By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Weds. Dec. 23, 2015: A Caribbean curator has pulled together paintings of Caribbean Christmas made by local artists just in time for the holidays.
‘How to Paint a Caribbean Christmas,’ is the name of the new series of art paintings curated by Caribbean Painters that shows how regional artists represent Christmas.
The series will have three phases: Caribbean Nativity and religious themed Christmas representations; Holiday and New Year’s Festivities; and paintings of the Three Kings.
The series will run until January 6th and will also be posted daily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. Countries to be included in the series are: Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad, Curaçao, Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia and Dominica. Artists to be shown include Miguel Pou, Didi Dometilie, Olivié Lafleur, Sayada Ramdial, Brent Malone, Bernard Hoyes, Rigaud Benoit, Wilfredo Pino, Benedicte Devillers, KCatia, Lisette Stevens, Olga Negrón, Mallica Reynolds ‘Kapo’, and Alcina Nolley.
The series starts with ‘Te Tamari No Atua’, a Nativity painting from 1896 by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), who early on in his career stayed on Martinique.
There are still some open spots available to be filled by local artists who want to showcase their art. They can send their applications to: [email protected].
Caribbean Painters is an art project that uses social media to educate the world about the vast array of art paintings and painters from the Caribbean region. The project started three months ago and has over 8,000 daily followers on social media.
To create a bigger podium for local artist, Caribbean Painters will start with rotating regional exhibits in 2016, promoting them through social media channels.
The project is located on Willemstad, Curaçao and is curated by Cuban born Alina Cuartas de Marchena, who has an Arts Degree from the Open University of Holland. She is assisted by her brother Jorge Cuartas who has a Marketing Degree from the University of Utrecht and has initiated and run several art projects in The Caribbean.