ISLAND TIME: A Celebration of the art, music, dance and food of the Caribbean in Sarasota
WSLR+Fogartyville will open ISLAND TIME, a celebration of Caribbean culture featuring art, music and dance from the islands, on Sunday, February 23 from 3-6pm. The art exhibit will run through Sunday, March 29. Tickets for the Exhibit Opening are $10 per person and are available online at WSLR.org.
Part of an ongoing World Culture Series offered at the Fogartyville Community Media and Art Center, featured visual artists include Dwight Rose, Shauna Lee Lange, Jeffrey Smith, Kaytee Esser, Kelly Dumar, Carlos Goebels, Maria-Ortiz Hanes, and B McDonald. Their work ranges from paintings, photography and glass mosaics that contribute the styles and colors of the Caribbean.
Performances will include Marco Ciceron on Steel Drums and De Mush Fire Band playing Original & Island music. The Se P’am Dance Company will also demonstrate a variety of Haitian Folk Dances. Haitian Folkloric Dancing is one of the richest in the Caribbean with an inventory of over 100 different dances; very specific and with deep significance. On March 7 at 2pm the Se Pa’m Dance Company will also offer a traditional Haitian Folk Dance Class with live drummers at Fogartyville. Tickets for the class are $20 for adults and $10 for youth under the age of 10.
Following the Dance Class at 4:30pm on March 7, Fogartyville will also offer an Afro Flow Yoga® class. With a mission to promote healing and community building through dance, music and yogic practices, husband and wife team, Leslie Salmon Jones, Ailey School Alum, and multi-instrumentalist Jeff W Jones created Afro-Flow Yoga to celebrate, honor and respect our shared humanity and cultural differences in a non-judgmental and safe environment. Tickets for this class are also $20 per person. If you choose to participate in both the Haitian Dance Class and the Afro Flow Yoga® class the price will be $30 for both classes.
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photos from SePam Dance and Kaytee Esser