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Arts Round-up (August 27th 2016—>)

October 5th 2016 art show at the AYC Event Centre will feature the works of GuavadeArtist, Jan Farara, Jennifer Meranto, Angela Stenzel, and Maria Tyrrell. More here.


Zahra I Airall’s Zee’s Youth Theatre is back after a long hiatus. Zee’s Youth Theatre is open to young people between the ages of 11 and 16. Under the motto “changing the world one scene at a time”, the main objective is to create a healthy and safe environment where young people can express themselves through the performing arts, mainly using the elements of drama. This will also be an excellent forum to allow them a platform to unleash and showcase their creativity to explore issues affecting young people, in hopes of raising awareness. “Drama has always played an integral part in my life. I was born into it, and I had the privilege of working under the direction of renowned stroyteller and director Amina Blackwood-Meeks as a child. Drama not only instills discipline, but sharpens the mind, forces creativity and critical thinking, while building confidence, public speaking skills and developing social and interpersonal skills that are paramount to a successful foundation as a student and professional.” – Zahra I Airall. Classes will be held on Mondays from 5-6:30pm at the Antigua Girls’ High School auditorium, for the academic year 2016-2017, with the exclusion of public holidays, for a total of 30 weeks. There will be a fee of XCD$350 to be paid each term. The first term’s fee will be due by October 3rd; second term by January 16th; and third term by April 24th. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Zahra Airall at 779-6634 (call or whatsapp) or email byziaproductions@gmail.com. Spaces are limited so register your child/children as soon as possible.


I’m late posting this one but hopefully it’s not for you to participate. Or to start your own writing challenge. No time to get started like today, right?



Meanwhile, in New York (if you’re there)


The Caribbean Cultural Theatre which is behind the above event also reports that the visiting writers doing work for younger readers will for the first time be having readings for elementary and middle school students in Brooklyn and the Bronx thanks to partnerships with Brooklyn Public Library, Caribbean Research Center – Medgar Evers College, Jamaica Progressive League, and the Marcus Garvey School for making these possible.  A meeting with Caribbean-American educators is also planned. On September 18th 2016, these and other writers are expected to spend time during the day under the CCT tent at the Festival marketplace – Booth 533 (Beside Borough Hall at Joralemon & Adam Sts).

Read of other stateside Caribbean-arts activities this month, here.


September 4th 2016 – Let’s Paint Antigua

Paint your own Picture

image from facebook.com/letspaintantigua

Two hour session creating one-of-a-kind art pieces in the company of others at a popular bar or restaurant (Russell’s Fort James) – 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – EC$70 per person – Rules: drink wine and have fun, do not compare paintings, do not use words like “mine don’t look good”, do not let someone else paint for you, do finish your painting, do feel proud of your painting, do come again, do tell your friends how much fun you had. To register, contact 724-9043 or letspaintantigua@gmail.com



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On Now

A WALK IN THE PARK – The Art and Design students of the Antigua State College present an exhibition of work based on field sketches done at Fig Tree Drive for their end of semester evaluation. Please bring a donation for our Art Trip 2014 to Toronto, Canada. Support our young Artists! May 1st and 2nd 2014. UPDATE: Apologies, I got the dates wrong; there was no second day as I discovered when I drove to the college today. Hope I didn’t inconvenience anyone else.

NAUTICAL MUSIC FEST – second concert – SATURDAY MAY 3rd -Featuring Kutting Edge, Logiq Pryce, Tian Winter, The Jillionaire, Walshy Fire from Major Lazer, Christopher Martin, Barrington Levy & the Winner of NBC’s “the Voice” competition 2013 -Tessanne Chin!


THE HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY & the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda will be hosting The Antiguan Perspective 1 & 11 (a multimedia presentation) by geologist Richard Dingwall on May 3rd 2014. Copies of his books will be on sale.




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Preview Evening: Thursday 24 April 2014, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Sugar Club

Art At The Ridge is excited to see a return of Edison Liburd following his very successful art exhibition at Sugar Club in January 2012.

Edison is an Antiguan artist who captures the vibrant pulse of Caribbean life in his art. He has had formal training at the Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts, Pratt Institute of Technology and The Arts Students League – both in New York, and also at Oakwood University Huntsville Alabama. Edison works in various mediums. His style is very fluid and speaks to the sense of uninhibited freedom he enjoys as an artist. Edison loves nature, music and people, the main themes upon which his art is based.

Edison’s art exhibition is entitled ‘VIBRANT LIFE Part II’. “I want people to see an improvement in my style and experience my increased zest for life which came because of an incapacity to paint for a year due to my illness. My previous show with Art At The Ridge introduced my expressive style, which stems from the mannerist genre, and my use of colour which expresses my love for life, things and beauty.”

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Art Post – Glenroy Aaron

In the spirit of sharing what’s happening on the Antiguan and Barbudan arts scene, I thought I’d share images from Glenroy Aaron’s first show at Art at the Ridge. This is one…more to come…

UPDATED! (2015 from the original 2013 post) to add this picture of Aaron with Art at the Ridge owner, Joy, and his cover design for my book Musical Youth – released 2014.glenroy

Musical Youth, cover art by Antiguan and Barbudan artist Glenroy Aaron.


Another, my fave I think



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Visit Studio One

UPDATED TO ADD: If you missed it, you have one more chance to catch it.

Mark Brown is one of my favourite local artists. He’s also a past Wadadli Pen visual arts judge. For the latter reason as much as the former, and for the wonderful work he’s doing with students at the Antigua State College, I encourage you to run, don’t walk to Studio One on the College campus for a viewing of their latest, Independence-inspired exhibition, entitled REHAB. Do so on or before November 18th 2011. Here’s my coverage of the launch. And here’s a sampling:

That image in the background, that's Janelle Brotherson's Rejuvenation.

Rosalie Richards' Jean Machel Basquiat-inspired collage. Incidentally, Rosalie should be familiar to blog readers; she was a Wadadli Pen runner up back in 2006 and her story, The Creation, is one of my all time faves of the competition's run to date.

There was no 'best in show' but these were two of the teacher's faves:Shem Alexander's Paper Trail and Yashide Auguiste's Captive. Incidentally, Alexander was the 2010 Wadadli Pen visual arts award winner.

Shem Alexander's piece, up close. You really do have to see this in person to truly appreciate it's power; and it is powerful.

If you squint hard and lean to the right, you can kind of see part of G'rene Schouten's Marionette.


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