Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Exhibition: Mark N. Pereira’s “Sundiata” – recent paintings, drawings and sculptures - show runs through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

Mark N. Pereira’s “Sundiata” at 101 Art Gallery
Sept 19-30, 2015 www.101artgallery.com
Exhibition: Mark N. Pereira’s “Sundiata” – recent paintings, drawings and sculptures:  Opening Reception on Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 5-8pm; show runs through Wednesday, September 30, 2015; Previews: Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18 @ 4-6pm; and Saturday, September 19 @ 10am-2pm at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: 101 Art Gallery; Location: 84 Woodford Street, Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 628-4081; Email: marknpereira@gmail.com;
Artist’s Statement: “For me, natural light is an important component of the creative process. It determines tones, hues and colours as it is reflected or absorbed. Light is as essential for drawing and painting as it is for sculpture. In this show, I am honouring light and demonstrating how I have come to terms with it while preparing these works. I hope that I have managed to capture this in presenting some familiar subjects.”Mark N. Pereira, 101 Art Gallery http://101artgallery.com/
For further information: http://101artgallery.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/101art.

Exhibition: "Charman Prize Past Winners" featuring recent work by the artists who have won awards from 2008—2013; show runs through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies

"Charman Prize Past Winners" through September 30, 2015 at
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art www.bermudamasterworks.org/
Exhibition: "Charman Prize Past Winners" featuring recent work by the artists who have won awards from 2008—2013; show runs through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Masterworks — 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; Website: https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/
About the Exhibition: "As a prelude to the Charman Prize Exhibition, we have created a group show in the Rick Faries Gallery for September 11th – 30th, 2015, featuring recent work by the artists who have won awards in the 2008 — 2013 Charman Prize exhibitions. There has been a wide variety of different media and styles recognized over the previous six Charman Prizes and we look forward to highlighting the scope and talent within Bermuda that has been displayed through this event over the years. We aim to represent the previous winners with a recent example of their work. The dynamics and contrast of these artists and their featured pieces truly showcase the diversity of our art community .,, Upcoming Charman Prize Dates: Wednesday, October 7th– Artist Reception; Thursday, October 8th– Buyer’s Dinner; Friday, October 9th – Member’s Reception; Saturday, October 10th – Exhibit opens to the public." -- Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/charman_past_winners/ and https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/exhibitions/charman-prize/ 
For further information: https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583 and https://twitter.com/MasterworksMOBA.

Bermuda Charman Prize 2012 - video by BdaSailor

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Nunez immigrated to the US from Trinidad after completing high school there. She is the author of eight novels. Boundaries (PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and nominated for the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Fiction); Anna In-Between (long-listed for an IMPAC Dublin International Award and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal ); Prospero's Daughter (2010 Trinidad and Tobago One Book, One Community selection; New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, 2006 Florida Center for the Literary Arts One Book, One Community selection, and 2006 Novel of the Year for Black Issues Book Review); Bruised Hibiscus (American Book Award); Discretion (short-listed for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award); Grace; Beyond the Limbo Silence (Independent Publishers Book Award); and When Rocks Dance. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Nunez/e/B001H6N9JK

This is a review for Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir by Elizabeth Nunez - Elizabeth Nunez has written a book about love: love of family, love of place, love of literature, and even the love of human flaws. Not for Everyday Use manages to be a memoir rich with tenderness that doesn't shy away from pain and loss. Reading this book was like sitting with a dear friend for a long conversation and only later realizing I'd been in the presence of a true artist. It's not easy to sound casual but attain the profound yet somehow Nunez pulls it off, page after page. --Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Not-Everyday-Use-A-Memoir/dp/1617752339/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=Z3WNFDM73ZGZI5HR&creativeASIN=1617752339

This is a review for Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad by Elizabeth Nunez, et. al.  - STORIES FROM BLUE LATITUDES is a collection of short stories from female Caribbean writers known and unknown. The authors tell about life in the Caribbean, the dissent and unrest on their islands, they tell of love, sexual exploitation, family life and abuse. The stories are vividly told and are rich with the details Caribbean writers are so adept at doing in their writings. The compilation has 26 short stories and one poem, so the writings are quite diverse. However, all the stories are written powerfully. The anthology features such renowned authors as Edwidge Danitcat, Paule Marshall, Jamaica Kincaid and Elizabeth Nunez as well as some lesser known authors such as Velma Pollard, Alecia McKenzie and Olive Senior. Some of the stories are sad and some display eroticism of a Caribbean nature very intensely. A few standout stories are: "First Born," by Alecia McKenzie which talks about the love of a mother for her first born son to the exclusion of her other children; "The Good Life," by Patricia Powell which deals with a woman who as a child fell in love and later bore the children of a married older man; and "In a Window," by Dionne Brand which tells of a young Caribbean woman living in Amsterdam who made her living as one of the women in the window. These are only a few of the stories but most will remain in your psyche long after the final pages are read. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B0044KMW4Y/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Discretion by Elizabeth Nunez - What is the price of passion? According to Oufoula, discretion is the better part of valor. Oufoula is an African man representing his country as an diplomat. Oufoula is married to Nerida, the daughter of the President of his homeland. Through his extensive travels, Oufoula meets and greets like-minded people; people interested in securing necessities for their homelands. One evening the name Marguerite is mentioned and Oufoula is mesmerized. He has dreamt about a woman named Margarete; the woman that Goethe's Faust sold his soul to the devil for. When dreaming of Margarete, Oufoula is actually despising a past love by the name of Mulenga. Oufoula is bound and determined not to let the love of someone destroy him as it did his mother. To replace passion, he has his work for his country to contend with. After meeting "the" Marguerite, Oufoula's life changes and love enters. Can a man actually love two women for two totally different reasons at the same time? Read more: http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/0345447328/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Beyond The Limbo Silence by Elizabeth Nunez - The widely respected and extremely talented author of When Rocks Dance and Bruised Hibiscus, Elizabeth Nunez brings us another powerful, lyrically superb piece of writing in BEYOND THE LIMBO SILENCE. Among a growing list of gifted writers from Trinidad-Tobago, Nunez chronicles the agonizing personal struggles of Sara Edgehill as she leaves her native Trinidad for a Catholic women's college in radically different Wisconsin. But there's much more to this story than merely "making cultural adjustments in a new environment." The author skillfully and brilliantly interweaves and delicately balances socio-politics and artistry into a bold intellectual defiance of literary convention by inviting the reader into the sometimes unfathomable mysticism of Caribbean reality. And what better historical vehicle to employ than the explosive dynamics of the 60s? I have had the pleasure of hearing Ms Nunez speak before a live university forum and this story to me reads more like a stolen page from her own life that she has chosen to share with us than a fictional account of a young girl experiencing college life in a faraway land. this is vigorously commanding storytelling which I admire greatly. This is a MUST READ novel. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/0345451082/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Eldridge & Co.: Elizabeth Nunez-"Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir" video by cunytv75

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Event: “Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival/15“ runs through Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“ttff/15” Sept 15–29, 2015 http://www.ttfilmfestival.com (Image:
'The Harder They Come' starring Jimmy Cliff) http://thehardertheycome.com/
Event: “Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival/15“ begins on September 15, 2015; runs through September 29, 2015 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - TTFF, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; Contact Info: Phone: +1 868-621-0709; Email: hello@ttfilmfestival.com; Website: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com
Event Description: “Politics, human rights and a nuanced view of issues affecting the Caribbean feature strongly in this year’s line-up of Caribbean films at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 15–29 September. From the plight of Dominicans of Haitian descent to the impact of Western policies on Caribbean societies, the twenty-five feature-length films and forty-nine short films portray the subtleties and realities of Caribbean life as told by those who populate the region. The feature films—thirteen fiction films and twelve documentaries—form the core of the ttff’s lineup. Eight of the fiction features and seven of the documentaries will be in competition. One of the fiction films in competition is Haitian auteur Raoul Peck’s ’Murder in Pacot,’ a chamber drama set in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince. The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its European premiere at the Berlinale, will have its Caribbean premiere at ttff/15. Also making its Caribbean premiere is ’The Project of the Century,’ Carlos Machado Quintela’s black-and-white dramatic study of homosocial malaise in contemporary Cuba. The film was a prizewinner at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it had its world premiere. Among the Trinidad and Tobago features is ’Bazodee,’ a highly anticipated musical drama starring Machel Montano and directed by Todd Kessler. ’Bazodee’ will have its world premiere at ttff/15. In addition to the feature films, a lineup of forty-nine short Caribbean films—twenty-four fiction films and twenty-five documentaries—will screen at ttff/15.“Read more: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/2015/08/lineup-of-caribbean-film-selections-announced-for-ttff15/
Event Narrative: “15–29 September 2015 - The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities. The ttff is set to create a Caribbean Film Mart + Regional Film Database. This project is being made possible with the financial contribution of the European Union (European Development Fund) and the assistance of the ACP Group of States. Both projects will be launched at the ttff/15.” Read more: https://www.facebook.com/ttfilmfestival
For further information: TTFF: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/ttfilmfestival

t+t film festival 2015 trailer - video by Hybrid Spyder Studios

Exhibition: “Art And...” presented by BSoA and the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation - show runs through Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies

“Art And...” Sept 4-29, 2015
at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) http://www.bsoa.bm/
Exhibition: “Art And...” presented by BSoA and the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation - Opening Reception on Friday, September 4, 2015 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm; show runs through Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details – Where: The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA); Location: The City Hall Arts Centre; 17 Church Street; Hamilton HM 11 Bermuda; Telephone: 441-292-3824; Fax: 441-296-0699; Email: info@bsoa.bm; Gallery Hours: 10am–4pm Monday–Friday; 10am–2pm Saturdays
Event Description: “Annual KAF BSoA Show - Join us in the Edinburgh Gallery to celebrate the exceptional art created by students in our Explore the World summer programme. Come experience art inspired by Austrian, Irish and Colombian cultures. Each child who attended camp will have a piece featured. The Onions Gallery will host work produced by KAF students and staff. This is our annual showcase that exemplifies how Art Enrichment and the artistic process can empower students. Our classes are mandated to support the educational process and promote an understanding in traditional core subjects. This show showcases work produced during the school term.”Read more at KAF: http://www.kaf.bm/
About KAF: “What is Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) and what is its mission? KAF is a non-profit community arts center dedicated to teaching art to children. Our mission is Empowering Children Through Art. Why is Art Education Important? Art in schools used to be thought of as time off from academics. But a growing body of evidence supports the opposite view. Art has been shown to teach children important things not addressed in other school subjects — visual spatial abilities, self-reflection and experimentation. Art also prepares children for the future. Education experts tell us art helps students learn to observe — something naturalists, climatologists, writers, and doctors need to know how to do. Encouraging children to think visually and use mental images to solve problems is a talent used by chemists and architects to create models and inventors use to come up with new ideas. Art engages students thinking.”Read more: http://www.kaf.bm/about-kaf/
About BSoA: “The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) is membership based organisation, directed by an 11-strong governing body who oversee policies and procedures. A Gallery Director and Assistant Gallery Director deal with the day to day administration and running of BSoA Galleries ... Affectionately known, as ‘The People’s Art Gallery,’ BSoA encompasses four separate galleries; the largest of which is the Onions Gallery, comprising of 2,000 sq feet, next is the Edinburgh Gallery, comprising of 650 sq feet and two smaller studios, Studio A and B, comprising of 450 sq feet each. With shows that change approximately every three weeks, BSoA usually hosts in the region of 50 shows a year and regular fixtures for member-artists include four members’ shows plus a members’ photographic show per year. In addition, the Society hosts an inspiring exhibition of art and sculpture by Bermuda’s school children and the Bermuda College each spring. Other regular features include the 'Mindframe' exhibit by clients from Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MAWI) and 'Timely Reflections' featuring art from Bermuda’s prisoners. At other times during the year, individual artists and groups of artists rent gallery space to display and sell their works. From time to time, the Society joins with other art organisations to host special exhibitions and events.”Bermuda Society of Arts http://www.bsoa.bm/about/
For further information: http://www.bsoa.bm/ and https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery. For further information about KAF: http://www.kaf.bm/about-kaf/.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Exhibition: “Me… You…We Exhibition” - show runs through Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 10am- 5pm at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

"Me… You…We Exhibition"
September 26-27, 2015 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition:  “Me… You…We Exhibition” - Opening Reception on Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 6:30pm-9:00pm; show runs through Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 10am- 5pm 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: “'Me… You… We Exhibition' by Sheldon Martin Warner- Saturday 26th September 2015; 6:30pm-9:00pm . Exhibition Continues until Sunday 27th September 2015 10am-5pm at the Art Society of Trinidad.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/event/me-you-we-exhibition/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT
About the Artist: “Sheldon M. Warner, artist and fabric designer, behind the label S.M. Warner: art with attitude creates hand painted clothing and other exclusive artwork. Warner’s philosophy revolves around creating an offering that is unique and reflective of craftsmanship as opposed to mass marketability. The emphasis, therefore, is not the production of clothing but on the conceptualization and creation of original art ... The conscious choice of natural fabrics ~ cottons, linens, voiles and lycra lends itself to an earthy, yet vibrant nuance that is essentially Trinidadian and decidedly Caribbean. The variations of blues, greens, creams and browns of the islands intensify into yellows, reds and fluorescent shades that are inevitable the result of the Carnival vibes infecting the very rhythm of our lives. Gold, bronze, silver and black highlight the background of the tapestry and lend a touch of elegance and majesty to the designs which emphasizes the human figure as a recurring motif in a Caribbean, ethnic and abstract form.”Read more: http://smwarner.weebly.com/about-us.html
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.   For further information about the artist: http://smwarner.weebly.com/

Event: “Last Sundays, September 27, 2015: Young Talent 2015” exhibition and a performance by the Quilt Performing Arts Company @ 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays, September 27, 2015: Young Talent 2015” and the Quilt Performing Arts Company
at NGJ http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event: “Last Sundays, September 27, 2015: Young Talent 2015” exhibition and a performance by the Quilt Performing Arts Company @ 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Telephone: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for September 27, 2015 will feature the 'Young Talent 2015' exhibition and a performance by the Quilt Performing Arts Company. 'Young Talent 2015' features ten artists under forty years old, namely: Greg Bailey, Alicia Brown, Katrina Coombs, Di-Andre Caprice Davis, Monique Gilpin, Domanie Hong, Howard Myrie, Richard Nattoo, Avagay Osborne, and Cosmo Whyte. Young Talent 2015 , which opened on August 30 and continues until November 14, is the sixth of what will from now on be a biennial series of exhibitions, which are designed to provide national exposure to new and emerging artists and to stimulate the development of Jamaican art in the process. Young Talent 2015 includes a healthy range of artistic media and practices, including new and more traditional media, such as GIF collages, fibre-based work and representational painting, which coexist productively as part of Jamaica’s contemporary art language. While some of it is also deeply personal, most of the work selected for 'Young Talent 2015' is explicitly or implicitly political—tackling challenging subjects such as gender violence, social dysfunction, power and marginalization, the politics of the body, and displacement and forced migration. The award-winning Quilt Performing Arts Company has a mission to transform theatre by means of an exciting combination of different personalities, talents, emotions, experiences, visions, words and music – hence the company name, Quilt.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja


Young Talent 2015 from National Gallery of Jamaica on Vimeo.
Interviews with the ten artists in Young Talent 2015 (August 30-November 14, 2015), National Gallery of Jamaica. Videography and director: Leevan Rainford; producer: Stephanie Channer.

Special Events: Masterworks "AOK Golf Outing" on Sunday, September 27, 2015 and Masterworks "Annual Contemporaries Dinner" on Saturday, October 3, 2015 — Bermuda, West Indies

Masterworks "AOK Golf Outing" September 27, 2015 presented by
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art www.bermudamasterworks.org/
Special Events: Masterworks "AOK Golf Outing" on Sunday, September 27, 2015 and Masterworks "Annual Contemporaries Dinner" on Saturday, October 3, 2015 — Bermuda, West Indies; Contact Info: 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; Website: https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/
Event 1: "The Masterworks AOK Golf Outing will be held on Sunday September 27th at Port Royal Golf Course with a 1:00pm shotgun start. It will be a four man team scramble event and will include the opportunity to win a brand new Mitsubishi ASX Car valued at $52,000 with a hole-in-one on the third hole of Port Royal Golf Course!! This will definitely be a fun filled and exciting event, so please be sure to sign up soon." -- Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Contemporaries-Dinner---Golf-Outing.html?soid=1101517808176&aid=RcXGy6U8SfE and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583 
Masterworks "Annual Contemporaries Dinner" October 3, 2015 presented by
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art www.bermudamasterworks.org/
Event 2: "The Annual Masterworks Contemporaries Dinner (The Young Friends Dinner) - is always one of the stand out events on the Masterworks Calendar. Always a good vibe and a fun evening, this years event will be held at Blu Restaurant on Saturday evening October 3rd - 7:00pm start. This includes the Bacardi Cocktail Bar, Open Wine Bar, Dinner Stations and Gourmet Grazing, Dancing, Games and Auction Prizes!! Contact your friends and join us for a great night of eating, dancing and even some interesting games. If you would like to reserve your spot for either event, please contact our offices at 299-4000, or by e-mail to mworks@logic.bm. We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these super events!" -- Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Contemporaries-Dinner---Golf-Outing.html?soid=1101517808176&aid=RcXGy6U8SfE and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583 
For further information: https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583 and https://twitter.com/MasterworksMOBA.

Exhibition: Featured artist, Alison Chapman-Andrews, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, West Indies

Artist Alison Chapman-Andrews at Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Alison Chapman-Andrews, 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: “Although trained in English art schools, my 'art vocabulary' was developed in the West Indian landscape. I drew in Barbados and Guyana where the rural environment became my inspiration and my subject. As the subject was familiar and not "difficult", I was free to pursue my own interpretations and impose my ideas, which have changed through many phases.  When I arrived in Barbados 40 years ago, I saw reminders of England in cultivated cane fields and plantation houses beneath avenues of royal palms. This interest changed to exploring the gullies, formed by collapses of caves in a limestone landscape. I showed the moon with its energy animating masculine trunks. The moon positions in the composition became like the final square in a board game. The focus of my painting and my life has narrowed and simplified lately. Current works are often single trees, or plants.  A Christmas palm in my garden is often seen up close, drawn from observation, and records changes in light or growth.” — Read more: http://www.alisonchapmanandrews.net/page3.htm
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.alisonchapmanandrews.net/page3.htm and http://www.alisonchapmanandrews.net/index.htm

Exhibition: “SELFiE: RAFiA SANTANA” - show runs through Sunday, September 27, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem — Brooklyn, NY USA

“SELFiE: RAFiA SANTANA” through Sept 27, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem http://mocada.org/
Exhibition: “SELFiE: RAFiA SANTANA” - show 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: “SELFiE is a solo public art exhibition featuring multimedia artist Rafia Santana. It pairs visual art with carefully crafted soundscapes (located in QR codes below each image) to create a medium-bending exploration of an artist on a journey of self-care. In the SELFiE series, Rafia creates a distinct visual aesthetic that merges photography, image manipulation, and digital painting to produce a hybrid form of representation between the ubiquitous “selfie” and the classic self-portrait. Creating colorful and sonic environments in which to immerse herself, Rafia uses an interplay of contrasting aesthetic principles to explore Black femininity andmental health. With selfies as her instrument of choice, Rafia captures the spirit of the millennial Black woman inhabiting the cyber universe, unloading racialized and gendered expectations of her— as a matter of both choice and survival— and seeing herself through a new lens, unfiltered and beautiful.”http://mocada.org/event/selfie-rafia-santana/
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/.

HiGH ORGANiC - video by Rafia Santana

Exhibition: “Field Notes: Extracts” show runs through Sunday, September 27, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem — Brooklyn, NY USA

“Field Notes: Extracts” June 18-Sept 27, 2015 at MoCADA Musuem http://mocada.org/
Exhibition: “Field Notes: Extracts” Opening Reception on Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm; show 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: “Curated by Holly Bynoe. 'Field Notes: Extracts' highlights core elements innate to art practices including note-taking, observation, discovery, and transformation. The collection supports the work of seven emerging artists from the Caribbean and its diasporas including Deborah Anzinger, Gilles Elie-dit-Cosaque, Jasmine Thomas Girvan, Vashti Harrison, Kelly Sinnapah Mary, Joiri Minaya and Holly Parotti. Each artist quietly builds discreet visual narratives to speak widely about their socio-political, gendered and imagined realities. These narratives tempt and contest charged landscapes and mythologies; contend with meaning and markers of becoming; exhume turbulent histories around colonization and its legacy of violence and address important markers of spiritual and metaphysical transformation. Within the margins of liminality, the work collectively examines and engages the significance and banal of the everyday to speculate on all possible futures. 'Field Notes: Extracts' critiques established mores built around ‘cultural identity’ and offers a space for alternative representations and renderings. It is a wide open space acknowledging and honouring uncertainties in cultural affirmations in order to establish new visualities, pathways and relationships contributing to a more fulfilling understanding of awareness, agency and connectivity. 'Field Notes: Extracts' is supported in part by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with The City Council, and private funds from Lambent Foundation and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 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/.


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Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — Paulette Ramsay

Paulette Ramsay grew up in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica. She studied at the University of the West Indies where she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Spanish. She also did courses at the University of Florida, and at language institutes in Venezuela, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Her published articles, translations, reviews and interviews have appeared in several academic journals. She has been an Assistant Professor in the Foreign Languages Department at Berry College in the USA and is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Languages at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in Kingston, Jamaica. She has a special interest in the literary production and culture of Afro-Hispanic societies Read more: http://www.heinemann.com/authors/3946.aspx.

This is a review for Aunt Jen (Caribbean Writers Series) by Paulette Ramsay - This is story is a beautiful in its depictions of a young girl growing up in by-gone rural Jamaica. Many local proverbs are used, but the glossary covers them all, and local traditions are described. However this is also a very sad story, of longing and questioning, as Sunshine seeks out her roots and her estranged 'Aunt Jen'. Many things happen when family members migrate to seek a better way of life. I think this book will be especially enjoyed by persons who understand that dynamic, even if they are not West Indian. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Aunt-Jen-Caribbean-Writers-Seriesrg/product-reviews/0435910124/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Under Basil Leaves: An Anthology of Poems by Paulette Ramsay - In her debut collection of poetry, Paulette Ramsay addresses the 'unsanctioned' layers of experience that are often hidden behind social codes and the cloak of respectability. Her layered and subtle wit runs like a thread through poems that cover a diverse range of subject matters - childhood memories, politics, religion, women's concerns, life, death and love. Ramsay's ironic, often hilarious visions illuminate the everyday from a multitude of fresh perspectives guaranteed to entertain and delight. Read more: http://books.google.com/books/about/Under_Basil_Leaves.html?id=aL_AcQAACAAJ


This is a review for October Afternoon by Paulette Ramsay - October Afternoon is Jamaican author Paulette A Ramsay's second collection of poems. It features carefully crafted, layered, rich, subtle and resonant poems which are fanciful, teasing and simultaneous somber. They poems are bold, speaking of desire, love and memory, as well as examining writing as `the path'. Ramsay's poems allow readers to explore the poetic process and experience the joy that comes from expressing oneself through poetry. Read more: http://books.google.com/books/about/October_Afternoon.html?id=iG2CMAEACAAJ

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Event: “Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba 2015” ENDS on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Renaissance Festival Plaza — Oranjestad, Aruba

“Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba 2015” on Sept 25-26, 2015
at Renaissance Festival Plaza  http://caribbeanseajazz.com/
Event: “Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba 2015” on Friday, September 25, 2015 to Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Renaissance Festival Plaza — Oranjestad, Aruba; Event Details - Location: Renaissance Festival Plaza; Address: Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 82, Oranjestad, Aruba; Contact: Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival; Phone: 297 588 0211; Website: http://caribbeanseajazz.com/
Event Description: “The 9th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival is here with new fresh line up. The years festival attracted some 8,000 local and international visitors who enjoyed a total of 20 high quality jazz acts, combo's and bands. From the new location at Renaissance Festival Plaza to the varied line-up, indoor art gallery and cozy Food Court ... The Renaissance Market Plaza has 3 stages; the open air Main stage is next to the beach, the other is opposite of Café Plaza and the indoor stage will be in the Renaissance Conference Centre. Due to the success and the growth of the Festival we needed not only more space but also a more professional environment. With two eyes on the future we found a superb partner in the Renaissance organization. We share the love for good music, hospitality and quality.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanSeaJazzFestival
For further information: http://caribbeanseajazz.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanSeaJazzFestival. Related article: http://www.visitaruba.com/experience-aruba/events/caribbean-sea-jazz-festival/

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba 2015 promo - video by CSJF

Event: “RBC Focus: Filmmakers' Immersion“ at Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival/15 runs through Saturday, September 26, 2015 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“RBC Focus: Filmmakers' Immersion” at ttffl/15 
Sept 23–26, 2015 http://www.ttfilmfestival.com
Event: “RBC Focus: Filmmakers' Immersion“ at Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival/15 runs September 23, 2015 through September 26, 2015 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - TTFF, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; Contact Info: Phone: +1 868-621-0709; Email: hello@ttfilmfestival.com; Website: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com
Event Description: “Learn from top experts in the international film industry, and pitch your feature-film project for a chance to win TT$20,000.“Read more: https://www.facebook.com/ttfilmfestival
Event Narrative: “23–26 September 2015; Application deadline: July 10. The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), in association with RBC Royal Bank, invites applications for the fifth annual RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion. RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion is an intensive development programme that provides ten selected filmmakers from the Caribbean and its diaspora with the opportunity to learn from internationally respected filmmakers and other film professionals. It will be held from 23-26 September 2015, during ttff/14 (15–29 September). Focus will include group discussions on a range of topics concentrating on the artistic side of narrative filmmaking, sharpening the skills and abilities of participants. There will be a particular emphasis on enhancing the filmmakers’ creative voice and storytelling capabilities. Each filmmaker will enter Focus with a concept for a feature-length fiction film, from which they will be expected to develop a detailed treatment.” Read more: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/immersion/
For further information: TTFF: http://www.ttfilmfestival.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/ttfilmfestival

Pan! Our Music Odyssey - video by ttff

Friday, September 25, 2015

Event: GALLERIE 909 presents “How to Build a Collection” - The Art of Collecting African American Art on Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm at Gallerie 909 — St Petersburg, FL USA

“How to Build a Collection” on September 25, 2015
at Gallerie 909  http://www.gallerie909.com/
Event: “How to Build a Collection” - The Art of Collecting African American Art on Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm at Gallerie 909 — St Petersburg, FL USA; Event Details - Location: Gallerie 909; Street/City/Zip: 909 22nd St S, St Petersburg, FL 33712; Phone: (727) 565-3930; Event Type: Lectures & Art Talks, art, show; Website: http://www.gallerie909.com/
Event Description: “Gallerie 909 Presents, 'How to Build a Collection' - The Art of Collecting African American Art on Friday, September 25 2015 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm. Join Gallerie 909 as we welcome guest speaker, artist Arthur Dillard.”Read more: http://www.gallerie909.com/
About the Artist: “Arthur Dillard and his paintings have been featured in Jet Magazine and on the front page of the Bradenton Tribune along with a full-page article. Dillard's signature painting, Emergin' of a Queen was the official poster for the First Annual Manatee County African American Festival of the Arts and was also displayed on the front cover of the Manatee County Government's Public Library monthly newsletter in February, 1998. Arthur's The Making of a King painting was featured in the October, 1999 edition of Sarasota Arts and Entertainment Magazine. Arthur was commissioned by the National League of Negro women to paint a portrait of its founder, Mary McCieod Bethune in 2001.”Read more: http://www.arthurdillardart.com/about.html
About Gallerie 909: “GALLERIE 909 - is an African-American art gallery founded by Carla Bristol in April, 2014. This gallery is centrally located in the heart of historic Midtown on the Deuces in a community that has inspired artists for generations. The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is also a gem of this community. The area is part of a new emerging arts community as well as The African American Heritage trail documenting its rich history. This gallery is becoming known as the preeminent art space representing African and Caribbean Collections with works of Art by established and emerging artists. 909 offers pop-up gallery in our shared courtyard and features new artist every three to six weeks with over 30 local and national artists presented within the first 12 months. The gallery offers several mediums including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, custom jewelry and selected home furnishings. In less than a year, this gallery has been featured in The duPont Registry Tampa Bay (online), 3rd in Tampa Bay Business Journal Readers’ Choice Award, Fox 13, Bay News 9, The St. Pete Times Cover, The Weekly Challenger, Power Broker and so much more. Owner Carla Bristol recently received The Men and Women of Distinction award for Arts, Culture and Heritage. Bristol proudly sits on the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum Board, Studio @ 620 Board and The Pinellas County Historical Commission. Her background in sales and service for over 25 years is a proven asset to her business. GALLERY HOURS: Saturday | Sunday 1PM – 6PM and also by appointment.”Read more: http://www.gallerie909.com/about-us.html
For further information: http://www.gallerie909.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/gallerie909. For further information about the artist: http://www.arthurdillardart.com/about.html and http://www.arthurdillardart.com/.

Exhibition: BACD’s "Tranquility" - show runs through Friday, September 25, 2015 — Bermuda, West Indies

"Tranquility" Aug 30–Sept 25, 2015 http://www.artbermuda.com
Exhibition: BACD’s "Tranquility" - Opening Reception on Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 5:30-7:30pm; show runs through Friday, September 25, 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