Friday, February 19, 2010

Denee Barr Art News and More

From a Global Window:
The Caribbean @ The Columbia Foundation
Columbia, Maryland

12 Unique Photographs and Handmade Paper
By Denee Barr

February 3 - May 28, 2010

Church Wedding, St. Vincent and the Grenadines West Indies
c 1999 Denee Barr

Medium: photo emulsion on handmade paper and gouache 20" x 16"

St. Vincent and the Grenadines are an exquisite cluster of islands located in the Eastern Caribbean between Barbados and Grenada. The main island of St. Vincent is volcanic with black sand beaches and a fertile rich interior known as the Marriqua Valley where the country's bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables are grown. White sand beaches and turquoise blue waters rim the smaller Grenadine Islands. I discovered these islands back in the late 1980's while doing research in the Howard County Library in Columbia, Maryland and looking through the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress research materials on the Caribbean. I was drawn to articles on the African, Carib, and Arawak history. The simplicity in lifestyle and the wooden boat building also appealed to me. The photographs in this exhibit represent daily life in the Caribbean as I experienced during my travels from 1989-1992.

Artist reception on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 5-7:30 pm
Hours by appointment
(410) 730-7840

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