Friday, March 30, 2018

Exhibition: “Abstract Expressions by Gail Oelmann” continues through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Drift Gallery — Holetown, St. James, Barbados, WI

“Abstract Expressions by Gail Oelmann” thru April 1, 2018 
at Drift Gallery Barbados
Exhibition: “Abstract Expressions by Gail Oelmann” continues through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Drift Gallery — Holetown, St. James, Barbados, West Indies; Event Details – Where: Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge, Holetown, St. James, Barbados; Tele: (246) 432-2808; Email: info@driftinbarbados.com; Website: Drift Gallery Barbados
Event Description: “Drift Gallery presents an Art Exhibition entitled 'Abstract Expressions by Gail Oelmann' a display of artwork using oversized original acrylic and mixed media canvases. Regular Gallery hours: 5:00 pm until .... every day except Monday; Exhibition ends April 1st ...” — Read more: Drift Gallery Barbados
For further information: Drift Gallery Barbados.

Exhibition: “2018 Women in Art” continues through Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Las Laguna Gallery — Laguna Beach, CA

“2018 Women in Art” Mar 1-31, 2018 at Las Laguna Gallery
Exhibition: “2018 Women in Art” on Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Las Laguna Gallery — Laguna Beach, CA; Event Details - Location: Las Laguna Gallery, 577 S. Coast Highway A-1 Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA; Phone: 949-667-1803; Websites: Las Laguna Gallery and Las Laguna Gallery-Women in Art
Event Description: “Las Laguna Gallery is proud to celebrate the female artist for the month of March, with an exciting new exhibition 'Women in Art 2018.' Selected from hundreds of submissions, the works chosen are from women artists who possess unique attributes and impeccable talent that sets their work apart. Works include Acrylic, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Illustration, Mixed Media, Oil, and Digital Photography; Exhibition runs: March 1 to March 31, 2018 at Las Laguna Gallery — Laguna Beach, CA ...”Read more: Las Laguna Gallery and Las Laguna Gallery-Women in Art
About Las Laguna Gallery: “Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery located in Laguna Beach California. Las Laguna Gallery features art from a diverse group of artists representing a variety of mediums ...”Read more: Las Laguna Gallery and Las Laguna Gallery-Women in Art
For further information: Las Laguna Gallery and Las Laguna Gallery-Women in Art.

Event: “Caribbean Art & Music Festival” on Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 12:00pm-10:00pm at The Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium — Lauderhill, FL USA

Caribbean Art & Music Festival” March 31, 2018
Event: “Caribbean Art & Music Festival” on Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 12:00pm-10:00pm at The Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium — Lauderhill, FL; Event Details - Location: The Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium; 3700 Northwest 11th Place, Lauderhill Fl 33311, USA; Email: info@caribbeanartandmusicfestival.com; Websites: Caribbean Art & Music Festival and Caribbean Art & Music Festival-Facebook
Event Description: “Come joint us as we celebrate the Caribbean Art & Music Festival at Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, 3700 Northwest 11th Place, Lauderhill Fl 33311. Caribbean Art & Music Festival is a Caribbean cultural event, depicting Caribbean Art, Music and Authentic Cuisine from each Caribbean Island ...”Read more: Caribbean Art & Music Festival and Caribbean Art & Music Festival-Facebook
About The Caribbean Art & Music Festival: “The Caribbean Art & Music Festival will be held on March 31st 2018 at the Central Broward Regional Park. This festival is geared towards celebrating our artistic but unique and festive culture. Showcasing great tasting cuisine, infectious rhythm of the islands, breathtaking art and great rum from various Caribbean islands. The Caribbean Art and Music Festival aims to bring our community together to not only celebrate the love of Caribbean culture but to also to raise funds to assist in educating our youth and to help feed the families in need within our community. For additional information please email us at info@caribbeanartandmusicfestival.com.”Read more: Caribbean Art & Music Festival-About
For further information: Caribbean Art & Music Festival and Caribbean Art & Music Festival-Facebook.

1st annual Caribbean Art & Music Festival #2 - video by Clifford Drummond

Event: NAGB's “Egg-citing Egg & Bunny Making Workshop & Easter Egg Hunt” on Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 10:00am-2:00pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Egg-citing Egg & Bunny Workshop & Easter Egg Hunt”
March 31, 2018 @ The NAGB
Event: NAGB's “Egg-citing Egg & Bunny Making Workshop & Easter Egg Hunt” on Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 10:00am-2:00pm 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
Event Description: “The NAGB is again bringing you an egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt that is just for kids! On Saturday, March 31st, let your child experiment with fun and creative activities during our Egg and Bunny-Making workshop, then search for and gather as many of our 700 hidden eggs as they can find. There will be prizes, surprises, snacks and lots of incredible energy. The NAGB's Arternoons are for children of all ages and includes all activities, food and drinks for a low fee of $12.00. Kids Club members are free. To register contact asmith@nagb.org.bs. Kid Friendly ...”Read more: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
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
For further information: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Exhibition: “A Return To Passion” by Michael Phillips - show continues through Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“A Return To Passion” by Michael Phillips Mar 20-31, 2018
at Horizons Art Gallery
Exhibition: “A Return To Passion” by Michael Phillips - Opening Reception on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm; show continues through Saturday, March 31, 2018 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: “Wildlife and scenery artist Michael Phillips returns to the art world after a long hiatus with 'A Return To Passion.' Much of Michael’s inspiration for 'A Return To Passion' comes from the time he spends road/mountain bike riding in rural parts of his homeland including Chaguaramas and the North Coast Road. His attention to detail comes from the desire to have the viewer develop a greater appreciation for nature and the scenic beauty of Trinidad and Tobago. 'A Return to Passion' can be viewed at Horizons Art Gallery at #37 Mucurapo Road, St. James. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 20th March 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and will continue until March 31st. Please call 628-9769 for further details; Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5:30pm ...”  — Read more: Horizons Art Gallery-Facebook and Horizons Art Gallery

About Horizons Art Gallery: “Arrive at the blue building with the purple door and as you enter you are greeted by friendly and courteous staff, willing to assist and offer competent advice. Visit the Art Gallery next door and soak up the ambience of being surrounded by beautiful art work. On view are paintings by some of Trinidad's top artists, with prices to suit any budget. And visitors to these sunny shores need have no worries about transporting a precious acquisition as packaging and shipping of art can easily be arranged at Horizons ... So do come by, call or email for information. We are always glad to be of service.” — Read more: Horizons Art Gallery
For further information about the gallery: Horizons Art Gallery and Horizons Art Gallery-Facebook.

Exhibition: “Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture” - show continues through Friday, March 30, 2018 at The Strand Center Main Gallery — Plattsburgh, NY USA

Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture
March 2-30, 2018 at The Strand Center
Exhibition: “Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture” - Opening Reception on Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm; show continues through Friday, March 30, 2018 at The Strand Center Main Gallery — Plattsburgh, NY USA; Event Details - Location: The Strand Center Main Gallery; 23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, USA; Phone: 518-563-1604; Email: admin@strandcenter.org; Websites: Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture and The Strand Center
Event Description: “The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host "Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture," a Caribbean Artists Exhibition in the Main Gallery in March 2018. This forthcoming exhibit is guest curated by Donna Mason and features artwork from several Caribbean artists, including Dominican painters Darius Earl Etienne, Gharan Burton, Schadrach Burton, and Carla Armour, as well as Dominican/Ethiopian painter Petros Meaza Z, painter Oneka Small from Barbados, and painter Glen Martin from Trinidad. It will take place in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 2 and a free reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM that night ...” — Read more: Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture
About the Artists: “The artists brought together for this show have a wonderful diversity of styles with an equally diverse assortment of media and approaches to creating art. For instance, Darius Earl Etienne is the most recognized and influential of Dominican Artists ... Another artist, Carla Armour, is a visual artist who lives and works in the British seaside city of Brighton & Hove ...” — Read more: Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture
About the Venue: “Since its inception in 2000, the Strand Center for the Arts has played a vital role in the development of the arts through Presenting and Arts Education. The Strand Center for the Arts strives to collaborate with community organizations and to help strengthen the economics of the North Country. The Strand Center for the Arts has been a long-time partner with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, providing a variety of scholarships for area youth to participate in ArtQuest programming, Theatre for Youth and other programs benefiting young students. The Strand Center has also formed a partnership with the United Way, allowing it to further serve disadvantaged children and allowing those who fall below the poverty line to still have access to the Arts ...” — Read more: Strand Center-About
For further information: Here Comes the Sun: Peering over the Fence into Caribbean Culture and The Strand Center.

Open Call: FRESH MILK Presents its “My Time Local Residency” for 2018; deadline for submission is Friday, March 30, 2018 — St. George, Barbados

“My Time Local Residency 2018” at Fresh Milk Barbados
Open Call: FRESH MILK Presents its “My Time Local Residency” for 2018; deadline for submission is Friday, March 30,, 2018 — St. George, Barbados West Indies ; Event Details – Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. — St. George, Barbados West Indies; Websites: Fresh Milk Barbados and Fresh Milk Barbados-Facebook
Event Description: “Fresh Milk is pleased to share its fifth open call for the annual ‘My Time’ Local Residency 2018. Thanks to the ongoing support of our generous group of donors, one Barbadian artist will be selected from this call to undertake a one-month residency at Fresh Milk, and will receive a stipend of $1,000.00 BBD towards their production costs. Visual artists working in a variety of disciplines (sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, performance, photography, new media, interdisciplinary) are invited to apply. We are particularly interested this year in artists whose work reflects on culture, identity and place in ways which fall outside of stereotypical narratives, challenging the notion that culture must be read or represented in a singular way. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 30, 2018. The residency will take place between April 30th – May 25th, 2018 ...” — Read more: Fresh Milk Barbados and Fresh Milk Barbados-Facebook
FRESH MILK will provide: “- A $1,000.00 BBD stipend to the artist; – Wireless internet access; – A 15.5 x 14 ft studio space (maximum capacity 2); – A wide expanse of rural land; – Access to the Colleen Lewis Reading Room on site; – A varied network of creatives to connect with;  The option to participate in a public event showcasing the outcome of the residency.” — Read more: Fresh Milk Barbados and Fresh Milk Barbados-Facebook
For further information: Fresh Milk Barbados and Fresh Milk Barbados-Facebook.

FRESH MILK XVI - video by Fresh Milk Barbados

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Panel Discussion: “Portraits and Abstraction: A Conversation” on Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 1:30pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Portraits and Abstraction: A Conversation” on March 29, 2018 at NGJ
Panel Discussion: “Last Sundays” Programme on March 25, 2018 featuring 'Explorations V: Portraits in Dialogue' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction' exhibitions @ 11:00am to 4:00pm and performance by Tribe Sankofa @ 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: “On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the National Gallery of Jamaica will be hosting a panel discussion entitled 'Portraits and Abstraction: A Conversation' at 1:30 pm. This event will function as a reflection on our most recent exhibitions 'Explorations V: Portraits in Dialogue' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction,' which ran from December 19, 2017 to March 25, 2018. The discussion will be moderated by independent writer and curator Nicole Smythe-Johnson and will feature Senior Curator O’Neil Lawrence and Assistant Curator, Monique Barnett-Davidson, curators of the latest installments in the National Gallery’s Explorations exhibition series which was initiated in 2013 ... The public forum 'Portraits and Abstraction: A Conversation' is free and open to the public. Brochures for the exhibitions will be on sale in the National Gallery Gift Shop. ...”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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Event: “Caribbean Rising Series - Film, Word, and Conversation” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 6:15pm–8:15pm at Rush Arts Gallery — NYC, New York USA

Caribbean Rising Series” Mar 28, 2018 at Rush Arts Gallery NYC
Event: “Caribbean Rising Series - Film, Word, and Conversation” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 6:15pm–8:15pm at Rush Arts Gallery — NYC, New York USA; Event Details - Location: Rush Arts Gallery, 526 W 26th St #311, New York, NY 10001, USA; Phone: (212) 691-9552; Email: INFO@RUSHPHILANTHROPIC.ORG.; Websites: CAFA-Caribbean Rising Series, Eventbrite-Caribbean Rising Series, Rush Arts Gallery-Facebook and Rush Arts Gallery
Event Description: “OneIsland Media and the Caribbean Film Academy present Caribbean Rising, an interdisciplinary film series celebrating Caribbean heritage and resilience. In this first edition, will be in conversation with artists, curators, and change makers from the Small Island States of the Caribbean. On the heels of Carnival, we travel to Trinidad and Tobago through film to explore the role of pan music in Carnival and how communities are reclaiming ocean habitats. Conceptualized by OneIsland Media, the series explores the links between culture, heritage, and environmental resilience and how can urban dwellers support sustainable Caribbean economies ...”Read more: CAFA-Caribbean Rising Series, Eventbrite-Caribbean Rising Series, Rush Arts Gallery-Facebook and Rush Arts Gallery
About the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation: “The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) is dedicated to providing inner city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities. Rush was founded in 1995 by three brothers: Danny Simmons, visual artist and community builder; media mogul Russell Simmons; and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC.Their goal was to fill the gap that the disenfranchised and people of color faced in both accessing the arts and exhibition opportunities. Over the past 20 years with the help of a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters, Rush have been able to develop our main two program areas – Rush Education art programs for our youth and Rush Arts Galleries supporting and featuring emerging artists nationwide – working together in a seamless way to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles to the joy and benefits of these experiences ...” Read more: Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation-About
For further information: CAFA-Caribbean Rising Series, Eventbrite-Caribbean Rising Series, Rush Arts Gallery-Facebook and Rush Arts Gallery.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Event: “World Music Tuesdays with Jose Elias” on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 8:00pm-10:00am at The Wynwood Yard — Miami, FL

“World Music Tuesdays with Jose Elias” March 27, 2018 at The Wynwood Yard
Event: “World Music Tuesdays with Jose Elias” on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 8:00pm-10:00am at The Wynwood Yard — Miami, FL; Event Details - Location: The Wynwood Yard; The Lots at 56, 64, 70, 82 NW 29 Street, Miami, FL 33127, USA; Phone: 305-351-0366; Website: World Music Tuesdays at Wynwood Yard
Event Description: “Jump start your week at The Yard with its newly-launched World Music Tuesdays! This lineup of worldly musicians will take you on a trip around the world without ever having to leave the city, or even The Yard. From Brazilian funk and Caribbean folk to Parisian gypsy jazz and Afro-Caribbean artistry, World Music Tuesdays is here to give music lovers a taste of it all. On March 27th, The Wynwood Yard is thrilled to welcome Jose Elias to its stage. Jose is known for his leadership in the local non-profit organizationCommunity Arts and Culture and their signature event, Afro Roots World Music Festival and his work with Spam All-Stars. His wide-reaching musical repertoire will mesmerize you, while filling the airways at The Wynwood Yard with beats that fuel the soul, body and mind. Let's give Jose Elias a warm welcome to The Wynwood Yard together on March 27th! ...” Read more: World Music Tuesdays at Wynwood Yard
About The Wynwood Yard: “The Wynwood Yard is a new hub of food and culture in Miami. The food yard, events-and-live-music venue and all-day hangout space brings locals a smorgasbord of food, fitness, music and other cultural activities. Hand-picked culinary concepts, a pop-up bar, and an edible garden are anchored within a vibrant outdoor setting.”Read more: The Wynwood Yard-About
For further information: World Music Tuesdays at Wynwood Yard.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Workshop: “Paint and Groove with Yasmin” on Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 5:30pm-8:00pm at Drift Gallery — Holetown, St. James, Barbados, WI

“Paint and Groove with Yasmin” on March 26, 2018 
at Drift Gallery Barbados
Workshop: “Paint and Groove with Yasmin” on Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 5:30pm-8:00pm at Drift Gallery — Holetown, St. James, Barbados, West Indies; Event Details – Where: Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge, Holetown, St. James, Barbados; Tele: (246) 432-2808; Email: info@driftinbarbados.com; Website: Drift Gallery Barbados
Event Description: “Come out and create your own masterpiece at 'Paint and Groove with Yasmin' at Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge. Bring your own beverage and snack to share. The theme is Mirna's Sunset. Registration at 5:30pm; Painting starts at 6:00pm. Admission: Bds $80 - includes all art materials and instructions. Drinks and food for purchase. Reservations required. Email Paintandgroove@gmail.com , call 262-5500 or sign up at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2244465/false#/invitation. Start time: 5:30PM; End time: 8:00PM ...” — Read more: Drift Gallery Barbados
For further information: Drift Gallery Barbados.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Exhibition Event: “Last Sundays” Programme on March 25, 2018 featuring 'Explorations V: Portraits in Dialogue' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction' exhibitions @ 11:00am to 4:00pm and performance by Tribe Sankofa @ 1:30pm at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays” on Mar 25, 2018” feat. Tribe Sankofa and
'Explorations V and VI' at NGJ
Exhibition Event: “Last Sundays” Programme on March 25, 2018 featuring 'Explorations V: Portraits in Dialogue' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction' exhibitions @ 11:00am to 4:00pm and performance by Tribe Sankofa @ 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 programming for March will feature a special performance by Tribe Sankofa, presenting from their repertoire: A Tribe Ting. Their production will also include a performance by special guest Jamila Falak. Visitors will have a last opportunity to view our exhibitions 'Portraits in Dialogue' and 'Engaging Abstraction' both, part of our Explorations series before they close. The exhibitions 'Explorations V: Portraits in Dialogue' and 'Exploration VI: Engaging Abstraction' will also be on view. Tribe Sankofa is a performing arts collective brought together by Fabian Thomas and comprised of multi-talented performers. This vibrant and eclectic collective combines their artistry to add an exciting new dimension to the performing arts landscape both locally and globally ... Doors will be open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Tribe Sankofa’s performance will begin at 1:30 p.m and, as is customary on Last Sundays, admission and guided tours are free. The gift and coffee shop will be open for business and contributions to the donations box are welcomed. Revenues from our shops and donations help to fund programmes such as the 'Explorations' exhibitions and our Last Sundays programming ...”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.

Exhibitions: “Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation” and “Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction” - shows EXTENDED through Sunday, March 25, 2018 at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Portraits in Conversation” and “Engaging Abstraction”
December 19, 2017-March 25, 2018 at NGJ
Exhibition: “Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation” and “Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction” - Opening Reception on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 6:30pm; shows continue through Sunday, February 25, 2018 at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies; 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 is pleased to present two new exhibitions – 'Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation' and 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction' – which will be on view from December 19, 2017 to February 25, 2018. The Explorations series, which was launched in 2013, examines big themes and issues in Jamaican art, inviting conversation on these issues, and features mainly works from the National Collection. 'Explorations V: Portraits in Conversation' examines the significance and conflicted politics of artistic portraiture in the development of Jamaican art from the 18th century to the present, looking at issues such as race, class, gender, as well as the ideas about art and the artist that are reflected in the portrait. Examples of colonial era portraiture are contrasted with portraits and self-portraits from the Nationalist era that reflect its drive towards psychological decolonization and cultural self-representation. The exhibition also includes works by contemporary artists that illustrate how portraiture has been redefined and repositioned in response to recent social changes and cultural developments. Among the artists who are represented in this exhibition are: Alvin Marriott, Renee Cox, George Robertson, Albert Huie, Samere Tansley, Milton George, Isaac Mendes Belisario, Vera Alabaster, Berette Macaulay, Richmond Barthe, Mallica 'Kapo' Reynolds, Olivia McGilchrist, Varun Baker, Robin Farqueharson, David Boxer, Pompeo Batoni, Barrington Watson, Mrs Lionel Lee, and Vermon 'Howie' Grant ... 'Explorations VI: Engaging Abstraction,' on the other hand, examines the role of abstraction in modern and contemporary art from Jamaica and the Caribbean. Early modern art in the Caribbean region had a strong focus on thematic content, often with nationalist overtones, and this called for figurative modernism rather than abstraction ...”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

Event: “4th Sundays @ the NAGB” on Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 12:30pm-5:00pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

“4th Sundays @ the NAGB” March 25, 2018 @ The NAGB
Event: “4th Sundays @ the NAGB” on Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 12:30pm-5:00pm 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; Websites: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
Event Description: “Docent-led tours at the NAGB on the fourth Sunday of every month add an exciting element to your visitor experience, giving you the opportunity to connect with and learn more about the artworks at The National Art Gallery. Tours will be held every 30 minutes beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interested persons can stop in to our Mixed Media Store to sign up for an available tour and meet our wonderful docents! Interested in becoming a Volunteer docent? Contact Education Officer, Katrina Cartwright at kcartwright@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800 ...”Read more: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB
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: The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Theatre: The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents “JAMAICA” - show continues until Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Tato Laviera Theatre — Harlem, NYC, USA

“JAMAICA” July 29, 2017-March 24, 2018 by The Harlem Repertory Theatre
Theatre: The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents “JAMAICA” on Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 7:00pm at the Tato Laviera Theatre — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - Location:  The Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 E 123rd St (On the corner of Second Avenue and 123rd Street), New York, NY 10035; Phone: (917) 697-3555; Email: Info@harlemrepertorytheatre.com; Websites: The Harlem Repertory Theatre and The Harlem Repertory Theatre-Facebook.
Event Description: “In honor of the historic theatrical debut the musical, 'Jamaica' returns to New York City, this time to The Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd St. in Harlem. 'Jamaica' takes its audience on a journey to Pigeon Island off the coast of Jamaica, following an ambitious island girl named Savannah who dreams of finding true love and escaping to New York City. The production examines how an isolated island community navigates the perils of love, family and relationships while they confront the increasing pressures of American commercialism, class struggles and racism. In honor of this musical’s incredible 60th anniversary – the HRT will produce the legendary Broadway treasure 'Jamaica' that made Lena Horne a Broadway star. 'Jamaica' features a book and score by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen! The production’s creative, environmental setting, combined with surprising sets and colorful costumes will bring this forgotten treasure back to New York City for the first time since its 1957 opening on Broadway six decades ago ...”Read more: The Harlem Repertory Theatre and The Harlem Repertory Theatre-Facebook
For further information: The Harlem Repertory Theatre and The Harlem Repertory Theatre-Facebook. Related Article: https://repeatingislands.com/2017/07/04/jamaica-takes-center-stage-in-harlem/.

Event: “NAGB Teachers' Seminar” on Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 10:00am-1:00pm at The NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

Artists' Talk: “NAGB Teachers' Seminar” Mar 24, 2018 @ The NAGB
Event: “NAGB Teachers' Seminar” on Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 10:00am-1:00pm at The 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: “Save-the-date for our first FREE Teachers' Seminar in 2018! The NAGB is pleased to host a series of quarterly professional development workshops for all teachers- not just art teachers- who are interested in learning more about integrating art with other subjects in their classes and utilizing resources at the museum to enhance their students' creative experience. Space is limited. To register contact the NAGB's Education Officer, Katrina Cartwright at kcartwright@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800 ...”Read more: NAGB Teachers' Seminar-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 Teachers' Seminar-Event Page, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Artists' Talk: for The NAGB's “We Suffer To Remain” on Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm; Opening Reception on Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm; shows continue through Sunday, June 9, 2018 at NAGB — The Bahamas, West Indies

Artists' Talk: “We Suffer To Remain” Mar 23, 2018 @ The NAGB
Artists' Talk: for The NAGB's “We Suffer To Remain” on Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm; Opening Reception on Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm; shows continue through Sunday, June 9, 2018 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: “On Friday, March 23rd, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. the NAGB invites you to an artists' talk with the featured artists in 'We Suffer to Remain,' the British Council collaborative project which looks at the legacy of slavery, and its effects on The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean. Bahamian artists John Beadle, Sonia Farmer and Anina Major, were invited to respond to Scottish artist, Graham Fagen's epic poetic sound clash "The Slave's Lament" and develop work as a call and response to Fagen's project. During the conversation, we will speak about the development of the unique projects while discussing the implications and realities of existing and thriving with the weight of history and colonisation ...”Read more: Artists' Talk: We Suffer To Remain-Event Page and The NAGB-Facebook
Exhibition Description: “On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, starting at 7 p.m., the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites you to the opening of our two brand-spanking-new spring exhibitions. 'We Suffer To Remain,' a collaborative exhibition with the British Council, features Scottish artist Graham Fagen’s Venice Biennale project 'A Slave’s Lament' together with the work of invited Bahamian artists Sonia Farmer, John Beadle and Anina Major, who have been asked to respond to this historic reggae soundclash. This exciting collaborative moment looks at the vestiges and historical significance of slavery and its impacts on postcolonial societies ... As an accompanying collection, 'Traversing the Picturesque: For Sentimental Value,' is a historical survey showcasing works from the end of the 18th century through 1960, detailing the significance and the lasting power of the colonial gaze in relation to The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean. As a two-part survey, this segment will show over 100 critical works—most never seen by the public—borrowed from several prominent national and international collectors ... For the thrilling double opening the NAGB will offer Bahamian fusion culinary bites featuring locally sourced ingredients and lively entertainment over the course of the evening ...”Read more: NAGB's We Suffer To Remain and Traversing the Picturesque-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 We Suffer To Remain and Traversing the Picturesque-Event Page, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Event: “Unplugged & Chill featuring Anna Matas & Femi + The Band Artform” on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:30pm-11:30pm at Kaiso Blues Café — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Unplugged & Chill At Kaiso Blues” Mar 21, 2018 at Kaiso Blues Café
Event: “Unplugged & Chill featuring Anna Matas & Femi + The Band Artform” on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:30pm-11:30pm at Kaiso Blues Café — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Kaiso Blues Café; Location: 85 Woodford Street, Port-of-Spain; Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Tel: (868) 477-2262; Facebook Page: Kaiso Blues Café
Event Description: “In this week's edition of Unplugged & Chill ... Yours hosts Braveboy aka Mark Hardy & Yung Rudd welcome Annalisa Matas-major & Femi Baptiste, alongside the band Artform to the Kaiso Blues Cafe stage! Admission: $60; Doors Open: 8pm; Showtime: 9pm; Enjoy some dinner, drinks and cocktails with friends and loved ones at the stocked Kaiso Blues Cafe bar and kitchen! For table reservations, call 477-2262. Limited reservations available, so call early! ...”Read more: Kaiso Blues Café-Facebook
For further information: Unplugged & Chill at Kaiso Blues Café-Facebook and Kaiso Blues Café-Facebook.