Monday, May 22, 2017

Exhibition: “Artwork by Fazal Ali” - Previews: Thursday 14, Friday 15 September, 2017 @ 4-6pm and Saturday, 16 September, 2017 @ 10am-2pm; Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 5-8pm; show runs through Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

(Image: Fazal Ali - 'Shango Worshippers')
“Artwork by Fazal Ali” September 16-27, 2017 at
101 Art Gallery
Exhibition: “Artwork by Fazal Ali” - Previews: Thursday 14, Friday 15 September, 2017 @ 4-6pm and Saturday, 16 September, 2017 @ 10am-2pm; Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 5-8pm; show runs through Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 101 Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Where: 101 Art Gallery; Location: 84 Woodford Street, Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 628-4081; Email: marknpereira@gmail.com
Event Description: “Please join us for the upcoming exhibition 'Artwork by Fazal Ali' - Previews: Thursday 14, Friday 15 September, 2017 @ 4-6pm and Saturday, 16 September, 2017 @ 10am-2pm; Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 5-8pm; show runs through Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 101 Art Gallery, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies ...”Read more: 101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook
About the Artist: “Fazal Ali has definite ideas about the use of colour and tries to put them into practice in his paintings. His works have no abstract basis but more than half of the surfaces are clearly abstract impressionism. At secondary school in Trinidad, Ali would encounter the great cubist painter LeRoy Clarke. Clarke's 'Lam' like images painted on the scale of Diego Rivera's murals proved to be an ennobling experience for the young student. Douens in the eyes of Ali was a repainting of the French Creole folklore characters already depicted in the works of Alfredo Codallo but now through the lens of an African mythology. A lifelong friendship between the two gentlemen ensued that is cherished to this day. Ali, who was enrolled at the University of the West Indies, would continue his academic life there, but at the same time he expanded his visual arts skills by pursuing silk screen, lino block and woodblock printing, lithography and watercolour painting at workshops hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society at the National Museum and Art Gallery ...”Read more: Fazal Ali Biography
For further information about the Venue:  101 Art Gallery/  and 101 Art Gallery-Facebook. For further information about the Artist: Fazal Ali Biography.

Exhibition: “Looking Back and Thinking Ahead” a New Art Exhibition by Simon Tatum - Opening Reception on Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm; show continues through Thursday, June 15, 2017 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, WI

(Image: Artwork by Simon Tatum)
“Looking Back and Thinking Ahead” May 25-June 15, 2017 at
National Gallery Cayman
Exhibition: “Looking Back and Thinking Ahead” a New Art Exhibition by Simon Tatum - Opening Reception on Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm; show continues through Thursday, June 15, 2017 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman; Tel: 345-945-8111; email: events@nationalgallery.org.ky
Event Description: “The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) opens a new contemporary art exhibition titled 'Looking Back and Thinking Ahead' featuring artist Simon Tatum. Graduating with an undergraduate degree in visual art from the University of Missouri this summer, the showcase draws from Tatum’s final thesis project as well as his experience participating in the Caribbean Linked residency this past August in Aruba. 'Thanks to the support from NGCI, I was able to travel and work in Aruba with Caribbean artists, curators and residency staff all influencing the works in this showcase,' says Tatum. The body of work examines Caymanian cultural identity through two-dimensional print installations displayed in the NGCI Community Gallery, as well as fourteen three-dimensional 'memory tanks' displayed in the NGCI Sculpture Gardens ... The exhibition opens to the public Thursday, 25 May 2017 and runs until Thursday, 15 June 2017. Admission is free.” — Read more: National Gallery Cayman-Looking Back & Thinking Ahead and National Gallery Cayman-Facebook
About the Artist: “Simon Tatum was born in 1995 in George Town, Grand Cayman. He currently lives and studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and was the 2014 recipient of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) Visual Arts Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Tatum’s work has featured in several group exhibitions ... Tatum has been awarded an international artist grant from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), an Artist’s Away grant from the National Gallery, and was the recipient of the Richard M Henessy Scholarship Award. He has works in permanent collections in the US and Caribbean region that include the ‘Atelier 89’ Gallery and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands ...” — Read more: National Gallery Cayman-Looking Back and Thinking Ahead
For further information: National Gallery Cayman, National Gallery Cayman-Twitter and National Gallery Cayman-Facebook.

Event: Super Saturdays “We Are Sailing” next on Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:00am-2:00pm at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies

“We Are Sailing” May 27, 2017 at Bermuda Masterworks Museum
Event: Super Saturdays “We Are Sailing” next on Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:00am-2:00pm 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: "May 27th 'We Are Sailing' - Super Saturdays are our FREE art activity events! We offer one a month during the school year, each themed differently. Super Saturdays offer free art to the community and also offers face painting and a fun photo booth complete with costumes! 10AM-2PM ... Come and enjoy free art activities! Get Creative! We hope to see you there! ..."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.

Event: Helen Klonaris's “If I Had the Wings” Book Launch and Celebration on Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 7:00pm 9:00pm at NAGB — The Bahamas, WI

“If I Had the Wings” June 8, 2017 @ The NAGB
Event: Helen Klonaris's “If I Had the Wings” Book Launch and Celebration on Thursday, June 8, 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
Event Description: “After ten years of living away, of coming home, of imagining and re-imagining, writing and re-writing, gathering all the feedback of so many generous readers and writers, and then writing some more, my collection of short stories Helen Klonaris' book 'If I Had the Wings' is complete. On June 6th Peepal Tree Press (Leeds, UK) releases her book, and on June 8th the author will be launching it at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. There will be refreshments, celebratory words from sister and brother writers, and a reading from 'If I Had the Wings' ...”Read more: The NAGB-If I Had the Wings, 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: NAGB: http://www.nagb.org.bs/
For further information: The NAGB-If I Had the Wings, The NAGB-Facebook and The NAGB.

Exhibition: BACD’s "Point of Sail" - show runs through Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard — Bermuda, West Indies

"Point of Sail" May 21–June 30, 2017 at BACD
Exhibition: BACD’s "Point of Sail" - Opening Reception on Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 5:30-7:00pm; show runs through Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details – Where: Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard; Location: Maritime Ln, , MA 01; General Hours: Tue-Fri 11:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm; Public Transit: Bus #7 or #8 to Dockyard, Ferry from Hamilton to Dockyard; Telephone: 441-234-2809; Fax: 441-234-0540; Email: artcentre@logic.bm; Website: Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
Event Description: “BACD’s 'Point of Sail' - Opening Reception on Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 5:30-7:00pm; show runs through Friday, June 30, 2017 and admission is free. For more information, contact artcentre@logic.bm or 234-2809, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.”Read more: Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard and Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard-Facebook
About the Gallery: “There's always something new and different to see at The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard. Exhibits of original artwork by local artists change every 6 weeks and reflect the diverse creativity of the art community in Bermuda which the Arts Centre seeks to nurture. The historic character of the building set in the destination of Dockyard at the far western tip of Bermuda belies the contemporary art housed within. "Themed" shows encourage local artists to expand their knowledge with different subject matter and a variety of media resulting in an eclectic range of artwork. From experimental textile wall hangings to traditional scenes in watercolour, something is bound to capture your interest and imagination.”Read more: Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard-About
For further information: Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard and Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard-Facebook.

Event: “T&T National Culinary Practice Dinner Series 2017: 22.05.17” next on Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Savannah Terrace Restaurant (Hilton Trinidad Hotel, St Ann’s) — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

T&T National Culinary Practice Dinner Series 2017” May 22, 2017
Event: “T&T National Culinary Practice Dinner Series 2017: 22.05.17” on Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Savannah Terrace Restaurant (Hilton Trinidad Hotel, St Ann’s) — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Savannah Terrace Restaurant (Hilton Trinidad Hotel, St Ann’s); Location: Lady Young Road, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, WI; Contact: THRTA; Telephone: (868) 634-1174; Email: info@tnthotels.com; Websites: Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA)-Facebook, Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) and T&T National Culinary Practice Dinner Series 2017
Event Description: “In March 2017, the Trinidad Hotels Restaurants & Tourism Association (THRTA)'s National Culinary Team began their practice dinners series, as they prepare to compete at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA)’s Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami this 2–6 June. Every Monday, the team will assemble to enter into mock competition, developing a three-course dinner menu from the week’s mystery basket. The practice dinners are open to the public (with limited seating available by reservation only), and provide a unique, interactive experience where patrons can dine and play food critic for an evening, while providing valuable feedback on the teams’ offerings. Upcoming dates are the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th May, 7:00pm-9:00pm — Savannah Terrace Restaurant (Hilton Trinidad Hotel, St Ann’s); Tickets are $250 per person, and include dinner with wine pairing and a mystery cocktail every week. For reservations please call the THRTA at 634-1174/5; Michelle Young at 788-6644; or send an email to: info@tnthotels.com ...”Read more: Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA)-Facebook, Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) and T&T National Culinary Practice Dinner Series 2017
For further information: Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA)-Facebook, Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) and T&T National Culinary Practice Dinner Series 2017.

Exhibition: “Glittering Jewels” A celebration of the hummingbirds of Trinidad and Tobago - Opening Reception on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm; show runs through Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Horizons Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, WI

“Glittering Jewels” May 23-June 3, 2017 at Horizons Art Gallery
Exhibition: “Glittering Jewels” A celebration of the hummingbirds of Trinidad and Tobago - Opening Reception on Tuesday, May 23, 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: “You are invited to attend the opening of our exhibition - 'Glittering Jewels' - 7pm-8.30pm on 23rd May 2017 at Horizons Art Gallery, Mucurapo Road, St James. The exhibition is a celebration of the hummingbirds of Trinidad and Tobago featuring photography by James B. Solomon and Rachel Lee Young (RAPSO Imaging Ltd), artwork by Janine Laronde Andrew and Karen Jackson, ceramics by Bunty O'Connor, fabric art by Lisa Sarjeant-Gonzales and kinetic motion sculpture by Thomas Lee Young. The exhibition runs until 3rd June 2017. Thanks to Horizons Art Gallery, Joelle Blanc, Cheryl Blanc and Richard Gordon for all their help and support with the Exhibition! ... 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 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.

Workshop: “BARE : Human Figure Drawing Session, No. 12” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 6:30-8:30pm at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“BARE: Human Figure Drawing” May 24, 2017 at Medulla Art Gallery
Workshop: “BARE : Human Figure Drawing Session, No. 12” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2017 @ 6:30-8:30pm at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Medulla Gallery; Location: #37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain; RSVP: Tel: (868) 680-1041 / Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com
Event Description: “Medulla in partnership with Culturego Magazine and NuArtillery presents: BARE : Human figure drawing session, No. 12; Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 - 8:30pm. *NB Starting on time; Venue: Medulla Art Gallery; Address: 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Due to limited space, your participation will be confirmed by reservation and advance payment only. Requirements: Bring your materials, cushions, drawing boards and supports. Cost: $80 TT Regular, $40 TT Students with I.D., $60 Retirees. NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED. Reservations & more information: Tel: 680 1041, 622 1196 Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com ...”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery

About BARE: “BARE is a meeting place for people who wish to develop their creative skills, while learning and practicing several techniques in the area of figure drawing. Participants have time to practice and learn what they are interested in through keen observation of models and space. Life drawing sessions are an opportunity to draw and meet fellow artists, gain inspiration, experiment new techniques in an intimate setting. Poses can go normally from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Sessions offer a big range of possibilities to go deeper in drawing and painting world. Media: pencil, charcoal, conte, markers, watercolours. Please ask us about restrictions on acrylic and other paint. Fixative NOT to be sprayed indoors. Graphic Design: Josh Lu.”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!” next on Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Masterworks Museum — Bermuda, West Indies

“Pinot & Pastel!” May 25, 2017 at Bermuda Masterworks
Event: “Pinot & Pastel!” next on Thursday, May 25, 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 25th, 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.

Event: “The Borders Festival” on Friday, May 26, 2017 through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

The Borders Festival” May 26–28, 2017 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium
Event: “The Borders Festival” on Friday, May 26, 2017 through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Hasely Crawford Stadium, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies; When: Friday, May 26, 2017 through Sunday, May 28, 2017; Telephone: (868) 784 3732; Email: info@bordersfestival.com; Websites: The Borders Festival and The Borders Festival-Facebook
Event Description: “The Borders Festival is a fusion of music and culture, celebrating the Caribbean spirit of untiy through music, food and art. Borders Festival is a wide range of international and local musical artists from all genres, combined with tasty foods and beautiful Caribbean art and fashion. Welcome to the 1st annual Borders Festival ...”Read more: The Borders Festival and The Borders Festival-Facebook
See The Borders Festival and The Borders Festival-Facebook for further information. Related Article: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian-The Borders Festival.

Borders Festival Trinidad & Tobago 2017 - video by Anthony Brand

Event: The Annual “Cruzando Fronteras (Crossing Borders) Cultural Festival” continues through Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Mahahual, Quintana Roo — Mexico

“Cruzando Fronteras Cultural Festival” May 20-27, 2017 @ Mahahual, Mexico
Event: The Annual “Cruzando Fronteras (Crossing Borders) Cultural Festival” from Saturday, May 20, 2017 through Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Mahahual, Quintana Roo — Mexico; Event Details: Where: Mahahual, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Websites: Mahahual Cruzando Fronteras Festival and Mahahual Cruzando Fronteras Festival-Facebook.
Event Description: “The intention is to invite Mahahual to writers, artists, craftsmen, directors, writers, and musicians, without limits (we have no borders, even living on the last frontier, we reject the very idea of ​​'limit' or 'border' because we love Cross them, surpass them, and amalgam them) to this mixture of artists from different cultural spheres; And also to create a kind of 'mutual contamination of knowledge' under the aegis of an Ecotourism People, Mahahual, who has to teach at the same time that he is anxious For learning and knowing. Therefore there will also be spaces dedicated to the exhibitions of the materials produced during the Festival and those brought by the invited artists. The Festival intends to bring together a series of events, or rather, a broad set of annual events, involving the institutions of the participating countries to consolidate a meeting that seeks not only to satisfy the needs of art and culture of the inhabitants of Quintana Roo, but above all to further develop the innate ecological awareness of its people and to provide international support for the protection of the coral reef, the largest in Mexican territorial waters. Here is Mayan and Mayan culture is the origin of many of its inhabitants; Their language is still spoken and written ...”Read more: Mahahual Cruzando Fronteras Festival-About
For General Information: Mahahual Cruzando Fronteras Festival-Facebook, Mahahual Cruzando Fronteras Festival-About and Mahahual Cruzando Fronteras Festival. Related Article: https://repeatingislands.com/2017/05/07/mahahual-festival-to-attract-more-than-180-artists/.

"ENTREVISTA VEINTIDÓS MUSIC - video by Mahahual Cruzando Fronteras

Workshops: “Pan African Youth Drumming Classes” next on May 27, 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 May 27, 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.

Event: “Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2017” on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 10:00am-6:00pm at the Linganore Winery — Mount Airy, MD, USA

“Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2017”
May 27-28, 2017 at the Linganore Winery
Event:  “Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2017” on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 10:00am-6:00pm at the Linganore Winery — Mount Airy, MD, USA ; Event Details - Location: The Linganore Winery; 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771, USA; Tel: 301-831-5889 or 410-795-6432; Email: info@linganorewines.com.
Event Description: “While the steel drum band plays and the reggae beats fill the air, sip Linganore wines and enjoy the mellow vibes. There will be wine sampling and tours and wonderful vendors with art, crafts and great food. Saturday May 27th - 10:30am-1:30pm: Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra; 1:30pm-3pm: DJ Sprang; 3:00pm- 6:00pm: Ras Slick & The Dutty Bus Crew; Sunday May 28th - 10:30am- 1:30pm: Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra; 1:30pm-2:00pm: DJ Sprang; 3:00pm- 6:00pm: Image Band. Tickets on sale APRIL 1ST ...”Read more: Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2017
About the Linganore Winery: “Majestically built into a lush hillside on a 230 acre estate with 70 acres of vineyards, Linganore Winecellars features rustic yet sophisticated indoor event facilities as well as scenic outdoor event facilities that will suit anyone’s style. The secluded setting, surrounded by beautiful vistas, rolling hills and a serene pond, lends itself to romantic weddings, unique corporate events and social gatherings year-round. Linganore Winecellars seasoned event staff are poised to assist you in creating your own signature event. Each event is carefully crafted from the initial consultation through to the final good-bye. This idyllic setting awaits only your personal touch for a truly unique and memorable event.”Read more: Linganore Winery-About
For further information: Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival 2017, Linganore Winery-Facebook and Linganore Winery-About.(607)

Musical Theatre: Michael Holgate's “Garvey the Musical—Roots Reggae Rock” continues through Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:00pm-11:00pm at The Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona — Jamaica, West Indies

Garvey the Musical—Roots Reggae Rock” May 12–28, 2017 at UWI, Mona
Musical Theatre:  Michael Holgate's “Garvey the Musical—Roots Reggae Rock” on Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:00pm to 11:00pm at The Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details - Location: the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus; Tel: (876) 927-1047; Email: marketing.communications@uwimona.edu.jm.
Event Description: “The play 'Garvey the Musical—Roots Reggae Rock,' written and directed by Michael Holgate, has won two prestigious Actor Boy Awards (March 2017) in the categories of Best Musical and Best Original Song. The production will run from May 12 – 28, 2017, at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica. The University Players will be remounting the successful and empowering musical theatre production based on the life and impact of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The production, 'Garvey the Musical—Roots Reggae Rock' will include drama, music and dance and is performed by the University Players with a mixed cast of the University of the West Indies students and alumni along with specially invited guest performers. The production is a musical theatre production that is part civics lesson on the life of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey and part empowerment education for school youth as well as general audiences. As an edutainment production, it highlights some valuable lessons from a first class Jamaican philosopher in an entertaining production ...”Read more: Garvey the Musical—Roots Reggae Rock
For further information: Garvey the Musical—Roots Reggae Rock. Related Articles: https://repeatingislands.com/2017/05/10/theater-garvey-the-musical/ and http://pripsjamaica.com/events/10480/theatre/garvey-musical-roots-reggae-rock/10480.

Exhibition: “Jamaica Biennial 2017” - show runs through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Jamaica Biennial 2017” February 26-May 28, 2017 at NGJ
Exhibition: “Jamaica Biennial 2017” main opening function featuring several live performances by participating artists - Opening Reception on Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:30pm-4:00pm; show runs through Sunday, May 28, 2017 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 main opening function of the 'Jamaica Biennial 2017' exhibition will take place at the National Gallery of Jamaica on the Kingston Waterfront on Sunday, February 26, starting at 1:30 pm. The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Olivia Grange, MP, Minister of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sport, and there will be several live performances by participating artists. Deejay Iset Sankofa will spin music. With more than 160 works of art by more than 90 artists shown at three different locations—the National Gallery and Devon House in Kingston and National Gallery West in Montego Bay, the 'Jamaica Biennial 2017' is the largest such exhibition in the National Gallery’s history. It provides a dynamic and diverse overview of current art from Jamaica, elsewhere in the Caribbean and the Diaspora in all artistic media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile and fibre art, photography, installation and new media. The exhibition has four components: special projects by international invitees; tribute exhibitions to two noted Jamaican artists; contributions by the artists who have invited status; and what was selected from the juried submissions—the latter two sections include artists who are born or based in Jamaica and artists of Jamaican descent who live elsewhere. The resulting 'Jamaica Biennial 2017' offers a healthy and at times provocative mix of new, emerging and established artists, including recent graduates of the Edna Manley College such as Ziggie Graver and Kelley-Ann Lindo; artists who have never exhibited before such as Nathan Cunningham, who is self-taught; and as well as well-known artists such as Samere Tansley, Marlon James, Laura Facey, David Boxer, Deborah Anzinger, Prudence Lovell, Storm Saulter, Phillip Thomas, Bryan McFarlane, Petrona Morrison, Shoshanna Weinberger, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan and many others. The special projects are by Andrea Chung, David Gumbs, Nadia Huggins, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Raquel Paiewonsky, and Marcel Pinas—all of them artists with Caribbean roots or based in the Caribbean—while the two tribute exhibitions provide overviews of the work of Alexander Cooper and the late Peter Dean Rickards ...”Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog
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