Saturday 9th December 2017 – Lypstick Production – annual pre Christmas concert fundraiser event. Contact information: 776-1924/728-6647 Lyp1911@hotmail.com
Saturday 13th May, 2017 – Wadadli Stories Book Fair – 10am to 8pm, St. John’s City. N.B. the results of the 2017 Wadadli Pen Challenge will be announced at this event and the winners awarded.
May 4th – May 7th 2017 – Emile Hill Solo Art Exhibition, South Point Restaurant and Lounge – New artwork from Emile Hill, Antiguan Artist; also featuring the work of another talented local artist! This exhibition features new paintings, found art and sculptures inspired by Nature, or re-purposing materials found in Nature. All pieces will be available for sale.
April 26th 2017 – World Intellectual Property Day Open House and Mini Fair at the Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office, Hewlett House, St. John’s, Antigua; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Emile Hill, who you may remember as one of the adult art finalists of the 2014 Wadadli Pen season, and who we last caught up with during this Tongues of the Ocean artists roundtable, is an accomplished artist in his own right. Recently he reminded the Antiguan and Barbudan community just how accomplished with his one man show at Art at the Ridge. I wrote about my reaction to the show over at my other blog and I’m glad to be able to share with you glimpses of the art above. Congrats, Emile.
About the artist (from the Art at the Ridge release announcing his show which took place at the end of January 2015):
Emile is an Antiguan artist, graphic designer, teacher, photographer and author. A graduate of the Caribbean School of Architecture at the University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica, he published his first photographic coffee table book ‘The Angels Project’ in December of 2011. In 2012 Emile received a National Youth Award in the category of Young Artist. He was selected to represent Antigua and Barbuda at Carifesta XI in Suriname in 2013, where he displayed his paintings amid a collection of work by acclaimed artists from the Caribbean region. Emile was key in organising Antigua & Barbuda’s National Independence Art Exhibition in 2014.
Emile’s themes tend to be very personal, ranging widely from angels and the mystical, to dance and music and also explorations of the human condition.
(all images courtesy Art at the Ridge; do not repost without permission)
1. The local literary community made out okay at the National Youth Awards this past Saturday. Congrats to Tameka Jarvis-George, Brenda Lee Browne, and the Best of Books. Jarvis-George received the Literary Arts Award, Browne received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Best of Books rceived a Corporate Award. It was a good night; congrats to both winners and organizers (on a totally self-indulgent note congrats also to my niece D’jeri for her sports award). Here’s more.
2. Emile Hill’s Angels Project launches this coming Saturday at the National Museum, 8 p.m. Looking forward to it. Congrats to him as well.
3. You have to check this out.
4. And don’t forget all the other fun activity: Mixing poetry and moonlight are Expressions and the Wadadli Pen Open Mic especially – the former the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Heavenly Java 2 Go and the latter the second Saturday of every month at the Best of Books on Friars Hill Road, #1 Village Walk Mall. No word yet on the December Open Mic theme but I can tell you that Expressions is planning a special screening for its last session of the season, December 13th.