Sunday, May 23, 2010

Denee Barr Art News and More

Denee Barr sings at the From a Global Window: The Caribbean at the Columbia Foundation reception on Friday, May 21, 2010

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 was held on Friday May 21st from 5-7:30pm (Music, Literature, and Art)

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 (Click!)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is 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.

Denee Barr is a 2003 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award Grant Recipient for artistic excellence in photography. Denee has taken photographic journeys through the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Her photographs have been internationally exhibited in the U.K. through the Ikon Gallery of Birmingham, England, a world renowned art venue for cutting edge and conceptual based modern art. Unique and visionary Denee Barr's photos are in the Heart of DC: Wilson Building City Hall Permanent Public Art Collection in Washington, DC and Corporate Office Properties Trust in Columbia, Maryland in the Fish Out of Water Group Sculpture entitled "Fish Eye" by the American Society of Media Photographers Baltimore Chapter.

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