Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Exhibition: Brian MacFarlane's “Carnival Works Through the Years” - show runs through Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Carnival Works Through the Years” Jan 28-Feb 16, 2016 at The Art Society of T&T
Exhibition:  Brian MacFarlane's “Carnival Works Through the Years” - Opening on Thursday, January 28, 2016  @ 11:00am-6:00pm; show runs through Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Event Description: “Brian MacFarlane's 'Carnival Works Through the Years' - Iconic Carnival Designer Brian Mac Farlene exhibits his carnival works throughout the years at The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago. Admission: $120 TTD / $20USD; show runs through Tuesday, February 16, 2016.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT
About the Artist: “BRIAN MAC FARLANE embodies the valour, vibrance, vigour and vitality of Carnival. Exalted in the collective consciousness of costume designers, the world over, his awe-inspiring, award-winning masterpieces and his custom crafted, palatial, performance pieces pulsate to the rhythm of his creative genius. Into each illustriously imposing construct, this design master and conceptual artist injects life—so much life—that one would never believe that as boy he suffered from an energy deficit ... The son of a Trinidadian father and a mother from Barbados, the fourth of five children, Brian grew up in Petit Valley, a quaint suburb, west of the capital city. His father worked as the secretary of a cocoa plantation. His mother was a homemaker ... Brian's magic has touched every significant event, in Trinidad and Tobago, taking it from major to magnificent. He copped four Cacique Awards for the theatrical presentation Miracle at Stoll Meyer's, Best Set Design was among them. He also designed and produced sets for Fiddler on the Roof, Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar and South Pacific. His success propelled him on an international tour. In 2009 He captured New York City and London and again 2010 in New York City at the Pan Jazz concert with his creativity as he transformed historic spaces such as the Rose Theatre at the world famous Lincoln Center into scenes of Caribbean fantasy and folklore ...”Read more: http://macfarlanedesignstudios.com/the-designer.html
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others – dubbed the 'Society of Trinidad Independents,' taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango – Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/about/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT. For further information about the Artist: http://macfarlanedesignstudios.com/ and http://macfarlanedesignstudios.com/the-designer.html. Related Article: http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-108/man-macfarlane#axzz3y9lbucaB.

Costumes of Brian Mac Farlane... - video by MASVASSASSIN

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