Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Exhibitions: BSoA's "Members' Photography Show 2017" & "Duo" - shows run through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at BSoA — Bermuda, West Indies

"Members' Photography Show 2017" & "Duo" Feb 3-28, 2017 at BSoA
Exhibitions:: BSoA's "Members' Photography Show 2017" & "Duo" - Opening Reception on Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 5pm-7pm; show runs through Tuesday, February 28, 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: “BSoA is hosting an opening reception next Friday Feb. 3rd from 5pm-7pm. The exhibitions will continue until Tuesday Feb. 28. Showing in our Onions Gallery, Studio A & B is BSoA 'Members' Photography Show' displaying works by member photographers. This exhibition will be judged and the prize will be sponsored by Colourlab. In our Edinburgh gallery we will be exhibiting 'Duo.' This is the first exhibition for artist Cristina Douglas & Lisa Cano-Rowland. Cristina will be featuring new works using liquid acrylic and oil paint while Lisa will be featuring new works using watercolour ...”Read more: BSoA-Members' Photography Show 2017 & Duo-Facebook and BSoA-Facebook
For further information: The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), BSoA-Members' Photography Show 2017 & Duo-Facebook and BSoA-Facebook.

Event: “Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow” on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm at Harvard Art Museums — Cambridge MA, USA

“Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow” 
on February 28, 2017 at Harvard Art Museums
Event: “Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow” on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm at Harvard Art Museums — Cambridge MA, USA; Event Details - Place: Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge MA 02138, USA; Telephone: (617) 495-9400; Website: Harvard Art Museums-Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow
Event Description: “In this lecture, Edwidge Danticat will reflect on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of memory and mourning, bringing her unparalleled gifts as a writer concerned with political violence and migration to respond to the Harvard Art Museums’ current special exhibition, Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning ... Following the lecture, the Special Exhibitions Gallery will remain open until 8pm. The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Free admission ...”Read more: Harvard Art Museums-Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow
About the Author: “Danticat’s books include 'Breath, Eyes, Memory,' an Oprah’s Book Club selection; 'Krik? Krak!,' a National Book Award finalist; 'The Farming of Bones,' an American Book Award winner; and 'The Dew Breaker.' Her memoir, 'Brother, I’m Dying,' was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. Danticat is the editor of'The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States,' The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures, 'Haiti Noir' and Haiti Noir 2,' and Best American Essays 2011. She has written six books for young adults and children as well as a travel narrative. She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and the 2016 recipient of the Toni Morrison Award ...”Read more: Harvard Art Museums-Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow
For further information: Harvard Art Museums-Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow. Related Article: https://repeatingislands.com/2017/02/20/edwidge-danticat-lecture-doris-salcedos-circles-of-sorrow/.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Exhibition: “From Columbus to Junkanoo” EXTENDED - now showing until Sunday, February 26, 2017 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“From Columbus to Junkanoo” April 19, 2016-February 26, 2017 @ NAGB
Exhibition: “From Columbus to Junkanoo” EXTENDED - show runs through Sunday, February 26, 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: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
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
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 show: From Columbus to Junkanoo. Related Article: Spring exhibitions open this week.

Exhibition: “Revelry - Expressions of Carnival” - show continues through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Art 6 Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Revelry - Expressions of Carnival” Feb 4-26, 2017 @ Art 6 Gallery
Exhibition:  “Revelry - Expressions of Carnival” - show continues through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Art 6 Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: Art 6 Gallery; 6 Scott Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Telephone: (868) 220-2786; Email: info@art6.gallery
Event Description: “Carnival is art. Carnival is expression. Carnival is revelry. Art 6 welcomes you to revel in expressions of Carnival as we get ready for the greatest show on earth. Come experience the works of: Highlighted Artists: Jackie Hinkson, Sundiata; Established Artists: Tara Bhajan, Sherlann Peters, Arletis Lora; Emerging Artist: Obasi Springer. Exhibition runs through Sunday 26th February 2017 ...”Read more: Art 6 Gallery and Art 6 Gallery-Facebook
For further information about the gallery: Art 6 Gallery and Art 6 Gallery-Facebook.

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Event: “Tribute to the Legends of Reggae 2017” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:00pm at the Opera House — Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tribute to the Legends of Reggae 2017” February 25, 2017
Event: “Tribute to the Legends of Reggae 2017” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:00pm at the Opera House — Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Event Details - Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H1; Telephone: 416-466-0313; Email: athena@theoperahousetoronto.com; Websites: Tribute to the Legends of Reggae-Facebook and Opera House-Tribute to the Legends of Reggae
Event Description: “Come celebrate Reggae Legends at the Jambana Black History Month Reggae Jam. Tribute to Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and Culture with perfromances by Ken Boothe, Exco Levi & High Priest, Nana McLean, Chester Miller, Mr Cooper, Hardcore Band and DJ Joshua Lucas at The Opera House; doors open @ 8 pm; showtime 9 pm. $30, adv $25, VIP $50 ...” — Read more: Tribute to the Legends of Reggae-Facebook and Opera House-Tribute to the Legends of Reggae
For further information: Tribute to the Legends of Reggae-Facebook and Opera House-Tribute to the Legends of Reggae.  For tickets: Tribute to the Legends of Reggae-Ticketfly.

Event: NAGB presents “Picture Nassau: Photowalk & Workshop hosted by Keisha Oliver” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 10:00am-1:00pm at Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Picture Nassau: Photowalk & Workshop” on February 25, 2017 at Hillside House
Event: NAGB presents “Picture Nassau: Photowalk & Workshop hosted by Keisha Oliver” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 10:00am-1:00pm 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; NAGB Telephone: (242) 328-5800; NAGB Email: info@nagb.org.bs; NAGB Website: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
Event Description: “Learn to slow down and appreciate the details of your environment as a street photographer. Develop your skills of observation and embrace the art of storytelling through pictures. Keisha Oliver will take participants on the streets of the West Hill community and pass on tips and tricks for capturing the extraordinary in the everyday. The workshop will begin with a tour and discussion of her NE8 photography installation ‘Porch Conversations’ at Hillside House. The group will then take a 90-minute photo walk and return to share feedback. The final 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to developing a collaborative work ... For bookings and more information contact: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas; Email: info@nagb.org.bs; Phone: 328-5800 ...”Read more: Picture Nassau: Photowalk & Workshop-Facebook, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
About the Artist: “Keisha Oliver is a Bahamian visual artist, designer and art professor at the University of The Bahamas. Her multidisciplinary practice currently uses discarded objects and the environment to explore themes of social heritage and cultural fragmentation. Much of her recent work uses photography to document Bahamian culture and experience while challenging notions of beauty and value ...”Read more: Picture Nassau: Photowalk & Workshop-Facebook, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
For further information: Picture Nassau: Photowalk & Workshop-Facebook, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB. For further information about Hillside House: Hillside House-Facebook.

Event: “Cayfest 2017” ends with "Red Sky at Night" on Saturday, February 25, 2017 — Cayman Islands, West Indies

Cayfest 2017” Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25, 2017
Event: “Cayfest 2017” Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25, 2017 — Cayman Islands, West Indies - About Cayfest: "Cayfest, The Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, is Cayman’s finest showcase of local talent. With an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, theatre, film, fashion design, and cultural discussions, this festival has an emphasis on local arts and culture. At the same time the festival stimulates and inspires local artists by including a diverse range of participants. Some highlights of the Festival include locally produced films, Café Cayman, traditional music from the CI Folk Singers and the work of countless other local artists and arts organisations!" - Contact: Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF); Telephone: (345) 949 5477; Email: culture@candw.ky; Websites: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook
Cayfest 2017 Schedule of Events:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - "National Arts & Culture Awards" — The National Arts and Culture Awards recognise those who attain a level of merit in their artistic discipline, contribute to the arts, culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands and support the work of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation ... - Read more: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook
Friday, February 24, 2017 - "Dress for Culture Day" — Now in its 5th year, Dress for Culture Day is a celebration of Cayman's diverse community which is comprised of more than 135 nationalities! This annual 'dress up, dress down' fundraiser invites individuals, students and corporate entities to display love for culture by wearing traditional cultural wear, sportswear, country colours or anything that represents your culture(s). Together, we plait a visual tapestry of beauty and harmony by sharing and learning from each other, while supporting cultural heritage programmes like the CI Folk Singers and Summer Arts Camp. The cost to take part is only $5 for adults and $3 for students. Each participant is invited to take part in a Facebook competition also. Email culture@candw.ky to get started! or call us on (345) 949 5477 for details ... - Read more: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - "Red Sky at Night" — Red Sky at Night is one of the anchor events as part of Cayfest, The Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts. Dance, music, drama, visual arts, crafts, film and culinary delights come together for one night on the Harquail Culural Centre Grounds in George Town from 4pm - Midnight. Proceeds from the event support CNCF Programming. The event described by festival goers is “enchanting”. Visitors are treated to live performances from dancers, actors and storytellers as well as creative work by local visual artists and crafts people. Celebrated films from around the Caribbean and inspiring performances will be featured within the festival theatres. The senses are stimulated by the sounds of the steel pan, fiddle and drums while the aroma of mouthwatering local culinary delicacies surround you. Artisans and onlookers alike look forward to this annual event which celebrates arts and culture. For all the reasons we love arts and culture in the Cayman Islands! Call (345) 949 5477 or email marketcncf@candw.ky - Read more: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook
For further information: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook.

Red Sky at Night Promo Video - by Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF)

Event: GALLERIE 909 presents its “2nd Annual Black Arts and Film Festival” continues through Saturday, February 25, 2017 by Gallerie 909 — St Petersburg, FL

“2nd Annual Black Arts and Film Festival” Feb 24-25, 2017 by Gallerie 909
Event: GALLERIE 909 presents its “2nd Annual Black Arts and Film Festival” on Friday, February 24, 2017 and Saturday, February 25, 2017 by 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 its '2nd Annual Black Arts and Film Festival' on Friday, February 24, 2017 and Saturday, February 25, 2017 ...”Read more: 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
For further information: Gallerie 909-About Us, Gallerie 909-Facebook and Gallerie 909.

Exhibition: “Shifting Possibilities of Beauty” - show continues through Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Essie Green Galleries — Harlem, NYC

“Shifting Possibilities of Beauty” Jan 21-Feb 25, 2017
at Essie Green Galleries Essie Green Galleries
(Image: William S. Carter, 'Mirage of Color Woman')
Exhibition: “Shifting Possibilities of Beauty” - Opening Reception on Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 3pm-6pm; show continues through Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Essie Green Galleries — Harlem, NYC USA; Event Details - Location: Essie Green Galleries (419 Convent Ave.); Street: 419A Convent Ave.; City/Town: Harlem, New York; Phone: 212-368-9635; Email: info@essiegreengalleries.com; Event Type: exhibition/opening, reception; Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday; 10am-6pm
Event Description: “Beauty is very subjective. What one person defines as being beautiful may be different from another person, which makes discussing beauty difficult. Today it may appear that beauty plays a less important role in contemporary art. It is not completely absent from contemporary art but it does not define art of today. Art has become more about the message and the thought it provokes. Depending on the artist’s intention, beauty may or may not be important to get the message across. Beauty is a suspect word among some in the art world. Some say Basquiat demonstrates that you can get along without it. Beauty is no longer the confirmation of meaning in life. Work can be very good and very successful without being able to call it beautiful, even if it's not what you may call a pleasurable sensation. The idea of beauty changes, and sometimes things of beauty today were seen as ugly yesterday. History shows that evolution, in art, sometimes requires making work that's 'ugly.' Yet, who would want to do without beauty? (Image: William S. Carter, 'Mirage of Color Woman,' Mixed Media, No Date) ...”Read more: Essie Green Galleries-Shifting Possibilities of Beauty
About the Artist: “William S. Carter (1909-1996) - Because no art school in Missouri would accept Black students, upon graduating high school Carter received a Missouri State Scholarship that enabled him to attend The Art Institute in Chicago. Arriving in Chicago, from his native St. Louis, in 1930, Carter began his serious training at The Art Institute. For a while he earned his room and board working as a live janitor at the Palette and Chisel Club; a private club for white only artists. (He was made an honorary member in 1986.) He also worked at the WPA, which gave him access to major galleries and a stipend. After that, he painted for the Black community, a patronage that included everyone from policy-wheel operators to preachers. During the late 30’s and early 40’s he taught art at the historic South Side Community Art Center in Chicago. While in his forties, he returned to the University of Illinois to complete a bachelor’s degree that he began 20 years earlier. Upon graduation he worked many years as a substitute teacher while continuing to create his own work. In his 80's, Carter was still energized with an artistic spirit supported by a dedicated discipline ... Carter spent his entire life fulfilling his childhood dream to be a painter. His life long search for beauty is especially poignant because of what he had to endure while following his muse. Carter’s presence on the Chicago art scene represents more than 60 years of creative visual expression ... To encounter a William S. Carter painting is an opportunity to experience the artistic energy and vision of a man who would not let his dream die ...”Read more: Essie Green Galleries-William S. Carter
About the Venue: “Essie Green Galleries features the works of Black Masters such as Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Charles Ethan Porter, Edwin Bannister, Allen Stringfellow Sam Gilliam Alma Thomas, William S. Carter and many other artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. We also are contributors and exhibitors at distinguished institutions such as The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., The High Museum in Atlanta, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, the College of William and Mary in Virginia, The Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford CT, the Studio Museum in Harlem and The Katzen Center at American University in Washington D.C.”Read more: Essie Green Galleries-About
For further information about the Venue: Essie Green GalleriesEssie Green Galleries-Shifting Possibilities of Beauty and Essie Green Galleries-About. For further information about the Artist: Essie Green Galleries-William S. Carter. Related article: https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/24654/shifting-possibilities-of-beauty.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Event: “Dress for Culture Day” on Friday, February 24, 2017 @ “Cayfest 2017” — Cayman Islands, West Indies

Cayfest 2017” Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25, 2017
Event: “Dress for Culture Day” on Friday, February 24, 2017 during “Cayfest 2017” — Cayman Islands, West Indies - Dress for Culture Day: "Register now for your School or Business to participate in the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, Dress for Culture Day, which is an island wide dress down day on Friday 24th February. We request a donation of $3 from students and $5 from adults to participate which helps support CNCF Youth Programming!" - Contact: Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF); Telephone: (345) 949 5477; Email: culture@candw.ky; Websites: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook
Friday, February 24, 2017 - "Dress for Culture Day" — Now in its 5th year, Dress for Culture Day is a celebration of Cayman's diverse community which is comprised of more than 135 nationalities! This annual 'dress up, dress down' fundraiser invites individuals, students and corporate entities to display love for culture by wearing traditional cultural wear, sportswear, country colours or anything that represents your culture(s). Together, we plait a visual tapestry of beauty and harmony by sharing and learning from each other, while supporting cultural heritage programmes like the CI Folk Singers and Summer Arts Camp. The cost to take part is only $5 for adults and $3 for students. Each participant is invited to take part in a Facebook competition also. Email culture@candw.ky to get started! or call us on (345) 949 5477 for details ... - Read more: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook
For further information: Cayfest 2017 and Cayfest 2017-Facebook.

CNCF Dress for Culture Day Video - by CIG television

Event: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership presents its 5th Annual Black Artstory Month 2017 “The Altar: Rituals of Healing in the African Diaspora” – next on Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:00pm–9:00pm; events continue each Friday through February 24, 2017 at multiple venues — Brooklyn, NY, USA

“The Altar: Rituals of Healing in the African Diaspora”
Feb 3-24, 2017 by Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership
Event: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership presents its 5th Annual Black Artstory Month 2017 “The Altar: Rituals of Healing in the African Diaspora” – Kickoff Celebration on Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 6:00pm–9:00pm; events continue each Friday through February 24, 2017 at multiple venues — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details - presented by: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, 472 Myrtle Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205; Telephone: 718-230-1689; Website: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership
Event Description: “We are proud to present the 5th Annual Black Artstory Month, THE ALTAR: RITUALS OF HEALING IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, February 1-28. Our month-long event series and Artwalk explores the vital role and traditions around healing, restoration, and realignment in African Diasporic communities. FREE events take place every Friday evening and include everything from dance performances, visual art and live exhibitions to film screenings and poetry readings. Featuring the work of over 30 Brooklyn-based visual artists, the Artwalk & happenings take place at venues along Myrtle Avenue including Ingersoll Community Center, Leisure Life NYC, Pillow Cafe-Lounge, Pratt Institute and the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 among others ...” — Read more: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership
About Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership: “The Partnership is comprised of two entities, the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC (MARP) and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID), working together to assist the small businesses located along the Avenue and improve the quality of life of the surrounding neighborhoods. Our primary focus is to promote the district. We inform the general public of all that our member businesses and area offers. The Partnership oversees the economic development efforts of Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout, Brooklyn ... The Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project Local Development Corporation (MARP), often referred to as MARP, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, local development corporation incorporated in January 1999 and founded with the mission to restore the 'Main Street' of the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill community to a bustling, economically vital neighborhood commercial corridor that provides entrepreneurial, cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities for all those who live, work, study or have an interest in the area ...” Read more: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership
For further information: Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. Related Article: http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklyn-life/black-history-month-events-brooklyn-myrtle-avenue/. For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-artstory-2017-the-altar-rituals-of-healing-in-the-african-diaspora-tickets-31069905925.

Events: “African Student Programs presents Black History Month” continues through Friday, February 24, 2017” at UCR — Riverside, CA, USA

African Student Programs-Black History Month” Feb 1-24, 2017
Events: “African Student Programs presents Black History Month” from Wednesday, February 1 through Friday, February 24, 2017” at UCR — Riverside, CA, USA - Details: Location: University of California, Riverside, 900 University Ave.; African Student Programs; 133 Costo Hall, Riverside, CA 92521; Telephone: (951) 827- 4576; Email: aspucr@ucr.edu; Website: African Student Programs-Black History Month
Event Description: “Attend these events and join us in celebration as we reflect on our past and build towards a bright future:
2/21-24/2017 - Black Queen’s Week: Celebrate all shades, shapes and variations of Black womanhood all week long! Join us for crown decorating, self-care days, an evening of art and poetry, and appreciation events designed to celebrate all Black queens ...” — Read more: African Student Programs-Black History Month
About African Student Programs: “African Student Programs is part of UC Riverside's family of ethnic and gender programs. As the 6th most diverse university in the nation (U.S. News and World Report), UC Riverside encourages an atmosphere of respect and celebration of ethnic, gender, and cultural differences. We unite as a community to promote academic and social success for everyone.”Read more: African Student Programs-Black History Month
For further information: African Student Programs-Black History Month and African Student Programs-Black History Month-Facebook.

UC Riverside Nigerian Association Dance Team 
– video by UCR ASP TV

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Event: NAGB Fall/Winter Film Series concludes with “My Life as A Dog” on Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“My Life as A Dog” on February 23, 2017 at The NAGB
Event: NAGB Fall/Winter Film Series concludes with “My Life as A Dog” on Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm 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 Fall/Winter series concludes on February 23rd with the eclectic 1985 Swedish film 'My Life As A Dog.' The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy growing up in rural Sweden in the late 50s. The film is an unsentimental look at how terrifying it can be when growing up. It allows the viewer to see into a child’s universe with all of its complexities and terrors without the benefit of the usual Hollywood spin. The film's star is a precocious young boy, Anton Glanzelius, who has an innate ability to project the unpredictability of children onto the screen in every scene. The film has a lyrical quality to it, and despite its uncompromising look at life and how unfair it can be; it retains an affectionate quality to it, one that radiates throughout the film. All children are magical in their way, and this film, more than any other captures that spirit without resorting to sentimentality or nostalgia. My Life as a Dog, screens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd. All films are free to attend and to make your experience that much more enjoyable; we will be offering popcorn and refreshments for sale. RSVP to let us know that you'll be watching with us ...”Read more: NAGB Film Event-My Life as A Dog
For further information: NAGB Film Event-My Life as A Dog, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

My Life as A Dog Trailer - video by Umbrella Entertainment

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Exhibition: Carlos Santana’s "Luxury Art" - show continues through Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, WI

Carlos Santana’s "Luxury Art" Jan 28-Feb 22, 2017 at
Bermuda Masterworks Museum
Exhibition: Carlos Santana’s "Luxury Art" - Opening Reception on Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm; show continues through Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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: "Join us Saturday January 28th for the official opening of Carlos Santana’s ’Luxury Art’ Exhibit. This will be a formal affair so come dressed to impress dresscode is suit & tie! 6:00PM-7:30PM in the Rick Faries Gallery; show continues through Wednesday, February 22, 2017 ..."Read more: Bermuda Masterworks Museum 
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 Museum-About
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Podcast: NLS presents IN “Inside Art Residencies” on Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 10:00am by NLS — Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

“Inside Art Residencies” on Sunday, February 19, 2017 by NLS Kingston
Podcast: NLS presents IN “Inside Art Residencies” on Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 10:00am by NLS — Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: NLS; Location: 190 Mountain View Ave, Kingston, JA;  Phone: (876) 927-7931; Email: info@NLSkingston.org.
Event Description: “NLS is pleased to present ‘Inside Art Residencies’ - The upcoming episode of NLS Kingston’s podcast IN, titled ‘Inside Art Residencies’, will feature Marie-Anne McQuay (Bluecoat, Liverpool, England), Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria (Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY) and Annalee Davis (The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados) discussing their respective art residency programmes. The podcast airs on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:00 am EST on the NLS Youtube channel. For more information email: info@NLSkingston.org.”Read more: NLS Kingston
About NLS: “New Local Space (NLS) is a contemporary visual art initiative and micro-gallery in Kingston, Jamaica that is a subsidiary of Creative Sounds Limited. NLS provides professional support for the work of visual artists committed to breaking new ground in their work, builds and connects new audiences to these artists, and links these artists to the global contemporary art community. We provide the public with a platform for accessing experimental exhibitions, artist residencies, and a meeting place for new ideas and cutting edge approaches to art. NLS’ programming is an open international cultural forum grounded in the spirit of experimentation and collaboration. The organisation operates out of a 200 sq ft garage turned white box and its 1500 sq ft outdoor space, as well as through curatorial initiatives with international art spaces, and through online programming.”Read more: NLS Kingston-Facebook
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Exhibition: “Harlem Fine Arts Show 2017” - show runs through Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Riverside Church — Harlem, NY USA

Harlem Fine Arts Show 2017” Feb 16-19, 2017
Exhibition: “Harlem Fine Arts Show 2017” - Opening Night Reception on Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 6:00pm-10pm; show runs through Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Riverside Church — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details: What: “Harlem Fine Arts Show 2017” Celebrates Black History Month; When: on Thursday, February 16, 2017 – Sunday, February 19, 2017; Where: at Riverside Church in Harlem, New York; Location: 91 Claremont Avenue between 120th & 121st Streets, NYC  10027; Tel: (800) 376-2860
Event Description: “The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will return to the historic Riverside Church from February 16-19, 2017. The four-day traveling exhibition and sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography is the largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora. The exhibition is open to collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, and professionals. Show sales at Harlem Fine Arts Shows have totaled more than $7 million since its inception. The HFAS will host an opening night preview event, at 6:00 p.m. on February 16 with a special salute to African-Americans in Medicine. A portion of the proceeds from the opening night event will benefit the Riverside Community Services Corporation. Tickets are priced from $25-$50 ...”Read more: The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS)
About HFAS: “The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is the largest traveling African Diasporic art show in the United States. Since its inception in 2009, HFAS has had over 60,000+ visitors, traveled to 10+ cities as well as showcased 100+ artists and galleries. As the largest traveling African Diasporic art show in the United States, HFAS prides itself on its uncanny ability to bring people of all different backgrounds together to celebrate fine arts of the African Diaspora. Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, HFAS provides a platform for African Diasporic visionaries as well as American visual artists to exhibit and sell their artwork. The Harlem Fine Arts Show has also created economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and professional recognition within the multicultural community. As the Harlem Fine Arts Show honors its past and embraces the history of now, HFAS will continue to impact communities and shape the future of the fine art world ... First held in February 2010 in New York City, the Harlem Fine Arts Show has attracted more than 80,000 visitors in venues including Martha’s Vineyard, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and New York. Attendees include collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, students, and professionals ...”Read more: The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS)
For further information: The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) and Harlem Fine Arts Show-Facebook. For further information about Riverside Church: Riverside Church and Riverside Church-Facebook

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Exhibition: "Out of Africa Art Exhibition" - show continues through Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Art Village Gallery — Memphis, TN, USA

"Out of Africa Art Exhibition" Jan 27-Feb 18, 2017 at Art Village Gallery
Exhibition: "Out of Africa Art Exhibition" - Opening Reception on Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm; show continues through Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Art Village Gallery — Memphis, TN, USA; Location: Art Village Gallery, 410 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103; Tel: 901-521-0782; Email: info@artvillagegallery.com; Websites: Art Village Gallery-Facebook and Art Village Gallery
Event Description: "Join us for 'Out of Africa,' an emotive art exhibition that showcases the works of five Nigerian artists at the forefront of contemporary art: Adedoba Afolabi, Tayo Adenaike, Adewale Adenle, Stacey Okparavero and Upjohn Aghaji; all featuring beautiful and important works, which also illustrate Nigeria’s rich culture. The exhibition offers socio-political commentary as the artists allow viewers the opportunity to challenge society by brining new meaning to the way we perceive the world. Please come out in support of this cultural experience and our artists. Remember to bring a friend! African attire is encouraged! The exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, February 18, 2017 ..."Read more: Art Village Gallery-Facebook and Art Village Gallery 
About Art Village Gallery: “Art Village Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery and exhibition space. The gallery was established in 1991 by Nigerian-born artist, Ephraim Urevbu with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging, mid-career and established international artists. Since its inception, Art Village Gallery has established a reputation for designing exhibitions that promote culturally significant experiences, and it uses art as a catalyst to help connect people of different backgrounds by sharing the common language of art. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday ...”Read more: Art Village Gallery-About
For further information: Art Village Gallery-Facebook and Art Village Gallery. For Tickets: Eventbrite-Out of Africa Art Exhibition.