Caribbean Fine Art Fair-Barbados

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New works by leading Caribbean artists debut at the 3rd Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair Barbados, to be held on March 13-17 at the Spirit Bond Building, in the heart of historic Bridgetown, Barbados. CaFA Fair opens on Wednesday, March 13, 6:00-9:00pm with a gala reception featuring a live musical performance, presentation of the Caribbean Luminary of the Arts Award, and a preview of over 35 exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, original limited edition prints, and new media exploring the cultural traditions of the Caribbean.

A special feature of CaFA Fair Barbados 2013 will be performances and film screenings scheduled for each day of the event. Trinidadian Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING will present screenings by filmmakers from Guadeloupe, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, while Barbadian performer NaLa will entertain with his unique brand of humor.

CaFA Fair Barbados welcomes celebrated US artist and cultural entrepreneur Danny Simmons; former Sothebys executive and principal of New York’s AK Art, Amy Kisch; and world renowned artist and lecturer Dr. Ademola Olugebefola, USVI, as presenters at the Caribbean Art Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013.

New works by Puerto Rico’s Diogenes Ballester and USVI’s Ademola Olugebefola will headline the selection of artworks by over 35 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations. 2 participating artists, Jamal Ince, Barbados, and Jamaica’s Ava Tomlinson were recently selected to showcase their paintings at Art Africa Miami 2012, which was a part of the Art Basel Miami week, December 2012. Internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Ras Ishi Butcher, Carlton Murrell, and Ras Akyem I Ramsay, Barbados; David Wilson, Dominica; Carl E. Hazlewood and Philip Moore, Guyana; Patricia Brintle, Haiti; Abishag Voundi, Martinique; Daniel Lind-Ramos, Puerto Rico; Marcel Pinas, Suriname; David Boothman, Trinidad & Tobago; will be represented at CaFA Fair Barbados. Emerging artists Nicolle Blackwood, Jamaica; Minerva Diaz, Puerto Rico; and many others from the English-speaking, Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean will also be on exhibit.

Diaspora-Now was formed in 1986. Its primary mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of Caribbean culture through the distribution of information and presenting works of art. For updates please visit event website www.cafafair.com or call (646) 267-8831.

[Painting above: “The Mighty Atlantic” by Ademola Olugebefola (USVI)]

For more information, see http://internationalshowandtell.com/caribbean-fine-art-fair-opening-in-barbados/

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