Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Denee Barr Art News and More

No need to purchase an airline ticket just yet for the Caribbean. Come and enjoy "From a Global Window: The Caribbean by Denee Barr @ The Columbia Foundation. 12 unique mixed media photographs on exhibit by appointment through May 28th with free reception on Friday May 21st from 5-7:30pm (Music, Literature, and Art) 25% from sale of works sold will go to Haiti Relief fund...Yea Mon!

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

Street Chat
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
West Indies
2000 c Denee Barr

Silver gelatin photo collage and gouache
20" x 16" (Click!)

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.

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