Friday, 29 February 2008

March arts openings and shows

February 2008 Arts Happenings
by Corrie Scott

Lancaster Great House, St James The Galleries at Lancaster Great House are now available for viewing from Monday to Friday between 9 am till 4pm Monday to Friday and weekends by prior arrangement (tel 4320458/ 2342494) Please phone to confirm dates of shows.

Boscoe Holder(1921 - 2007) An exhibition of previously unseen works by the late Boscoe Holder from his private studio. Show ends March 26th, 2008. In association with On The Wall Gallery. In aid of the barbados Community Foundation. For more information please telephone ( 246) 432 0458 or (246) 234 2494, or email An online catalogue may be viewed on

Artist’s Club Meeting will take place at Lancaster on Thursday March 6th, from 6.30pm onward.The meeting, entitled "Escaping the Vacuum" will be hosted by Derek Went. Those who would like to renew their yearly membership will be able to pay their Bds$50.- to treasurer, Rosie Hartmann. Non-members and guests will be charged a $10.- contribution towards the club's expenses. As usual, donations of food and drinks for "Buffet & Bar" are appreciated.

Tides Art Gallery at The Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St James. A vibrant group show of fine art and photography featuring Heather-Dawn Scott, Corrie Scott, Simon Menzies, Margaret Rodriguez, David Alleyne, Fred Odle, plus a wonderful collection of fine art from Trinidad, Canouan and St Lucia. Open 7 days a week, 9am - 11pm. Tel (246) 432 8356 or email

#17 Art Gallery Pavilion Court, Hastings , Church Church . Artist Corrie Scott's studio/gallery . Original fine art and photography, limited edition offset lithographic reproductions, prints and cards. From $5 up. Tel (246) 424 3965 or 233 6078 , email: for viewing appointment (as Corrie may be out painting or photographing). website

Zemicon Gallery
1. "Words on paintings" - an exhibition of paintings and texts selected and written by a number of writers, curators, collectors and artists. Runs until March 14th.
2. March 23rd (Easter Sunday): opening of Secret Garden, recent flower-paintings by Tracey Williams (opening reception from 6:30-8:30).
James Fort Building , Hincks Street, Bridgetown Email; tel: 430 0054 or 432 0222 opening hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 10-4 Wednesday: 10-2 .

Barbados Arts Council Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown (246) 426 4385. Group show. Also a large selection of lithographs and cards. From $15Bds up. Website

Chelsea Fine Arts Collection at Sugar Hill at Sassafras bistro in Sugar Hill. Terry Clarke, Fine Art Agent featuring Chelsea Fine Arts Collection, St. James, Barbados, West Indies BB 24005 . Tel: 246-417-5757 Mobile: 246-239-2693 Email:

Italia Coffee House, Sunset Crest. Mini gallery with local artwork. Bagnall's Point Gallery. ,

Pelican Craft Village (246) 228-5820.

Frank Collymore Hall & Grand Salle
1. Mar 3rd –7th “Art & Science of Coral Reefs”. Grande Salle. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibition. Open to the public. Coastal Zone Management Unit.
2. March 30 Nigerian Sculpture and Art Exhibition. Grande Salle. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Featuring works of George Tuaton, Nigeria

National Cultural Foundation ( see Queen’s Park Gallery)

Gang of 4 Gallery ,The Cottage , Springvale Plantation .St. Andrew . tel 438 7883.

On The Wall
1. at Champers Restaurant, South Coast .
2. On The Wall at Earthworks in St Thomas.
3. The Gallery at Southsea, The Restaurant at Southsea , St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church.

Fine Art Framing Limited Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown, Barbados - (246) 426-5325

Queen’s Park Gallery
1. 'Flowers/Plants', on the theme of flowers and plants. The exhibition features Painting and Photography by established and emerging artists. The exhibition continues until March 8th.
2. 'Unveiled':a retrospective exhibition of the work of Denyse Menard-Greenidge opens on Sunday, March 16th at the Queen's Park Gallery in Queen's Park on Constitution Road in Bridgetown. This intriguing exhibition represents her explorations over the past thirty years. The work is sensitive, delicate, yet vigorous all at once. The exhibition closes on April 5th.QPG tel.# 427-2345. Gallery opening hours are Mon-Sat. 10am to 6pm. QPG tel.#427-2345

Constant Gallery Fine Art for floors and walls is a unique gallery offering sculpture, fine art and a diverse range of investment quality Persian carpets....situated on Hwy 4 between Bulkely Factory and the Essco roundabout. (By appointment only) , Christopher Robinson (246) 429 2654 and 232 7830. email:

Waterfront Café , Bridgetown. Please phone for details of what is on.

Gallery of Caribbean Art
1.Catherine Forter Chee-A-Tow. Opening Saturday, March 1st, 5.30 pm . Show ends March 28th. The Gallery is located in the Northern Business Centre, Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter.
2. Blooms an exhibition of paintings of women and flowers by Heidi Berger. Sunday March 30, 2008, 11am – 2 pm. The exhibition will continue until April 18, 2008

Second gallery at Hilton Hotel on South Coast is featuring Rebecca Ali .

Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. Gallery opening hours 10:00am – 4:00pm weekdays or by appointment. Please contact 417-4776 or email or for more information. Their website
Frangipani Art Gallery, Sugar Cane Club, Hotel and Spa, St. Peter,

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Holders Season 2008 February 23rd – March 15th

to see photographs as they are taken on the evenings please go to and then click on Holders Season 2008

Saturday 1st MarchFrom Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (London) - Much Ado About NothingA second performance of Shakespeare's classic comedy

Monday 3rd MarchBarbados Heart and Stroke Foundation An Evening of Music under the Stars with the Caribbean’s most celebrated musical group The Merrymen and also featuring The Barbados Defence Force Band.

Tuesday 4th MarchClassical Double Mill Bravo! & The Montreal Guitar TrioThe exceptional and always entertaining Montreal Guitar Trio performs a programme of exquisite arrangements ranging from the tango to top film scores. This will be followed by a brilliant glimpse at the world of opera. Scripted by Charles Hart - the lyricist of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera - Bravo! presents the world and music of the operatic tenor and baritone - featuring singers Phillip Sheffield and Quentin Hayes.

Thursday 6th MarchComedy Night 2nd City Touring Co. ChicagoThe Holders Season's annual attack on the funny bone. Chicago's 2nd City Touring Company is justifiably described as 'the world's greatest comedy theatre company' and has generated comedy giants including Alan Arkin, Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray. In a major coup for Holders, the latest crop of comic talents bring their remarkable brand of improvised humor to the magical garden.

Saturday 8th March (6pm - 8pm)Calling All KidsTwo hours of entertainment for the family especially the kids.

Saturday 8th March (9pm - 10pm)Poetry on the Gallery - Love is all aroundLeading British actor Simon Williams and friends presents an evening of words music, wit and wisdom about the great universal subject that is love. Passionate love, pure love, cynical love, unrequited love.. all sorts of love. With contributions from Edward Lear, P J O'Rourke, George Bernard Shaw, P G Wodehouse and many others.

Tuesday 11th MarchThe Piano 2 - Classical Night Four Hands-One Piano featuring Jean-Fabien Schneider and Irina Krasnyanskaya. Graduates of the Paris and Moscow Conservatories of Music, the Franco/Russian combination of Jean-Fabien Schneider and Irina Krasnyanskaya brings a sparkling programme of piano duets featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein (West Side Story Suite) and Brahms' effervescent Hungarian Dances. The programme will also feature a guest appearance by dynamic percussion duo, The Drum Blondes.

Thursday 13th MarchGospel and Blues Night with The Campbell BrothersThe Holders Season has seen some great blow out musical nights in its time, but the New York based Campbell Brothers threaten to eclipse all the rest with an explosive mixture of funk, jazz and soul inspired gospel music featuring the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar, played as you have never heard it played before.. Put it in the diary now!

Saturday 15th MarchGala Night - Direct from New Orleans - The Preservation Hall Jazz BandThe authentic heart and soul of jazz direct from the cradle of jazz, New Orleans The band that is synonymous with all that's best in traditional jazz. Fabulous music, fabulous entertainment. "The best jazz band in the land" -