Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

Featured Artist Alexander Poll Doval at Gallery NuEdge Barbados
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Alexander Poll Doval, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge Barbados — Barbados, West Indies; Event Details: Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts Ltd. is located in one of the most prestigious developments in Barbados, 1st Floor, Building B, the Limegrove Lifestyle Center, right in the heart of Holetown, St. James, Barbados. Contact Info – Phone: +1 246-621-0067; Email: gallerynuedge@galerienuedge.com
About the Artist: “I was born in Havana, Cuba. Self-taught artist , I began exhibiting in the late 90s, in different places of Havana whose Amelia Peláez and Mariano Rodriguez Photo Gallery . Then in 2000 , with some friends, I had the opportunity to establish the Gallery José Martí in Havana Vieja. , Whose main goal was to teach painting to children and adults . It was then in 2007 I moved to Montreal ... Subjects. I aim to show the simplicity , no prejudice .. This is a message I want to convey through my paintings and sculptures : the openness to other cultures .. In each painting also found always a connection between heaven and earth. . People say I see a lot of different things in my paintings, so much the better . I attach great importance to small details.” —  Read more: Alexander Poll Doval-Facebook
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 and Gallery NuEdge Barbados-Facebook
For further information about the gallery: Gallery NuEdge and Gallery NuEdge Barbados-Facebook.  For further information about the artist: Alexander Poll Doval-Facebook

Event: The 7th annual “NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2017” on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

The 2017 NGC Bocas Lit Fest” April 26–30, 2017
Event: The 7th annual “NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2017” on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - What: An annual literary festival with Caribbean focus and international scope, bringing together writers, readers, performers, and publishers for a five-day celebration of books and writing; When: The 2017 NGC Bocas Lit Fest will run from 26 – 30 April 2017, five days full of readings, performances, films, workshops, and discussions. Plus, storytelling events for children every weekend during the month of April, and the second Latin American and Caribbean Literary Film Festival: CineLit. Read more: Bocas Lit Fest-About
Event Description: “Save the date! The 7th annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest will be the 26 – 30 April 2017. Founded in 2011, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in April is Trinidad and Tobago’s premier annual literary festival: a lively celebration of books, writers, writing, and ideas, with a Caribbean focus and international scope. The Festival brings together readers and writers from Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and the wider world for a thrilling programme of readings, performances, workshops, discussions, film screenings, and more. The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the first major literary festival held in Trinidad and Tobago and the southern Caribbean, is a lively, energetic, enjoyable celebration of words, stories, and ideas, with events for everyone — from budding writers to avid readers to schoolchildren. All readings, panels, and performances are free and open to the public. The Festival also includes a full programme of activities for younger readers, The NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest. There is a month-long storytelling caravan around the country on Saturdays throughout the month of April, plus readings, creative writing workshops and performances by children’s authors, alongside the main Festival. The NGC Bocas Lit Fest takes place at the National Library and the adjoining Old Fire Station in downtown Port of Spain. An entire city block in the heart of the capital is transformed into a vibrant Festival Village, including performance stages open to the street, booksellers’ stalls with hundreds of titles on sale, and space to eat, drink, and relax. There are also satellite evening events at venues around the city. The main festival in Port of Spain has launched two more annual literary festivals in Tobago and San Fernando ...”Read more: Bocas Lit Fest 2017
Trinidad and Tobago's annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. See Bocas Lit Fest, Bocas Lit Fest-Facebook and Bocas Lit Fest-Twitter for further information.

NGC Bocas Lit Fest Overview - video by NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Exhibition: The NAGB presents “Thierry Lamare Retrospective: Love, Loss and Life” - Opening Reception on Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 6:30pm-9:00pm; show continues through Sunday, September 10, 2017 at NAGB — The Bahamas, WI

“Love, Loss and Life” Apr 27-Sep 10, 2017 @ The NAGB
Exhibition: The NAGB's “Eighth National Exhibition (NE8)” - Opening Reception on Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 6:30pm-9:00pm; show continues through Sunday, April 16, 2017 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 National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will produce and present a retrospective of Thierry Lamare's work entitled, 'Love, Loss and Life.' The exhibition opens on April 27th and runs through September 10, 2017 and features over 90 works from several local, regional and international collectors ...”Read more: NAGB's Thierry Lamare Retrospective-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 Thierry Lamare Retrospective-Event Page, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Exhibition: The NAGB presents “George Cox - The Unseen Structure” - Opening on Thursday, April 27, 2017; show continues through Sunday, July 2, 2017 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“The Unseen Structure” Apr 27-Jul 2, 2017 @ The NAGB
Exhibition: “George Cox - The Unseen Structure” - Opening on Thursday, April 27, 2017; show continues through Sunday, July 2, 2017 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; Websites: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
Event Description: “The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas presents 'George Cox-The Unseen Structure' - a retrospective focusing on the works of Bahamian Civil and Structural Engineer George Cox, The Unseen Structure showcases several important sites of development across New Providence and several family islands. The Unseen Structure will be informed by collaborations with architect Teran Nicholls and Patrick Rahming, former associates of Cox along with contemporary artists. Artists and collaborations in the exhibition will function as a way to strip away that layer, barrier, and partition with the people who live in an environment and the apparatus of it being. ...”Read more: NAGB's George Cox - The Unseen Structure-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 George Cox - The Unseen Structure-Event Page, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Call for Papers: CARIFESTA XIII Symposium “The Caribbean, the Arts and the Cultural Industries: Negotiating Tradition, Aesthetics, Economics and Legacy” on Saturday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at UWI Cave Hill; DEADLINE: Friday, April 28, 2017 — Barbados, West Indies

Call for Papers-CARIFESTA XIII Symposium” Aug 19-23, 2017; DEADLINE: Apr 28, 2017
Call for Papers: CARIFESTA XIII Symposium “The Caribbean, the Arts and the Cultural Industries: Negotiating Tradition, Aesthetics, Economics and Legacy” on Saturday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at UWI Cave Hill; DEADLINE: Friday, April 28, 2017 — Barbados, West Indies; Event Details – Where: The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, West Indies; Contact Info: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth - Telephone: (246) 621-2700 Ext 721; Email: carifesta.symposium@cavehill.uwi.edu ; Websites: CARIFESTA XIII Symposium and CARIFESTA XIII-Facebook
Event Description: “The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Barbados, invites participation in the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium entitled 'The Caribbean, the Arts and the Cultural Industries: Negotiating Tradition, Aesthetics, Economics and Legacy.' The Symposium will be hosted at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Campus, Barbados, from 19-23 August 2017. The CARIFESTA XIII Symposium presents an opportunity for the exploration of the myriad identities arising from artistic and cultural expressions, as well as intellectual endeavours, within the Caribbean region and its diaspora. The Symposium seeks to facilitate creative and scholarly spaces in which participants engage in a keen exploration of the complex manifestations of the culture(s) of the Caribbean and beyond. The Symposium also offers the opportunity for participants to interrogate concepts of the arts, of culture and the cultural industries. Their place in strategies for the development of the region is anticipated to be of special interest. Additionally, the Symposium will feature Roundtable Discussions on Cultural Policy, Copyright and Intellectual Policy and the Creative Arts and the Academy, with participation by leading arts practitioners and scholars. Please carefully note that presentations at the Symposium may be via a wide range of media as well as formats, including print, visual, sonic, film, as well as combinations thereof. Hence, the Symposium welcomes participation via conference papers, dance performances, film screenings, masquerade, theatre performance, visual art, poster presentations et al ...”Read more: CARIFESTA XIII Symposium
Guidelines for Submissions: “We invite individuals who are interested in participating in the Symposium to submit abstracts (250 words maximum) online at CARIFESTA XIII Symposium-Submission Form. The deadline for submission is 28 April 2017. Participants will be notified by 15 May 2017. Papers/ presentations that require special equipment, installation space, rooms, translation services, etc., must be indicated on the submission form. ...”Read more: CARIFESTA XIII Symposium
For further information: CARIFESTA XIII Symposium and CARIFESTA XIII-Facebook.

Workshops: “Pan African Youth Drumming Classes” next on April 29, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm and every Saturday in March, April and May 2017 at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMC) — St Croix, US Virgin Islands

“Pan African Youth Drumming Classes” next on April 22, 2017 at CMCArts
Workshops: “Pan African Youth Drumming Classes” start on March 4, 2017 @ 11:00am-12:00pm and every Saturday in March, April and May 2017 at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMC) — St Croix, US Virgin Islands; Where: 10 Strand Street & 62 King Street, Frederiksted, VI 00840; Phone: (340) 772-2622; Email: cmcarts@gmail.com.  For further information: CMCArts
Event Description: “Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts is hosting Pan African Youth Drumming Classes Led by Ras Joe in the courtyard every SATURDAY in March, April and May 2017. March 4th STARTING !!!! @ 11:00am-12:00pm; $10 per class; please email CMCArts@gmail.com to sign up, minimum of 10 participants ...”Read more: CMCArts-Facebook and CMCArts

About the Venue: “Welcome to the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, serving and promoting the art and artists of the Caribbean. Located in Frederiksted on the island of St Croix, US Virgin Islands, our center offers opportunities for learning, introspection, and connection with the cultures of the Caribbean.”Read more: CMCArts
For further information: CMCArts-Facebook and CMCArts.

Exhibition: “Übersee (Overseas): Cuba and the Bahamas : Contemporary Art from the Caribbean” - Opening on Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 3:00pm; show continues through Sunday, August 6, 2017 at HALLE 14 — Centre for Contemporary Art — Leipzig, Germany

“Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas. Contemporary Art from the Caribbean”
Apr 29-Aug 6, 2017 @ HALLE 14-Germany
Exhibition: “Übersee (Overseas): Cuba and the Bahamas : Contemporary Art from the Caribbean” - Opening on Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 3:00pm; show continues through Sunday, August 6, 2017 at HALLE 14 — Centre for Contemporary Art — Leipzig, Germany; Event Details: Place: HALLE 14, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Spinnereistr. 7, 04179 Leipzig, Germany; Phone: +49 341 4924202; Email: officeØhalle14.org; Websites: HALLE 14-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas and The NAGB-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas
Event Description: “For the spring tour of the Spinnerei galleries, HALLE 14 opens the exhibition 'Übersee (Overseas): Cuba and the Bahamas : Contemporary Art from the Caribbean' on April 29. Featuring photographs, paintings, installations and video works from 38 artists, the show offers a unique insight in the art scene of the two island states. The exhibition is co-curated by Holly Bynoe, curator of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and by the in Havanna and Vancouver based independent curator and art critic Antonio Eligio (Tonel) ... The Bahamas and Cuba share a common history of colonialism and slavery, and yet they are very different in tradition, form of government, ethnicity, language and religion. The exhibition speaks of complex identities from African, indigenous and European roots, as well as the ghosts of colonialism and life on an island ...”Read more: HALLE 14-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas and The NAGB-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas
Participating Artists: “Participating Artists include: Juan Carlos Alom, John Beadle, Alejandro Campins, Iván Capote, Yoan Capote, Ariamna Contino & Alex Hernández, Blue Curry, Susana Pilar Delahante, Felipe Dulzaides, Ricardo G. Elías, Adrián Fernández, Adonis Flores, Kendra Frorup, Tamika Galanis, Orestes Hernández, Arnold Kemp, Dominique Knowles, Los Carpinteros, Anina Major, Jace McKinney, Jeffrey Meris, Kareem Mortimer, Angelique V. Nixon, Marianela Orozco, Holly Parotti, Lynn Parotti, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Khia Poitier, Manuel Piña, Carlos Quintana, Antonius Roberts, Heino Schmid, Steven Schmid, Dave Smith, Giovanna Swaby, Tessa Whitehead, Natalie Willis. Co-Curators for the exhibition include, Holly Bynoe from The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and Vancouver-based, Cuban curator Antonio Eligio (Tonel). The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is also proud to support and announce that artists Lynn Parotti, Jeffrey Meris and Blue Curry will be on short term residencies at the Halle 14, Leipzig producing new works and installations for Übersee ...”Read more: HALLE 14-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas and The NAGB-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas
For further information: HALLE 14-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas and The NAGB-Übersee: Cuba and the Bahamas.

Exhibition: “Chasing the Light” by Shannon Hutchinson - show runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Chasing the Light” by Shannon Hutchinson April 20-29, 2017 at Horizons Art Gallery
Exhibition: “Chasing the Light” by Shannon Hutchinson - Opening Reception on Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm; show runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 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: “Coming up next at Horizons: Pilot and award winning artist Shannon Hutchinson opens her much anticipated solo show 'Chasing the Light' on Thursday 20th April, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm; the show continues through Saturday, April 29, 2017 ... 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. Please call 628-9769 for further details at Horizons Art Gallery ...”  — Read more: Horizons Art Gallery-Facebook and Horizons Art Gallery
About the Artist: “Trinidad-born artist Shannon Hutchinson has been exhibiting her work for over fifteen years. She is the two-time winner of the Millennium Excellence Award for innovation and is best known for her glossy seascapes with a birds eye perspective. Shannon has taken her career as a pilot and translated it onto canvas and old aviation maps, and brought a unique perspective to her field. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, and can be found in public and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe, the United Arab Emirates and the Caribbean ...”Read more: Flying Artist-Shannon Hutchinson Bio
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
For further information about the gallery: Horizons Art Gallery and Horizons Art Gallery-Facebook. For further information about the Artist: Flying Artist-Shannon Hutchinson Bio.

Event: “Last Sundays, April 30, 2017” featuring the 'Jamaica Biennial 2017' Exhibition @ 11:00am to 4:00pm and a screening of the film documentary 'Shashamane' @ 1:30pm at NGJ — Jamaica, WI

“Last Sundays, April 30, 2017”
feat. the 'Jamaica Biennial' & film 'Shashamane' at NGJ
Event: “Last Sundays, April 30, 2017” featuring the 'Jamaica Biennial 2017' Exhibition @ 11:00am to 4:00pm and a screening of the film documentary 'Shashamane' @ 1:30pm at NGJ — 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: “The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for April 30, 2017 will feature the 'Jamaica Biennial 2017' exhibition and a screening of the film documentary, 'Shashamane, On the Trail of The Promised Land.' The film explores the narratives of a number of settlers of African-descent from across the world, who have been living in Shashamane – a 200-hectare plot of land in Ethiopia, located 250 km south of Addis Ababa. The land was donated to all blacks in the world by the Emperor of Ethiopia Hailé Selassie in 1950. Ras Mweya Masimba is one of the key characters in the film, he moved to Shashamane in 1990. He is an English-born artist of Jamaican origins who depicts the deeds of his people in his animated films. Today African descendants from around the world — France, Jamaica, the United States, the United Kingdom, and various Caribbean islands – live in Shashamane. All of them were motivated by the desire for self-affirmation, after centuries of humiliation, and a longing to bring up their children in a nurturing context devoid of racism, making of tangible reality of the famous 'Exodus' sung by Bob Marley ... Visitors will be able to view the critically acclaimed 'Jamaica Biennial 2017' which opened in late February 2017 at three locations: the National Gallery of Jamaica on the Kingston waterfront, Devon House in New Kingston and National Gallery West in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay. Featuring a diverse mix of locally and overseas based artists, some of them well known and others emerging or new, the 2017 edition of the 'Jamaica Biennial' reflects the vitality of the Jamaican art scene and the complex global dynamics that shape the art of the Caribbean region today. As was first done in 2014, the 'Jamaica Biennial' features six specially invited international artists, from the Caribbean and its Diaspora—Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Raquel Paiewonsky, Marcel Pinas, Nadia Huggins at the National Gallery of Jamaica; Andrea Chung at Devon House; and David Gumbs at National Gallery West—and the exhibition also includes two special tributes to noted Jamaican artists—Alexander Cooper and Peter Dean Rickards, both of which can be viewed at the National Gallery of Jamaica. The exhibition includes work in conventional media and styles as well as more experimental work in digital and other contemporary media, including several mixed media installations. The largest and arguably the most ambitious such exhibition staged to date by the National Gallery, the 'Jamaica Biennial' runs at all three locations until May 28, 2017 ...”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.

Shashamane-Official Trailer - video by Journeyman Pictures

Event: “The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2017” continues through Sunday, April 30, 2017 — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

Tobago Jazz Experience 2017” April 22-30, 2017
Event: “The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2017” Saturday, April 22, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017 — Tobago, West Indies; Website: Tobago Jazz Experience 2017 and Tobago Jazz Experience-Facebook
Event Description: “(TJE) 2017 is a celebration of jazz, along with the indigenous music of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Staying true to its promise of offering “much more than music” however, the Tobago Jazz Experience incorporates the cultural and historical practices that define the island of Tobago as an ideal destination.”Read more: Tobago Jazz Experience-About
For further information: Tobago Jazz Experience 2017, Tobago Jazz Experience-About, Tobago Jazz Experience-Facebook and Tobago Jazz Experience-Twitter. For the full schedule: Tobago Jazz Experience-Events.

Tobago Jazz Experience 2017 - video by visittobago


Tobago Jazz Experience 2016 - video by visittobago

Exhibition: “BEATRIZ SANTIAGO MUÑOZ: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors” - show runs through Sunday, April 30, 2017 at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA

“BEATRIZ SANTIAGO MUÑOZ: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors” 
(Image: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, 'La Cueva Negra' HD video, 2013)
January 11–April 30, 2017 at El Museo del Barrio
Exhibition: “BEATRIZ SANTIAGO MUÑOZ: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors” - Opening on Wednesday, January 11, 2017; show runs through Sunday, April 30, 2017 at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - Location:  El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | Phone: (212) 831-7272 | Open Wed–Sat from 11am-6pm | Email: info@elmuseo.org
Event Description: “El Museo del Barrio announces the exhibition 'A Universe of Fragile Mirrors,' a solo exhibition on the work of Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in San Juan). The exhibition is organized by the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and curated by María Elena Ortiz. Through a series of films and videos, 'A Universe of Fragile Mirrors' captures the ironies of post-colonial conditions in the Caribbean—specifically in Haiti and Puerto Rico. Focusing on indigenous cosmologies, post-military spaces, and syncretic religions from the Caribbean, Santiago Muñoz borrows techniques from performance, film, visual ethnography, and anthropology, to document specific communities and public sites in order to generate her own bricolage - an alternative story about a popular Haitian market, or a newly discovered archeological site in Puerto Rico. The exhibit will consist of films on continuous play, portraying Santiago Muñoz’s own interpretation of the realities in Haiti and Puerto Rico. Influenced by experimental cinema, she relies on observational research to generate non-linear narratives that challenge the boundaries between documentary and fiction. Santiago Muñoz’s characters are not professional actors, but instead everyday people who have direct experiences with the sites portrayed in her works ... 'Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors' is the third exhibition of El Museo’s five-year series highlighting Latina artists.”Read more: El Museo del Barrio-A Universe of Fragile Mirrors and El Museo del Barrio-Facebook
About the Artist: “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her work combines aspects of ethnography and theater to create film and video projects that have touched on subjects including anarchist communities, the relationship between artwork and work, and post-military land ... The result[s] [represent] daily events and life on the islands through an audiovisual language. Each video carries its own story and speaks to daily life and the traditional myths ingrained in Caribbean culture ... Her work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, Galería Kurimanzutto, and the Guggenheim Museum ... ”Read more: El Museo del Barrio-A Universe of Fragile Mirrors and Wikipedia-Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
For further information: El Museo del Barrio, El Museo del Barrio-Facebook  and El Museo del Barrio-Twitter.


La Cueva Negra, 2013 (Excerpt) from Beatriz Santiago Muñoz on Vimeo.

Exhibition: “THE THINGS WE KEEP” featuring Artists Alicia Milne, Jaime Lee Loy, Michelle Isava and Nadia Huggins - Exhibition EXTENDED to: Monday, May 1, 2017 at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“THE THINGS WE KEEP” March 23-May 1, 2017 at Medulla Art Gallery
Exhibition: “THE THINGS WE KEEP” featuring Artists Alicia Milne, Jaime Lee Loy, Michelle Isava and Nadia Huggins - Opening Reception on Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 7:00-9:00pm; Exhibition EXTENDED to: Monday, May 1,, 2017 at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: Medulla Gallery; Location: #37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain; RSVP: Tel: (868) 680-1041 / Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com
Event Description: “Medulla Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to the Exhibition 'THE THINGS WE KEEP' featuring Artists Alicia Milne, Jaime Lee Loy, Michelle Isava and Nadia Huggins - Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm; Venue: Medulla Art Gallery; Address: 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain; Exhibition  EXTENDED to: Monday, May 1,, 2017. For more information: Tel: (868) 680-1041; Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com ...”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery

About the Artists: Alicia Milne (b. 1986, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in ceramics. Her works have been shown in galleries and spaces locally and internationally including Medulla Art Gallery, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and the Anthology Film Archive ... ; Jaime Lee Loy is an honors graduate of Literature and Visual Arts at UWI, with a postgraduate scholar of an MPhil in Literatures in English. She has participated in international and local residencies since 2007 and exhibited both locally and abroad ... ; Michelle Isava graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited as part of group exhibitions in Venezuela, Trinidad, U.S.A., Germany and the U.K. She started taking part in group exhibitions in 2001 and in 2008 she had her first solo exhibition of paintings. Since then her practice has been consistently outside of mainstream institutions taking the medium of experimental, process based and performance work ... ; Nadia Huggins is a self-taught conceptual documentary photographer from St Vincent& the Grenadines. Her photographs explore Caribbean culture and identity through people, self-portraits and the landscape ...”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery
About the Gallery: “Medulla Art Gallery has been established to carry on and develop the traditions of Aquarela Galleries. Medulla, as the name implies, will provide a core space for art education with public participation through exhibitions, forums and workshops. Geoffrey MacLean, Martin Mouttet and Isabel Brash hope to use Medulla to demonstrate art, not only as a social expression, but also as a medium for therapy and growth. Medulla seeks to produce and promote exhibitions and ancillary events of established and emerging artists.”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery
For further information: Medulla Art Gallery.

Event: “Pinot & Pastel!” on Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies

“Pinot & Pastel!” May 4, 2017 at Bermuda Masterworks
Event: “Pinot & Pastel!” on Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm 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: Bermuda Masterworks Museum
Event Description: “Pinot & Pastel! Relax, Unwind and Enjoy! Join Rebecca Martin May 4th, 6:30PM-8:30PM at Masterworks Museum for a course in pastels! This is for all levels of experience and all materials are provided! This course is also inclusive of 2 glasses of wine and snacks. Members are $80 Non Members are $100. Call 299-4000 to register or email artmworks@logic.bm. Spaces are limited so sign up now! ...”Read more: Bermuda Masterworks Museum and Bermuda Masterworks-Facebook 
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: Bermuda Masterworks-About Us
For further information: Bermuda Masterworks Museum, Bermuda Masterworks-Facebook and Bermuda Masterworks-Twitter.

Exhibition Events: “UWI DCFA Visual Arts Degree Exhibition 2017” - show continues through Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the National Museum and Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

UWI DCFA Visual Arts Degree Exhibition 2017” April 12-May 6, 2017
Exhibition Events & Art Talk: “UWI DCFA Visual Arts Degree Exhibition 2017” on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 6:30-8:30; Artists Talk on Friday 21st April 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm; show continues through Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the National Museum and Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Museum and Art Gallery; Location: 117 Upper Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, WI; Telephone: (868) 645-0873
Event Description: “The UWI Department of Creative & Festival Arts (DCFA) invites you to our Annual Visual Arts Degree Exhibition which will run from Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 6:30 pm at the National Museum and Art Gallery and continue weekdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Artists Talk on Friday 21st April 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The Exhibition will encompass a variety of contemporary works produced by the Fine Art and Design students of the programme. These works of students pursuing the BA degree in Visual Arts will include drawings, sculptures, installations, photography, product design, fashion design, and book design. This event showcases work from the graduating students, who have been researching diverse themes and exploring an extensive variety of media during the current academic year. The ultimate aim of this exhibition is to promote these upcoming artists and designers within Trinidad and Tobago. It is hoped that this event will provide a platform for these UWI graduates to express their ideas and capabilities to potential employers and to the wider public. We would be delighted to have you join us and we look forward to hosting you. For more information please call 645-0873 ...”Read more: UWI-Department of Creative and Festival Arts-Facebook
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Event: “Soleil St. Lucia Jazz Festival 2017” from Friday, May 12, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017; Soleil St. Lucia Summer Festival 2017 continues through October 2017 — Saint Lucia, West Indies

St. Lucia Jazz Festival 2017” May 12-14, 2017

St. Lucia Jazz Festival 2017
Event: “Soleil St. Lucia Jazz Festival 2017” from Friday, May 12, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017 — St. Lucia, West Indies
Event Description: “A return to the original vision of a celebration of Saint Lucian, Caribbean and international jazz music, with events in all parts of the country - a mix of free and paying concerts, educational activities targeted at Saint Lucian and visiting musicians, culminating on Mothers’ Day, 14th May 2017, in a major concert at the Pigeon Island National Landmark ... The Summer Festival series will kick off May 12 -14, 2017, with Saint Lucia Jazz, a celebration of Caribbean and international jazz music. Events will take place across the island, culminating with a star-studded concert at Pigeon Island National Landmark on Sunday, May 14. Star-studded headliners include Grammy nominated singer and actress Vanessa Williams and dynamically talented Rachelle Ferrell. Confirmed headliners such as Rupert Lay, steel pannist Victor Provost and Malavoi, hailing from Martinique, will also take the stage. Saint Lucian Jazz music will also be prominently featured with the Rupert Lay Quartet, Michael Robinson and the Caribbean band Bluemangó ...”Read more: St. Lucia Jazz Festival 2017 and Soleil St. Lucia Jazz Festival-Facebook
Soleil St. Lucia Summer Festival-Facebook” May-October 2017
About Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival: “Saint Lucia, whose global reputation for quality entertainment is built on 25 years of experience hosting the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts festival, announces SOLEIL – the Saint Lucia Summer Festival, a series of six festivals taking place from May through October ... In 2017, Saint Lucia has launched an ambitious initiative – a Summer of Festivals – aimed at bringing tangible and lasting economic, social and cultural benefits to the country and its people. Building on Saint Lucia’s outstanding artistic talent and rich cultural heritage and on its experience in designing and hosting unique events and celebrations such as the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, Carnival or Jounen Kwéyòl, this new initiative will increase the benefits that Festivals and similar events bring to Saint Lucian communities and to society as a whole, while optimising the impact of public expenditure and improving efficiency ...”Read more: Soleil St. Lucia Summer Festival-Facebook and Soleil St. Lucia Summer Festival
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Jazz 2017 lineup - video by Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival


SOLEIL Saint Lucia Summer Festival
 - video by Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival

Exhibition: BSoA's “15th Annual Bermuda College Art Exhibition” - show runs through Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at BSoA — Bermuda, WI

“15th Annual Bermuda College Art Exhibition”
April 21-May 16, 2017 BSoA
Exhibition: BSoA's “15th Annual Bermuda College Art Exhibition” - Opening Reception on Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 5pm-7pm; show runs through Tuesday, May 16, 2017 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: “Come join us this Friday from 5pm-7pm for the '15th Annual Bermuda College Art Exhibition.' This is a show you can't miss ... always inspiring and full of amazing young talent - Opening Friday, April 21, 2017 ... All are cordially invited. The artwork will be on display from the opening on Friday, April 21, 2017 until it closes on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The Gallery is open from 10:00am until 4:00 pm Monday- Friday and from 10:00-2:00 pm on Saturday ... ”Read more: The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) and BSoA-Facebook
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Call for Entries: BSoA's "Members' Spring Show 2017" - Deadline for Entries is Wednesday, May 17, 2017; Opening Reception on Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 5pm-7pm; show runs through Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies

"Members' Spring Show 2017" May 19-June 13, 2017 at BSoA
Call for Entries: BSoA's "Members' Spring Show 2017" - Deadline for Entries is Wednesday, May 17, 2017; Opening Reception on Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 5pm-7pm; show runs through Tuesday, June 13, 2017 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: “We are looking for artists to enter BSoA's Members' Spring Show. The deadline for entries is May 17th, 2017 and the show runs from May 19th - June 13th 2017. There are no size restrictions. Work must be ready to hang. The maximum of 6 pieces can be entered per person. For more information telephone 292-3824 or email info@bsoa.bm ...”Read more: BSoA-Facebook
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Exhibition Event: GALLERIE 909 presents “The Art of Malcolm X” on Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm at Gallerie 909 — St Petersburg, FL

“The Art of Malcolm X” May 19, 2017, 2017 at Gallerie 909
Exhibitiont Event: GALLERIE 909 presents “The Art of Malcolm X” on Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm 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: Gallerie 909
Event Description: “GALLERIE 909 presents 'The Art of Malcolm X' on Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm. Join us for a conversation about Malcolm X and his relevance today! Let's talk!. All are welcome! ...”Read more: Gallerie 909-Art of Malcolm X-Facebook, Gallerie 909-Facebook and Gallerie 909
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: Gallerie 909-About Us
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