MARCH 2014 ARTS HAPPENINGS BARBADOS
compiled by Corrie Scott
All information correct at time of publishing. Please phone or email relevant galleries to confirm dates of events as they may be subject to change. For easy reference new events, receptions etc. are highlighted. Highlights in green are for future months.
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'BARBADOS ARTS EVENTS '.NEW Facebook page.
Open 24/7. For creatives to post their events, art talks, gallery notices and workshops. And for lovers of the arts to enjoy. https://www.facebook.com/groups/175529135827747/
ON THE WALL GALLERIES
NEW ART in both galleries. May be viewed online at www.onthewallartgallery.com
Original paintings and gift items at 2 galleries.
On The Wall Art Gallery at Champers Restaurant.
On the Wall Art Gallery at Earthworks in St Thomas.
Great gifts that reflect the color and vibrancy of Barbados available at On The wall Galleries both at Earthwork and Champers. Items can be ordered on line at onthewallartgallery.com or veryvanita.com
Opening reception of Yasmin Vizcarrondo's 'Loving Barbados' at Drift Barbados. Friday March 14th, 6pm
Drift, Ocean Terrace Lounge, Holetown, St. James, Barbados.
Terrence Rupert Piggott and Amel Chamandy back on display until March 19th
Mon –Sat 10am – 7pm. Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James
GALLERY OF CARIBBEAN ART ( 2 Galleries)
‘Grafted Narrative’ Susan Mains and Asher Mains. Exhibition closes Friday March 14
1. Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter, Barbados
Mon – Fri, 9.30am - 4.30pm. Sat 9.30am - 2.00pm
2. NEW LOCATION! Gallery of Caribbean Art At The Tides Restaurant, Balmore House, Holetown, St. James Daily 10am – 3pm & 7pm – 11pm
Large selection of local and Caribbean art.
www.artgallerycaribbean.com (246) 419-0858
LEANDRO SOTO Art Courses at Clouds Nest Art Studio,Gun Hill, 2014
After some intense international demand from friends and art lovers, Clouds Nest Art Studio in Gun Hill is opening the following Art courses for both professional artists and art beginners interested in developing a new creative phase in their life. Classes will be taught once a week and the hours can be arranged on individual basis. The fees for each course is $350.00 Bb for 6 classes paid in advance. Assignments and homework will be expected.
Please contact Leandro Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (246) 429-0496 and leave a message.
Drawing for Beginners, Advanced drawings, Landscape Painting.., Painting from the imagination.., Art Book Making (recycling materials).., Art appreciation for Art Collectors and Curators.., Japanese Sumi-e Drawing.., Sufi Movements and Drumming.., Salsa, Rumba and Afro Cuban Rhythms with Hatha Yoga.., The Shamanic Path for an Art Creator
VIRGIN ATLTANTIC HOLDERS SEASON 2014
March 20th 0 Sat April 5th
21st year of this annual performing arts festival which showcases the best in opera, theatre and concerts. A combination of up-and-coming talent and established artists perform in the lush gardens of the spectacular 17th century Holders House.
Thursday 20th March Dining with the Divas
The best possible way to enjoy a night at the opera. The glamorous operatic soprano Melinda Hughes is joined by the equally charismatic tenor Alex Tsilogiannis in an evening of love, laughter, and intrigue. Also featuring the dashing pianistic talents of Jeremy Limb, the wit and words of wisdom of your host Mr. Kit Hesketh-Harvey and all served up with a three course opera supper on the magnificent Holders Gallery.
Saturday 22nd March One Night with Joan Collins
The 2014 Season’s Little Theatre programme opens with the inimitable, extraordinary talent of world renowned actress Joan Collins, sharing the stories and secrets of her celebrated career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing personalities. With the same engaging wit and frankness that turned her two memoirs Past Imperfect and Second Act into New York Times best-sellers Ms. Collins takes to the stage with honesty, style and grace. When the show debuted in the United Kingdom, the Times of London hailed Joan as "riveting, endearing and a terrific storyteller".
Monday 24th March Comedy Night
A regular highlight of the Season, Holders’ comedy night will hit the funny bone with a double bill featuring a top headline act, artist TBC, followed by Holders’ favourite, master songsmith Kit Hesketh-Harvey and stage partner James McConnel.
Wednesday 26th March Lesley Garrett and Friends
The singer who, it is claimed, single-handedly transformed the world of classical music with a soprano voice to die for, a dazzling personality and a rare ability to convey her love of music is joined by two virtuoso talents, former BBC Young Musician of the Year, clarinettist Emma Johnson, and leading international pianist Andrew West. Sumptuous, moving and entertaining.
Friday 28th March The Sinatra Jukebox
Superb jazz interpreter Gary Williams together with pianist extraordinaire Harry the Piano and sax-master Simon Bates spoil us for choice with 100 great Sinatra songs to choose from, but what will tonight’s concert be? You, the audience, choose the songs; they make up the concert on the spot. A virtuoso evening of sure-fire winners.
Saturday 29th March Indian Night – BOLLYWOOD MIX
A first for Holders as we welcome performers from Trinidad & Tobago’s Watertech Sargam International Orchestra together with the Susan Mohip Dance Company for a captivating and visual journey through the music and dance of modern day India, celebrating the sheer joy of Bollywood.
Tuesday 1st April The Play that goes wrong
Following the huge success in 2013 of the comedy theatre piece, Casablanca – the Gin Joint Cut, Holders Season presents the award winning comedy tour de force that is The Play that goes wrong. What’s it about? It’s a play that goes wrong! Very wrong. A major Edinburgh Festival hit, The Play… has already enjoyed a sell out London West End run and comes to Holders at the start of a major world tour.
Wednesday 2nd April 100 Years of Jazz (in 99 minutes)
Absolutely the most comprehensive and entertaining evening of jazz you will ever come across. Brilliantly compèred by the six-strong cast of leading ‘jazzers’ from London’s renowned Boisedale’s Club, 100 Years of Jazz is a highly entertaining journey through the decades taking in everything from New Orleans to be-bop, swing to Latin, hot to cool, from Chicago to New York and from thence around the world! An A – Z of jazz’s biggest names from Louis Armstrong to Weather Report’s Joe Zawinul.
Saturday 5th April Gala Night
Holders Season welcomes its first ever artists from Sweden to headline the closing night of the 2014 Season. A massive global star and one of the first Western artists to attain success in China, Robert Wells is a cross between Elton John, Richard Clayderman and Little Richard - a phenomenal pianist and a great showman he is joined by Lars Risberg (Bass) Roine Johansson (Drums).
The Season’s finale is joyous and energetic in the hands of the wildly successful singing sextet, The Magnets.Hugely successful around the world, with their harmonies, humour and beatboxer extraordinaire Andy Frost, The Magnets will ensure the 2014 Virgin Atlantic Holders Season ends with a bang.
NATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION QUEEN’S PARK GALLERY
Gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 9am -4.30pm.
The Gallery is located beside the Harbour Road near the Barbados Arts Council.. Gallery
QPG tel.#’s remain 427-2345 and 429-3117.
THE SPIRIT BOND
CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR, BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, MARCH 12TH – 16TH, 2014
Renowned American artist and cultural entrepreneur Danny Simmons will host the 4th Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair CaFA Fair opens on Wednesday, March 12, 6-9 pm with a Gala Reception featuring a live musical performance, a preview of “Four Bajan Masters” a special exhibition featuring works of art by celebrated Barbadian artists Fielding Babb, Timothy Callender. Clifford Hobbs and Carlton Murrell; and over 35 exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, original limited edition prints and new media exploring the cultural traditions of the Caribbean and the African Diaspora.
Another feature of CaFA Fair Barbados 2014 will be “Diaspora Dialogue” an exhibition of works by artists Gabe Diouf – Senegal, JW Ford – USA, Anthony Romaine – USA, Danny Simmons – USA, Ernani Silva – Brazil, TAFA – Ghana, and Willie Torbert – USA. This exhibition will explore the African influence on contemporary Diaspora artistic expression and investigates the position of Caribbean art in the broader Diaspora conversation.
1. A reception will be held on Thursday evening, March 13, from 6.00 pm to celebrate these internationally recognized artists.
2. Danny Simmons will host an evening of spoken word performances by Barbadian artistes and special guest performers on Friday, March 14.
3. Caribbean Art Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 15, will focus on the theme
4. “Caribbean Integration and the Cultural Industries”, with two panels drawn from the fields of arts, diplomacy, and government..
5. CaFA Fair will close on Sunday, March 16 with a Caribbean film presentation and discussion.
CaFA Fair was created with the primary mission of increasing awareness and appreciation of Caribbean culture through the presentation of works of art and the distribution of information.
For updates please visit event website www.cafafair.com or call 646-267-8831.
Contact: Anderson M. Pilgrim Mobile: (646) 267-8831 email@example.com
PATCHWORK AND QUILTING WORKSHOPS
with Shelah McGrath Tel (246) 422-6064 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly 1-day workshops every Wednesday starting Wednesday 5th March 2014 from 10am to 3pm and continuing till 28 May 2014. All fabrics are included as well as a light lunch. Projects to choose from are: table runners, cushion covers, table-mats, and pot holders. The workshops will be small, no more than four.
These workshops are for you if you have a sewing machine, are aconfident beginner and want to: learn the secrets of strip and triangular pieced patchwork, and explore your passion for colour and recycling
5-hour workshops: $175. Registration: 9.45am on morning of workshop. Venue: Heywoods, St. Peter. For more information 422-6064 Email: email@example.com
SAVE QUEEN’S PARK GALLERY !
FRANGIPANI ART GALLERY
Please note that as of the end of January, Frangipani Art Gallery will have space available for exhibitions at the newly renovated Almond Beach Village in St Peter. For further information phone 266 5922.
Sugar Cane Club, Hotel and Spa, St. Peter. (246) 422 5026 firstname.lastname@example.org
ERROL BARROW CENTRE FOR CREATIVE IMAGINATION
PROJECTS & SPACE (on Facebook)
Keep up to date daily with creatives in Barbados.
For more information please contact Sheena Rose email@example.com
Open Call: The FRESH MILK ‘My Time’ Local Residency. Deadline for submission is March 7th, 2014 . For more information, please, email Annalee Davis or Katherine Kennedy at
firstname.lastname@example.org.. One Barbadian artist will be selected from this call to undertake a one-month residency, 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. Duration of Residency: 4 weeks. Eligibility criteria:- Artist must be a resident of Barbados. Artist must not have taken part in an on-site . FRESH MILK Residency within the last 2 years
Keep up to date with exciting workshops, residencies and exhibitions at Fresh Milk.
THE FESTIVAL ART GALLERY
1. Collaborating with BCSI Gallery Exhibition at BCSI headquarters.
2. At Hastings Farmers Market every Saturday.
Festival Art Gallery is a mobile art gallery showing in excess of 50 local Barbadian artists who are painters, ceramic artists, photographers and sculptors. 3 Dunlow Lane St Michael. Phone: 1-246-429-0296 email@example.com www.festivalartgallery.com
GALLERY AT BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
A gateway to the BCC Division of Fine Arts. PUNCH Creative Arena is more than a gallery... it's a new home for creative action, bridging the gap between students, faculty and the wider community. PUNCH aims to showcase and interrogate creative practice with a multi-disciplinary focus on local, regional and international creativity.
Division of Fine Arts, Barbados Community College firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 426-2858, ext.5262
THE FRAME & ART COMPANY
Millhouse, St. Michael, Barbados BB11005 (246) 271-6509 www.frameartco.com
BCSI ART GALLERY
BCSI, their members, and The Festival Art Gallery have collaborated and have an exciting exhibition space at their new headquarters.
BCSI, Unit 2B, Building 3, Harbour Industrial Estate, St. Michael, Barbados.
Monday to Friday from 9am- 5pm. email email@example.com . website www.bcsi.org.bb
This album shows just some of the work that is hung and about to be hung. https://picasaweb.google.com/105714821715531443977/BCSIGalleryFestivalArtGallery?authkey=Gv1sRgCKi7yNSOy-3LBg
BARBADOS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The BPS has among its aims & objectives: the fostering of the art and craft of photography; and the encouragement of the appreciation and enjoyment of photography.
You are invited to the launch of PHILIP NANTON’S book ‘ISLAND VOICES FROM ST. CHRISTOPHER & THE BARRACUDAS’ Saturday 1st March 7p.m. Waterfront Café, Scarlet Room. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Not everything is what it seems on St Christopher & the Barracudas. Guided by Emmanuel “Fish-head” DeFreitas, Chief of Police (Rtd.), Island Voices takes us on a tongue-in-cheek journey into the heart of this imaginary Caribbean island as a cross-section of residents – from coconut-seller to lawyer, radio DJ to librarian – voice their concerns. Author Philip Nanton and artist booops (Caroline Sardine) – who are both from St Vincent – dramatise the island's cultural complexities in a virtuoso display of words and art.”
ARTS SPLASH GALLERY
Gallery available for exhibitions. To apply please contact Elayne at The Art Splash Centre, Hastings, Christ Church (Pink building opposite the Board Walk
(246) 228 0776 email@example.com , Hastings, Ch Ch
BARBADOS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL
For more information contact Ronnie Carrington at firstname.lastname@example.org
17 ART GALLERY
Corrie Scott’s studio/gallery. Original fine art and photography, limited edition lithographs, prints and cards. Tel (246) 424 3965, email: email@example.com for viewing appointment (as Corrie may be out painting or photographing). Website www.corriescott.net
FREE ARTS DIRECTORY BARBADOS
FREE online book of over 300 pages of art, artists and galleries. With direct links to email and websites. Marvellous reference book which encompasses many art forms: Art, photography, sculpture, installations, pottery, craft work, original handcrafted jewellery and more.
For desktop, laptops etc click on
BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Monday to Saturday, 9am. to 5pm. and Sundays 2pm. to 6pm. St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael , Tel: 1-246-427-0201/ 1-246-436-1956 Fax: 1-246-429-5946 email firstname.lastname@example.org
FRANK COLLYMORE HALL & GRAND SALLE AT CENTRAL BANK
A monthly programme is produced of all lectures, music and theatre events . To receive it by email or post please email fchmail.com or telephone 436 9083 or 84
CONSTANT GALLERY OF FINE ART
Constant Gallery is in a 350 year old plantation house. Original local/international fine art By appointment only (246) 429-2654
www.facebook.com/pages/Constant-Gallery-of-Fine-Art/260627717410128CRAFTS at BIDC
Pelican Craft Centre, Princess Alice Highway, St. Michael. For more information call 427-5350
ARTS & CRAFTS AT HOLDERS FARMERS MARKET
Every Sunday at the Holders Farmers Market from 9am. – 2pm. www.holdersfarmersmarket.com
TIYI BY DESIGN ART JEWELRY STUDIO
Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm #12 (upstairs) Town Square Mall, Speightstown, St Peter
THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY
Visit www.nagc.bb website for the National Art Gallery in Barbados.
RAFZA NEHAUL STUDIO/GALLERY
The studio/gallery, 6, Brighton Beach. Open Day Tuesday.
Tel 421 8188 or email email@example.com for viewing
GANG OF 4
Springvale to the Hope Sanctuary, Newcastle, St. John. 246 822 3461.
By appointment please contact: Catherine Forter-Chee-A-Tow Curator/Artist
Tel: 246 262 6238 or 246 262 6241 firstname.lastname@example.org
BARBADOS ARTS COUNCIL
Feb 24 --- March 14 Caribbean Colours [group show]
March 16 -- April 5 Neville Legall
Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown (246) 426 4385 email@example.com
THE ART HUB ( 2 locations) Art Supplies
1. James Forte Building Hincks Street Bridgetown. Mon- Fri 8am- 4.30 pm, Sat 8am-1pm. Tel: 436 2950 cell 231 6847
2. Sunset Crest Mon 9am- Noon, Tues 9am-3.30pm Thurs 9am-3.30pm Sat 9am -1pm. # 163 Amaryllis Row,Sunset Crest, St. James.
Art supplies. BAC (Barbados Arts Council) members will receive between 5% - 10% off most art supplies on presentation on their membership card. tel: 432 2328 mobile: 266 5016
Archival digital printing on paper & canvas for sizes over 8.5” x 11”. We can print on media up to 24” wide. -Stretching and matting -Copying of artwork for giclee printing -Sale of art from our gallery -Digital photography workshops. Tel 231 3002.
THE FRAME & ART COMPANY
FAST FRAME FACTORY,
Dayrell’s Road, St Michael (246) 426 9994 firstname.lastname@example.org
AA FRAMING & DECORATION.
#4, 1st Avenue Belleville, St. Michael,Tel: (1-246)-435-0513 www.aaframingartonglass.com
At the Best of Barbados Head Office, Welches Plantation, H’way 2A, Large selection of frames and matt boards. We also repair paintings, stretch canvas and laminate. Open 8am- 3.30pm weekdays. Call Patrick or Elvina 421-6900 ext 29
ART DEN Art Supplies
BAC (Barbados Arts Council) members will receive between 10% off art supplies on presentation on their membership card. 421 1019
BAJAN REPORTER supporter of the arts in Barbados
Wonderful Website www.bajanreporter.com You can reach Ian at either his Mobile (246) 266-1866 or BB PIN: 24ABD995
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