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Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) Urban Arts Festival 2012 Schedule of Events

Here’s the schedule of events for Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) – Urban Arts Festival 2012. Opening night is this Friday, June 22 and the festival runs till June 30.

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 FRI22

9pm / KOTE2012 IDENTITY: THE OPENED I OPENING NIGHT

Redbones – 1 Argyle Road –Redbones Blues Cafe

Contribution: $1000

Gallery Opening 7pm (free):

Runs through June 30, 2012

BODY. SOUL. CONSCIOUS. An exhibition of old and new paintings by CHANDIS

Born in England and raised in Jamaica, Chandis is both a visual (painting) and performing (poet) artist

9pm – 11pm Main Stage:

On the celebration of his father’s birthday, Addis Pablo pays tribute to Augustus Pablo and Rastafari through the captivating vibrations of the melodica. Roots Reggae & Dub….Blowing with the Wind…East of the River Nile.

Suzanne Couch is a talented pianist & one of the most alluring and beautiful voices in Jamaica! Journey with her on a special tribute to Ska, Jazz, Rocksteady and Reggae……Fu Manchu!

11:00pm – midnight Dunhill Lounge:

Papiumba Band: The musical duo of M’Bala & Papi creating organic sounds amongst Bonsai Trees grown by Kynan Cooke & Michael Woods

Visual Art

Inansi presents JaM-RoCKerS a collection of diverse people on diverse stones

and OUTTA MANY ONE: Portraits painted on river stones – limited prints available on acid-free paper with archival inks & matted.

Tree of Life: Work by Charl Baker

Garden:

JBW X: fine art photography club explores identity through the images of the Jamaican people and landscape

SAT23

11am -1pm / ROSE TOWN POTTERS OPEN HOUSE

1 Raphael Avenue – www.facebook.com/#!/JamrockPotters

(Directional signs posted from Balmoral Ave& Half Way Trees Rd. intersection)

Rosehall Artisans Project is a collaborative community based effort with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (London) and Rosehall Developments. Digging clay from local soils & firing pots in handmade kilns, traditional shapes of traditional cooking pots and tableware are rediscovered.

3pm – 6pm / ‘SHOUT’ AND 4PLAY

Studio 174 – 174 Harbour St. (Harbour & West St.) – www.facebook.com/Studio174

SHOUT is a collection of new works by Jamaican emerging artists – Alicia Brown, Leasho Johnson, Monique Lofters, Kristina Rowe, practicing Audrey Lynch & more …..

4PLAY features the SO((U))L collective DJs Lioness, Kwashe, Iset and Afifa in an experimental sonic presentation alongside Dub poet Steppa

 SUN24

11am – 1pm / RE-OPENING OF KAPO GALLERY

National Gallery – 21 Ocean Blvd.- www.natgalja.org.jm

The National Gallery showcases their collection of Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds work, reinstalled as part of the reorganization of their permanent exhibitions which was started in 2007. Reynolds is one of Jamaica’s best known Intuitive artists and was a Zion Revivalist leader. Free guided tours

1pm – 4pm / COPYRIGHT LAWS & THE CREATIVE ARTS

National Gallery – 21 Ocean Blvd.- www.natgalja.org.jm

Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica (VPAJ) and KOTE present this open discussion with an overall aim to illustrate / debate / explore / critique the current copyright system. Accompanied by film clips and small scale live musical performances, this will be the launch of a series of IP-Focused events.

Invited participants include Veerle Poupeye (ED, National Gallery), Herbie Miller (Director/Curator IOJ’s Jamaica Music Museum, Chris Muir (UWI Mona Information Technology Services), Joan Webley (Manager of Copyright & Related Rights Directorate), Christopher Edmonds (Owner of Zincbeats, a music and media distribution and publishing company); Bruce Hart (independent film maker), Seretse Small (Music artist and professional) and you.

12pm-1pm / AMEN BOOK LAUNCH

St Andrew Scot’s Kirk Church – 3a Duke St, entrance on Mark’s Lane

A reading from the coffee table book AMEN, by author Jackie Young and a guided tour of the building which is the principal Presbyterian Church in the island. It was rebuilt after the 1907 earthquake on the foundations of the original building.

This Coffee Table Book strikes at the core of Jamaica’s church history. The houses of God featured in AMEN represent denominations that were present on the island prior to the ending of slavery. 112 churches and one synagogue are included.

5pm – 7pm / MUSIC IS SACRED

Shaare Shalom Synagogue / 92 Duke Street (Entrance on John’s Lane). – www.ucija.org

Live music performance by legendary Jamaican musicians Earl “Chinna” Smith, Kiddus I and Cedric Myton, along with young talents Jah9, Jahmiela & Inna de Yard- Bringing the music and spirituality of Rastafari to this beautiful and holy place, the only Jewish house of worship in the island.

MON25

7:30pm – 10pm / SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Redbones – 1 Argyle Road – www.redbonesbluescafe.com

Especially for KOTE, local movie enthusiast David Morrison hosts and curates a night of Jamaican short films all under 15 minutes in duration. Come be part of the groundswell lifting local moviemaking upward into the future

Featuring films by Storm Saulter, Peter Dean Rickards and others; including the award winning film Red Amber and Green by Christopher Byfield.

TUE26

6m – 8pm / SON OF A CHAMPION

Mutual Gallery – 2 Oxford Rd – www.mutualgallery.com

Show will be up for 6 weeks

Winner of the 2011 Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year, O’Neal Lawrence, exhibits his latest work, exploring his relationship with his father

8.30pm / PIECES OF JAMAICA & TURNING POINT

Bolivar Gallery / 1D Grove Road – www.bolivarjamaica.com

David Muir’s “Pieces of Jamaica” collection captures the candid beauty of the Jamaican people and our rich and diverse landscape. This collection captures rustic reality and spirited humanity along with true beauty in things others might consider mundane.

Maxine Gibson, an accomplished Jamaican artist and architect, presents “Turning Point”, featuring paintings from her Blue Mountain collection, a tribute to Marcus Garvey among other work, as well as assemblages “Gambler’s Choice” and “Inner City”

Musical Performance by Jason Worton

WED27

7:30pm / PECHA KUCHA 20X20

Grosvenor Gallery – 1 Grosvenor Terrace

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat” Pecha Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

The Night rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

Featuring: David I Muir, Colin Porter, Charl Baker, Ingrid Riley, Cole’ Brown, Dana Baugh, Kamaal Manboard, Safi Harriet, Margaret Stanley, The 4th World and more

Presentations start at 8:20pm sharp

Food and drinks will be on sale at Grosvenor’s new café Roy Christopher’s

 THU28

5pm-8pm / A BRICOLAGE OF IDENTITIES

Olympia Gallery – 202 Old Hope Road

Featuring the works of 4 Jamaican Visual Artists:

Carol Crichton, Mortimer McPherson, Gisele Gardner and Garfield Morgan

Musical Performance by Ramsay

9:30pm / OPEN JAM SESSION

Tony’s Bar, 5 Chelsea Ave. (Behind Chelsea Hotel)

Free form live musical performances, DJ Gabre spinning after

Sculpture by Toby Grant

 


FRI29

5pm – 8pm / ART MARKET

Décor VIII Gallery – the courtyard at 8 Hillcrest Ave – www.facebook.com/decorVIII

Visual Art exhibition and outdoor Art Market, featuring 10 or more local artists

Musical Performances by Phillip Supersad & Poetry Performance by Faith D’Aguilar

9pm / MUSIC EVOLUTION

Redbones – 1 Argyle Road – www.redbonesbluescafe.com

Contribution: $1000

Gallery: BODY. SOUL. CONSCIOUS.

Visual Art: Mark Harrison, Ingrid Coke & Inasi

Musical Performance:

Three distinct sets mapping the musical genome, from live instrumentation to electronic technology.

Robot Taxi: Live Performance

Conversation Piece: Improvisation between DJ Sawandi & Omar Francis, Jason Worton, Vernon Dacosta, Kiddus I, Steven Newland and more!

 

Deep Cover 12: The convergence of DJs Pieter Barrow, Kwame Fredricks & Charles Lazarus spinning the best in Deep House music.

Garden: LA Lewis, Almost Famous

Famed DJ and “Conceptional” artist LA LEWIS will be presenting his first public exhibit. The installation will feature several objects that LA has created and some items that he has ‘actually touched’.

http://lalewis.com/almostfamous

 

Artist Nancy Bourke


SAT30

EXHIBITION 2012

11am – 3pm

Bank of Jamaica Auditorium – Nethersole Place

The Association of Jamaican Potters annual exhibition

1pm –3pm / RED RUBBERBAND MURAL

Location to be listed on Website and Facebook

A KOTE favorite led by Allison Perkins. Join us in bringing some beauty to the city. Some brushes, acrylic, oil, spray paints & reducer will be provided. However if you would like to contribute supplies to the whole, it would be greatly appreciated.

Location will be blasted on our mailer and Facebook Page

5pm –7pm / NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Artist Open House – Old Stony Hill Road

Welcome to ‘Wilmar’, the house of artist Olivia McGilchrist’s late grand-father’s house, lingering with traces of a Jamaican heritage which she’s struggling to make her own. Three distinct moments from the 1980’s to 2011 will be portrayed as video installations throughout the house.

This work follows on from an ongoing body of work entitled ‘my dear daddy’, which was previously exhibited at the Edna Manley College’s CAG[e] Gallery last April.

7pm 1am / “I SPOKE A DAY TOO LATE” NOW “I SING PROTEST MUSIC”

Artist Open House – 27 Gibson Road (off Stony Hill Road)

Who is Vanessa Kirkland? Who is Kavaun Shue? Five murdered Jamaicans come back to share their lives with us through performance, art and music…

This programme is an ongoing collaborative effort between SISTREN THEATRE COLLECTIVE and SO((U))L to use art to create a platform for social justice activism.

Host: Afifa

Guest Performance: D’bi “Jamaican-Canadian dub poet, monodramatist, and educator”

Music and dancing to follow

SPECIAL THANKS

Blackwell Rum / Select Brands / WISYNCO, William Mahfood / Wata /

Redbones Blues Café / Berl Francis & Associates / MJK Productions /

Ranger Security / Hot Off The Press / Michael Matalon

And all the artists, venues and others which help make this all possible!!!

 


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