Tuesday, May 31, 2016

BSoA Current Exhibitions: “Members' Spring Show” and “Intracacies & Perspectives” - show runs through Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies

“Members' Spring Show” on May 6-31, 2016
at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA)
BSoA Current Exhibition: “Members' Spring Show” and “Intracacies & Perspectives” - Opening Reception on Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm; show runs through Tuesday, May 31, 2016 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 Mon–Fri; 10am–2pm Saturdays
Event Description: “'Members' Spring Show' and 'Intracacies & Perspectives' - Opening Reception on Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm; show runs through Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies. You are invited to our opening on Friday May 6th...We ain't scared of no rain! Amazing Opening tonight at 5pm, be there!”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesartgallery
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.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Exhibition: "Charles Knights" - show runs through Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies

"Charles Knights" May 6-June 1, 2016
at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Exhibition: "Charles Knights" - on Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm; show runs through Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies; Location: Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, 183 South Road, Bermuda Botanical Gardens. The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is located in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Paget. Bus routes 1,2 & 7. Signage in the Gardens will direct you to the museum; Tel: (441) 299 4000 | Fax: (441) 236 4402; Email: mworks@logic.bm; Website: http://www.bermudamasterworks.org/
Event Description: "Please join us for the opening of Charles Knights on May 6th, 2016 at 5:30PM-7PM. This exhibition will be showing until June 1st at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies."Read more: https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/ 
About Artist Charles Knights: “Arriving in Bermuda a few years ago as the new violin teacher at the Menuhin Foundation, Charles Knights found himself signed up with the island’s flourishing Plein Air group within his first week. Charles has fine tuned his skills from advice given on these Sunday sessions and in particular from Chris Marson, his adopted guru. Since painting in Bermuda, his definition of a good painting is one with a palm tree in it. Many palms later and Charles has in the meantime painted the coastline of Alaska’s coastal wilderness, the Great Wall of China, and the wild flowers in Texas Hill Country. His summers are spent painting in Tuscany and South West France and he recently returned from a week of painting in and around Essouira, Morocco. He enjoys working plein air and rarely likes to spend more than 90 minutes on a water colour as after that time things start going wrong!”Read more: http://www.bsoa.bm/2011/09/watercolours-charles-knights/
About the Masterworks Museum: “Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is a not for profit organisation, which means that our funding comes from friends in the community and abroad. We rely entirely on the generosity of others, through donations, our volunteer programme and membership. Part of our mission is to build a major collection, not only of Bermuda art from the past, but also one that embodies the artists of today, as well as a vision for the future. By embracing all art forms, we hope to encourage artists from both Bermuda and abroad to develop their talents in our inspirational island setting. We also encourage the repatriation of works of art inspired by the island, and welcome any gift that may enhance our Collection.”Read more: https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/about-us/history-of-masterworks/
For further information: https://www.bermudamasterworks.org/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterworks-Museum-of-Bermuda-Art/344923328583 and https://twitter.com/MasterworksMOBA. For further information about the Artist: Charles Knights-Facebook

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Event: “Last Sundays, May 29, 2016” – featuring 'Digital' Exhibition, Stephanie, and Children’s Authors @ 11am - 4pm at NGJ — Jamaica, WI

“Last Sundays, May 29, 2016” featuring 'Digital' Exhibit at NGJ
Event: “Last Sundays, May 29, 2016” – featuring 'Digital' Exhibition, Stephanie, and Children’s Authors @ 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, 1-876-922-1563; 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 celebrates Child’s Month with special programming for its Last Sundays programme for the month of May. The programme will feature a musical performance by Stephanie, which will appeal to all audiences, and, for the younger patrons, special readings by three children’s book authors: Tanya Batson-Savage, A-dZiko Simba Gegele and Kellie Magnus. The current exhibition 'Digital' will also be featured. Stephanie Wallace-Maxwell, known professionally as Stephanie, is a singer and songwriter, whose sound is a fusion of R&B, Reggae, Soul, Dancehall, and Pop; having grown up on a rich variety of music. Stephanie has toured internationally as both lead and backing vocalist with the band Groundation and has also worked with the legendary producers Sly and Robbie for Sony Music Japan, as a member of the group UNITZz, which has had two tremendously successful albums, J Paradise and J Lovers. Stephanie’s musical journey continues to blossom into the realization of a dream that has stuck with her since conception: to make an indelible mark on the world ...”Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica
For further information: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog, National Gallery of Jamaica.org and National Gallery of Jamaica-Twitter

Exhibition: “Livingstone Pratt: Genesis: The beginning of souls in time” - show runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Genesis- The Beginning of Souls in Time”
April 19-May 29, 2016 @ NAGB
Exhibition: “Livingstone Pratt: Genesis: The beginning of souls in time” - show runs through Sunday, May 29, 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: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event Description: “Livingstone Pratt’s 'Genesis: The beginning of souls in time' is the first solo project to occupy the Project Space since mid-2015. It showcases the birth of this world and humanity through a deep spiritual investigation. Pratt engages with abstraction, light, colour and motion to bring together a narrative that we all intrinsically know given the context of our socialisation and the history and current status of religiousness throughout The Bahamas, the wider Caribbean and most of the Christian world. He, however, moves beyond the tropes and doctrine of Genesis to manifest an idea of how the spiritual realm and creation narrative works within material, form and media. Inspired by the iconic story that we came to know during our formative years, Pratt takes us on a sprawling look at the largeness of the birth of the universe and humanity...”Read more: http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/3/14/16htelu4o0uhzwsisattc13lehm5tr and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
About NAGB: “Housed in the historic Villa Doyle, built in the 1860s and lovingly restored in the 1990s, the NAGB preserves the National Collection of Bahamian Art, part of which is on permanent display on the ground floor. Upper galleries engage the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and support contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through temporary exhibitions. The NAGB also has an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education workshops, and a free public art library.”Read more: NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB. For further information about the shows: EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean, From Columbus to Junkanoo and Genesis: The Beginning of Souls in Time. Related Article: Spring exhibitions open this week

Event: “Bermuda's Heritage Month 2016 Theme: A Tapestry of Cultures” runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016 — Bermuda, West Indies

“Bermuda's Heritage Month 2016 Theme: A Tapestry of Cultures”
hosted by the Bermuda Department of Community and Cultural Affairs
Event: “Bermuda's Heritage Month 2016 Theme: A Tapestry of Cultures” runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016 — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details – For further information contact the Bermuda Department of Community and Cultural Affairs
Event Description: “The 2016 Heritage Month theme reflects on the interconnection of influences that make up the dynamic tapestry of Bermuda's people. We celebrate the diversity of Bermuda, with cultural influences spanning the globe including British, African, Caribbean, Native American, Portuguese, Scottish, Filipino, and many others. Bermuda's people remain fiercely proud of their roots while welcoming other nationalities into our cultural mosaic with signature Bermudian hospitality. This diversity helps shape an ever-evolving national identity that is created of many disparate influences but distinctly Bermudian. Heritage Month runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016.”Read more: Bermuda's Heritage Month
The Origins of Heritage Month and Bermuda Day: “Civil unrest in the 1960s and 1970s prompted the Bermuda Government to commission a report examining the social conditions in Bermuda and make recommendations to promote a more unified and peaceful social atmosphere. The Pitt Report of 1978 gave an accurate representation of the social and racially tense atmosphere at the time, and included feedback from many Bermudians that suggested an event should be organised to bring Bermudians together in harmony and to build a sense of civic pride. It was decided that a parade would provide an opportunity for camaraderie and celebration, similar to the Easter Parade that ran from the 1930s through to the 1960s. During that time, many farmers grew flowers so that they could be in full bloom for the Easter period. It was also suggested in the Pitt Report that the proposed event capture the unifying spirit of the existing May 24 half-marathon. These events both served as inspiration for the Bermuda Day Heritage Parade which replaced Empire Day, the annual public holiday recognising Queen Victoria’s birthday. The first Bermuda Day Parade took place in 1979. Bermuda quickly realised that one day of celebration was not enough time to recognise the broad spectrum of Bermudian heritage and traditions. Heritage Week was born, celebrated in the last week in May. By the mid-1980’s, this was expanded further into Heritage Month with a calendar full of events through May that celebrates Bermudian culture, heritage, and traditions. Bermuda Day has become the culminating point of Heritage Month and one of the most beloved cultural holidays alongside Cup Match (Emancipation Day & Somers Day). On Bermuda Day, Bermudians showcase their pride in the beauty and diverse culture of our island. Heritage Month runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016.”Read more: Bermuda Heritage Month 2016 and Bermuda Day 2016 Parade-Facebook
For further information: Bermuda Heritage Month 2016, Bermuda Day 2016 and Bermuda Day 2016 Parade-Facebook. Related Article: http://bernews.com/2016/05/heritage-month-bermuda-day-2016/.

Bermuda Day Promo - video by Community & Cultural Affairs Dept

Event: “Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2016” ENDS on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Linganore Winery — Mount Airy, MD, USA

“Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2016”
May 28-29, 2016 at the Linganore Winery
Event:  “Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2016” on Saturday, May 28, 2016 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Linganore Winery — Mount Airy, MD, USA ; Event Details - Location: The Linganore Winery; 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771, USA; Tel: 301-831-5889 or 410-795-6432; Email: info@linganorewines.com or jessica@linganorewines.com.
Event Description: “While the steel drum band plays and the reggae beats fill the air, sip Linganore wines and enjoy the mellow vibes. There will be wine sampling and tours and wonderful vendors with art, crafts and great food. (Saturday Sold out! Sunday Sold Out!- This event is SOLD OUT! -No Tickets remain for Caribbean Festival weekend 2016: please purchase your tickets for June, July and August- to ensure your admission!)”Read more: Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2016
About the Linganore Winery: “Majestically built into a lush hillside on a 230 acre estate with 70 acres of vineyards, Linganore Winecellars features rustic yet sophisticated indoor event facilities as well as scenic outdoor event facilities that will suit anyone’s style. The secluded setting, surrounded by beautiful vistas, rolling hills and a serene pond, lends itself to romantic weddings, unique corporate events and social gatherings year-round. Linganore Winecellars seasoned event staff are poised to assist you in creating your own signature event. Each event is carefully crafted from the initial consultation through to the final good-bye. This idyllic setting awaits only your personal touch for a truly unique and memorable event.”Read more: Linganore Winery-About
For further information: Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2016, Linganore Winery-Facebook and Linganore Winery-About.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Exhibition: Glen Roopchand's “Vande Mataram: I Bow To Thee, Mother” - show runs through Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

Glen Roopchand's “Vande Mataram: I Bow To Thee, Mother”
May 17-28, 2016 at Horizons Art Gallery
Exhibition: Glen Roopchand's “Vande Mataram: I Bow To Thee, Mother” - Opening Reception on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm; show runs through Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Horizons Art Gallery; Location: 37 Mucurapo Road, St. James, Trinidad, WI; Tel: (868) 628-9769 and (868) 297-5105; Email: info@horizonsartgallery.com; Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:30pm; Sat: 9:00am-1:00pm
Event Description: “Next up, Horizons Art Gallery presents 'Vande Mataram' (I bow to Thee, Mother), the new exhibition of mixed media paintings by Glen Roopchand. With East Indian inspired artwork by special guest Dr. Anu Androneth Sieunarine. Opening night is Tuesday 17th May, between 7:00 and 8:30pm at Horizons Art Gallery. Please call 628-9769 for further details ...”  — Read more: https://www.facebook.com/Horizons-Art-Gallery-143825462465477/ and http://horizonsartgallery.com/
About the Artist: “Growing up from humble beginnings in Trinidad and Tobago, Glenn Roopchand was influenced by renowned artist, Carlisle Chang, with whom he worked and developed his skills in the areas of painting, mural, costume and stage designs. A desire to pursue a professional career in painting led him to being awarded a scholarship to study art at Pratt University NY and Art Students League NY. He returned to Trinidad in the late 1970’s and spent years teaching art at high school level. Glenn exhibited his works at various galleries and two of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago. He received honours and awards, namely winner of the Trinidad and Tobago leg of the Caribbean art competition and first runner up in the finals held in Barbados. One of his paintings tiled 'Jana Gana Mana' mixed media was featured in the International Review of African American Art, Vol 8, #3, 1989 ... Currently Glenn has his studio in Montclair NJ and holds a B.F.A. in studio art from Montclair State University ... Glenn continues to work diligently exploring and creating mixed media pieces consisting of found objects, textural surfaces, a harmony of colours and forms representative of his Caribbean heritage. He believes that all living entities are incarnates of a universal feminine principle, called nature, which ignite cosmic overtones of pride, dignity and spiritual affinities ...”  — Read more: http://horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/78-roopchand-glen and http://horizonsartgallery.com/
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: http://horizonsartgallery.com/
For further information about the gallery: http://horizonsartgallery.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Horizons-Art-Gallery-143825462465477/. For further information about the Artist: http://horizonsartgallery.com/index.php/art-gallery/category/78-roopchand-glen.

Exhibition: “May 2016 Members’ Exhibition” - show runs through Saturday, May 28, 2016 at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“May 2016 Members’ Exhibit” May 2-28, 2016 at The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago
Exhibition:  “May 2016 Members’ Exhibition” - Opening Reception on Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm; show runs through Saturday, May 28, 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.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-9pm daily.
Event Description: “Our May 2016 Members’ Exhibition will open on Monday 2nd May at 5:00pm, and run until Saturday 28th May, 2:00pm.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/event/astt-may-2016-members-exhibition/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Exhibition: Featured Artist, Amel Chamandy, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, WI

Image: “Red Rocks With Blue” by Featured Artist Amel Chamandy at Gallery NuEdge Barbados
Exhibition:  Featured Artist, Amel Chamandy, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge Barbados (from the series “Through Her Lens”) — 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: “Amel Chamandy is an artist and international art dealer. She is the owner of Galerie NuEdge, located in Montreal's prestigious art district "Quartier Musée" (1480 Sherbrooke Street West). Amel Chamandy participates in a number of advisory and benevolent venues including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, The Friends of the Museum Advisory Committee and The McGill Faculty of Arts and Science Advisory Board. She is the current Quebec Government Representative on the Board of Trustees of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.” — Read more: http://www.themontrealreview.com/2009/amel-chamandy.php
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.artsy.net/show/galerie-nuedge-amel-chamandy-from-the-series-through-her-lens-at-gallery-nuedge-barbados, http://www.themontrealreview.com/2009/amel-chamandy.php, http://www.artnet.com/galleries/galerie-nuedge/artist-amel-chamandy/ and http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/amel-chamandy/43/a46/982

Event: Movie Night at the Art Society: “Max Liebermann” on Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“Max Liebermann” on Friday, May 27, 2016 at ASTT
Event:  Movie Night at the Art Society: “Max Liebermann” on Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 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 screens 'Max Liebermann.' The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago partners with the German Embassy for our next Movie Night. Max Liebermann was a German-Jewish painter and printmaker, and one of the leading proponents of Impressionism in Germany. Film starts promptly at 7:00pm on Friday, May 27, 2016. Admission is free.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/
About Max Liebermann: “Max Liebermann (20 July 1847–8 February 1935) was a German-Jewish painter and printmaker, and one of the leading proponents of Impressionism in Germany. On the occasion of his 50th birthday, Liebermann was given a solo exhibition at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin, and the following year he was elected to the academy.[1] From 1899 to 1911 he led the premier avant-garde formation in Germany, the Berlin Secession. In his various capacities as a leader in the artistic community, Liebermann spoke out often for the separation of art and politics. He did contribute regularly to a newspaper put out by artists during World War I.[1] He pushed for the right of artists to do their own thing, unconcerned with politics or ideology, and his interest in French Realism went against conservatives who viewed it as an offensive incursion.”Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Liebermann
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.

Max Liebermann R. Wagner - Romanza - video by Lidia Sovrano

Event: “Bermuda Day 2016 Parade Theme: A Tapestry of Cultures” on Tuesday, May 24, 2016; Heritage Month runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016 — Bermuda, West Indies

For further info contact Bermuda Department of Community and Cultural Affairs
Event: “Bermuda Day 2016 Parade Theme: A Tapestry of Cultures” on Tuesday, May 24, 2016; Heritage Month runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016 — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details – When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016; Bermuda Day Parade 2016 Route: The 2016 Bermuda Day Parade will begin 1:30PM. The parade will begin along Marsh Folly Road and continue right through to the top of Cedar Avenue. The parade then turns left onto Church Street, takes a right down Court Street, a left along Front Street, and finally up Queen Street. Floats will make a right turn on Church Street, park in front of City Hall and remain there on display throughout the afternoon. Dance groups will have a final performance in City Hall Cark Park. Heritage Month runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016. For further information contact the Bermuda Department of Community and Cultural Affairs
Event Description: “Bermuda Day 2016 Theme: A Tapestry of Cultures on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - The 2016 Heritage Month theme reflects on the interconnection of influences that make up the dynamic tapestry of Bermuda's people. We celebrate the diversity of Bermuda, with cultural influences spanning the globe including British, African, Caribbean, Native American, Portuguese, Scottish, Filipino, and many others. Bermuda's people remain fiercely proud of their roots while welcoming other nationalities into our cultural mosaic with signature Bermudian hospitality. This diversity helps shape an ever-evolving national identity that is created of many disparate influences but distinctly Bermudian. Heritage Month runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016.”Read more: Bermuda Day 2016 Parade and Bermuda Day 2016 Parade-Facebook
The Origins of Heritage Month and Bermuda Day: “Civil unrest in the 1960s and 1970s prompted the Bermuda Government to commission a report examining the social conditions in Bermuda and make recommendations to promote a more unified and peaceful social atmosphere. The Pitt Report of 1978 gave an accurate representation of the social and racially tense atmosphere at the time, and included feedback from many Bermudians that suggested an event should be organised to bring Bermudians together in harmony and to build a sense of civic pride. It was decided that a parade would provide an opportunity for camaraderie and celebration, similar to the Easter Parade that ran from the 1930s through to the 1960s. During that time, many farmers grew flowers so that they could be in full bloom for the Easter period. It was also suggested in the Pitt Report that the proposed event capture the unifying spirit of the existing May 24 half-marathon. These events both served as inspiration for the Bermuda Day Heritage Parade which replaced Empire Day, the annual public holiday recognising Queen Victoria’s birthday. The first Bermuda Day Parade took place in 1979. Bermuda quickly realised that one day of celebration was not enough time to recognise the broad spectrum of Bermudian heritage and traditions. Heritage Week was born, celebrated in the last week in May. By the mid-1980’s, this was expanded further into Heritage Month with a calendar full of events through May that celebrates Bermudian culture, heritage, and traditions. Bermuda Day has become the culminating point of Heritage Month and one of the most beloved cultural holidays alongside Cup Match (Emancipation Day & Somers Day). On Bermuda Day, Bermudians showcase their pride in the beauty and diverse culture of our island. Heritage Month runs through Sunday, May 29, 2016.”Read more: Bermuda Heritage Month 2016 and Bermuda Day 2016 Parade-Facebook
For further information: Bermuda Heritage Month 2016, Bermuda Day 2016 Parade and Bermuda Day 2016 Parade-Facebook. Related Article: http://bernews.com/2016/05/heritage-month-bermuda-day-2016/.

Bermuda Day Promo - video by Community & Cultural Affairs Dept

Monday, May 23, 2016

Exhibition: Artvi Advocates presents "Caribbean Colours: Living Life in Yellow" - show runs through Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Yacht Haven Grande — St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

(Image: 'Yellow Abstract' by Laura Ballard) "Caribbean Colours -
Living Life in Yellow" May 20-25, 2016 by Artvi Advocates
Exhibition: Artvi Advocates presents "Caribbean Colours: Living Life in Yellow" - Opening on Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 6:30pm; show runs through Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Yacht Haven Grande — St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Event Details: Location: Yacht Haven Grande, Long Bay Rd, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, U.S. Virgin Islands; Artvi Advocates Contact Info – Phone: (340) 690-9528; Email: phintz@gmail.com
Event Description: “On Friday, May 20th at 6:30 pm, Artvi Advocates invites the community to Live Life in Yellow as it celebrates the opening of the 2016 Caribbean Colour juried art exhibition, at the PoP-Up Gallery, also known as, the former Havana Nine store in Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. This annual juried art exhibition celebrates the diversity, creativity and quality of work being produced throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands. This year Artvi is particularly proud to be featuring student work from St. Croix for the first time ... The art work is judged by the viewing public, not a designated judge. Ballots will be provided for each category and a majority vote will determine the first, second and third prizes. Only one ballot is allowed per person. Judging will commence at the opening of the exhibit, 6:30 p.m., and end at 8:30 p.m. Up to $1,200 in cash prizes will be awarded. In addition, the public is encouraged to bring a small random yellow object to the exhibition. Objects will be displayed in our community art installation and will remain in the exhibition until May 25th. Featured in the exhibition are more than 100 works of art from local resident artists, as well as works of art by students from St. Croix Educational Complex, Antilles School, Art Explorium, and the School of Visual Arts and Careers, among others. Admission is free, cocktails will be served and special performances will take place. A percentage of the proceeds of Caribbean Colour will go towards the Art Explorium Scholarship Fund and the Seven Minus Seven Youth Outreach Program. The 2016 Caribbean Color exhibit is sponsored by, Yacht Haven Grande, Guardian Insurance, and PHR-Art Projects. It will remain open to the viewing public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 25th.”Read more: Artvi Advocates-Facebook and Artvi Advocates.org
Event Theme: “According to Priscilla Hintz Knight, executive director of Artvi, 'The theme for this exhibition is inspired by the color and symbolisms associated with the color yellow. Psychologically yellow is known as being the happiest color in the color spectrum. It shines with optimism and enlightenment. However, for some the color yellow suggests impatience, criticism and cowardice.' Around the world, the way different cultures and religions see and describe yellow varies. In India, yellow is the color Hindus wear to celebrate the Festival of Spring. However, yellow signifies sadness in Greek culture, and during the tenth century in France, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow. In Japan, yellow often represents courage and in Aztec culture, yellow symbolized food since it was the color of corn, a staple food. Yellow's global similarities are significant throughout the world, taxicabs, school buses, and signs that alert us to danger are often yellow. “For this exhibit, Virgin Islands adults and student artists of all mediums were asked to let their imaginations soar by celebrating every form of yellow. The exhibition theme provides artists with an alternative forum for creating inspiring and innovative art with few restraints,' Hintz said ...”Read more: Artvi Advocates-Facebook and Artvi Advocates.org
About Artvi Advocates: “Artvi Advocates believes strongly that resources directed at organizations and activities which enhance and contribute to the educational, artistic, and cultural welfare of the citizens of the Virgin Islands constitute a real social and economic investment in the future of our territory. Through our special exhibition and projects we embrace experimentation, value new ideas, and actively foster the exposure of those ideas in our community. We are interested in artists and the ongoing dialogue between artists and audiences. We value the intellectual challenge inherent in contemporary art forms of all kinds and we are dedicated to contemporary expression and innovation in the arts.”Visit our website: Artvi Advocates-About and Artvi Advocates-Facebook
For further information: Artvi Advocates-Facebook and Artvi Advocates.org. Related Article: https://repeatingislands.com/2016/05/19/artvi-to-open-caribbean-colour-exhibit-live-life-in-yellow-at-yacht-haven-grande/.

Event: “Life Drawing Session” on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:30pm at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Life Drawing” May 11, 2016 at The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago
Event:  “Life Drawing Session” on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:30pm at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-9pm daily.
Event Description: “Our next Life Drawing session is on May 25, 2016 at ASTT Gallery; TT$45. ASTT is Open Daily 10am-9pm.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/event/life-drawing-wednesday-11th-may/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

Friday, May 20, 2016

3 Exhibitions: “EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” “From Columbus to Junkanoo” and “Livingstone Pratt: Genesis: The beginning of souls in time” - shows run through Sunday, July 10, October 2 and May 29, 2016 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo & Performance Art of the Caribbean”
April 28-July 10, 2016 @ NAGB
3 Exhibitions: “EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” “From Columbus to Junkanoo” and “Livingstone Pratt: Genesis: The beginning of souls in time” - Opening Reception on Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm-9:30pm; shows run through Sunday, July 10, October 2 and May 29, 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: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
Event Description: “EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean explores the influences of Carnival on performance art in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe and considers the connections between masquerade and political criticism, spectacularity and social invisibility, and public space and national citizenship. Throughout the 2014 Caribbean Carnival season EN MAS’ commissioned nine artists—John Beadle, Christophe Chassol, Charles Campbell, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke, Lorraine O’Grady, Ebony G. Patterson and Cauleen Smith—to engage, transform, or critique historical and contemporary Caribbean Carnival and related public performance traditions. The resulting works engaged with different modes of public address across eight cities—Santiago de los Caballeros, Fort-de-France, Port of Spain, Kingston, London, Brooklyn, Nassau and New Orleans.”Read more: http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/4/28/en-mas-carnival-junkanoo-and-performance-art-of-the-caribbean and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
“From Columbus to Junkanoo”
April 19-October 2, 2016 @ NAGB
Event Description: “'From Columbus to Junkanoo' features work that references historical events in The Bahamas from the 14th century to the present day. The exhibition first opened in Santiago, Cuba in July 2015 as a component of the Bahamian delegation at the Fiesta del Fuego. Showcasing a cohesive collection of modern, contemporary and conceptual artworks, “From Columbus to Junkanoo” guides viewers through an informative and comprehensive timeline, encouraging critical thought about how these events have impacted today’s society...”Read more: http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/3/14/rhu0gjl0se87xssazm79idx5tehhbp and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
“Genesis- The Beginning of Souls in Time”
April 19-May 29, 2016 @ NAGB
Event Description: “Livingstone Pratt’s 'Genesis: The beginning of souls in time' is the first solo project to occupy the Project Space since mid-2015. It showcases the birth of this world and humanity through a deep spiritual investigation. Pratt engages with abstraction, light, colour and motion to bring together a narrative that we all intrinsically know given the context of our socialisation and the history and current status of religiousness throughout The Bahamas, the wider Caribbean and most of the Christian world. He, however, moves beyond the tropes and doctrine of Genesis to manifest an idea of how the spiritual realm and creation narrative works within material, form and media. Inspired by the iconic story that we came to know during our formative years, Pratt takes us on a sprawling look at the largeness of the birth of the universe and humanity...”Read more: http://nagb.org.bs/events-and-exhibitions/2016/3/14/16htelu4o0uhzwsisattc13lehm5tr and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB
About NAGB: “Housed in the historic Villa Doyle, built in the 1860s and lovingly restored in the 1990s, the NAGB preserves the National Collection of Bahamian Art, part of which is on permanent display on the ground floor. Upper galleries engage the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and support contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through temporary exhibitions. The NAGB also has an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education workshops, and a free public art library.”Read more: NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
For further information: http://www.nagb.org.bs/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB. For further information about the shows: EN MAS’: Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean, From Columbus to Junkanoo and Genesis: The Beginning of Souls in Time. Related Article: Spring exhibitions open this week

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Exhibition: "Polychromatic Visions" featuring artist Terrence Rupert Piggott - show runs through Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, West Indies

Artist Terrence Rupert Piggott's "Polychromatic Visions" 
April 18-May 19, 2016 at Gallery NuEdge Barbados
Exhibition: "Polychromatic Visions" featuring artist Terrence Rupert Piggott from Monday, April 18-Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, WI; 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: 246-621-0067; Email: gallerynuedge@galerienuedge.com
Event Description: “This week's featured artist is Terrence Rupert Piggott, with a work from his solo exhibition 'Polychromatic Visions,' on display at Gallery NuEdge Barbados from April 18th- May 19th 2016. For more information please contact us at 246-621-0067.”Read more: Gallery NuEdge Barbados
Artist’s Statement: “It is this passion to create that has been the greatest force in my life. My recent work has evolved out of an attempt to realize this greater understanding about myself. I am interested in the discovery of new textural elements and surface treatments. The way I approach my work is usually very spontaneous, in that the works are executed utilizing no preliminary sketches, but allowing the work to evolve as I progress. It is a journey of discovery for me, from inception to completion that is spiritually and emotionally fulfilling.  Creativity is essential to my experience and I must continually evolve if I am to find harmony with myself and my creator.”Read more: http://www.rupertpiggott.com/artistbio.html
About the Venue: “Gallery NuEdge features the most sought out contemporary artists from the local and international market. Exhibits include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography, and art installation.”Visit our website: Gallery NuEdge.com and Gallery NuEdge Barbados
For further information about the gallery: Gallery NuEdge.com and Gallery NuEdge Barbados.  For further information about the artist: http://www.rupertpiggott.com/artistbio.html.