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
c 2003 Denee Barr
photo emulsion and gouache on Arches paper
17" x 19"
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
25% donation to Haiti Relief fund on works sold in this exhibition
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
2010 Photo by Denee Barr
More Art to Come!
On location at The 21st Annual James A. Porter Colloquium 2010 at Howard University in Washington, DC on Friday, April 16, 2010. This year's colloquium title was Fearless: Risk Takers, Rule Breakers, and Innovators in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora.