14 Trinidadian artists to exhibit in Washington D.C.

Trinidad-based cre­ative so­cial en­ter­prise East Yard con­tin­ues on its mis­sion to ex­pand ac­cess to art from Trinidad and To­ba­go, the Caribbean and di­as­po­ra in coun­tries where there is cur­rent­ly less ac­cess.

Through part­ner­ships with over­seas non-con­ven­tion­al ex­hi­bi­tion spaces and cre­ative or­ga­ni­za­tions, East Yard be­lieves its role is to en­er­gize the field of art from the Caribbean and its di­as­po­ra by ex­hibit­ing and ac­ti­vat­ing works of art in ex­cit­ing and in­no­v­a­tive ways.

“Our East Yard Ex­hibits Abroad ini­tia­tive aims to rev­o­lu­tion­ize the way Caribbean art is ex­hib­it­ed and shared with for­eign publics; make the con­sump­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence of Caribbean cul­ture more wide­spread and; part­ner with over­seas in­sti­tu­tions in­ter­est­ed in deep­en­ing their con­nec­tion with lo­cal BIPOC (Black, In­dige­nous, and peo­ple of col­or), im­mi­grant and Caribbean di­as­po­ra au­di­ences and their com­mu­ni­ties,” says Kevon Gareth Foder­ing­ham – East Yard En­ter­pris­es, Founder and Prin­ci­pal Con­sul­tant.

One such in­sti­tu­tion that has an­swered the call to part­ner is HOMME.

Found­ed by Amir Brow­der and lo­cat­ed in Wash­ing­ton D.C. – HOMME is a bou­tique for emerg­ing artists of all dis­ci­plines and pro­vides a plat­form for artists to ex­hib­it and sell their art in an in­mate gallery ex­pe­ri­ence.

From Oc­to­ber 7-20, 2022, HOMME will play host to “Same Dif­fer­ence,” – The Cross-Cul­tur­al Show­case of work from Trinidad and To­ba­go, St Lu­cia, the USA and more.

“I’m a plat­form for emerg­ing and in­de­pen­dent artists of all dis­ci­plines to ex­press them­selves with­out re­stric­tions,” says HOMME’s founder, Amir Brow­der.

14 Trinidadian artists to exhibit in Washington D.C.

The schedule for Same Difference.

Cu­rat­ed by Foder­ing­ham and Brow­der, “Same Dif­fer­ence” has a three-day open­ing week­end more akin to a fes­ti­val which will kick off on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 7 with an open­ing night re­cep­tion and ‘Tri­ni’ jam ses­sion, show­cas­ing the art­work of Trinida­di­an artists An­gel­i­ca Al­leyne, Ar­lene Bartholomew-Singh, Kamille An­drews, Kevon Gareth Foder­ing­ham, Sade Fran­cois, Cleo Lewis, Daniel Lewis, Jun­nel Lewis, La­toya Lewis, Jamie J. Philbert, Stacey Leigh Ross, Kechervi Voisin, Wal­da Wait­he and Tav­er­nelle Wells.

Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 8 will of­fer a free day­time per­son­al brand­ing work­shop for cre­atives, fa­cil­i­tat­ed by Foder­ing­ham. While Sat­ur­day evening will fea­ture a book read­ing from Foder­ing­ham and US au­thor A.S. Dray­ton, who is of part-Trinida­di­an her­itage, fol­lowed by the screen­ing of Sorf Hair, Ta­ban­ca and Grace and Saleem from Trinida­di­an film­mak­ers Shari Pet­ti, Lau­ren Mars­den and Jian Hem­mings re­spec­tive­ly.

The week­end clos­es out on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 9 with a Caribbean fash­ion pop-up sale fea­tur­ing de­signs from Trinida­di­an de­sign­ers Bene Caribe, KF, Jade Drakes, Nine Cul­ture, Third World Fa­mous and Même Bete from St Lu­cia.

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