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Caribbean Art Exhibit A Nova Scotia First

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Oil on Canvas by artist Justin Augustine.

A report from the Chronicle Herald.

As part of the 2017 Caribbean Diaspora Cultural Festival, at Halifax Commons Pavilion on Monday, the Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia (BANNS) will be presenting Kaiso, an exhibition of artwork by Caribbean-born Nova Scotian artists.

“This is a first of its kind exhibition in our province,” says curator David Woods. “This new exhibition shows the diversity of Caribbean culture in Nova Scotia and brings attention to the contributions that Caribbean-born peoples have made to the province in the visual arts.”

Woods (who was born in Trinidad) is an award-winning local artist, poet, playwright and performer. In 2006-07 he served a two-year term as an associate curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

“People from the Caribbean have settled in Nova Scotia for a very long time. The first record of settlement began with enslaved…

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