Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Denee Barr Art News and More

Update from the portfolios of Denee Barr:
From a Global Window
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
"Cultural Diplomacy in Art"
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tonight at the Organization of American States in Celebration of the 31st Anniversary of Independence Day for St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Washington, DC

Previously from the portfolios of Denee Barr

A Photographer and Artist Explores The Country That Has Inspired Her Work Information: Dr. Joan F. Higbee -202-707-2011 RSVP: Ms. Lourdes Catalano -202-707-2819
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:00-1:00 p.m. Hispanic Division Hanke Room Thomas Jefferson Building Room 240 Library of Congress 1st Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street Request ADA accommodations 5 days in advance, 202-707-6362 or

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

Silver gelatin photograph and mixed media
16" x 20"

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.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Map
West Indies
circa 1960
Library of Congress

Monday, October 25, 2010

Denee Barr Art News and More

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