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by Carolle BOURNE

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Hey, stand by – it’s July, lots of arty Crop-Over action!Sunday, July 3, along with the Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes at the traditional Queen’s Park venue, there’s also Art In The Park organised by the National Cultural Foundation’s Queen’s Park Gallery.Everything’s outdoors – painting and sculptures – no itty-bitty pieces. Curated by Janice Whittle, it could be described as “remarkable art in the Park”.Meanwhile, the current exhibition which is a birthday tribute to Kamau Brathwaite has been extended to Saturday, July 2.Coming soon to the Gallery of Caribbean Art a duo of talent, Denzil Mann and Neville Legall with a new collection at the Barbados Arts Council’s Pelican Gallery. There are several new faces in their current group show.At the recent Tony Awards (NYC), Broadway’s answer to the Oscars, Denzel Washington carried off a Best Featured Actor’s Award for his role in August Wilson’s Fences, an intimate portrait of an African-American family.“Featured actor” is how Broadway refers to those who come from the silver screen to participate in a Broadway show.Scarlett Johansen also won a similar award for a recent performance in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge, lots of revivals on Broadway now.Imagine, La Cage Aux Folles got the award for Best Musical.Barbadian artists with websites is now more commonplace than a rarity – apart from Annalee Davis (annaleedavis.com which is separate from her blog known as Creole Chant) now there’s Alison Chapman Andrews (alisonchapnmanandrews.net) with quite a stunning collection of the premier art which helped make a name for her with her study of the land. Exceptional landscapes, abstracts, figures and designs are all awaiting you in cyberspace, take a look.

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