Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with caribBEING

Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with caribBEING at The Studio Museum in Harlem!

Jun 24, 2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem has partnered with caribBEING to present Studio Screen, which will include 4 films inspired by the exhibition  Ebony G. Patterson: … when they grow up …, an immersive, site-specific installation that highlights the systemic issue of ephehiphobia, or fear and loathing of children. The selection of shorts focuses on Caribbean youth as they struggle with tough decisions, and confront their own innocence in the face of societal pressures that prescribe adult responses from them:

No Soca, No Life (Kevin Adams, 2012, 30 mins.)
Olivia is a teenage girl from an impoverished community with a fabulous singing voice, honed in the church choir. When she decides to use her talent to sing soca, however, Olivia must face many hurdles, not least of all stiff opposition from her mother.

Missing Melodie (Monique Campbell, 2008, 7 mins.)
A young woman emigrates from Jamaica, looking forward to the reunion with her mother, but is sadly disappointed by the bitter reality.

Making History (Karen D. McKinnon & Caecilia Tripp, 2008, 9 mins.)
Two friends, acclaimed Carribean writer Edouard Glissant and poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, meet on a summer day and discuss issues of cultural identity. Analogously, a young woman traverses a metropolis alone.

Raft of Medusa (Alexis Peskine, 2016, 10 mins.)
Illustrating Theodore Gericault’s 200-year-old shipwreck painting The Raft of Medusa(1818–19), this poetic video depicts youthful migrants of African descent immigrating to the Western World from countries that were long colonized and exploited. The film explores the power and richness of these once colonized places, and speaks to the strength and vivacity of the youth uprising in these freshly independent nations, whilst also exposing the obstacles they face in the new world.

The screening will be followed by a public dialogue and Q&A with the featured filmmakers moderated by Shelley Worrell, co-founder of caribBeing, and Nico Wheadon, Director of Public Programs + Community Engagement at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Participants are then invited to a special Caribbean themed Uptown Fridays!, the Museum’s summer series that transforms the courtyard and galleries into a vibrant social hub, featuring the sounds of Libation’s DJ Ian Friday with Manchildblack and Afro Mosaic Soul, and signature cocktails.

The Bob Marley Museum

The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, WI is a tourist attraction full of information and antiques from the life and music of Bob Marley. From 1975 to 1981 the artist used the home as a site of business and recording, and it was converted to a Museum six years after his death by his wife Rita Marley. Music permeates the premises and attractions on the site, and it is a great place to visit while on the island! For more information click here.

Below are some of my favorite photos from my site visit: 


Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.


Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.


Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.


Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.


Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.


Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.


A Celebration of the Life of Geoffrey Holder

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, dancer, painter, singer, and Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer. He passed away last year and this event is a tribute to his life. His wife, Carmen De Lavallade (a dancer), will be performing for the event.

1:00 pm

Panel discussion: The Life and Work of Geoffrey Holder
With Carmen and Geoffrey filmmakers Nick Doob and Linda Atkinson, moderated by Leo Holder, son of Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade

2:00 pm
Carmen and Geoffrey documentary, followed by screening of rare archival film footage

Related Exhibition:
_The Genius of Geoffrey Holder_
July 23–August 29
Exhibitions are open during Library hours: 12:00–8:00 Monday and Thursday; 12:00–6:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Plaza Corridor Gallery

Presented in association with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Armory Arts Week: On the Edge of Fusion

Kick off Armory Arts Week Uptown with the West Harlem Art Fund and Friends who are presenting “On the Edge of Fusion”. During March 2nd through March 6th the four-day, curator-driven  pop-up salon allows participants to view digital art and digitally based films in two locations: online or in person live at MIST.

On March 2nd the pop-up kicks off at MIST from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. led by the Lead Curator Savona Bailey-McClain.

Participating Curators: Socially Relevant Film Festival, Producers Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa Producers of Finding Dante

Artists: Lady K Fever, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Scherezade Garcia, Maddie Irmen, David Joly, Yuon Kibaik, Ellen Maynard, John Michael Reefer, Dianne Smith, Vaughn Spann.

For more information click here.

You are encouraged to bring your own smart phone, tablet or laptop to view the films and digital works.

Top ArtEdgeNYC posts of 2013

There were so many wonderful posts I had the opportunity to experience in 2013!

Click on the links here for my top 15 posts of 2013:

1. Jessica Ofalt: Mixed Media Photography

2. Boy and Sheep Design Studio

3. Rotten Apple TV

4. Rocksteady Wednesdays

5. Asia Calcagno

6. Fiona Mahurin

7. Bishop Arts District

8. Andy Warhol Screen Test

9. Jose Arenas Studio Visit

10. Azmara Asefa

11. Wren Wilson: Connected and Inspiring

12. Reopening of the Queens Museum

13.  Hamptons Arts Weekend 2013

14. NYCB Art Series: FAILE

15. Glen Ligon at the New School University Center

Bonus: Fashion on Edge: Diesel and Edun

Bonus 2: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum of Central Africa

Have a wonderful 2014!