
- video by Nanno Smith

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Amazon Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He now lives in Ohio. He has published stories in various magazines and anthologies. He is a Clarion graduate, Writers of The Future winner, and Campbell Award for Best New SF Writer Finalist. His work has appeared in the Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies. His novel Ragamuffin was nominated for the Nebula and Prometheus awards. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Halo-The-Cole-Protocol-Paperback/dp/0765354721/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=&creativeASIN=0765354721#customerReviews

This is a review for Halo: The Cole Protocol (Halo (Tor Paperback)) by Tobias S. Buckell - Simply put, quite a good book. Although I will admit, this book is not for everyone. Essentially, if you like Halo, and the Halo book series, then you will like this book. I've also read Contact Harvest, the other three, and Ghosts of Onyx. For the uninitiated, this is not a book for you. The book makes references and allusions to other parts of the Halo mythos; so unless you are up to speed, the book would probably be ponderous, lacking in information, and probably not all that fun to read. For other people that have followed Halo, and liked the other books, go out and by this. Its not a difficult read, but a fun one. It reads like the books that came before it, and puts a human face on humanities struggle against The Covenant. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Halo-The-Cole-Protocol-Paperback/dp/0765354721/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=&creativeASIN=0765354721#customerReviews

This is a review for Hurricane Fever by Tobias S. Buckell - Prudence (Roo) Jones was an agent of the Caribbean group until he built himself a personal fortune,retired and decided to dedicate his life to beach combing and traveling on his boat. Events that occurred prior to this novel's opening made him the caretaker for his orphaned teenaged nephew. He is immersed in making sure that the boy goes to school and takes an interest in making sure that his nephew grows up to be a good citizen and adult. A message is received from a former colleague marked "You will get this if I am dead" Roo had worked with that man while both were agents of the Caribbean Intelligence Agency and were firm friends. Roo goes after the package indicated in the message in the interest of following through on their friendship. Shortly after the message arrives a beautiful young lady knocks on his door announcing that she is his deceased friend's sister. While Roo knew that there was no sister he goes along with her to try and determine what she is after. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Fever-Tobias-S-Buckell/dp/0765319225/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=&creativeASIN=0765319225#customerReviews

This is a review for Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell - Arctic Rising begins with somewhat of a bang when Anika Duncan is shot down in her airship after she and her partner attempt to investigate a ship that may be smuggling dangerous material. Anika survives the attack, but her partner, Tom, is injured, and after visiting him in the hospital, she returns home to recuperate. Relaxation is short-lived, however, when she receives a call bearing more bad news, plus she's asked to identify the men that supposedly attempted to shoot her down. Something else is in the works, though, something much worse than the dumping of hazardous materials. After taking a tour of the ship that attacked her, she finds a mysterious floating orb and smuggles it out, only to have to turn it over to higher officials. It turns out these orbs are part of a plan by the Gaia Corp. to stop warming and halt the melting of the Arctic ice. But, is this the best thing for the earth? Someone doesn't think so, and plans to use a nuclear weapon to stop Gaia. Anika Duncan, bent on revenge, will have to use every one of her resources to get justice, but will it cost her her life? Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Rising-Tobias-S-Buckell/dp/0765358735/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=&creativeASIN=0765358735#customerReviews

Tobias Buckell Interview video by ynAttitudeMag's channel

Friday, August 28, 2015

Exhibition: BACD’s "Purple" - show runs through Friday, August 28, 2015 — Bermuda, WI

"Purple" July 26–Aug 28, 2015 http://www.artbermuda.com
Exhibition: BACD’s "Purple" - Opening Reception on Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 5:30-7:30pm; show runs through Friday, August 28, 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

"Purple" July 26–Aug 28, 2015 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

Event: “Movie Night - Film on Salvador Dali” on Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“Film on Salvador Dali”
on Friday, August 28, 2015 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Event:  “Movie Night - Film on Salvador Dali” on Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm 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”. Movie Night at the ASTT this month celebrates one of the most prolific artists of our time: Salvador Dali. Movie Night commences at 7:00pm on Friday 28th August 2015 . Admission is free.”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.

Vision of a Genius, Salvador Dali - video by Ada Cartianu

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Exhibition: Featured artist, Alexander Poll Doval, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, WI

Featured Artist Alexander Poll Doval at Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Alexander Poll Doval, 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: “I was born in Havana, Cuba. Self-taught artist , I began exhibiting in the late 90s, in different places of Havana whose Amelia Peláez and Mariano Rodriguez Photo Gallery . Then in 2000 , with some friends, I had the opportunity to establish the Gallery José Martí in Havana Vieja. , Whose main goal was to teach painting to children and adults . It was then in 2007 I moved to Montreal ... Subjects. I aim to show the simplicity , no prejudice .. This is a message I want to convey through my paintings and sculptures : the openness to other cultures .. In each painting also found always a connection between heaven and earth. . People say I see a lot of different things in my paintings, so much the better . I attach great importance to small details.” —  Read more: https://www.facebook.com/alexander.polldoval
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: https://www.facebook.com/alexander.polldoval

Event: "Summer Ting - The Carnival Lime! 2015" on Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 3:00am at Ruby Blue Bar - Leicester Square — London, England

"Summer Ting - The Carnival Lime! 2015"
August 27, 2015 https://www.facebook.com/SocaholicUK
Event: "Summer Ting - The Carnival Lime! 2015" on Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 3:00am at Ruby Blue Bar - Leicester Square — London, England; Event Details – Where: Ruby Blue Bar; Location: 1 Leicester St, London WC2 7BP, United Kingdom; Telephone: +44 20 7287 8050; Website: http://www.rubybluebar.co.uk/
Event Description: “Summer Ting - The Carnival Lime! On Thursday, 27th August we kick-start the Notting Hill Carnival weekend with our Carnival Lime in the buzzing madness of London’s Leicester Square. Summer Ting is back at Ruby Blue Bar - Leicester Square with its large decadent spaces that feature sumptuous booths and old-school glamour, so join us for one last pump before we jump. Lime time is from 6pm and if the night just keeps rolling on, don’t worry you can fete to your heart’s content until 3am. Arrive early to make the most of Happy Hour until 8pm with up to 50% off cocktails, spirits, beers, wines, champagne and prosecco. We can’t have you going hungry, so there will be mouth-watering Caribbean food on sale courtesy of PNW Kitchen. 100% Soca and Real Vibes guaranteed with a line-up of top DJs to warm you up and get you ready for NHC2015: DJ Chris Vee; DJ Triple M; DJ Dee Francis; DJ Ratty; Admission is FREE until 9pm and £10 thereafter. Over 18's only, valid photo ID required. Management reserve the right to refuse admission.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/589235947882910/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/589235947882910/, https://www.facebook.com/SocaholicUK and http://www.rubybluebar.co.uk/

Summer Ting - The Carnival Lime - 27.08.15 - video by SocaholicUK

Event: “NYC PARKS & EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENT: Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling” on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 3:00pm-4:30pm | FREE at NYC’s Flynn Playground — Bronx, NY USA

“Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling” 
August 26, 2015 by NYC Parks &  El Museo http://www.elmuseo.org/
Event: “NYC PARKS & EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENT: Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling” on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 3:00pm-4:30pm | FREE at NYC’s Flynn Playground — Bronx, 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 August 26, for fun-filled sessions of art at NYC’s Flynn Playground, Brook Av to 3 Av between E 157 St. and E 158 St., Bronx, NY 10451 United States. El Museo del Barrio will be offering art-making workshops at this location. All ages are welcome.”Read more: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/nyc-parks-pop-up-arte-aug-26-2015/ 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/phpdig/index.php?sc=sitesearch&q=Flynn+Playground&submit=Search&googleClientId=1911635627.1432716594

Event: “BUENOS DIAS: Curator Led Tour of Rodriguez Calero @El Museo” on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 9:30am - 11:00am at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA

“BUENOS DIAS: Curator Led Tour of Rodriguez Calero @El Museo” 
August 26, 2015 at El Museo del Barrio http://www.elmuseo.org/
Event: “BUENOS DIAS: Curator Led Tour of Rodriguez Calero @El Museo” on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 9:30am - 11:00am 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: “Join us for a cafecito and private tour of our latest exhibition, RODRIGUEZ CALERO: Urban Martys and Latter Day Santos with guest curator Alejandro Anreus. Coffee and check-in will be from 9:30 – 10:00am, immediately followed by the tour between 10:00 and 11:00am. FREE for Amigo Level members and above +1 Guest; Members, kindly RSVP to SpecialEvents@elmuseo.org; $10 for non-members.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo
For further information: http://www.elmuseo.org/, https://www.facebook.com/elmuseo  and https://twitter.com/elmuseo.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Event: “Late Night Meet-&-Greet” on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies

“Late Night Meet-&-Greet” on August 25, 2015
at National Gallery Cayman  https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/
Event: “Late Night Meet-&-Greet” on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman; Telephone: 345-945-8111; email: info@nationalgallery.org.ky and education@nationalgallery.org.ky
Event Description: “Join us for a special late night viewing of the All Access exhibition. Artists who have work in the National Gallery’s Permanent Collection will be in attendance and available to speak about their art and answer questions. Admission to the event is free and refreshments will be served. Donations welcome.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/NGCIcalendar/MeetandGreet9&start=2015-08-25 and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman
About National Gallery Cayman: “Established in 1996, NGCI is a vibrant arts organisation that seeks to fulfil its mission through exhibitions, artist residencies, education/outreach programmes and research projects. The NGCI operates in both a local and global arena. As part of our mission to promote and encourage the appreciation and practice of the visual arts, of and in the Cayman Islands we send Caymanian art and artists abroad as well as having many fine international artists visit, exhibit and work in the Cayman Islands.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/aboutusngci and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman
For further information: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/, https://twitter.com/NatGalCayman and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman.

ON LOCATION: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands -
video by BLOUIN ARTINFO

Monday, August 24, 2015

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand (born January 7, 1953) is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. She was named Toronto's third Poet Laureate in September 2009. She was born in Guayaguayare, Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated from Naparima Girls' High School in 1970, and immigrated to Canada, to attend the University of Toronto, where she earned a BA in 1975. Brand also holds a MA (1989) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - OISE. Currently Brand teaches at the University of Guelph. Brand frequently explores themes of gender, race, sexuality and feminism in her writing... As a show of support of women solidarity, Brand has participated in many anthologies and writing opposing the violent killings of Black men and women and specifically pointing out the massacre of fourteen women in Montreal and the racism and inequality experienced by Aboriginal women of Canada.   Read more: http://www.amazon.com/wiki/Dionne_Brand/ref=ntt_at_bio_wiki

This is a review for At the Full and Change of the Moon by Dionne Brand - A poetic account of six generations born from an act of rebellion and set free into the world, this novel begins on Trinidad as Marie Ursule plots a mass suicide of fellow slaves and ensures the escape of her "vanity and joy," little Bola. Marie Ursule's descendants, born of Bola and her lust for different men, dash off to disparate lives, which Brand describes in separate, always lyrical, chapters. Although Brand's repetitive use of certain phrases can wear thin, she shows a brilliant command of the emotional side of language. I would not recommend this book to casual readers because its emphasis on language and theme, and not plot, might disappoint them; however, this novel has much to offer serious and attentive readers. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Full-Change-Moon-Dionne-Brand/product-reviews/0802137237/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Ossuaries by Dionne Brand - Ossuaries is described as a 'hypnotic, urgent long poem'. 'Hypnotic' - it most certainly can be, with a consistent format of 3-lined stanzas from the very beginning to the very end. 'Long' - it most certainly is as well, following the path of the character, the narrator, or both simultaneously. 'Urgent' - now this would depend on what the reader makes of it. Ossuaries is a book centered on the reader as much as it is centered on the text itself. Depending on who the reader is, the book could lie anywhere within the spectrum from 'boring' to 'fascinating', from 'incomprehensible' to 'knowledgeable', or from any imaginable extreme to its corresponding counterpart. One could very easily expect either a love or hate relationship with a poem like this. For one to love the poem, it would require careful attention and patient dissection of the minute details within the poem. In time, it cannot be guaranteed that readers would completely understand the content, but they may begin to realize why it is a 'hypnotic, urgent long poem'. They may not eventually love the poem, but they will come to appreciate the intricacies of a work like Ossuaries. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Ossuaries-Dionne-Brand/product-reviews/0771017340/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1


This is a review for In Another Place, Not Here by Dionne Brand - For readers unaccustomed to the Black Caribbean vernacular that begins Dionne Brand's 1996 novel In Another Place, Not Here --like me-- there's a bit of an initial hurdle to leap over to sink into this book. But trust me, it's worth it; and sink in you truly do. Brand is an exhilarating poet and although this is a novel, it's definitely a poet's novel. There is something--many things, in fact--deliciously seductive about the language, which rolls, rises, falls, and flows its way throughout the narrative like a river. The rhythm and feel of the words are seductive to the point that their meaning at times seems secondary and, in fact, purposely elusive--a quality that might be frustrating for some readers. If you can give yourself over to the novel, though, make yourself vulnerable in a way that one of the main characters Verlia struggles to throughout the book, In Another Place, Not Here is a really rewarding read. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/In-Another-Place-Not-Here/product-reviews/0802136338/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1


Poet Dionne Brand reads from Ossuaries video by Griffin Poetry Prize

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Exhibition: “Basquiat:The Unknown Notebooks” - show runs through Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA

“Basquiat:The Unknown Notebooks” https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
Exhibition: “Basquiat:The Unknown Notebooks” - show runs through Sunday, August 23, 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.
About the Exhibition: “April 3–August 23, 2015 at the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor. Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. The first major exhibition of the artist's notebooks, 'Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks' features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. A self-taught artist with encyclopedic and cross-cultural interests, Basquiat was influenced by comics, advertising, children's sketches, Pop art, hip-hop, politics, and everyday life. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks emphasizes the distinct interplay of text and images in Basquiat’s art, providing unprecedented insight into the importance of writing in the artist’s process. The notebook pages on display contain early renderings of iconic imagery—tepees, crowns, skeleton-like figures, and grimacing faces—that also appear throughout his large-scale works, as well as an early drawing related to his series of works titled Famous Negro Athletes.”Read more: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/basquiat_notebooks/
For further information about the Brooklyn Museum: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/https://www.facebook.com/brooklynmuseum and https://twitter.com/brooklynmuseum

Basquiat Official Trailer #1-(1996) HD - video by MOVIECLIPS

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Workshop: "A Summer of Poetry/ Spoken Word & Culture Fun!" through Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Kroma Gallery -- Miami, FL USA

Workshop: "A Summer of Poetry/ Spoken Word & Culture Fun!" June 16-Aug 22, 2015
at Kroma Gallery http://kromamiami.com/
Workshop: "A Summer of Poetry/ Spoken Word & Culture Fun!" from Tuesday, June 16, 2015 through Saturday, August 22, 2015; REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 10am-1pm -- Miami, FL USA; Event Details - Location: KROMA Gallery - Coconut Grove, Miami; Street: 3670 Grand Avenue; City/Town: Miami, Florida 33133; Telephone: 305-576-6278; Event Type: gallery
Event Description: "KROMA presents 'A Summer of Poetry/ Spoken Word & Culture Fun!' from Tuesday, June 16, 2015 through Saturday, August 22, 2015; REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 10am-1pm. #Write #Recite #Excite. Capture the best summer ever, complete with weekly writing and group culture projects. Ages 8-18. Reserve your spot now! Seats are limited. Check out the flyer for more information." -- Read more: http://urbanartsmiami.tumblr.com/
For further information: http://kromamiami.com/, http://urbanartsmiami.tumblr.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/pages/KROMA-Miami/567277850018489

Friday, August 21, 2015

Event: "August Art Talk" on Friday, August 21, 2015 @ 7:00-9:00pm - FREE! at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"August Art Talk" on Friday, August 21, 2015 @ 7-9pm
at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Event:  "August Art Talk" on Friday, August 21, 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: “Art Talk: Friday 21st August 2015. This Art Talk will be based on the Contemporary Exhibition: Thru Contemporary Arts Collection that will be up in the gallery . Artists can come and view the show and discuss the works in the show. Time : 7pm.  This event is FREE!”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/event/july-art-talk/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.  For further information about GETTHRU: http://www.getthru.org/

Exhibition: “THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS COLLECTION” - show runs through Friday, August 21, 2015 at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS COLLECTION"
Aug 17-21, 2015 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition:  “THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS COLLECTION” - Opening Reception on Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 6:30pm-9pm; show runs through Friday, August 21, 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: 11am-6pm daily.
Event Description: “Thru Contemporary Arts Collection, an international collection of contemporary art will be on exhibit at the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago. Opening Reception on Monday 17th August, 2015. 6:30pm-9pm. Free and open to the public.”Read more: http://www.getthru.org/ and http://artsocietytt.org/event/thru-contemporary-arts-collection/
About Thru Contemporary Arts: “THRU CONTEMPORARY ARTS is a project initiative of the non-profit arts organization GETTHRU. This project focuses on exhibition, education and the preservation of contemporary arts. Thru Contemporary Arts houses and maintains a juried collection of contemporary art. The organization acquires and promotes the artworks of prominent contemporary artists at various stages of their careers. This public collection is exhibited at museums, galleries and spaces with the goal of educating and introducing under-served communities to various forms of contemporary art. As part of this project the organization publishes and prints arts catalogs and books on various contemporary arts subjects. Thru Contemporary Arts is a collaboration of artists, writers and curators.”Read more: http://www.getthru.org/ and http://artsocietytt.org/event/thru-contemporary-arts-collection/
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. For further information about GETTHRU: http://www.getthru.org/

Event: MoCADA presents “Soul of Brooklyn Festival 2015” runs through Friday, August 21, 2015 at Bed Stuy's Von King Park — Brooklyn, NY USA

“Soul of Brooklyn Festival 2015” Aug 15-21, 2015
presented by MoCADA Musuem http://mocada.org/
Event: MoCADA presents “Soul of Brooklyn Festival 2015” on Saturday, August 15, 2015 through Friday, August 21, 2015 at Bed Stuy's Von King Park at 670 Lafayette Avenue — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - Contact: MoCADA Musuem, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York; Telephone: 718-230-0492; Event Type: art, exhibition; concert; street fair; arts festival
Event Description: “MoCADA’s Soul of Brooklyn Festival is a celebration of the diverse arts and cultures of Brooklyn’s African Diaspora, takes place annually in August. This weeklong series of events promotes African Diasporan arts and culture while supporting partnerships between local arts organizations and Black businesses. The festival includes over 20 performances, street fairs, educational events, workshops, tastings, film screenings and shopping opportunities, making Soul of Brooklyn Festival the premier venue for tourists, arts enthusiasts and locals to experience all that Brooklyn’s African Diaspora has to offer. This year's event will be held at Bed Stuy's Von King Park at 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216.”http://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn-festival-2015/
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/.

Soul of Brooklyn Week 2013 Recap - video by MoCADA Brooklyn

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

Featured Artist Neville LeGall at Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Neville LeGall, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge Barbados (part of our current group exhibition “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
About the Artist: “Since 1984, Neville LeGall has mounted several solo and group exhibitions in Barbados. His work has also been shown in other countries including the U.K., USA, Canada, Germany, and Cuba. A past President of the Barbados Arts Council, the Artist has taught at high school level for several years before pursuing a full time career as a visual artist.” —  Read more: http://www.nevillelegall.com/
About the Venue: “Gallery NuEdge features the most sought out contemporary artists from the local and international market. Exhibits include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography, and art installation.”Visit our website: www.galerienuedge.com and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge
For further information about the gallery: http://www.galerienuedge.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge.  For further information about the artist: http://www.nevillelegall.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Neville-LeGall/291443794338600