Saturday, December 31, 2016

Event: Mount Irvine Bay Resort Presents “Barefoot on the Beach!” on Saturday, December 31, 2016 @ 9:00pm to 3:00am on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Mount Irvine Bay Resort — Tobago, West Indies

“Barefoot on the Beach!” Dec 31, 2016 at Mount Irvine Bay Resort
Event: Mount Irvine Bay Resort Presents “Barefoot on the Beach!” on Saturday, December 31, 2016 @ 9:00pm-3:00am on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Mount Irvine Bay Resort — Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: Mt Irvine Bay Resort, 78-86 Grafton Rd, Tobago, West Indies; Tel: (868) 639-8871; Email: info@mtirvine.com
Event Description: “Bring in the New Year with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand! On December 31st in beautiful Tobago. Mt. Irvine Bay Resort presents: 'Barefoot on the Beach: Elegant in White!' Island chic, footwear optional ... This is an All Inclusive Event! *9pm-3am *Free Premium Drinks *Free Food *CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE* Expect the best DJ line up for this event. Tickets cost $800 (before the tide) and are available on Island-e-Tickets; Get your tickets before they're gone! Oh! and you won't want to miss the fireworks!!!!!! For accommodation packages call us - 639 8871/3 or email us - info@mtirvine.com.”Read more at: Mount Irvine Bay Resort-Barefoot on the Beach!
About the Venue: “Offering direct access to the beach, this Black Rock resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Irvine Bay and The Kimme Museum Institute. Buccoo beach and Stonehaven Bay are also within 2 mi (3 km).”Read more: Expedia.com-Mt. Irvine Bay Resort
For further information: Mount Irvine Bay Resort-Barefoot on the Beach! and Mount Irvine Bay Resort-Facebook.

Just Before Sunset at Mt. Irvine, Tobago - video by Tobago Bookings

Friday, December 30, 2016

Event: “John Legend Live” on Friday, December 30, 2016 @ 8:00pm-12:00am at the Atlantis Paradise Island — The Bahamas, West Indies

“John Legend Live” December 30, 2016 at the Atlantis Paradise Island
Event: “John Legend Live” on Friday, December 30, 2016 @ 8:00pm-12:00am at the Atlantis Paradise Island — The Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details: Place: Atlantis Paradise Island; Location: 1 Casino Drive, Nassau City, New Providence, Bahamas; Phone: 888-877-7525; Website: Atlantis Paradise Island and Atlantis Paradise Island-John Legend-Facebook
Event Description: “Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas will celebrate an early New Year’s with an intimate performance by award-winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend on December 30, 2016. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist’s career has spanned over a decade, resulting in prestigious accolades including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Beer, Wine and Champagne Included for 2 hours ...”Read more: Atlantis Paradise Island and Atlantis Paradise Island-John Legend-Facebook
For further information: Atlantis Paradise Island and Atlantis Paradise Island-John Legend-Facebook.

Exhibition: “Christmas Treasure 2016” - through December 2016 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Christmas Treasure 2016” through December 2016 at 101 Art Gallery
Exhibition: “Christmas Treasure 2016” - through December 2016 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;
Event Description: “Exhibition: 'Christmas Treasure 2016' - through December 2016 at 101 Art Gallery, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. Exhibition Catalogue available ...”Read more: 101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook
For further information about the Venue:  101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all from Carib Gallery Journal

Monday, December 19, 2016

Art Market: “National Gallery Christmas Cards 2016” featuring works by modern Jamaican artists Carl Abrahams, Michael Lester, Karl Parboosingh, Allan ‘Zion’ Johnson, and more ... at the NGJ Gift Shop — Jamaica, West Indies

“National Gallery Christmas Cards 2016” at NGJ
Art Market: “National Gallery Christmas Cards 2016” featuring works by modern Jamaican artists Carl Abrahams, Michael Lester, Karl Parboosingh, Allan ‘Zion’ Johnson, and more ... at the NGJ Gift Shop — Jamaica, WI; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies (Entrance is on Orange Street); Tel: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-922-1563; 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, normally 11am-4pm
Event Description: “Who’s on your Christmas card list this year? Visit the National Gallery Gift Shop today for high quality and affordable holiday greeting cards that will help you to keep in touch with loved ones near and far. This holiday season, the NGJ Gift Shop celebrates over one century of Jamaican art with 24 holiday greeting cards, featuring richly printed reproductions of paintings and photography selected from the National Art Collection. Our 2016 selection has works by modern Jamaican artists Carl Abrahams, Michael Lester, Karl Parboosingh, Allan ‘Zion’ Johnson, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Gaston Tabois, Barrington Watson and Osmond Watson. The selection also includes pre-twentieth century and turn-of-the-century artists Isaac Mendes Belisario, Adolphe Duperly and Sons, as well as, Joseph Bartholomew Kidd. These artworks, which have continually captured the hearts and imaginations of visitors to our museum, portray riveting and exquisite depictions of beautiful landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. The National Gallery Gift Shop also offers an assortment of fine, Jamaican-made merchandise, including: jewellery, prints, paintings, photographs, postcards, handcrafted woodwork items, T-shirts, ceramics, aromatic spa products and home décor. There is something for everyone! ...”Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog
For further information: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog, National Gallery of Jamaica.org and National Gallery of Jamaica-Twitter

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Event: MoCADA’s “Winter DIY Fest” – continues through Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 1:00pm–6:00pm at MoCADA Museum — Brooklyn, NY, USA

“Winter DIY Fest” on Dec 16-Dec 18, 2016 at MoCADA Museum
(Image by Ania Wawrzkowicz)
Event: MoCADA’s “Winter DIY Fest” on Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 1:00pm–6:00pm at MoCADA Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - Where: MoCADA Museum, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217; Telephone: 718-230-0492; Website: MoCADA Museum and MoCADA Museum-Facebook
Event Description: “MoCADA’s 'Winter DIY Fest' is an annual holiday bazaar that features New York-based artisans and vendors. Shoppers will find outstanding handmade goods – ranging from cutting edge jewelry and all natural bath & body products to home decor and clothing. This year vendors will fill the museum’s gallery and extended gallery on December 16-18 from 1-6PM. RSVP (suggested donation of $4) ...” — Read more: MoCADA’s Winter DIY Fest and Winter DIY Fest-Facebook
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: MoCADA Museum-About
For further information: MoCADA Museum, MoCADA Museum-About and MoCADA Museum-Facebook.


About MoCADA from MoCADA on Vimeo.

Exhibition: “Chantal Bethel: Holey Space” - show continues through Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 5:00pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Chantal Bethel: Holey Space” Oct 27-Dec 18, 2016 @ The NAGB
Exhibition: “Chantal Bethel: Holey Space” from Thursday, October 27, 2016 through Sunday, December 18, 2016 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: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
Event Description: “In Bethel’s 'Holey Space,' we honor the matriarch, goddess, Atabey as she hunts, gathers, protects and glistens like gold in the shine of the sun. She is unmovable; the heroine, mother and the center of her parable. Here she is already fiction, already lost, the frame of her body writhing on history pages, withering away slowly from our collective memory and what we are left with are traces. In Bethel’s imagery, there are semblances of a kind of Eden that we can acknowledge. An Eden that disappeared overnight with the arrival of Columbus and the 14th-century explorers which heralded the extinction of the Tainos; the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. The Caribbean and in particular the region of The Bahamas is iconic for its claim to infamy, being the place of explorer’s arrival and since then, a sublime paradise ... Resuscitating the language of the Taino, Bethel’s archaeological dig happens in service of self and others. An act of remembrance and recalling something so distant from our lived in reality pays testament to how things are inherited and how we find peace through the pain and love through the ritual of thought. We are honoured to showcase the important body of work that is represented in Chantal Bethel’s 'Holey Space' ...”Read more: NAGB's Chantal Bethel: Holey Space-Event Page and The NAGB-Facebook
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: The NAGB-About
For further information: NAGB's Chantal Bethel: Holey Space-Event Page, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.


Chantal Bethel Holey Space Opening Reception from NAGBahamas on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Event: NAGB presents “Readings from Hillside House: Woman, in every which way” on Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm at Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Readings from Hillside House” on December 17, 2016 at Hillside House
Event: NAGB presents “Readings from Hillside House: Woman, in every which way” on Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm at Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House — The Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details - Place: Hillside House is the studio and gallery space of artist Antonius Roberts; Location: #25 Cumberland Street, Nassau, New Providence; Telephone: +1 242-322-7678; Email: antonius.roberts@gmail.com; NAGB Email: info@nagb.org.bs; NAGB Website: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
Event Description: “During the opening of the National Exhibition 8 at Hillside House on Saturday, December 17th, visitors will be treated to a presentation, performance and conversation between four of the NE8 participating artists: Angelique V. Nixon, Charlotte Henay, Researcher in Residence: Hilary Booker, and Yasmin Glinton. The event will focus on various themes including wellness and its capacity to render the return the spirit to neutral; this will be analysed through the creation of safe spaces, communities and or pulling back into the personal through moments of engagement with the self. Indigeneity and loss attributed to working in a space that dishonours history, along with the development of storytelling through the creation of mythologies will be explored ...”Read more: Readings from Hillside House-Facebook, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
For further information: Readings from Hillside House-Facebook, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB. For further information about Hillside House: Hillside House-Facebook.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Event: NAGB presents “NE8 Artists' Talk” on Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“NE8 Artists' Talk” on December 16, 2016 at The NAGB
Event: NAGB presents “NE8 Artists' Talk” on Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm 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: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
Event Description: “The NAGB is gearing up for the opening of the National Exhibition 8 with artists' talks, performances and readings for the month of December ... On Friday, December 16th at 5pm the NAGB will hold an Artists’ Talk with participating artists April Bey, Tamika Galanis, Steven Schmid, Charlotte Henay and Giovanna Swaby with a unique performance by Jodi Minnis. The artists will focus on the role that activism, imagination, the evolution of the Caribbean digital along with gender constructs as it relates to personal development, process, purpose, and play. The conversation will be preceded by a unique performance by Jodi Minnis whose work challenges the way that the black female body is read in space and the social mores and constructs that delineate certain freedoms ...”Read more: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
For further information: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Exhibition Event: “Holiday Garden Lunch & Lecture” on Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm; “Speak to Me” Exhibit runs through Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies

“Holiday Garden Lunch & Lecture” Dec 15, 2016 at National Gallery Cayman
Exhibition Event: “Holiday Garden Lunch & Lecture” on Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm; “Speak to Me” Exhibit runs through Thursday, January 12, 2017 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman; Tel: 345-945-8111; email: events@nationalgallery.org.ky
Event Description: “Join he National Gallery’s Assistant Curator, Kerri-Anne Chisholm for a special lecture of the contemporary exhibition, Speak to Me – Understanding the Language of Art. The 20-minute lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a delicious garden lunch inspired by the holiday season! The lecture begins at 12:00 noon and lunch will be served by the NGCI Art Café in the gardens between 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM. Reservations are recommended for groups of four or more. Visit our website for menu details ...” — Read more: National Gallery Cayman-Facebook and National Gallery Cayman-Garden Lunch
About the Exhibition: “On view from 24 September 2016 through 12 January 2017 and curated by Emé Paschalides, 'Speak to Me' is an unusual examination of art as a language and the visual ‘dialects’ we mostly encounter, from paintings to installations. The title of the exhibition is a call to confronting art and all it expresses fearlessly, with the certitude that there is an idea in each work that real artists always seek to share, and that we should never abandon to find, develop or even invent. The show hopes to remind us what art history has demonstrated – that great works do not just communicate at a cultural level but transcend the particular to speak to our common humanity, and help us think. While works from private and public collections – from both Cayman and non-Cayman artists - constitute a large part of the show, the curator has also invited a handful of Cayman artists to create new works, including Wray Banker, Randy Cholette, Nasaria Suckoo-Cholette, Pippa Ridley and Simon Tatum, to explore how artists communicate, from the traditional language of sign and symbol to the language of abstraction and conceptual installations. This exhibition has been kindly sponsored by Mourant Ozannes. A special Members’ Preview will take place 23 September 2016 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm ...” — Read more: National Gallery Cayman-Speak to Me and National Gallery Cayman-Facebook
For further information: National Gallery Cayman, National Gallery Cayman-Twitter and National Gallery Cayman-Facebook.

Exhibition: The Rolls-Royce Art Programme and SCAD presents “José Parlá: Roots” - show continues through Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the National YoungArts Foundation, Jewel Box — Miami, FL USA

“José Parlá: Roots” Nov 29-Dec 15, 2016 at National YoungArts Foundation, Jewel Box
(Image: José Parlá, 'The Assimilation of Radicle Roots in Survival Mode')
Exhibition: The Rolls-Royce Art Programme and SCAD presents “José Parlá: Roots” - Opening Reception on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 5:00pm-9:00pm; show continues through Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the National YoungArts Foundation, Jewel Box — Miami, FL USA; Event Details - Location: National YoungArts Foundation, YoungArts Jewel Box for Art Basel Miami Beach; 2100 Biscayne Boulevard; Miami, Florida 33137; Phone: 800.869.7223; Website: National YoungArts Foundation, Jewel Box
Event Description: “The Rolls-Royce Art Programme, in partnership with SCAD, presents 'Roots,' a site-specific installation featuring works by Cuban American artist and SCAD painting alumnus José Parlá during Art Basel in Miami Beach. 'Roots' brings Parlá to his hometown of Miami, where he spent his formative years immersed in the city’s thriving underground art scene. The exhibition, which includes new paintings and sculptures, creates a poetic dialogue with the surrounding space and invites viewers to consider the connections between the past, present and future. 'Roots' is curated by Laurie Ann Farrell. This event is held in conjunction with SCAD AT MIAMI, a celebration of contemporary art, creative education and the global art community. The exhibition is free and open to the public ...”Read more: National YoungArts Foundation, Jewel Box-José Parlá and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery-José Parlá
About the Artist: “José Parlá (born 1973) has received critical acclaim for his works, which lie at the boundary between abstraction and calligraphy. Composed from layers of paint, gestural drawing and found ephemera, his work evokes the histories of urban environments. Parlá is a documentarian of city life. Using the backdrop of world cities, he re-makes in paint what can appear to be photorealist fragments of what he sees in the chaos and rush of the metropolis. His paintings reflect the accumulated memories and experiences, the walls that show a place that was, but no longer is — built over, renewed in some other configuration. Parlá paints revelations — transcriptions of the process — proof of the history of our neighborhoods. Parlá’s work shows that words, signs, and marks come to mean more; over time, in this symphony of diversity, both incongruous and in harmony, that surrounds our contemporary life. His practice originated in graffiti’s experimental and collaborative approaches during the eighties. These markings expose his drive to say or divulge the passing of time, in the moment ...”Read more: José Parlá-About
About the Venue: “The Rolls-Royce North American art program commission in collaboration with The Savannah College of Art & Design, presents Brooklyn-based, Cuban American artist, and YoungArts Master Teacher José Parlá for its inaugural exhibition. Partnering with The National YoungArts Foundation in Miami, the exhibition brings the renowned and internationally known Miami native artist, back home to Miami Beach, where Parlá spent his formative years in the underground art scene of the 1980s and early 90s, where the milieu was an important influence on his early work. The exhibition, entitled: Roots, includes a site-specific immersive installation for Jewel Box - an exhibition space on the YoungArts campus. The square space of this historic building, and the former headquarters of a Cuban Rum family empire, will be completely transformed with carefully considered built walls that will conceal and reveal the existing stained glass panels creating a poetic dialogue between the paintings, sculpture and select bursts of color as natural light shines through the stained glass panels ...”Read more: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery-José Parlá
For further information: National YoungArts Foundation, Jewel Box-José Parlá and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery-José Parlá. For further information about the Artist: José Parlá-About.

Jose Parla - Conversations with Rotella, 2004 - video by JoseAntonioParla

Exhibition: Mariantonia Ordóñez’s “Tintas” - show runs through Thursday, December 15 , 2016 at Liga Estudiantes de Arte — Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mariantonia Ordóñez’s “Tintas” Nov 17-Dec 15, 2016 @ Liga Estudiantes de Arte
Exhibition: Mariantonia Ordóñez’s “Tintas” - Opening Reception on Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 to 9:00pm; show runs through Thursday, December 15 , 2016 at Liga Estudiantes de Arte — Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; Where: Liga Estudiantes de Arte; Location: Calle Dr. Francisco Rufino de Goenaga Frente a la Plaza del Quinto Centenario, 00902 San Juan, Puerto Rico; Telephone: +1 787-725-5453; Email: ligadeartesj@gmail.com; Websites: Liga Estudiantes de Arte and Liga Estudiantes de Arte-Facebook
Event Description: “In her first exhibition after three years in the Guatibirí Gallery, renowned artist Mariantonia Ordóñez explores the worlds of women - 'their loneliness, their solidarities' - in twenty drawings of different sizes made with acrylic inks on paper in an exhibition entitled 'Mariantonia Ordóñez’s - Tintas,' which opens on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Art League in Old San Juan. 'Exploring the feminine has always been the central theme of my work,' said the artist: 'I have worked a lot with the relationship, from my point of view, between man and woman. In this series, however, I speak only of my feelings as a woman, how I am inserted in the world, how I perceive other women. There is much of the loneliness felt by being a woman and by solidarity with other women.' 'Mariantonia Ordóñez’s - Tintas' continues until December 15 and will be guided by the artist visits. For the schedule of guided tours, please call 725.5453 ...”Read more: Liga Estudiantes de Arte and Liga Estudiantes de Arte-Facebook
About the Artist: “Draftswoman and painter. Mariantonia Ordóñez studied art at Universidad de Puerto Rico, the Art Students League and at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico. She has participated in art events in Puerto Rico, the United States, Cuba and Ecuador. In 1989 she was awarded a grant by Programa de Subvención Básica para las Artes from Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, through funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ordóñez has illustrated many children’s books, among them 'La peineta roja,' by Fernando Pico and 'La cucarachita Martina' in versions by Rosario Ferré and Carmen Rivera Izcoa. Her work is characterized by small but overwhelming compositions with women as protagonists presented within a post-modern surrealist figuration ...”Read more: Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico-Mariantonia Ordóñez
For further information: Liga Estudiantes de Arte and Liga Estudiantes de Arte-Facebook. Related Article: http://www.80grados.net/mariantonia-ordonez-tintas-en-la-liga-de-arte/.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Exhibition: “Nature's Magic - Celebrating 50 Years of Wildlife Conservation” - show continues through Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Celebrating 50 Yrs of Wildlife Conservation” Dec 8-14, 2016 @ ASTT
Exhibition:  “Nature's Magic - Celebrating 50 Years of Wildlife Conservation” - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:30pm; show continues through Wednesday, December 14, 2016 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.; Telephone: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-5pm daily.
Event Description: “The Point-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust, in collaboration with the Art Society of T&T, presents 'Nature's Magic' - a Collaborative Art Exhibition. Opening Night: Thurday, December 8, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:30pm; show continues through Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at The Art Society. All are welcome. Please contact 622-9827 for more info ...”Read more: Art Society TT and Art Society TT-Facebook
For further information: Art Society TT and Art Society TT-Facebook.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Call for Submissions: NGJ's “Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Juried Section” DEADLINE: Monday, December 12, 2016; show runs from February 26 to May 28, 2017 at National Gallery — Jamaica, West Indies

“JA Biennial 2017: Call for Submissions” DEADLINE: Dec 12, 2016
at National Gallery Jamaica
Call for Submissions:  NGJ's “Jamaica Biennial 2017: Call for Submissions – Juried Section” DEADLINE: Monday, December 12, 2016; show runs from February 26 to May 28, 2017 at NGJ — Jamaica, WI; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Tel: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-922-1563; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to invite submissions for the juried section of upcoming Jamaica Biennial, which will now be held from February 26 to May 28, 2017 and will thus be the 2017 Jamaica Biennial. The Jamaica Biennial, previously known as the National Biennial, is the National Gallery’s flagship biennial exhibition. Designed to encourage the development of art in Jamaica and its local and international exposure, the Jamaica Biennial includes works of art in all media and genres by a wide variety of artists who enter the exhibition through the jury system or by special invitation. The juried section is open to all artists resident in Jamaica and of immediate Jamaican descent, irrespective of residence. While thus mainly focused on the Jamaican and Jamaican Diaspora artists, the exhibition now also includes a select number of specially invited Caribbean and other international artists. The exhibition will be shown at the National Gallery of Jamaica in Kingston; National Gallery West in Montego Bay; and other venues to be announced. The new deadline for submissions by juried artists is now Monday, December 12, 2016.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja.(4:10)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Exhibition: “The WALL , a collection of small paintings by Peter Sheppard” - show runs through Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 2:00pm at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“The WALL” Dec 9-11, 2016 at 101 Art Gallery
Exhibition: “The WALL , a collection of small paintings by Peter Sheppard” - show runs through Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 2:00pm 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;
Event Description: “Exhibition: 'The WALL , a collection of small paintings by Peter Sheppard' - show runs through Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 2:00pm at 101 Art Gallery, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies ...”Read more: 101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook
About the Artist: “Peter Sheppard is a self-taught artist whose work continues to develop into his own signature of a type of stylised realism appearing typical of our environment, but is in fact drawn from the artist's soul. Sheppard chooses to paint in long overnight studio sessions. He explains: 'I believe this is the most productive time of day for me as it coincides with the creation and dawning of a new day - This is when I feel my most creative energy.' Peter recently retired from the Travel Industry in which he has worked since leaving school at 17 years of age. He also designs and produces costumes for children and adults for Carnival. Over the past several years he has taken his costumes abroad and participated in Fantasy Fest in Key West, Florida where he has won the top prizes ... Not surprisingly, it is the good Sheppard who guides his flock through thickets, over waterways & onto lush green tropical pastures, to find beauty in the depths of pastoral life. But, how does Sheppard transport us to these idyllic places, which we recognize as being within the Caribbean, yet if we dare to look, they cannot be located? The foliage is distinctively Caribbean: Coconut palms, ferns, silk cotton trees and every aspect of flora and fauna that our region has to offer may be found in Sheppard's art. Faithful to his subject matter, his paintings reflect a full colour palette ...”Read more: Peter Sheppard Biography
For further information about the Venue:  101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook. For further information about the Artist: Peter Sheppard Biography.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Exhibition: “Horizons Christmas Exhibition 2016” - Opening Reception on Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Horizons Christmas Exhibition” Dec 10, 2016 at Horizons Art Gallery
Exhibition: “Horizons Christmas Exhibition 2016” - Opening Reception on Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Horizons Art Gallery; Location: 37 Mucurapo Road, St. James, Trinidad, WI; Telephone: (868) 628-9769 and (868) 297-5105; Email: info@horizonsartgallery.com; Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm; Sat: 9am-1pm
Event Description: “You are cordially invited to 'Horizons Christmas Exhibition 2016' - Opening Reception on Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm; Horizons is turning 20 years old! Celebrate with us at our very special Christmas exhibition, featuring select works by some of the amazing artists that we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. With live music by the very talented Stefan Roach. Please join us on Saturday 10th December, from 6pm to 9pm at Horizons Art Gallery ... Gallery Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 9:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays at the gallery. Please call 628-9769 for further details at Horizons Art Gallery ...”  — Read more: Horizons Art Gallery-Facebook and Horizons Art Gallery
About Horizons Art Gallery: “Arrive at the blue building with the purple door and as you enter you are greeted by friendly and courteous staff, willing to assist and offer competent advice. Visit the Art Gallery next door and soak up the ambience of being surrounded by beautiful art work. On view are paintings by some of Trinidad's top artists, with prices to suit any budget. And visitors to these sunny shores need have no worries about transporting a precious acquisition as packaging and shipping of art can easily be arranged at Horizons ... So do come by, call or email for information. We are always glad to be of service.”Read more: Horizons Art Gallery
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Exhibition: “Avant-Garde” - Opening Reception on Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 7:00pm-11:00pm at Euphoria Lounge — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

Exhibition: “Avant-Garde” on Dec 10, 2016 @ Euphoria Lounge
Exhibition:   “Avant-Garde” - Opening Reception on Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 7:00pm-11:00pm at Euphoria Lounge — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: Euphoria Lounge, #58 Dundonald Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; For tickets contact: (868) 306-7256 or (868) 494-7064
Event Description: “Exhibition 'Avant-Garde' Opening Reception on Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 7:00pm-11:00pm at Euphoria Lounge. An art exhibition and networking event showcasing local arts. It's primarily to promote local arts and well end the year of creativity in Trinidad and Tobago as it's been one of the greatest we've seen locally in terms of local production •The event isn't very party typed or hyped, it's a very chill and luxurious *artsy* event with paintings, musical performances, spoken word and a couple others. From jazz to gospel, jazzy rap to solo pianists, etc. The venue covers 3 levels - Ground floor: painting and networking; Second level - music, spoken word and other performers; Third level - acoustic vibe and just relaxing; TTD$150 ...”Read more: Avant-Garde-Facebook
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Exhibition: “Artwork by Selris James” - show runs through Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“Artwork by Selris James” Dec 8-10, 2016 at 101 Art Gallery
Exhibition: “Artwork by Selris James” - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 5-8pm; show runs through Saturday, December 10, 2016 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;
Event Description: “The Executive Management of Republic Bank requests the pleasure of your company at the Opening Reception of the Exhibition: 'Artwork by Selris James' - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 5-8pm; show runs through Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 101 Art Gallery, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies ...”Read more: 101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook
About the Artist: “Selris James was born in Trinidad on November 28, 1974. His mother, Gwenie James, was not aware that she had contracted Rubella (German Measles) during her pregnancy and had no idea that her son would be at risk of damage from the infection. By the age of two, Selris had been diagnosed as blind and profoundly deaf. The removal of cataracts at age 3 allowed Selris some limited vision and by the time he was 6 it was evident that he was a highly intelligent and artistically gifted child. However, because of his dual impairments, both the School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind declined to accept him. With the generous support of the Port of Spain Rotary Club, Selris was finally enrolled at the Immortelle Children’s Center for students with disabilities, where he learned basic academic and computer skills and was much loved for his outgoing and enthusiastic personality. Over the years, his visual impairment became worse as he gradually lost all vision in his right eye and relied only on the limited sight in the left eye. In addition, the lack of opportunity to learn sign language left Selris with extremely limited communication skills and he has never been able to gain employment. Nevertheless, Selris never lost his love of art and became particularly enamored of using Photo Shop to draw intricate representations of buildings and a variety of a natural scenes ... A modest art show at the University of Miami in November, 2015 encouraged Selris to realize that his art work is valuable and he continues to produce at a steady rate, despite very limited resources ...”Read more: Selris James Biography
For further information about the Venue:  101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook. For further information about the Artist: Selris James Biography.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Exhibition: Arnaldo Roche Rabell’s “En azul: Señales después del tacto / In Blue: Signals after Touch (Frottages)” - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 7:00pm at the Museum of San Juan — Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

“In Blue: Signals after Touch (Frottages)” Opens Dec 8, 2016
 at the Museum of San Juan
Exhibition: Arnaldo Roche Rabell’s “En azul: Señales después del tacto / In Blue: Signals after Touch (Frottages)” - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 7:00 to 9:00pm; show runs through Thursday, December 15 , 2016 at the Museum of San Juan — Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; Where: Museum of San Juan; Location: 150 Norzagaray St. San Juan PR 00901, Puerto Rico; Telephone: +1 787-480-3555; Email: museodesanjuan@sanjuancapital.com; Websites: Museum of San Juan and Arnaldo Roche-Facebook
Event Description: “The Museum of San Juan presents the exhibition 'En azul: Señales después del tacto / In Blue: Signals after Touch (Frottages)' by the artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell. Finally, in Puerto Rico, the exhibition 'En azul: Señales después del tacto / In Blue: Signals after Touch (Frottages)' by the outstanding Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell. The Museum of San Juan is honored to present the blue work of the plastic and sanjuanero artist Arnaldo Roche, with pieces never before exhibited in museums or spaces of the country. The exhibition brings together a selection of 24 works by this well-known Puerto Rican artist that represent an interesting approach to his work of great dimension. The exhibit returns to Puerto Rico after being presented at the Atlantic Center for Modern Art (CAAM) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, being the artist's first solo exhibition in a European museum. The exhibition curated by Omar-Pascual Castillo, will be inaugurated on Thursday, December 8, 2016 in the Francisco Oller Hall of the Museum of San Juan, attached to the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan ...”Read more: All Events in San Juan-Arnaldo Roche and Arnaldo Roche-Facebook
About the Artist: “Painter Roche Rabell began his artistic training at the Luchetti School of Art in Santurce, where he studied under Lope Max Díaz. He later studied architecture at the University of Puerto Rico and art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed his MFA in 1984. Since then, he has devoted himself entirely to painting. His work is found in important collections around the world, and he has taken part in several international events, earning numerous awards and great critical recognition. He has developed a unique style based on the application of layers of bright colors, which he covers with black and then rubs with a pallete knife to create dramatic and revealing images. Many of his paintings use live models, whom he wraps in raw canvas and then, using frottage, imprints on it the contours of their bodies. Usually of monumental size, exuberant in color, and dramatic in their content, his Abstract Expressionist paintings draw upon a variety of references, both historical and personal ...”Read more: Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico-Arnaldo Roche Rabell and Arnaldo Roche-Facebook
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THE JUGGLER 2012 - video by Arnaldo Roche Rabell