Thursday, May 27, 2010

Denee Barr Art News and More

Leaving Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
West Indies c 1996 Denee Barr

Oh yes we want you to go visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines but we would like your first introduction and visit to SVG to be at my exhibit in Columbia, Maryland so "the mailboat is calling...don't miss the boat" ~~~~~~~~@!

On view now through Friday, May 28, 2010 "From a Global Window: The Caribbean by Denee Barr" at the Columbia Foundation by appointment (410) 730-7840


(This presentation through it's showing of Music, Literature, and Art~~~~~~~~~~)
25% from sale of works sold will go to Haiti Relief fund...!

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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