WheatonArts presents Caribbean Carnival: Tradition of Artistry, Visions of Change
This exhibition explores several major themes of the Caribbean Carnival as reflected in the meanings and aesthetics of its traditional art forms. Concepts of formation and preservation of identity and community, co-existence of opposing cultural values and norms, as well as perceptions of good and evil over time and across cultures are implicitly woven into the exhibit story. Displays of masks, images, and interpretive materials along with a series of educational programs are designed to provide a holistic experience of the exhibition themes and a deeper understanding of both the Carnival symbolism and its artistic expressions. The exhibition celebrates the diverse and common traditions of the Caribbean cultures through their practice of the Carnival, which links them to all other neighboring communities in our area that share similar masquerade practices.
Indigo Arts has loaned works from Haiti and Africa to this exhibition.
Featured artists include: Felipe Rangel, Carlos Maldonado, Miguel Carabello, Miguel Carabello Jr., David Maldonado, Francisco Jimenez, Genaro Ozuna, Onel Bazelais, Ronson Benoit, Onil, Guerrier O., Jean-Jacques Jules Andre, Didier Orville, Jermaine Watson, Anya Gloudon, Denejour Frantz, Frito Bastien, Tenjin Ikeda, Sandra Bell, Cynthia Renta, Pedro Miralda, Juan Ramon, and Bruno Rene.