Thursday, May 13, 2010

Denee Barr Art News and More

From a Global Window:
The Caribbean @ The Columbia Foundation
American City Building
10227 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, Maryland 21044

12 Unique Photographs and Handmade Paper
By Denee Barr

February 3 - May 28, 2010

Salt Whistle Bay and Cactus
Mayreau Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
West Indies
c 2003 Denee Barr

photo emulsion and gouache on Arches paper
17" x 19"

Banana Shack
St. Vincent
West Indies

c 1997 Denee Barr

silver gelatin photograph and mixed media
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 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 (music, literature, and art)
Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5-7:30 pm, Free
Hours by appointment
@ The Columbia Foundation
(410) 730-7840

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